An Inconvenient Wife: A Modern Tudor Mystery

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Pegasus Crime
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.91 inches | 1.21 pounds

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About the Author

Karen E. Olson is the winner of the Sara Ann Freed Memorial Award and a Shamus Award finalist. She is the author of the Annie Seymour mysteries, the Tattoo Shop mysteries, and the Black Hat thrillers. Karen was a longtime editor, both in newspapers and at Yale. She lives in North Haven, Connecticut.


"Obscenely wealthy Hank Tudor might imagine he's king of his realm, but it's the women around him who rule. Devious and delicious as a season of celebrity housewives, An Inconvenient Wife pulses with the intrigue of the most dangerous time in history to be a woman wedded to power. Beginning with an unidentified body, and at least one missing wife, the secrets and betrayals are non-stop. You'll never see the killer ending coming!"--Laura Benedict, Edgar-nominated author of The Stranger Inside
Praise for Karen E. Olson:

"Kate Parker has just wed her boss, the six-times-married Titan of industry Hank Tudor, when the headless corpse of a woman is discovered on his land. But this is not the first one - some years before another decapitated female was found and never identified. Kate is hell-bent on finding out the truth. I thought I knew exactly where this was going but Olson kept me guessing with her twisty plot. Hugely entertaining, bursting with irony and all about the women - imagine The Tudors set in the world of Succession, by way of Jackie Collins. I was swept off my feet."--Elizabeth Fremantle, author of Disobedient and Queen's Gambit
"Olson steps up to a new storytelling level." - The Baltimore Sun

"A sharply written and beautifully plotted story."-- "The Chicago Tribune"
"A natural storyteller." - Laura Lippman, New York Times bestseller author

"This electrifying series is an addictive page-turner with a stunner of a finale."-- "Kirkus Reviews"
"An edge-of-your-seat thriller with surprises at every turn." - Alison Gaylin, USA Today bestselling author

"Karen E. Olson knows this beat like the back of her hand." - Michael Connelly, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"Takes the series to truly impressive territory. Absolutely everything a first-rate crime novel should be."--Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"As smart, sassy tattooed protagonist. A winner, full of crisp dialogue, and a red-hot setting." - Susan McBride, USA Today bestselling author

"A wonderful piece of entertainment, with lots of fascinating technical aspects that never get in the way of the fast-moving plot."-- "Connecticut Post"
"Effective descriptive writing, coupled with the reflective protagonist, give this thriller a contemplative feel while not sacrificing suspense." - Booklist

"Awesome. The talented Karen Olson has created a terrific heroine, and her mad skills will keep you turning the pages as fast as you can."--Harry Phillippi Ryan, Anthony, Agatha, and Mary Higgins Clark Award-winning author
"The protagonist of Vanished barely has time to breathe, and neither do we. Karen Olson shows us that the most dangerous paths we travel are wireless."--Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author
"A gem of a novel in which Olson emerges as a powerhouse thriller writer. Nuanced storytelling and characters that are both complex and compelling elevate this work. The author has proven herself a force to be reckoned with--and this welcome reemergence will leave readers rejoicing."-- "Hartford Books Examiner"
"A boilermaker of a first novel...Olson writes with great good humor, but Sacred Cows is also a roughhouse tale. Her appealing and intrepid protagonist and well-constructed plot make this book one of the best debut novels of the year." - The Cleveland Plain Dealer

"Olson's characters are her own, and her fast-paced plot and great ending make it a perfect read for patrons who like a bit of humor in their mysteries."-- "Library Journal"