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We Meet the Author of Claire's Last Secret

Cover of Claire's Last Secret

We're joined by author Marty Ambrose, who lives in Southwest Florida and is a professor of English at Florida Southwestern State College. Ambrose has been a writer most of her life, with a career spanning almost fifteen years, and eight published novels for Avalon Books, Kensington Books, and Thomas & Mercer.


Her new novel, Claire's Last Secret, features the 'almost famous' member of the Byron/Shelley “haunted summer,” as the protagonist and sleuth. The novel takes place in both Geneva and Florence and spans two eras played out against the backdrop of a nineteenth-century conspiracy.


Besides contemporary mysteries, Ambrose says she’s become increasingly interested in combining historical and women’s fiction not only as the “backstairs of history” as she puts it...but, also, as a way to create a unique narrative—tapping into the popularity of genre bending.