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My latest Book, THE CHARMERS will be available June 28, 2016.

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"ONE WAY OR ANOTHER" is People Magazines Best Summer Beach Book!
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Publishers Weekly Review for "ONE WAY OR ANOTHER"

Brilliantly executed and constantly surprising, this romantic thriller from bestseller Adler (Last to Know) opens on the coast of Turkey, where artist Marco Polo Mahoney observes a stunning red-haired woman fall off a boat after she receives a blow to the head. Marco dives into the sea to rescue the woman, but he’s unable to find her. A few days later, Marco plans to fly to Paris to visit his girlfriend, Martha, but after his flight is canceled, he accepts an offer to ride aboard the private jet of billionaire Ahmet Ghulbian, who’s also traveling to Paris. On the jet, Ghulbian shows Marco a picture of the woman from the boat, who he claims has drowned, and requests that Marco paint her portrait. Marco accepts Ghulbian’s invitation to come to his remote home, Marshmallows, where Martha arrives to help with redecorating. Soon Marco and Martha are in trouble. Adler gradually reveals the depths of Ghulbian’s depravity in what may well be her best book yet. Agent: Anne Sibbald, Janklow & Nesbit Associates. (July)


Booklist Review for "ONE WAY OR ANOTHER"



Prolific, best-selling Adler (Last to Know, 2014) delivers another nail-biter of a beach read. The action starts on a yacht (of course), as a woman wields a champagne bottle and hits a copper-haired beauty, who winds up overboard in the azure Mediterranean Sea off Turkey. Is she dead? No! Angie lives and plans to get revenge against her attacker, the “witch Mehitabel,” who personifies evil. The bad guy is the wealthy, villainous Ahmet, who grew up poor and became a mysterious, self-made gazillionaire, earning his fortune through such ill-gotten means as drug smuggling. Ahmet wants respect and the beautiful, classy, young Lucy, but no such luck. Unlike her peers, Nora Roberts and Sandra Brown, Adler skips the R-rated sex scenes to concentrate on settings and moods, describing, for example, a candle-lined stairway and laurel trees lending an exotic scent to a spooky old house. Adler also likes to see the good folks win.

Readerscan look forward to happily-ever-after endings for the sweet main characters, primarily Angie, and a suitably unhappy conclusion for the smarmy, self-centered ones, especially Ahmet.
— Karen Springen

 



Publishers Weekly Review
for "PLEASE DON'T TELL"

Should a detective accompanying a serial killer’s most recent victim, who has been brutally raped and is barely breathing, try to hit on the ER doctor who may have just saved the victim’s life? Your response to this question may predict your reaction to this page-turner from bestseller Adler (A Place in the Country), which fuses effective if workmanlike suspense with occasionally cringe-worthy romance, set against backdrops ranging from storm-battered Big Sur to the back streets of San Francisco’s Chinatown. Their initial encounter notwithstanding, rugged SFPD Det. Brad Merlin and the spunky physician who catches his eye, Dr. Vivian Dexter, are among the most appealing figures in a thriller, some of whose main characters morph wildly to facilitate the plot. And then there are those characters you wish would change, like Dr. Dexter’s opinionated Aunt Fen, still an incurable romantic despite having married three times. Even after the white-knuckle climax, key questions remain unanswered, but you’ll know how to make Aunt Fen’s beef daube.


Editorial Reviews
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“Adler’s admirable heroine’s ability to remake her life and rebuild her relationship with her daughter will resonate with many readers.”—Publishers Weekly on A Place in the Country

"A sexy, scintillating caper."--Booklist on From Barcelona with Love

“A summer treat.” —People magazine on It All Began in Monte Carlo

 “The perfect beach read for mystery lovers.” —Booklist on One of Those Malibu Nights

“A top-notch romantic thriller.” —Library Journal on Now or Never

“Film noir on silk sheets.” —Kirkus Reviews on All or Nothing

 


Dear Ones,

My readers, who I consider my friends, since you know so much about me through my novels, because, of course, something of me has to be in those fictional characters.  How else can they say what they say if it does not come out of my own mouth? 

My writing is so personal, so intimate, that I think you know me well enough to trust me when I say that my new novel A PLACE IN THE COUNTRY is tuned-into the emotions of every one of you who has ever been a mother, or a single mom, bringing up a teenage daughter, butting heads, fighting, loving.  It’s a tough road growing up and it’s sometimes an even tougher one dealing with a teenage girl growing up.  This, then, is really the story of mother-daughter relationships, with all the problems you can relate to, and the frustrations and love that go along with that.

