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Angela Wren

on tour

September 4-15, 2017

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 Release date: July 5, 2017
at Crooked Cat Publishing

208  pages

ISBN: 978-1546811985

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Jacques Forêt, a former gendarme turned investigator, delves into the murky world of commercial sabotage – a place where people lie and misrepresent, and where information is traded and used as a threat.
The Vaux organisation is losing contracts and money, and Jacques is asked to undertake an internal investigation. As he works through the complexity of all the evidence, he finds more than he bargained for, and his own life is threatened.
When a body of a woman is found, it appears to be suicide. But as the investigation takes another turn, Jacques suspects there is more to it.
Who is behind it all…and why? Will Jacques find the answer before another person ends up dead?

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Messandrierre Angela Wren Angela Wren
I’m an actor and director at a small theatre
a few miles from where I live in Yorkshire in the UK.
I did work as a project and business change manager
– very pressured and very demanding –
but I managed to escape and now I write books.
I’ve always loved stories and story telling
so it seemed a natural progression, to me, to try my hand at writing.
My first published story was in an anthology,
which was put together by the magazine ‘Ireland’s Own’ and published in 2011.
I particularly enjoy the challenge of plotting and planning different genres of work.
My short stories vary between contemporary romance, memoir, mystery and historical.
I also write comic flash-fiction
and have drafted two one-act plays that have been recorded for local radio.
My full-length stories are set in France where I like to spend as much time as possible each year.

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Shelf Rider

Packed with continuing complications to intensify the final unraveling, Merle is a thrilling read about authority, corruption, and the power of secrets to deprave a genial French town.

Locks, Hooks and Books

I love the beautiful French setting. Jacques Forêt is a fun investigator and a likable character.
I was intrigued and had a hard time putting the book down.
I most definitely believe this book to be a must read.
I have become a new fan of Angela Wren’s work.

Musings of a Writer & Unabashed Francophile

I was intrigued. Who was behind the sabotage? There are so many possibilities, so many people with motive and desire.
It is good, and worth reading if you like mysteries, particularly the corporate espionage types.

The French Village Diaries

There was a lot to love about this book, including strong characters, location and good plot twists.


The atmosphere of a small French town is amazingly detailed.
All the characters in the book are extremely well described.
A great book. Looking forward to #3.

Words And Peace

Suspenseful and intriguing events in a picturesque corner of France.

Lizanne Lost in a Good Book

The intriguing murder mystery builds up to a thrilling conclusion.

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