The Nora Tierney Mysteries

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 32 ratings

The Blue Virgin Publisher's Summary

Despite a planned move, the mysterious death of photographer Bryn Wallace keeps American writer Nora Tierney glued to Oxford in order to clear her close friend, artist Val Rogan, who has been wrongfully accused of Bryn's murder. Or has she?

Nora quickly becomes embroiled in the murder investigation, much to the dismay of two men: Detective Inspector Declan Barnes, the senior on the case; and Simon Ramsey, the illustrator of Nora's children's book. Simon's efforts to save Nora from herself become increasingly frantic as Nora is forced to push her way into Declan's case, using her wits and her wiles to prove Val's innocence.

The first in a series of Nora Tierney mysteries based in the UK, The Blue Virgin is a compelling story of love and intrigue. Nothing, Nora learns, is what it seems, and even the most innocent of choices can lead to murder and revenge. Set in the ancient city of golden spires, the setting lends itself to mystery, as any Inspector Morse fan will agree. The novel is written in classic English style, complete with a cast of characters and chapter epigraphs that add to its literary feel.

©2010 Marnette K. Graff (P)2015 Marnette K. Graff
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  • Book 1

    • The Blue Virgin

    • The Nora Tierney Mysteries
    • By: Marni Graff
    • Narrated by: Ms. Nano Nagle
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Despite a planned move, the mysterious death of photographer Bryn Wallace keeps American writer Nora Tierney glued to Oxford in order to clear her close friend, artist Val Rogan, who has been wrongfully accused of Bryn's murder. Or has she? Nora quickly becomes embroiled in the murder investigation, much to the dismay of two men: Detective Inspector Declan Barnes, the senior on the case; and Simon Ramsey, the illustrator of Nora's children's book.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Solid mystery.

    • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 03-03-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • The Green Remains

    • The Nora Tierney Mysteries Book 2
    • By: Mami Graff
    • Narrated by: Nano Nagle
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    American writer Nora Tierney is living at Ramsey Lodge in England's glorious Lake District, anticipating two life-changing events: the publication of her first children's book and the birth of her first child. Choosing a name for her son and checking proof pages with her illustrator, Simon Ramsey, fill her days - until a morning stroll along the shore of UK's largest lake, Windermere, leads her to discover the corpse of the heir to Clarendon Hall.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great second book!

    • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 03-03-16

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 3

    • The Scarlet Wench

    • The Nora Tierney Mysteries Book 3
    • By: M. K. Graff
    • Narrated by: Nano Nagle
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    With her son six months old, Nora must juggle parenting with helping her illustrator and friend Simon Ramsey run the lodge. She's also hoping to further her relationship with the only lodge guest not in the cast: Detective Inspector Declan Barnes, ostensibly there for a hiking trip. When a series of pranks and accidents escalate to murder during a flood that traps everyone, Nora realizes her child is in jeopardy and determines to help Declan unmask a killer.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable.

    • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 03-03-16

    Regular price: $19.95