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Andrea Steele (Zen: The Anatomy of the Perfect Crime) Author Signing at Bank Square Books
February 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
Bank Square Books presents an author signing with Andrea Steele for the new book, Zen: The Anatomy of the Perfect Crime.
About the Book
Swiss equestrian William “Zen” Griegg skyrockets to the top of the European show jumping circuit. As he sets his sights on the 2000 Olympic Games, his beloved horse Tiger is abducted en route to a competition in the United States.
Zen’s father, Sigmund Griegg, again teams with American Alana Eastwood to solve an international mystery that leads them from a secret tunnel in the Owl Mountains of Poland, through the art galleries of Zürich, to the Hamilton Farm Equestrian Center in Gladstone, New Jersey.
Griegg and Eastwood uncover an ingenious plot to pull off the perfect crime. The ransom for the safe return of the horse: Lost treasure from World War II that only a handful of people know to exist.
As the clock ticks to reunite Zen with Tiger in time to compete in the Olympic trials, Griegg and Eastwood use the origins of social media to unnerve the abductors and unravel their complex crime.
The story’s fiery climax leaves readers to reflect that, one day, we all dine at a banquet table of past actions where karma dishes out our last meal.
Advanced Praise for Zen
“Zen takes the reader on a perfect 20-meter circle of international equestrian intrigue… saddle up for a ride through worlds dangerous and delightful in Zen…” —L.A. Sokolowski, The Original Equinista™
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“A full-bodied read that is delightfully mercurial and intriguing. It’s an excellent probe into the world of art smuggling that adds just enough history to be thoroughly absorbing without requiring any background in the art world. Likewise, no knowledge of horses is needed to appreciate the exciting world of international show jumping—the plot is grounded in an absorbing mystery that will captivate a broad audience…One of the best conclusions to a story that I’ve seen, lately.”
—Diane Donovan, Donovan Literary Services, Midwest Book Review
About Andrea Steele
Andrea Wilson Steele was born in England, and lived in Canada as a child before her family emigrated to the United States and settled in Connecticut. An accountant by profession, she was an officer in two insurance-related businesses during her corporate career.
A life-long equestrian, she teamed with horse trainer, Mark Russell, to write Lessons in Lightness: The Art of Educating the Horse, published by the Lyons Press in 2004.
In 2008, Andrea founded the video production company, Advanced Equine Studies, to produce a series of college-level DVDs and online learning experiences for equestrians and equine caregivers worldwide. Advanced Equine Studies received the prestigious Best Educational Program award at New York City’s EQUUS Film Festival in 2015 and 2016.
In 2019 Mouse Hole Farm Press was founded. Her first novel in the Griegg/Eastwood Mysteries, The Trap, launched to critical acclaim in 2020. The series continues with book two, Zen. Watch for book three, Otobang’s Gift, in the future.
Andrea lives on a horse farm in rural Connecticut with her husband, horses, and dogs.