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Patty Lesser is an up-and-coming novelist.

Here are her latest books:

Devouring Time by Patty Lesser
Devouring Time:
British lawyer Marcus Tate wasn’t expecting to find himself in the middle of a murder mystery when he agreed to hand deliver a strange package to an unknown client in Toronto, Canada. Nor was he expecting to get sucked into the vortex of a high-brow but dysfunctional family obsessed with artwork and money. Along the way, Marcus has to reckon with some secrets of his own and the thrilling possibility of finding love amidst a family breakdown, a murdered matriarch and the contents of that strange package. A snappy read for fans of traditional “who-done-it?” mysteries set against a delightful backdrop of old money, a beautiful mansion and a decidedly eccentric family.

The Perfect Hand by Patty Lesser
The Perfect Hand:
A wild, fantastical tale of a group of very ordinary poker buddies who seek to investigate then stop a religious fanatic’s mad attempt at seizing control of the United States. Mix a brisk plot with a wide cast of believable characters and you’ve got a very original thriller that continuously surprises the reader with new twists and revelations. A unique book in which several low-key characters get involved in high level espionage, with the fate of the free world in the balance.


When Autism Comes to Roost: A Family’s Journey from Denial to Acceptance

Alicia autism memoir

Hard-hitting memoir by my sister Alicia Hendley about the challenges faced by her family when one of her children is diagnosed with autism. Available through Amazon, Chapter’s, Barnes and Noble and publisher Bridgeross Communications.


Book trailer for Al Capone: Chicago’s King of Crime

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This trailer was created by publisher Five Rivers. To watch, click here.


Book trailer for Dutch Schultz: The Beer Baron of New York

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This trailer was created by publisher Five Rivers. To watch click here