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Louise Hare in conversation with Rachel Copeland – Boswell Books
August 31, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Historical mystery writer Louise Hare joins us from across the pond for a virtual afternoon event featuring Harlem After Midnight, an evocative, twisting new novel from the author of Miss Aldridge Regrets. In conversation with Boswellian Rachel Copeland.
Click here to register now for this virtual event. And be sure to order your copy of Harlem After Midnight as well.
Harlem, 1936: Lena Aldridge grew up in a cramped corner of London, hearing stories of New York City from her father. But now her father is dead, and she’s newly arrived and alone, chasing a dream that has quickly dried up. When Will Goodman—the handsome musician she met on the crossing from England—offers for her to stay with his friends in Harlem, she jumps at the chance to get to know him better and see if she can find any trace of the family she might have remaining. Just as Lena discovers the stories her father once told her were missing giant pieces of information, she also starts to realize the man she’s falling too fast and too hard for has secrets of his own. And they might just place a target on her back. Especially when she is drawn to the brightest stage in town.
Rachel loves the first book in the series, Miss Aldridge Regrets: “There’s nothing better than a deftly plotted historical mystery – I really was guessing the whole time! But the real star here is Hare’s smooth navigation through the issues surrounding Lena’s parentage, her ability to pass as white amongst society’s upper echelons, and her discomfort with the idea of leaving her father’s people, and her people, behind in favor of an easier life. I can’t wait to eagerly follow this new mystery series for years.”