Publication Date: February 22, 2012
Publisher: Two Sisters & CompanyGenre: Mystery, Historical Fiction
Synopsis (from Publisher): Every family has skeletons, but the Grayson family has more than its share of secrets–and of portraits. Mystery portraits that incite and obscure. Portraits to die for.
An unsolved celebrity double murder in Pennsylvania. A girl looking for autonomy. A young man in search of an identity. An older man’s quest for justice.
A plot that pulls and twists.
“A special read … a very gifted writer, like a seasoned classic composer. So great is the writing, it’s worth the read just for that, but then Fullbright brings in story, rich in character, and descriptions that bring you home, with scenes that flow one into the other, even in divergent times, decades apart–and it all works, and works so well that I’m going to read it again and then put Lee Fullbright’s The Angry Woman Suite on the shelf along with Maugham’s The Razor’s Edge and Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath.”–Paulette Mahurin, author of The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap
“What Lee Fullbright has put between the covers of The Angry Woman Suite, even if I were to learn how it was done, still would border on literary magic.”–Sean Keefer, author of The Trust
Awards for The Angry Woman Suite:
- SAN DIEGO BOOK AWARD, Best Mystery
- 2013 GEISEL AWARD, Best in Show
- 2012 INDIE DISCOVERY AWARD, Literary Fiction
- 2012 GLOBAL E-BOOK AWARD NOMINEE
Lee Fullbright, a lifelong San Diegan, lives on beautiful Point Loma with her Australian cattle dog, Baby Rae (owner of her heart). Her literary mystery, The Angry Woman Suite, was a Kirkus Critics’ Pick, and won a Discovery Award (for literary fiction), as well as a Royal Dragonfly HM, and the award for “Best Mystery” at the 2013 San Diego Book Awards. Lee Fullbright is also the recipient of the 2013 Geisel Award, for “best of the best” at the SDBA.
In The Angry Woman Suite, Lee Fulbright paints a story like an artist paints a masterpiece. The depth of this book exceeded far beyond my expectations! There was a point I simply couldn't put it down because I was captivated by the heart and tragedy of the characters and their situations.
In a mastery of its own, Fulbright managed to write a book that crossed between time and point of view in a way that the reader could follow. I honestly couldn't tell you how she did it. It all connected seamlessly; I did not feel confused or like I had hit a bump in the story, which happens so often in books compiled in this fashion. I believe it was the complexity of the characters that helped divide everything so perfectly. The love-hate felt for Francis, the sympathy for Elyse and Bean, the adoration for Papa, and even the indifference I experienced toward Aidan. All of these qualities emotionally connected us to the characters and their stories, desiring to know their secrets and fate.
I am very impressed with Fulbright's ability to masterfully perfect her craft through The Angry Woman Suite. She has created a gem filled with dynamic, depth, and tragedy that has left me enlightened and deliciously haunted by the skeletons of the Grayson family.
I would highly recommend The Angry Woman Suite to anyone searching for a good read filled with psychological and sociological dynamic.
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