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THE EROTICA BOOK CLUB FOR NICE LADIES
by Connie Spittler

THE EROTICA BOOK CLUB FOR NICE LADIES by Connie Spittler

A mystery involving a stolen, ancient book of herbal cures, with spicy quotes from famous works like Candide and The Decameron, Gypsies, tattoo artists, ancient teas that stimulate...

A dizzying and delightful tale of polite provocateurs who peek into classic works by Anais Nin, Sappho, Margaret Atwood, and others.

A fantastical romantic mystery of friendship, science, sex, and literature, along with ghosts of Emily Dickinson and Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

Lily, a librarian with a bookmobile, arrives in the small California town to help start a book club.

Across the ocean in an Alsatian chateau, an ancient Book of Cures is stolen, and surreptitiously travels to a California coast library, in the very same town.

Suspicion swirls around the three lonely book club members. Unaware of the theft, they secretly pursue their curiosity about classical erotica, while sipping a strange tea infused with herbs grown in a gypsy garden.

Mysterious events collide.

A crime wave and a murder shake up the town, as the women are entangled deeper and deeper into a baffling and increasingly dangerous puzzle.

River Junction Press, LLC, 320 pages

Electronic manuscript available

“Spittler’s writing and imagery are stunning. Her words paint vivid pictures of memorable characters and places while summoning up herbal magic and mystery. This wonderfully imaginative story is an homage to female friendships and to classic writers who penned subtle words of erotica for curious minds.” — Publishers Weekly

“An intriguing, herb-seasoned page-turner, with engaging characters and plenty of plot strands to untangle.” — Kirkus

“The women captivated me in this richly woven tale of mystery, erotica, and ancient herbs. The author skillfully wove together disparate elements into an intriguing story. This book has it all! — Elena Díaz Bjorkquist

"A novel with elements reminiscent of the realism and magic of Alice Walker.” — Booklist