Mary Louise Kelly: Anonymous Sources

Mary Louise Kelly (Katarina Price)

Mary Louise Kelly (Katarina Price)

The setting is Cambridge. Harvard University, to be precise. The crime: murder. The protagonist: one very smart reporter named Alexandra James, who gets pulled into a web of international intrigue that takes her from Cambridge to London to Pakistan.

These are the elements of a new spy thriller from Mary Louise Kelly, who spent 20 years as a producer, reporter and host for NPR and the BBC. Most recently, she was NPR’s intelligence correspondent.


Mary Louise Kelly, her new novel is called “Anonymous Sources.” You can read an excerpt here.


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