Sarah Stewart Taylor & A Stolen Child

It was my honor to act as guest host when Sarah Stewart Taylor recently appeared for a virtual event at The Poisoned Pen. Taylor is the author of four Maggie D’Arcy mysteries, including the most recent, A Stolen Child. Barbara Peters, owner of the bookstore, said they just received the signed copies. You can find A Stolen Child, and the other Maggie D’Arcy novels in the Webstore.

Here’s the description of A Stolen Child.

“Taylor presents an appealingly nuanced twist on the traditional police procedural.” –The Washington Post

Sarah Stewart Taylor is known for her atmospheric portrayal of an American detective in Ireland, and her critically acclaimed series returns with A Stolen Child.

After months of training, former Long Island homicide detective Maggie D’arcy is now officially a Garda. She’s finally settling into life in Ireland and so is her teenage daughter, Lilly. Maggie may not be a detective yet, but she’s happy with her community policing assignment in Dublin’s Portobello neighborhood.

When she and her partner find former model and reality tv star Jade Elliot murdered—days after responding to a possible domestic violence disturbance at her apartment—they also discover Jade’s toddler daughter missing. Shorthanded thanks to an investigation into a gangland murder in the neighborhood, Maggie’s friend, Detective Inspector Roly Byrne, brings her onto his team to help find the missing child. But when a key discovery is made, the case only becomes more confusing—and more dangerous. Amidst a nationwide manhunt, Maggie and her colleagues must look deep into Jade’s life—both personal and professional—to find a ruthless killer.

SARAH STEWART TAYLOR is the author of the Sweeney St. George series and the Maggie D’arcy series. Taylor grew up on Long Island in New York and was educated at Middlebury College in Vermont and Trinity College in Dublin. She lived in Dublin, Ireland in the mid-90s and she now lives with her family on a farm in Vermont where they raise sheep and grow blueberries.

Here’s the video of the event with Sarah Stewart Taylor. I apologize that my section is so dark, but you really want to listen to Sarah anyways.