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Publishers Weekly Review for "A PLACE IN THE COUNTRY"

Bestseller Adler (From Barcelona with Love) smoothly blends suspense and romance in this tale of betrayal and murder. Caroline Evans, in the wake of her divorce from her unfaithful, duplicitous husband, James, has left Singapore and settled with her 15-year-old daughter, Issy, in the Cotswolds village of Upper Amberley, where she soon gains the sympathy of the locals. While coping with the teenage angst of Issy, who enrolls at a nearby prep school, Caroline finds satisfaction working as a chef in a small Upper Amberley restaurant. She even considers getting involved with a younger man, until James suddenly appears in the village. James’s subsequent disappearance and a murder in Singapore pose a threat to Caroline’s newfound stability. Adler’s admirable heroine’s ability to remake her life and rebuild her relationship with her daughter will resonate with many readers.


Booklist Review for "A PLACE IN THE COUNTRY"

Issue: May 15, 2012
A Place in the Country.
Adler, Elizabeth (Author)
Jun 2012. 384 p. St. Martin's, hardcover, $25.99. (9781250014429).

Caroline Evans had been living the good life in Singapore with her handsome and wealthy husband, James, and teenage daughter, Issy, but when faced with James' cheating ways, she retreats home to England with a surly Issy in tow. She struggles to make ends meet until the day she walks into the Star & Plough and earns the sympathy and friendship of the pub's owner, Maggie Gonzalez. Gradually Caroline begins piecing her life back together, which includes having a romance with a local carpenter, the much younger Jim, who turns out to be of the manor born. Just as she's approaching happiness, word comes that James has committed suicide or been murdered—something to do with a Ponzi scheme—and fathered an illegitimate child. Where Old Caroline may have crumpled under these revelations, New Caroline handles them with grace and forgiveness.
Though best-selling Adler (From Barcelona with Love, 2011) is known for featuring picturesque locales in her novels, this current work, largely set in the English countryside, has an earthier feel, and it's less about escaping, and more about finding home.
— Patty Wetli


My book, FROM BARCELONA WITH LOVE available in Trade-Paperback & in all e-books formats.


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"One of the best books I have read in years." – Romance Reviews Today on From Barcelona, with love.'

"As frolicsome as a champagne-stocked private jet, Adler's sexy, scintillating caper is a frothy addition to the Mac Reilly series." – Booklist on From Barcelona with Love.


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"IT ALL BEGAN IN MONTE CARLO" gets a great review in
PEOPLE Magazine!
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GREAT REVIEW for "IT ALL BEGAN IN MONTE CARLO"on BOOKLIST!!!
July 2010. 384p. St. Martin's, $25.99 (9780312385156).
Sunny Alvarez's life is looking decidedly bleak. For what seems like the umpteenth time, her perennial fiance, TV celebrity detective Mac Reilly, has postponed their wedding in favor of a demanding case. Tired of playing second banana to Mac's career, Sunny impulsively hops a jet to Paris on Christmas Eve, where she meets the tender, dashing, and oh-so empathetic Eddie Johanssen, who convinces her to fly on to Monte Carlo instead. Bad move. Deep into her lonely holiday pity party, Sunny meets the predatory and unfortunately named Kitty Ratte, a sociopathic prostitute, and jewelry designer Maha Mondragon, an enigmatic Indian businesswoman who makes Sunny an offer she can't, but should, refuse. While Sunny embarks on a dangerous mission to Mumbai for Maha's jewelry company, Eddie is blackmailed concerning Kitty's deviant sexcapades, and only one person--supersleuth Mac Reilly--can save them both. As bright and breezy as a sun-drenched Riviera beach, Adler's taut romantic mystery manages to thrum with palpable tension.--Carol Haggas


Rave review for
THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT ST. TROPEZ
in PEOPLE magazine!!!
July 13 issue (double issue with Michael Jackson on cover)
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Publishers Weekly Review for "THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT ST. TROPEZ"

In bestseller Adler's sparkling sequel to One of Those Malibu Nights, PI Mac Reilly, the star of TV's Mac Reilly's Malibu Mysteries, and his fiancée, Sunny Alvarez, are looking forward to spending June at Chez La Violette, a villa they've rented in St. Tropez. Sunny arrives first, only to discover that they've been scammed, along with a number of others who thought they were renting a fancy house on the French Riviera. An enchanting subplot involving the cute but realistic Laureen, who befriends an abandoned 11-year-old boy staying at the hotel, lifts an escapist éclair into something more substantial.



"USA TODAY featured Elizabeth's latest book in the 'Beach Read' feature''



Dear Ones,

My readers, who I consider my friends, since you know so much about me through my novels, because, of course, something of me has to be in those fictional characters.  How else can they say what they say if it does not come out of my own mouth? 

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My writing is so personal, so intimate, that I think you know me well enough to trust me when I say that my new novel A PLACE IN THE COUNTRY is tuned-into the emotions of every one of you who has ever been a mother, or a single mom, bringing up a teenage daughter, butting heads, fighting, loving.  It’s a tough road growing up and it’s sometimes an even tougher one dealing with a teenage girl growing up.  This, then, is really the story of mother-daughter relationships, with all the problems you can relate to, and the frustrations and love that go along with that.

