The Orchid Hour

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Lume Books
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5.06 X 7.81 X 0.84 inches | 0.66 pounds

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About the Author
Nancy Bilyeau, authorofThe Crownand The Chalice, is a writer and magazine editor who has worked on the staffs ofInStyle, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, andGood Housekeeping.She is currently the executive editorof Du Jour magazine. A native of the Midwest, she lives in New York City with her husband and two children. Visit her website

"Historical mystery fans will find this irresistible." Publishers Weekly

"Nancy Bilyeau has created a beautifully layered and utterly seductive tale... and, at its living, tender heart, a strong-willed and magnetic heroine." - Emilya Naymark, author of Behind the Lie, finalist for the 2023 Sue Grafton Award

"From the family shops of Little Italy to the bright lights of Dreamland, Nancy Bilyeau takes you on a glittering tour of a bygone New York... " - Mariah Fredericks, author of The Lindbergh Nanny

"Nancy Bilyeau's loving recreation of Jazz Age New York hums with authenticity... Her heroine, underdog Italian immigrant Zia, is irresistible..." - Carole Buggé, author of the Ian Hamilton mystery series and Edgar nominated Cleopatra's Dagger

"With a heroine you can't help rooting for, a fascinating cast of characters, and a tense, high-stakes mystery at its heart, this is a book you can't stop reading." - Olivia Hawker, bestselling author of One for the Blackbird, One for the Crow

"The Orchid Hour... reeks with the smell of lasagna in Little Italy, the smell of cheap gin in a 1920s speakeasy, and most importantly and most delicately with the scent of orchids at midnight... her best by far, and she'd already set a high bar." - Timothy Miller, author of The Strange Case of Eliza Doolittle

"Nancy Bilyeau has become my go-to author for brilliantly written historical suspense... Read it and be seduced." - Kris Waldherr, author of Unnatural Creatures and The Lost History of Dreams