Friday, August 5, 2022

Deadly Verse

Checkout my good friend Elizabeth Varadan's newest novel, Deadly Verse! I'm super excited to share her work, as it's always well written and well researched. Plus it's just a lot of good, clean fun to read! If you enjoy cozy mysteries, then Deadly Verse is for you!

The Braga Romana festival provides the exotic backdrop for Elizabeth Varadan's exciting new murder mystery. When an old friend gives amateur sleuth Carla Bass and her husband an original sonnet by Portugal's greatest poet, Luís Vaz de Camõens, for safekeeping, it's not long before Carla finds herself embroiled in theft, deception, intrigue and... murder! Carla must solve the mystery while winding her way through a five-day festival celebrating Braga’s Roman past with parades, skits, dances, musical performances and mock battles between centurions and gladiators.

Elizabeth Varadan is an American author and former teacher. She has written children’s fiction as well as adult flash fiction, fantasy and poetry. She lives with her husband in Sacramento, California.

"In DEADLY VERSE, Elizabeth Varadan once again sends us to Portugal in the company of the delightful Carla Bass. A cozy though sharp-eyed mixture of mystery and suspense, with vivid descriptions of that fascinating country as an added bonus. A fun read."

--- Dennis Palumbo,  author of the Daniel Rinaldi thrillers. 

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Purchase Information


Belanger Books

Release date

August 4, 2022


  1. Thanks for the shoutout, Mark. I look forward to reading YOUR next book. Elizabeth

  2. Congratulations Elizabeth! I know three Elizabeths who have just published a book - what are the odds?

    1. Now that is amazing! It will be even weirder if they are all mysteries.

  3. Thanks for the reminder! I meant to check it out.