Hanging with Hugo
by Katherine Bolger Hyde

Writer’s retreat Windy Corner becomes a sanctuary of a different kind when a man and his foster daughter are harassed by a social worker, with tragic consequences.

Emily and Luke Richards are back from their honeymoon and plunged into a whirlwind of activity. Emily’s half-brother, Oscar, and his fiancée want to be married at St. Bede’s Church with a reception at Windy Corner. But they’re not the only guests arriving at Emily’s home.

Emily unexpectedly finds herself playing host to the family of the artist repairing the church’s stained-glass window, as well as Moses Valory and his young ward, Charlotte, who are seeking sanctuary from social worker Janine Vertue’s harassment.

When Janine appears at Emily’s door and is later discovered hanged in her hotel room, it becomes apparent that Moses and Charlotte are not the only people in the house with reason to hate her. Could one of the guests Emily and Luke have come to trust turn out to be a murderer?


“A complicated plot, well-drawn characters, warm-hearted moments juxtaposed with heart-stopping action, and a satisfying ending make this a good pick for cozy fans”


“Hyde knows how to hook the reader”

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“Charming . . . This is a nicely told tale with some great details . . . the characters felt real to me and I was glad to have met them”

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Katherine Bolger Hyde

Katherine Bolger Hyde has lived her life surrounded by books, from teaching herself to read at the age of four to majoring in Russian literature to making her career as an editor. She lives in California with her husband and is the author of four previous Crime with the Classics mysteries.

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Hanging with Hugo by Katherine Bolger Hyde is available in the following formats

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