Spotlight New Release ~ A Sacrificial Matter by Ilona Fridl


I’m delighted to share a new release by fellow Wild Rose Press author, Ilona Fridl! Her latest story, A Sacrificial Matter ~ First Amos and Sarah Darcy short mystery based on the Dangerous Times series is sure to be a page-turner. (Note: this book releases tomorrow, but feel free to pre-order your copy now!)

Let’s take a peek into the story…


Blurb: A naked man in a graveyard… Detectives Amos and Sarah Darcy have dealt with quite a few unusual mysteries, but who cut down the naked man in the graveyard with a broadsword at midnight? When Sheriff Sam Lindsey calls on them to help solve the murder, Sarah risks her life to go undercover into a world of spiritualism and crime to find the murderer and the motive.

Excerpt: Around two ‘o clock that afternoon, Sam came in to see them. “Well, we know who the man is. He was identified by his wife and brother. He’s Abner Wells and works as a bookkeeping clerk at First National Bank.”

Amos stroked his mustache. “That doesn’t sound like a wild-eyed pagan to me. Did you get a chance to question his wife?”

“She’s Lidia and was quite upset as you may guess. I asked her if she knew about the spiritualist group and she didn’t know anything about it.”

“How about his brother?”

“His brother is Calvin Wells. He’s a liner captain working for a passenger company and he said he never heard of a group like that.”

Sarah was silent for a moment. “It’s possible she’s covering up something. Seems to me if a model citizen was involved in a group like that, they wouldn’t want it general knowledge what they were doing.”

Sam glanced at her. “You may be right. I’m going to the bank to question people who knew Wells there. Since you’re doing all this research on spiritualism, could you find a way to get into one of these groups?”

Sarah thought for a moment. “Maybe it would be better for me to work undercover. Amos would still be well known in the community.”

Amos studied her. “As long as they don’t try to sacrifice you. Then I will have something to say.”

“I could disguise myself. Kata could help me with that.” Her cousin worked in costuming at the Golden North theater.

Sam nodded. “If you do, keep me informed of where you go and what you do. That way we can keep an eye on you.”

Sarah sobered. “Yes, we know it can be dangerous, don’t we?”


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The Wild Rose Press:

Reviews for the Dangerous Times series: 

Silver Screen Heroes and Golden North

What Night Owl Romance Reviews has to say about Silver Screen Heroes:

“This book has it all. Suspense, romance, mystery, history.”–Vee

Top Pick          Rating 4.75 hearts out of 5

Between the Lines says:

“Wow! What a story! Excellent read.”–Marianne Gibson

4 star   Great Read-A Keeper

What Night Owl Romance Reviews has to say about Golden North:

“Ilona Fridl’s Golden North is truly an adventure worth joining.”–ursshebear

Top Pick    Rating 4.75 hearts out of 5


“A quick and enjoyable read that drew me in from the

first page to the last even without reading the first two

books… I look forward to reading more books by

Fridl in the future.”

~Romancing the Book (4 Roses)


About the author ~ A transplanted Californian who lives in Wisconsin with her husband, Mark, and a well-worn computer. This is her first novella and has six novels with The Wild Rose Press.



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  1. Thank you so much for hosting me, Mary! I hope people will like the spin-off of Prime Catch.

  2. This looks like a great read! Just what I enjoy. Ilona, best of luck with the release!

  3. Dianne

    This sounds wonderful. You’ll find me at the front of the line to get this story.

  4. Sounds good to me. I have added to my TBR pile. Congratulations on the new release, Ilona! 🙂

  5. Thank you for all the wonderful comments! And thank you again, Mary!

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