Friday, May 20, 2022

Spotlight on N.L. Holmes, author of Bird in a Snare (The Lord Hani Mysteries, Book 1)


When Hani, an Egyptian diplomat under Akhenaten, is sent to investigate the murder of a useful bandit leader in Syria, he encounters corruption, tangled relationships, and yet more murder. His investigation is complicated by the new kings religious reforms, which have struck Hanis own family to the core. Hanis mission is to amass enough evidence for his superiors to prosecute the wrongdoers despite the kings protection—but not just every superior can be trusted. And maybe not even the king! Winner of the 2020 Geoffrey Chaucer Award for historical fiction before 1750.

Trigger Warnings:

Sexual abuse of children

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Narrated by Thomas J. Fria

Universal Links for series:

 Bird in a Snare (Book 1):

The Crocodile Makes No Sound (Book 2):

Scepter of Flint (Book 3):

The North Wind Descends (Book 4):

Lake of Flowers (Book 5):

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  N.L. Holmes

Fun Facts
(Stuff you may or may not already know!)

My aunt was book editor of the local paper (Fort Worth Star-Telegram) when I was little, so she got review copies of all the latest books and handed them out to anyone in the family who was interested. It was heaven!

I was a cloistered nun for nearly twenty years among the Discalced Carmelites. Maybe that’s why I’m more interested in psychological dramas and relationships than in external adventure.

I love horses. When I was a kid, I rode and was happy when my son started riding as a teenager. When he stopped, I took jog cart driving so I could still be around the noble beasts. It was actually part of my research for a novel where the protagonist was a Hittite charioteer. But what I really love is donkeys...

I live on a farm in the French countryside with chickens and cats and soon, I hope, bees. I have to restrain myself or there would be all sorts of four-legged critters! My poor husband!

In my career as an archaeologist, I have excavated in Crete and Israel, worked on material from a site in Lebanon, and participated in a study project in France. It was a great experience living for a prolonged period in another country at a different level than just being a tourist. 

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N.L. Holmes

N.L. Holmes is the pen name of a professional archaeologist who received her doctorate from Bryn Mawr College. She has excavated in Greece and in Israel and taught ancient history and humanities at the university level for many years. She has always had a passion for books, and in childhood, she and her cousin (also a writer today) used to write stories for fun.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for hosting the blog tour for Bird in a Snare.
    All the best,
    Mary Anne
    The Coffee Pot Book Club