As Susan Breen’s compelling cozy mystery series continues, Maggie Dove’s budding detective agency has given her a new lease on life. Only one thing stands in the way of success: her clients—or lack of them.
After catching the killer who shook her small Hudson River town, former Sunday School teacher Maggie Dove stumbled onto an exciting new career and found a way to take her mind off her own tragic past. Now, despite her best efforts to promote the agency, Maggie can’t seem to land any new cases—until Racine Stern, one of the village’s wealthiest residents, offers her a thousand dollars to convince her “evil” sister, Domino, to stay out of town.
While Maggie’s business partner thinks she’s crazy for turning down a potential client, she doesn’t want her agency to get a reputation for accommodating bizarre requests. However, Maggie is soon caught up in the family drama anyway. Racine may fear for her life—and her inheritance—but it’s Domino who takes the fall when she plunges to her death from a tower at Stern Manor. Was it an accident or something more sinister? Maggie’s investigation will test her faith—and her ability to survive.
I had not read book 1 in the series (Maggie Dove: A Mystery), prior to reading this one, but Susan gives you enough info, that you do not have to read it, yet she doesn't give much away from the first mystery! This is the perfect after Halloween mystery read- it's about good versus evil, abut the sins of the parents coming upon their children, and about keeping faith, when all seems against you! Yet, it is a fun and quick read, that will leave you running to get book 1! I am looking forward to the third book in the series!
About the Author:
Susan's short stories have been published widely, most recently in the 2009 issue of BEST AMERICAN NON-REQUIRED READING and the Jan. 2011 issue of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. She teaches fiction-writing and novel-writing at Gotham Writers' Workshop in Manhattan, as well as writing for THE WRITER and WRITER'S DIGEST magazine. She loves reading mysteries, which was part of what prompted her to write her novel. She lives in a small village in the Hudson Valley with her husband, two dogs (cockapoos) and one cat. Her three children are flourishing elsewhere.