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LIVE EVENT: Margot Douaihy with Gillian Flynn

Margot Douaihy discusses

Scorched Grace

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Hosted by Gillian Flynn

Publisher of the new imprint Gillian Flynn Books from Indie publisher, Zando Projects!




Margot Douaihy. Scorched Grace (Gillian Flynn Books, $27.95 Signed). 

Sister Holiday, a chain-smoking, heavily tattooed, queer nun, puts her amateur sleuthing skills to the test in this “unique and confident” debut crime novel (Gillian Flynn).


When Saint Sebastian’s School becomes the target of a shocking arson spree, the Sisters of the Sublime Blood and their surrounding New Orleans community are thrust into chaos.


Patience is a virtue, but punk rocker turned nun Sister Holiday isn’t satisfied to just wait around for officials to return her home and sanctuary to its former peace, instead deciding to unveil the mysterious attacker herself. Her investigation leads her down a twisty path of suspicion and secrets, turning her against colleagues, students, and even fellow Sisters along the way. And to piece together the clues of this high-stakes mystery, she must at last reckon with the sins of her own past.


An exciting start to a bold series that breathes new life into the hard-boiled genre, Scorched Grace is a fast-paced and punchy whodunnit that will keep readers guessing until the very end.



Margot Douaihy (b. Scranton, PA) lives and works in Northampton, MA. She earned a BA in Writing from the University of Pittsburgh, an MA in Creative & Life Writing from Goldsmiths, University of London, and a PhD in Creative Writing from Lancaster University. 


Douaihy is the author of the lyrical crime novel SCORCHED GRACE (Gillian Flynn Books, 2023), which was named a New York Times Editors’ Choice and one of the “most anticipated crime books” of the year by Crime Reads and LGBTQ Reads. She is also the author of the poetry collections Bandit/Queen: The Runaway Story of Belle Starr, Scranton Lace, Girls Like You (Clemson University Press) and I Would Ruby If I Could (Factory Hollow Press).  




Gillian Flynn Books is the eponymous imprint from the bestselling author of Gone Girl. Gillian Flynn Books will publish both fiction and nonfiction—books across genres that are propulsive, culturally incisive, and dynamic. The list will be unexpected, often voice-driven, conversation-starting and gasp-inducing. 


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April 22
4:00pm - 5:00pm
The Poisoned Pen Bookstore
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