New Book Arouses Reader’s Curiosity About the “Death at Arbours”

Orinda, California (EastBayDaily) — Inspired by a middle-aged woman who planned to visit an orphanage to trace her heritage, author Marie Wagner Krenz pens a fascinating story of what might have been the continuation of the woman’s experience. Bringing readers to London, Krenz tells a gripping tale that follows Emily Clayton as she seeks her ancestry and faces death at Arbours.

Emily Clayton spent her childhood in an orphanage in London, but for undisclosed reasons, she was never adopted. Emily’s marriage takes her to the United States where she remains when her young husband dies mysteriously. After years of indecision, she finally returns to England to seek her parentage. Her search leads to a wealthy but reclusive London family who invites her to their country estate, Arbours, where she finds the answers to her quest but nearly loses her life.

Playing on the themes of murder, theft, and greed, Krenz brings Emily’s courage and determination to prevail even after attempts to frighten her away from England. Bringing the thrilling story to Arbours, a quiet estate in Kent, Krenz creates another setting that provides terror and excitement as the mystery of Emily’s birth is solved.

“Death at Arbours” displays a woman’s unyielding resolve to learn more of her past and of herself. It is an unpredictable story that will keep readers guessing until the end.

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About the Author A San Francisco native and former language teacher, Marie Wagner Krenz is a freelance writer who has written numerous articles for Bay Area newspapers. She graduated from Stanford and received her Masters from the same university. Before her marriage she taught Spanish at Stanford and at Acalanes High School. She has one son whose family brings her pleasure and fulfillment. Krenz has published another mystery, “Fear at Phantom Ship Lake.”

Death at Arbours * by Marie Wagner Krenz Publication Date: January 22, 2014 Trade Paperback; $19.99; 187 pages; 978-1-4931-5863-8 Trade Hardback; $29.99; 187 pages; 978-1-4931-5864-5 e-book; $3.99; 978-1-4931-5865-2

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