Praise for Annamaria Alfieri:
City of Silver
“As both history and mystery City of Silver glitters.” -- The Washington Post
“[has] the flair of Isak Dinesen and Beryl Markham, the cunning of Agatha Christie and Elspeth Huxley." -- Richmond Times-Dispatch
Annamaria Alfieri, actually named Patricia King, began writing stories at the age of nine and, as she puts it, never stopped. After writing a number of well received non-fiction books that landed her an appearance on the “Oprah Winfrey Show,” she took a trip to Bolivia that inspired her to write her first mystery novel (City of Silver, published by Felony & Mayhem in 2011). With that shift into fiction, King took on her pseudonym – a combination of her mother’s and her grandmother’s names – to avoid confusion with other novelists also named Patricia King. Alfieri, along with Michael Stanley, edited the anthology Sunshine Noir, which Peter James called “a gem—a whole new movement,” in crime fiction. She is a past president of the New York Chapter of Mystery Writers of America and serves on the board of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Alfieri lives in New York City.