Congratulations on the publication of PERIL IN PINK by Sydney Leigh publishing today with Crooked Lane Books!

Everything is coming up rosé for innkeeper Jess Byrne until a murder on opening weekend gives her B&B’s killer vibe a whole new meaning.

Schitt’s Creek meets Only Murders in the Building in this sparkling debut mystery.

It’s the grand opening of The Pearl B&B in Hudson Valley, and owner Jess Byrne has prepared the ultimate, Insta-worthy welcome, complete with her ex-boyfriend—reality singing sensation Lars Armstrong—performing live. As guests check in and mimosas are poured, Lars arrives with his stepdad-turned-manager Bob in tow. But things go south when Bob is found dead, and Lars is the prime suspect.

After a desperate plea from Lars, and knowing the reputation of her B&B is at stake, Jess agrees to help clear Lars’ name, but the more she digs, the less sure she is that he’s innocent. Especially when he’s found at the scene of another murder.

With the guests under lockdown, the B&B in the press for all the wrong reasons, and a killer on the loose, Jess is in over her head. With the help of her best friend and business partner Kat, Jess is determined to uncover the truth before Lars is put behind bars and The Pearl is permanently cancelled.

Praise for PERIL IN PINK:

“[Leigh] keeps things breezy and bright. Bring on the sequel.” —Publishers Weekly

“Charming and fizzy . . .  With some Murderino flair, Peril in Pink is an entertaining series debut.” —The Library Ladies

“Peril in Pink is a hilarious romp of a mystery with a smart and sassy amateur sleuth in a bed and breakfast setting to die for. Highly recommend!” —Jenn McKinlay, New York Times bestselling author

“A fresh and twisty mystery for the next generation of cozy readers.” —Lucy Burdette, USA Today bestselling author of A Clue in the Crumbs

“Peril in Pink is a fresh and fun cozy mystery that’s fast-paced and highly engaging until the very last word . . . Sydney Leigh is an exciting new voice in crime fiction, and she delivers in spades!”  —Hannah Mary McKinnon, internationally bestselling author of The Revenge List

“Sydney Leigh is a fabulous new voice in the world of cozy mysteries, adding a truly fun millennium touch. . . . I loved Jess and her friends and coworkers and even her frenemies. The untraditional B&B designed to cater to the hashtag crowd is a delight. Jess is witty and clever and loyal and definitely pretty in pink and I am greatly looking forward to checking into The Pearl once again.” —Vicki Delany, nationally bestselling author of Death Knells and Wedding Bells

“I was tickled pink to read Leigh’s charming mystery featuring a smart and loyal heroine running an Instaworthy bed-and-breakfast. Plus, who better to solve the case than a true crime aficionado? #killervibesmystery” —Jennifer J. Chow, Agatha, Anthony & Lefty Award-nominated author of Hot Pot Murder

“Peril in Pink kept me up well past my bedtime! This cozy mystery has it all—a charming B and B, an old high school flame, a savvy sleuth, surprising plot twists, and a supporting cast of characters that made me laugh out loud. I’ll never drink rosé again without thinking of Jess and Lars.” —Kristin Bair, author of Agatha Arch is Afraid of Everything

“Grab a bottle of rosé and get ready to enjoy all the vibes in this boutique cozy! It’s the grand opening of the premiere girlcation destination, and the only thing more delicious than the temperamental rockstars are the signature pink cocktails. Host Jess and her crew are determined to deliver an Instagram-worthy weekend, but quickly learn that dealing with the posh guests at the trendiest new Hudson Valley B&B can be murder.” —Olivia Blacke, author of Vinyl Resting Place

“Don’t miss this hilarious whodunit—the feisty co-owner of a new B&B clashes with a smoldering detective and the influencers and groupies disrupting his investigation.” —Ginger Bolton, author of the Deputy Donut Mysteries

Sydney Leigh is the pen name for Lynn McPherson. When not writing she has had a myriad of jobs, from running a small business to teaching English across the globe. She has travelled the world solo, where her daring spirit has led her to jump out of airplanes, dive with sharks, and learn she would never master a surfboard. 

Lynn served on the Board of Directors for Crime Writers of Canada from 2019-2021. She is a member of Sisters in Crime and International Thriller Writers.

Sydney/Lynn is represented by Carolyn Forde.


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