Book of Hours

Genre: Suspense Thrillers

For Fans Of

Stieg Larsson, Sue Grafton, Tess Gerritsen and Donna Leon. This is book 2 in the Culture Crime Series. An International Crime Thriller set in Malaga (Spain), Bruges (Belgium) and Canterbury (England).

Book Summary

Mikky dos Santos, artist and photographer, is lured back to Malaga with the hope of rebuilding her past. When an old friend asks her to determine the authenticity of a rare manuscript she is drawn into a web of lies and deceit. Travelling to Bruges and Canterbury she must use all her experience and resources to face the trauma of her past and to find justice.
After a shocking discovery, a Janus figure in the art world forces her to make an exchange and she comes face to face with her friend’s murderer.
Will the price be too high for the retribution she seeks?
A gripping thriller that will have you hooked in this exciting trilogy.


"This is the best yet! I just couldn't put this book down - it's a real page-turner. As with the prequel, Golden Icon and Masterpiece, the content is so well researched and really brings the story to life. Mikky's character is very interesting - she is sometimes difficult to like but there is just something about her that makes you want her to succeed. Another fabulous read. Can't wait for the next in the series!!"

"Having read Masterpiece in quick time I could not wait to continue my journey reading the sequel,’ Book of Hours’. Unfortunately, unlike ‘Masterpiece’, I had to spread my reading of this over several days. The characters and storylines continued as with ‘Masterpiece’. In both Masterpiece and Books of Hours, the extent of the writer’s knowledge and level of research are extensive and add to the enjoyment of the books. It also made you appreciate of how difficult it is for authors to continually engage their readers throughout a book. Janet Pywell certainly through her writing, gains your attention from the beginning and leaves you wanting more. I look forward to reading her next book in the series. Now I will go and read, ‘Golden Icon’, the first in this series of books and keen to read her other books."

"I thoroughly enjoyed this book and series. It flowed perfectly, taking me on a journey using clever detail and description. I am hoping another book will follow."

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About the Author

I am the author of a Culture Crime Series: GOLDEN ICON (the prequel), MASTERPIECE, BOOK OF HOURS and STOLEN SCRIPT. I have also published a love story ELLIE BRAVO and two books of short stories RED SHOES and BEDTIME READS.

My background is in travel and tourism and I use my experiences of living and travelling abroad and knowledge of locations as an integral part of scenes in my novels. I have a passion for history and cultural heritage. I love to see people maintain deep-rooted traditions. My Culture Crime Series allows me to develop characters and to explore right and wrong whilst writing about our world heritage, art and ethnicity.
Please read my blog for more information on my books and the research for my novels.

I am currently working on my next novel in the Cultural Crime Series - due for publication March 2019.

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