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The Sulphur Springs Cure
by Jeffrey Round


ISBN: 9781770867284

Format: Trade Paperback w/ Flaps

Size: 5.5" x 8.5"


FIC022040 FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths

FIC080000 FICTION / Multiple Timelines

FIC043000 FICTION / Coming of Age

Price: $24.95

Publication Date: March 16, 2024


Just before World War II, Violet and her parents visit the legendary Sulphur Springs Hotel. Famed for its curative waters, the spa attracts a diverse crowd. Some desperate for a cure, others for more intangible things.


During her time at the hotel, curious young Violet begins to suspect something devious is going on behind the luxury façade. It’s not until she unwittingly becomes party to a murder that she realizes how desperate people really are.


But it is never too late to make peace with your ghosts. At eighty-four years old, Violet travels back to the hotel, now in ruins, to recover clues to the forgotten murder. Her return brings back memories of her family, a much-missed girlhood friend, and of her own sexual awakening. But what happens when the past brings hurtful truths with it?

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“In 84-year-old Violet McAdams, The Sulphur Springs Cure has its own sleeping murder and its own Miss Marple — or an aged-to-perfection Nancy Drew, complete with faithful sidekick. Dusted with William Trevor and a dash of The Thursday Murder Club, it even sports an Old Dolls aquafitness group that helps Violet work out her clues. Long-buried surprises, dead reckonings — this is sulphurous ground for even Marple to tread, but it's just as much fun to watch Jeffrey Round dig it up.”

— Dawn Rae Downton, author of the memoir Seldom, chosen as one of the best books of the year by the Editors at Amazon

“Time and loneliness are dramatic agents in this mystery novel that grows in momentum and cleverness. A veritable page-turner from a versatile Canadian writer!”

— Keith Garebian, author of Three-Way Renegade

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