Author Jeannette de Beauvoir

New Mystery Series Celebrates Provincetown’s Theme Weeks with a Twist

Cape Cod series challenges preconceptions about the cozy mystery genre

Provincetown, MA, June 6, 2017: Homeport Press is pleased to announce the publication of Jeannette de Beauvoir’s Death of a Bear: A Provincetown Mystery, the first in a series of “cozy mysteries with a twist” set during Provincetown’s famous theme weeks.

Protagonist Sydney Riley is a wedding coordinator at one of Provincetown’s iconic inns. She never planned to be a sleuth, but her friend’s murder in Death of a Bear plunges her into the thick of things. Who knew that festivals could be so—deadly?

“Sydney Riley is the consummate theme week guide—smart, sassy, compassionate, and nonjudgmental,” says HomePort Press publisher, Arthur Mahoney. “She’s funny, self-aware, and, like most hard-working residents who cope with tens of thousands of tourists, she knows everyone in town. There’s one thing that sets her apart: much like Miss Marple, wherever Sydney goes, murder is sure to follow.”

Death of a Bear comes out June 6th, just in time to celebrate Bear Week in early July. Murder at Fantasia Fair will follow in October. The press plans to release three novels a year in a series that will include events such as Carnival, Women’s Week, New England Leather Weekend, the Portuguese Festival, and even the Provincetown International Film Festival.

“The theme weeks are such fun, but if you’re someone like me who’s always looking at what lurks behind people’s façades, they’re a great opportunity for a murder or two,” says de Beauvoir. “More importantly, this series is an opportunity to expose some of the prejudices that people have about various subcultures and show all we have in common—not just our differences.”

Death of a Bear is available in mass-market paperback and ebook formats, both online and from local independent booksellers.


About Jeannette de Beauvoir: Jeannette de Beauvoir is an award-winning novelist whose work has appeared in 15 countries and has been translated into 12 languages. She’s the author of mystery novels and historical/literary fiction. More at

 About Homeport Press: Homeport Press is a growing collaborative of authors and bibliophiles publishing and promoting Provincetown authors. More at

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