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Karen E. Olson, "An Inconvenient Wife"

Mysteries of the Past: An Evening with Karen E. Olson

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Enter the world of An Inconvenient Wife, a modern crime novel inspired by Henry VIII and his unfortunate wives. Whether you're a fan of historical fiction or gripping thrillers, join us to untangle the mysteries of the past in Karen Olson's latest novel.


This astonishing crime novel—inspired by the Tudor era—takes the reader into the world of Kate Parker, who has just married billionaire Hank Tudor when a headless body is discovered near their summer home...

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Kate Parker knows what she’s getting into when she marries billionaire businessman Hank Tudor—she’s his sixth wife, after all, and was by his side (as his assistant) when his fifth marriage to actress Caitlyn Howard fell apart.

But honeymoon plans go awry when a headless body is discovered near Hank’s summer home, forcing Kate to contend with two more of his exes: Catherine Alvarez—the first—who lives as a shut-in with her computers, carefully following Tudor Enterprises; and Anna Klein—the fourth—who runs a bed-and-breakfast where she and her wife keep a steady eye on things—particularly Hank’s children, Lizzie and Teddy.

In this clever and suspenseful reimagining of Tudor era betrayals, these three women become entwined in a deadly game of cat and mouse—with each other, Hank, and Hank’s brilliant fixer, Tom Cromwell—as Kate seeks to solve the puzzle of who the murdered woman is, who killed her, and whether her death has any connection to the other headless body from eight years ago.

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.

Karen E. Olson
Event Date: 
Tuesday, April 9, 2024 - 6:30pm EDT
Event address: 
RJ Julia Booksellers
768 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT 06443
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$27.00
ISBN: 9781639365654
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Published: Pegasus Crime - April 2nd, 2024