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May 7 - Book Signing with Jayne Ann Krentz/Amanda Quick ("Tightrope")

Join us for the release of Jayne Ann Krentz's new romantic thriller - "Tightrope" - under her pen name, Amanda Quick.

Meet Jayne and have a copy personalized just for you! No tickets or RSVP required.

Tightrope (Hardcover)

By Amanda Quick

Berkley, 9780399585364, 320pp.

Publication Date: May 7, 2019



An unconventional woman and a man shrouded in mystery walk a tightrope of desire as they race against a killer to find a top secret invention before it’s too late.

Former trapeze artist Amalie Vaughn moved to Burning Cove to reinvent herself, but things are not going well. After spending her entire inheritance on a mansion with the intention of turning it into a bed-and-breakfast, she learns too late that the villa is said to be cursed. When the first guest, Dr. Norman Pickwell, is murdered by his robot invention during a sold-out demonstration, rumors circulate that the curse is real. 

In the chaotic aftermath of the spectacle, Amalie watches as a stranger from the audience disappears behind the curtain. When Matthias Jones reappears, he is slipping a gun into a concealed holster. It looks like the gossip that is swirling around him is true—Matthias evidently does have connections to the criminal underworld. 

Matthias is on the trail of a groundbreaking prototype cipher machine. He suspects that Pickwell stole the device and planned to sell it. But now Pickwell is dead and the machine has vanished. When Matthias’s investigation leads him to Amalie’s front door, the attraction between them is intense, but she knows it is also dangerous. Amalie and Matthias must decide if they can trust each other and the passion that binds them, because time is running out.


About the Author

Amanda Quick is a pseudonym for Jayne Ann Krentz, the author, under various pen names, of more than fifty New York Times bestsellers. There are more than 35 million copies of her books in print. She is also the author of the Ladies of Lantern Street novels and the Arcane Society series.


Praise For Tightrope

"Quick excels at developing complex plots that keep the reader guessing...This tangled novel will satisfy series fans and others looking for a bit of a challenge."--Publishers Weekly

"Quick (aka Jayne Ann Krentz) delivers another Hollywood golden age romantic suspense that’s a little over-the-top, but in a clever, fun way."--Kirkus Reviews

“With a multithreaded plot, quick-witted banter, and offbeat characters with a theatrical flair, Quick’s work returns to Burning Cove and another trip to the edgy, elegant Thirties.”--Library Journal, Starred Review

Event Date: 
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
457 SW 152nd Street
Burien, WA 98166
Tightrope Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399585364
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Berkley - May 7th, 2019