Fatal Inheritance


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Washington Square Press
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5.2 X 1.0 X 8.1 inches | 0.65 pounds
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About the Author

Rachel Rhys is the pen name of a successful psychological suspense author. Dangerous Crossing was her historical fiction debut. She lives in North London with her family.


Praise for Fatal Inheritance
"A transporting Golden Age-infused mystery caper."--The Sunday Times (UK)
"The perfect mix of glamour and intrigue."--Good Housekeeping (UK)
"The very definition of an escapist beach read."--Evening Standard (UK)
"Compelling, evocative, and expertly crafted, this is immersive novel writing at its most accomplished."--Heat (UK), 5 stars
"The perfect literary beach-read; both gripping and dripping with glamour. Rachel Rhys is a natural successor to Patricia Highsmith."--Red Magazine (UK)
"With dreamlike descriptions of the Cote d'Azur and the dark underworld of those who live there, it is an addictive page-turner. The perfect summer holiday read."--The Lady (UK)
"Rachel Rhys should be on everyone's summer reading list."--Clare Mackintosh, international bestselling author of I Let You Go
"With a dash of Agatha Christie and a nod to Zelda Fitzgerald, Rachel Rhys' historical mystery is simply gorgeous. The late 1940s Cote d'Azur setting is a character in its own right - one that will have you yearning to sip a gin fizz while watching the sun sink into the Mediterranean."--Kate Riordan, author of The Stranger
"Utterly enthralling; Rachel Rhys brilliantly evokes the shabby glamour and bruised hearts of the post-war Riviera, where everyone has a secret to hide. I adored it."--Jane Casey, author of Let the Dead Speak
Praise for Dangerous Crossing

"A vividly descriptive ride from this enticingly mysterious author, leading up to a killer ending we did not see coming."--Marie Claire
"Thrilling, seductive, and utterly absorbing."--Paula Hawkins, #1 bestselling author of The Girl on the Train
"A gorgeously atmospheric read. Prepare to be transported."--Ruth Ware, New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in Cabin 10
"Rhys captures the essence of the era, class structure, prejudice and fear of war...Suspense is built from the opening page until the jaw dropping ending due to her sharp plotting. Readers will be completely absorbed in every aspect of the characters' lives, the voyage and two murders. Dangerous Crossing is a tale to savor."--RT Book Reviews (Top Pick)
"This high-energy mystery isn't a typical whodunit...The shocking sequence of events left me energized."--First for Women
"[Rhys] offers plenty of glamorous atmosphere, period detail, and engaging ports of call along the way to please both historical fiction readers and mystery lovers."--Library Journal
"A seductive novel that grabs readers' attention from the first page and doesn't let go. Rhys beautifully captures each scene during Lily's five-week voyage, combining mystery, intrigue, scandal, and murder. Readers will love it."--Booklist
"The most compelling mystery here lurks between the lines."--Kirkus
"Dangerous Crossing has the trappings of an Agatha Christie mystery...especially Death on the Nile, with which this book shares its era, shipboard setting and breathtaking scenery....[Christie] would have found this sumptuous, rewarding (and hopefully Masterpiece-bound) historical crime novel deadly."--Shelf Awareness
"An intriguing historical crime page-turner about an action-packed five-week voyage from England to Australia, with fancy-dress balls, First Class card parties, shipboard romances and whirlwind visits to exotic ports, all firmly rooted in a world on the brink of war. At the center of this gripping story is a young heroine named Lily Shepherd, eager to escape a troubled past and see the world, who gets more than she bargains for when she stumbles into a friendship with a wealthy, glamorous American couple. Impossible to put down."--Toronto Star
"An exquisite story of love, murder, adventure and dark secrets, Rachel Rhys brings this dangerous crossing brilliantly and beautifully alive."--Lisa Jewell, New York Times bestselling author of Then She Was Gone
"A fantastic book --glamorous and beautifully written...tantalising."--Daily Mail (UK)
"An exquisite and shimmering read. I completely lost myself in Rhys's lovingly evoked 1940s French Riviera and was gripped by the slow-burn mystery. An essential summer read!"--Lisa Jewell, New York Times bestselling author of Then She Was Gone
"Rhys (Dangerous Crossing) lyrically highlights how one woman's staid existence is forever changed by her sudden inheritance....This alluring story will appeal to fans of historical fiction who like a twist of mystery."--Publishers Weekly
"Rhys offers another utterly captivating, mysterious historical novel, bringing to life the intoxicating beauty of the sea and the hidden dangers lurking at its edge."--Booklist
"A deliciously intoxicating holiday read!"--Heat (UK)