Paltalk Online Video and Voice Chat Service Hosts Bestselling Author Jacqueline Winspear to Discuss Maisie Dobbs Mystery Book Series

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Best selling author joins Poisoned Pen bookstore owner Barbara Peters to chat live about her latest World War I themed release The Messenger of Truth.

Paltalk hosts a live video and voice chat with award winning mystery author Jacqueline Winspear to discuss The Messenger of Truth, her newest release in the Maisie Dobbs mystery series. Winspear’s fourth book featuring Dobbs, a psychologist and investigator, is set against the backdrop of post-World War I England, and deals with the legacy of the Great War. Winspear will discuss The Messenger of Truth with Barbara Peters, owner of the Poisoned Pen bookstore, the leading independent bookstore in the United States for mystery fiction.

Maisie Dobbs, Winspear’s 2003 debut, was a national bestseller, winning the Agatha Award for best first novel. The book was also recognized by Publishers’ Weekly’s as one of the best mysteries of the year and by the New York Times as a notable book. In The Messenger of Truth, Maisie Dobbs unravels the mystery behind the death of Nick Bassington-Hope an artist and World War I veteran. Hope falls to his death from a building window the night before his art exhibition was to open, and his twin sister Georgina seeks help from Dobbs to help solve the mystery. Paltalk users can learn more about the talk by visiting http://www.paltalk.com/poisonedpen.    

Paltalk is the largest Instant Chat (IC) community on the Internet with more than 4 million active members participating in live voice and video enabled chat rooms. The Paltalk Messenger allows members to administer their own voice and video discussions and instant message (IM) with buddies on AOL, Yahoo, and ICQ. The Paltalk Messenger has been downloaded over 40 million times and accounts for over 8 billion voice minutes per year. Paltalk was the first company to launch video and voice combined with an on-line buddy list in one package.

WHO

Jacqueline Winspear writings have been recognized by Publishers’ Weekly’s and selected by the New York Times as writing one of the best mysteries of the year. Following training at the University of London’s Institute of Education, Winspear worked in publishing, higher education, and marketing communications. She moved to the United States in 1990, and divides her time between San Francisco and Ojai, California.

WHEN

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

10:00 pm EST

ACCESS

For media interested in participating or listening to the video chat with Jacqeline

Winspear please contact Philip Ramirez at (212) 780-0200 x. 103 to arrange for access or

follow the instructions below:

1. Download and register for a free Paltalk Chat account at http://www.paltalk.com/poisonedpen
2. Before the Chat starts, open your Paltalk messenger.

3. Click on the Chat Rooms Tab.

4. The chat will be listed under the Featured Chat Rooms section.

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