Featured: Death by Shock by Abigail Keam
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Josiah is joined by Shaneika, and her sweet, innocent cousin, Heather, on an archaeological dig at Fort Boonesborough where Daniel Boone led pioneers to the wild frontier of “Caintuck.”
At Boonesborough, Josiah and Shaneika meet the Dane twins, rich society women, who just rub them the wrong way.
However, Heather is entranced by the sisters, having read about them in the society columns and financial pages.
That is until Heather catches one of them plotting to murder her identical twin. But which twin is planning to murder the other?
Heather can’t tell them apart.
She tells Josiah what she witnessed, hoping our intrepid sleuth will intervene.
Josiah is unable to prevent the murder but soon discovers Heather is neither sweet nor innocent and might have a motive for lying about the Dane sisters.
As Josiah does some digging of her own, it turns out other participants on the excavation also have motives for murder.
Josiah searches for truth in a land that hides its secrets well in soil soaked with the blood of innocents and scoundrels alike.
Kentucky is not called the “dark and bloody ground” for nothing.
Meet Abigail Keam:
Award-winning author Abigail Keam writes the Mona Moon Mystery Series—a rags-to-riches 1930s mystery series which includes real people and events into the storyline.
The series is about a cartographer who is broke and counting her pennies when there is a knock at her door. A lawyer, representing her deceased uncle, announces Mona has inherited her uncle’s fortune and a horse farm in the Bluegrass. Mona can’t believe it. She is now one of the richest women in the country and in the middle of the Great Depression!
Abigail Keam is an award-winning and Amazon best-selling author who writes the Josiah Reynolds Mystery Series about a Southern beekeeper turned amateur female sleuth. The Last Chance For Love Series tells of strangers who come from all walks of life to the magical Last Chance Motel in Key Largo and get a second chance at rebuilding their lives, and The Princess Maura Fantasy Series.
One thing Miss Abigail loves to do as an author is to write real people and events into her stories. “I am a student of history and love to insert historical information into my mysteries. My goal is to entertain my readers, but if they learn a little something along the way—well, then we are both happy. I certainly learn a lot from my research, and I hope my readers come away with a new appreciation of beekeeping from my Josiah Reynolds Mysteries.”
Besides loving history, Kentucky bourbon, and chocolate, Abigail loves honeybees and for many years made her living by selling honey at a farmers’ market. She is an award-winning beekeeper who has won 16 honey awards at the Kentucky State Fair including the Barbara Horn Award, which is given to beekeepers who rate a perfect 100 in a honey competition.
A strong supporter of farmers’ markets and the local food economy, Miss Abigail has taken her knowledge of beekeeping to create a fictional beekeeping protagonist, Josiah Reynolds, who solves mysteries in the Bluegrass. While Miss Abigail’s novels are for enjoyment, she discusses the importance of a local sustainable food economy and land management for honeybees and other creatures.
She currently lives on the Kentucky River in a metal house with her husband and various critters. She still has honeybees.
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Review by Prairies Book Review:
FIVE STARS! An uproariously witty, tense, and cunningly constructed tale…
Keam’s latest, featuring beekeeper and amateur sleuth Josiah Reynolds,is a riotous adventure, with all the delicious trappings of a finely constructed mystery–treachery, deception, greed, sinister conspiracies, and murder.
Josiah is volunteering at an archeological dig at Fort Boonesborough with her attorney Shaneika and Shaneika’s cousin Heather but finds herself becoming embroiled in a murder investigation after a suspicious drowning turns out to be a murder.
The characters are etched with precision, but the spotlight shines brightest on the spunky pair of Josiah and Shaneika, who remain as interesting as ever. The tension stays ripe throughout, with the plot taking increasingly sharp turns, and Keam’s intelligent writing studded with Josiah’s sly wit keeps the pages flying.
The vivid descriptions of Kentucky’s grim history will transport the reader to another time and place while sharp characterizations, deft dialogue, and intriguing storyline make it a page-turner. An escapist’s adventure and a quality mystery at once, this is a knockout.
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