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Big City Crime to Pastoral Pennsylvania Subject of New Novel

Acclaimed Author, Nancy A. Hughes Writes New Book

Terra Alta WV – New release from Headline Books by Nancy A. Hughes will soon be on the bookstore shelves! By Rook or By Crook, a captivating mystery with a page turning plot that you can’t put down. The future is limitless for young advertising professional January Lamont and her CPA husband, Barrett, until they are unknowingly sucked into two different crimes. Forced to flee New York City, they hide and re-event themselves in rural Pennsylvania.

“Nancy Hughes is a popular mystery author and Headline Books is excited to release her newest book,” said Cathy Teets, President. “Nancy weaves adventure, mystery, and international intrigue in By Rook or By Crook.”

J.L. Delozier, award-winning mystery author of The Photo Thief said, “The author’s intimate knowledge of rural Pennsylvania life and her mystery-writing acumen make for a unique and thoroughly enjoyable read. And did I mention alpacas?”

“Nancy Hughes masterfully crafts another crime novel that not only provides chilling thrills to the reader but also highlights the strength of its very human protagonists to recover from one setback after another thrown at them by a series of evil players,” writes Geza Tatrallyay, acclaimed author of sixteen books.

Award-winning author Nancy A. Hughes writes character-driven crime-solving mysteries. She followed her dream from journalistic business writing to a life of crime. She is the author of the Trust Mystery Series and The Dying Hour. When Nancy isn’t writing, she is devoted to shade gardening and to volunteering at the Veteran’s Hospital. She is a member of MWA, ITW, Sisters in Crime, and PennWriters. For more information visit

By Rook or By Crook is available at your favorite local and online bookstores, ISBN 9781958914274, 320 pgs, 6 x 9, pb, Retail $19.99