A woman investigates the mysterious death of her mother in Santa Fe in this New York Times bestseller by a “master of suspense” (Mary Higgins Clark).
Between jobs and relationships, Manhattan illustrator Amanda Austin decides it’s finally time to take her grandfather up on his request to visit him in Santa Fe. Near death and anxious to reconnect with his granddaughter, Juan Cordova has summoned her to New Mexico so she can get to know her late mother’s relatives. Amanda hasn’t been back since she was five years old, when her mother died under mysterious circumstances—a tragedy no one has spoken of since.
One thing’s certain: This isn’t going to be a pleasant reunion. In the cold and gloomy Spanish hacienda that guards its secrets like a tomb, Amanda is greeted by all like an unwelcome guest. Only when she investigates on her own does she begin to fear the real reason why she was asked here. It isn’t to explore the past, but to bury it for good. Now Amanda’s life is on the line in this house of flesh-and-blood strangers—because one of them is a killer.
The Turquoise Mask is a chilling tale of suspense from the Edgar Award–winning author the New York Times called “the queen of the American gothics.”
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Phyllis A. Whitney including rare images from the author’s estate.
Praise for Phyllis A. Whitney
“Phyllis Whitney is, and always will be, the Grand Master of her craft.” —Barbara Michaels
“Phyllis Whitney has defined the romantic suspense genre, always adding her trademark touch of a carefully researched new locale or scene.” —The Anniston Star
“[Whitney’s] suspense is tighter, neater, better than ever.” —Kirkus Reviews on The Ebony Swan
Born in Yokohama, Japan, on September 9, 1903, Phyllis A. Whitney was a prolific author of award-winning adult and children’s fiction. Her sixty-year writing career and the publication of seventy-six books, which together sold over fifty million copies worldwide, established her as one of the most successful mystery and romantic suspense writers of the twentieth century and earned her the title “The Queen of the American Gothics.”
Whitney resided in several places, including New Jersey. She traveled to every location mentioned in her books in order to better depict the settings of her stories. She earned the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master award in 1988, the Agatha in 1990, and the lifetime achievement award from the Society of Midland Authors in 1995. Whitney was working on her autobiography at the time of her passing at the age of 104.