Daphne Silver

Cozy Mysteries with a Dash of History


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Rare books librarian Juniper Blume knows this much…

The Celtic Book of Kells’ long-lost covers shouldn’t be in a Maryland cemetery.


But that’s exactly what her ex-brother-in-law Rory claims.

The 1200-year-old Book of Kells are on display in Ireland. Last year, Juniper saw the illuminated manuscript while at a conference in Dublin. She learned how their bejeweled covers were stolen centuries ago, never to be seen again. So how could this historic treasure’s covers have ended up in a quaint Chesapeake Bay town?

Being a librarian means being endlessly curious. Intrigued, Juniper hops in her vintage convertible with her dog Clover. They head to Rose Mallow to find out more. But when Juniper goes to meet Rory, he’s nowhere to be found – but a body is.

Can Juniper find out the truth about the ancient books and save Rory before the killer kills again?

Find out in the upcoming novel Crime and Parchment – the first book in the Rare Book Lover’s Cozy Mystery series!

Photo: Trinity College, Dublin, home of the Book of Kells

Image by Naomi Hutchinson
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About Me

In 3rd grade, I wrote my first story, "Walking Through the Attic of Time." My friends and I discovered that an old house's attic was actually a portal to the past. We traveled back in time to make new friends. Today, I continue that love of the history and storytelling in writing cozy mysteries.

Contact me at daphnesilverbooks@gmail.com.

I'm represented by Cindy Bullard of Birch Literary.

I also write non-fiction under my legal name at www.lsilberman.com including Wild Women of Maryland (History Press, 2015), Wicked Baltimore (History Press, 2011), and The Jewish Community of Baltimore (Arcadia Publishing, 2008).


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