September 22, 2011 • The Glastonbury Citizen

Author to Discuss New Thriller This Sunday

The Lady in Blue, by local author Jeanne Bonaca, is available from as a paperback or in digitalized format for Kindle (or for any other tablet using a Kindle app.)

Glastonbury resident and author Jeanne Bonaca will discuss her new book, The Lady in Blue: A Maria Chavez Mystery, this Sunday, Sept. 25 at 2 p.m. at the Welles- Turner Memorial Library.

The psychological suspense novel features Detective Maria Chavez and Border Patrol Agent Joe Carter as they investigate brutal murders along the border with Mexico. The two are already accustomed to a world of dog fighting, drug trades and those who prey on innocent immigrants. However, when a child witness disappears, the stakes are raised for the pair and they are sent racing into the borderlands scarred by smuggling trails.

Maria becomes the caretaker and figure of hope, a modern version of the mythical “Lady in Blue,” for those risking their lives for a better future in freedom. But as Maria becomes more involved with the life and death struggles of the immigrants, her own childhood as an illegal immigrant flashes back. Unwillingly, she begins searching for clues about her early life and has startling revelations about her own desert crossing, forcing her to solve the dark puzzle that has haunted her life for years.

The Lady in Blue is available in paperback and e-book format at Amazon.corn. Additional information is available on Bonaca’s website, Copies of the book will be available for purchase at Sunday’s program at the library. There will also be an opportunity to have books signed. Refreshments will be served.

Bonaca is a Professor Emerita of English at the University of Hartford. She has traveled extensively in the American Southwest, documenting in words and images the landscape, culture and borderland human drama. Her translation of the work of Italian poet Marcello Fabbri, The Light of Memory, was awarded Italy’s II Premio Casalguidi.

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