A PLACE IN THE COUNTRY chronicles the sudden disintegration of Caroline’s marriage, and her calm easy life in Singapore with a husband she believed loved her, only to find, as so many before her, that he was cheating on her.  Not only that, their life of luxury was completely false.  Reduced to being homeless and on the edge of penniless, she is searching for a job and a new life in the English Cotswold countryside with her daughter, Issy, thirteen-going-on-eighteen-in-her-own-head – but still a child, resenting her mother for uprooting her from the life she had always known, removing her from her father’s love.  She’s a daughter in exile… and yet her father never comes to see her, rarely even calls…  

Caroline gets a job as a cook in a local pub, the owner is a practical and understanding woman; there’s a meeting with a local carpenter who turns out to be more than that; perhaps the beginnings of a new life when she is able, with the small divorce settlement, to purchase that ‘place in the country,’ a half-ruined old barn in a sheep field on the edge of a river, and the dreams and ambitions that go into attempting to restore ‘the place’ and turn it into a home and a country restaurant.

And then the husband shows up, warns her that he is to be accused of stealing money in a pyramid scheme.  A week later he is murdered in Singapore.  And Caroline has to start all over again to find out what really happened, to put her daughter’s life back together, as well as her own. 

My friends, I brought up a daughter, I remember those teen years.  We get through them... no fault of our daughters, it’s simply called growing up.  And for mothers it’s also a learning curve.  How do we do it?  Somehow, I believe we are given the knack, it simply comes with being a woman and a mother. 

Publisher’s Weekly calls Caroline “an admirable heroine many women will relate to.”  She’s all of us in one good-hearted, confused, searching-for-truths, bundle… and somehow, like with all you moms, it comes out right in the end.

You might notice I have dedicated this book to my dear friend, Red Shively.  A few months ago Red suffered a devastating illness, viral encephalitis, that left her in a coma for several weeks.   I believe it was only her true strong spirit that brought her back to us, and, though she is still struggling, she has now regained her speech and can walk, though her biggest complaints are she can no longer taste anything – and we are such foodies, the two of us – nor can she drink any more champagne! 

You might have noticed that Red and the man in her life, her husband and my friend Jerry, have featured in some of my novels, under pseudonyms such as Red & Jerry Shoup, and it’s at their wonderful home in the Dordogne region of France, also described in my novels, where we stay for a few weeks every summer. 

We once spent a Christmas there and almost froze to death in one of the coldest spells in French historical records – hovering over giant log fires and quaffing enough to keep the blood flowing, while the present-stuffed stockings hung limply in the smoke!  Needless to say we had a wonderful Christmas, and I know we shall share many more. 

Summers, though, were always a wild array of dinners and picnics and drinks on pretty terraces overlooking rivers, with climbing wisteria and honeysuckle and walks in the woods, getting bitten to the bone by no-see-ums and itching for weeks after!  A life of t-shirts and shorts and something pretty for evening, of fixing salads and finding small local restaurants – a couple of which have since earned a Michelin star or two… Then, of course, there’s always my favorite, St. Tropez – or rather the hills around it, where you can hear the nightingales sing at the summer’s end, when it is quiet and reverts to its original beauty and peace.

Anyway, dear readers, friends, its all in my books… choose any one you like, but I’m recommending my latest, A PLACE IN THE COUNTRY, to be published in June by St. Martin’s Press.  It’s quite different for me; a very different story, a different ‘life,’ from my previous novels.

It’s not always easy being a writer.  So many hours spent alone, or really with the other people in my head, talking, living, doing things I unknowingly ask them to do.  Where does it come from?  I doubt any writer knows.  It’s simply there, and I’m passing the results on to you… results that do not come from a single quick off-the-top-of-my-head write, but from many months of thoughts, many drafts, many rewrites – the words, the paragraphs, the chapters you read seem effortless, and that’s exactly what they are meant to do. 

I want to take you into my own world, or into new worlds, new places, some of which you might have visited, some of which I introduce you to.  (As a writer I almost just edited that last phrase – it should correctly have read to which I introduce you, but this is a personal letter, not a novel, so bear with me!)

My own life moves on; this has been a long winter and spring writing my next book, to be published in 2013, this one set in Big Sur and Carmel, California, and in San Francisco.  A few more weeks and I’ll be finished, and then, after a summer break, onto the next.

 Time, then, to play with my kitties, Sunny and Sweet Pea, time to get some sun, to go to the movies, to see my daughter, to visit France again, and maybe drink some more champagne in the land where it grows!

I’m looking forward to it, and especially to the publication of A PLACE IN THE COUNTRY by St. Martin’s Press this June.  I loved writing this intimate story of a mother and daughter relationship – to which many of you moms will relate.

To everyone, my good wishes,

 

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