Irina Shapiro was born in Moscow, Russia, and immigrated to the United States with her family at the age of eleven.
She earned a business degree from Bernard M. Baruch College, and worked in Advertising and Import/Export before trying her hand at writing.
She has written six novels and is working on a seventh.
Irina incorporates her love of history and travel into her books, and creates an exciting and textured backdrop for her characters.
Irina Shapiro lives in New Jersey with her husband and children.
When the skeletal remains of a young woman and her baby are found entombed behind the kitchen wall of a historic Tudor house, Cassandra is overcome with grief. She seems to know who the young woman was, but not how she knows, or how she came to be there. Cassandra becomes inexplicably drawn to the house, and the mystery of the "Bones of Blackfriars." As she begins to learn the truth about the Thorne siblings who occupied the house during the reign of Elizabeth I, her own life takes an unexpected turn, and she finds that her fate is linked to the Thornes in ways she never dreamed of.
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