Beatriz Williams

Tuesday, October 26 at 7:00 PM CST


Join Anderson's Bookshops for a virtual event with author Beatriz Williams to celebrate the release of her new book, The Wicked Widow!  Beatriz will be in conversation with fellow author Denny S. Bryce.


Gin Kelly, the wicked redhead, is back! Readers will delight in next installment of the Wicked City series by New York Times bestselling author Beatriz Williams.


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More about the book:

June 1925. Audacious Appalachian flapper Geneva “Gin” Kelly prepares to trade her high-flying ways for respectable marriage to Oliver Anson Marshall, a steadfast Prohibition agent who happens to hail from one of New York’s most distinguished families. But just as wedding bells chime, the head of the notorious East Coast rum-running racket—and Anson’s mortal enemy—turns up murdered at a society funeral, and their short-lived honeymoon bliss goes up in a spectacular blaze that sends Anson back undercover...and into the jaws of a trap from which not even Gin can rescue him. As violence explodes around her, Gin must summon all her considerable moxie to trace the tentacles of this sinister organization back to their shocking source, and face down a legendary American family at a rigged game it has no intention of losing.

June 1998. When Ella Dommerich’s ninetysomething society queen aunt Julie ropes her into digging up dirt on Senator (and Presidential candidate) Franklin Hardcastle in order to settle old family scores, she couldn’t be less enthusiastic. Pregnant Ella’s recently ditched her unfaithful husband and settled into cozy—if complicated—domesticity with her almost-too-good-to-be-true musician boyfriend, Hector. But then the Hardcastle secrets lead to a web of shady dealings Ella’s uncovered in her job as a financial analyst, and the bodies start to tumble out of the venerable woodwork. With the help of her ex-husband and her mysterious connection to a certain redheaded flapper, Ella digs up more than mere dirt…only to discover herself standing alone between a legendarily ruthless family and the prize it’s sought for generations.

What ugly secrets lurk in the opulent enclaves—and bank accounts--of America’s richest families? And can two determined women from two different generations thwart the murderous legacy of the demon liquor?


About the Author:

Beatriz Williams is the bestselling author of eight novels, including The Golden Hour, The Summer Wives, A Hundred SummersThe Secret Life of Violet Grant, and A Certain Age. A native of Seattle, she graduated from Stanford University and earned an MBA in finance from Columbia University, then spent several years in New York and London as a corporate strategy consultant before pursuing her passion for historical fiction. She lives with her husband and four children near the Connecticut shore, where she divides her time between writing and laundry.


Denny S. Bryce is an award-winning author and three-time Golden Heart finalist, including twice for Wild Women and the Blues. A book reviewer for NPR Books who’s written for FROLIC Media, USA Today, and Harper’s Bazaar, the former professional dancer also worked for more than two decades in public relations. A member of the Historical Novel Society (HNS), Women’s Fiction Writers Association (WFWA), and The Tall Poppies, Denny is originally from Chicago but currently resides in Savannah, Georgia. Visit her online at