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The Prisoner in the Castle: A Maggie Hope Mystery by [Susan Elia MacNeal]

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American-born spy and code-breaker extraordinaire Maggie Hope must solve a baffling series of murders among a group of captive agents on an isolated Scottish island as the acclaimed World War II mystery series from New York Times bestselling author Susan Elia MacNeal continues. --This text refers to the paperback edition.


Praise for Susan Elia MacNeal's award-winning Maggie Hope series


"Only Susan Elia MacNeal--and the extraordinary Maggie Hope--could wrap such a tale of courage and betrayal around a secret that will cost lives and honor to protect."--Charles Todd, New York Times bestselling author of the Inspector Ian Rutledge series and the Bess Crawford series

"Engrossing . . . a fast-paced climax leads to an ending that will leave readers eagerly awaiting the next installment."--Publishers Weekly


"Maggie is a thoughtful spy whose dangerous escapades never disappoint."--Kirkus Reviews


"A treat for WWII buffs and mystery lovers alike."--Booklist


"Maggie Hope mysteries are as addictive as a BBC miniseries, with the added attraction of a well-paced thriller."--RT Book Reviews


"With a smart, code-breaking mathematician heroine, abundant World War II spy intrigue, and a whiff of romance, this series has real luster."--Library Journal (starred review)


"Delightful . . . as sweet as it is intriguing."--USA Today

"A captivating, post-feminist picture of England during its finest hour."
--TheDenver Post

--This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B077CQDZFC
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Bantam (7 August 2018)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 4995 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 321 pages
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MOTHER DAUGHTER TRAITOR SPY, a stand alone novel, is coming out from Penguin Random House on September 20, 2022. THE HOLLYWOOD SPY (Maggie Hope #10) was published in hardcover on July 6, 2021 will come out in paperback in August 2020. The Maggie Hope series will continue, with a new title coming out in 2023.

Susan Elia MacNeal is the author of The New York Times, Washington Post, Publishers Weekly and USA Today-bestselling Maggie Hope mystery series, starting with the Edgar Award-nominated and Barry Award-winning MR. CHURCHILL'S SECRETARY, which is now in its 23rd printing.

Her books include: MR. CHURCHILL'S SECRETARY, PRINCESS ELIZABETH'S SPY, HIS MAJESTY'S HOPE, THE PRIME MINISTER'S SECRET AGENT, MRS. ROOSEVELT'S CONFIDANTE, THE QUEEN'S ACCOMPLICE, THE PARIS SPY, THE PRISONER IN THE CASTLE, THE KING'S JUSTICE, and THE HOLLYWOOD SPY. The Maggie Hope novels have been nominated for the Edgar, the Macavity, the ITW Thriller, the Barry, the Dilys, the Sue Federer Historical Fiction, and the Bruce Alexander Historical Fiction awards. The Maggie Hope series is sold world-wide in English, and has also been translated into Czech, Japanese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Turkish,Italian, Russian, Portuguese, and Bulgarian and is also available in large print and audio. The film and television rights to the series are currently with Warner Bros.

Susan graduated from Nardin Academy in Buffalo New York, and cum laude and with honors in English from Wellesley College. She cross-registered for courses at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and attended the Radcliffe Publishing Course at Harvard University. Her first job was as the assistant to novelist John Irving in Vermont. She then worked as an editorial assistant at Random House, assistant editor at Viking Penguin, and associate editor and staff writer at Dance Magazine in New York City. As a freelance writer, she wrote two non-fiction books and for the publications of New York City Ballet.

Susan is married and lives with her husband, Noel MacNeal, a television performer, writer and director, and their son in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

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