Danger in the Jeweld City


 


 


Danger in the Jeweled City
a Matt and Heather thriller

by Mary Tomasi-Dubois




Los Gatos Observer Author Pens New Mystery Mary Tomasi

 

Los Gatos author Mary Tomasi-Dubois has written another Matt and Heather mystery, continuing the tale of the Mariner's Secret (2006). The book will be released through Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and other book stores and web sites later this month, but advance copies can be purchased at Tomasi-Dubois Associates at 340 University Ave. (354-8787).

"The adventure of the mariner's clock continues as Matt and Heather once again step through the time portal into San Francisco at the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition, where they stumble into an international conspiracy," explains Paul Dubois. "Their discoveries result in a mad chase through the 'Jeweled City' to prevent an international disaster within a four hour time limit, as the mariner's clock ticks down." Published by Robertson Publishing, $15.95.

The author says, "My fascination of quantum physics and time travel, along with my husband Paul's vivid imagination and promptings, led me to write a story about a brother and sister who were orphaned at a young age.

"I have always loved art and architecture, and like everyone else, the romantic beauty of the Fine Arts Pavilion near the San Francisco Presidio played with my imagination. I had heard something about it being part of the Exposition, but left it at that. Now though, every turn of my research of the Marina led me to web sites and books about the last great World's Fair. I had to write a book using it as the backdrop!

"I aspired to create an exciting story that would awaken the reader's imagination and awe of the fairgrounds, while giving a little flavor of the background and history taking place at the time. I hope this next story in the Matt and Heather series raises your curiosity about the exposition and prompts you to pick up the book, look up the websites I've listed in the bibliography, and visit those remaining edifices that give but a hint of what that great San Francisco event was like."

 

Historical setting adds flavor to teen mystery
By Alastair Dallas 04/04/08 4:13 am [478]


Los Gatos author Mary Tomasi-Dubois has released her second novel, Danger in the Jeweled City, which continues the adventures of Matt and Heather and the mysterious mariner's clock. Tomasi-Dubois will discuss her books at a Los Gatos author panel discussion Apr. 17 at 7 p.m. in the council chambers. The panel is sponsored by the Los Gatos Public Library.

Tomasi-Dubois recently enlightened the Kiwanis Club about the Panama Pacific International Exposition, the 1915 setting for her mystery.

"As the lights dimmed, Mary Tomasi-Dubois transported us back in time," wrote Steve Norton in the Kiwanis newsletter. "We visited the opulent 1915 San Francisco Pan Pacific Exposition, with its grand display of lights and spectacular gardens and exotic exhibits."

Tomasi-Dubois will present a similar glimpse of the past to the Lions Club on Apr. 9 at noon at the Los Gatos Lodge. Guests are usually welcome for the price of the buffet lunch.

She discovered the exposition while researching her first book, The Mariner's Secret (2006).

"It was such a wonderful fair," Tomasi-Dubois said. "I just had to use it as the backdrop of my next book." Luckily, her characters develop the ability to travel through time.

"The adventure of the mariner's clock continues as Matt and Heather once again step through the time portal into San Francisco at the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition, where they stumble into an international conspiracy," explains Paul Dubois. "Their discoveries result in a mad chase through the 'Jeweled City' to prevent an international disaster within a four hour time limit, as the mariner's clock ticks down." Danger in the Jeweled City is published by Robertson and available from Amazon.com and BarnesAndNoble.com ($15.95).

The author says, "My fascination of quantum physics and time travel, along with my husband Paul's vivid imagination and promptings, led me to write a story about a brother and sister who were orphaned at a young age.

"I have always loved art and architecture, and like everyone else, the romantic beauty of the Fine Arts Pavilion near the San Francisco Presidio played with my imagination. I had heard something about it being part of the Exposition, but left it at that. Now though, every turn of my research of the Marina led me to web sites and books about the last great World's Fair. I had to write a book using it as the backdrop!

"I aspired to create an exciting story that would awaken the reader's imagination and awe of the fairgrounds, while giving a little flavor of the background and history taking place at the time. I hope this next story in the Matt and Heather series raises your curiosity about the exposition and prompts you to pick up the book, look up the websites I've listed in the bibliography, and visit those remaining edifices that give but a hint of what that great San Francisco event was like."



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