Bristol author unfolds the eighth case in the ‘Imasode’ mystery book series

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Author Beth Fine announces the nationwide release of another thrilling detective tale in her book series, “The Picaresque of Imagine Purple: IMASODE VIII—Aunt Lottie’s London.”

In this eighth “Imasode” mystery, Ima Purple needs a vacation from international intrigue after escaping communist-controlled Estonia. Yet the moment she enters her great-aunt’s home in London, she lands in a world of butlers, secret passages and poisons. While her father Lionel Longwind revives his acting career in England, Ima learns of several New Yorkers traveling abroad, one who has proven himself as Lionel’s mortal enemy. Somehow, this villain ingratiates himself into Aunt Lottie’s good graces.

And like an old-fashioned drawing room drama, a genteel dinner party masks a murderous plot. When a bitter rivalry breaks onto center stage, Ima needs her sleuthing skills more than ever. But when someone close to her dies, she is almost too stunned to investigate. With internal and external mysteries to solve, Ima will never be the same when death comes to Aunt Lottie’s London.

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting, or

Fine has long been a writer of plays, music, verses and stories. She has master’s degrees in humanities and literature, both emphasizing composition. Her undergraduate work focused on theater, sociology and education. She has taught fourth graders and adults who still read on the fourth grade level. Fine has recently moved from Newfoundland to Tennessee.

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