by Susan Breen
Susan Breen introduces a charming new series heroine in this poignant and absorbing cozy mystery with a bite. Maggie Dove thinks everyone in her small Westchester County community knows everyone else’s secrets. Then murder comes to town.
When Sunday School teacher Maggie Dove finds her hateful next-door neighbor Marcus Bender lying dead under her beloved oak tree—the one he demanded she cut down—she figures the man dropped dead of a mean heart. But Marcus was murdered, and the prime suspect is a young man Maggie loves like a son. Peter Nelson was the worst of Maggie’s Sunday School students; he was also her late daughter’s fiancé, and he’s been a devoted friend to Maggie in the years since her daughter’s death.
Maggie can’t lose Peter, too. So she sets out to find the real murderer. To do that, she must move past the grief that has immobilized her all these years. She must probe the hidden corners of her little village on the Hudson River. And, when another death strikes even closer to home, Maggie must find the courage to defend the people and the town she loves—even if it kills her.
About The Author –
Susan Breen is the author of The Fiction Class, her debut novel that won the Washington Irving Book Award. Her stories and articles have appeared in many magazines, among them The Best American Nonrequired Reading, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Compose, Writer’s Digest, and The Writer. She teaches at Gotham Writers in Manhattan; is on the faculty of the New York Pitch Conference, South Carolina Writers Workshop, and the Women’s National Book Association; and is a member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters-in-Crime. Breen lives in a small village on the Hudson River with her husband, two dogs, and one cat. Her three children are flourishing elsewhere.
Barnes & Noble:
June 13 – Community Bookstop – REVIEW
June 13 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book– SPOTLIGHT
June 14 – T’s Stuff – SPOTLIGHT
June 14 – Cozy Up With Kathy – INTERVIEW
June 15 – StoreyBook Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
June 16 – Books Direct – GUEST POST
June 17 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – REVIEW
June 18 – Melina’s Book Blog – REVIEW
June 18 – LibriAmoriMiei – REVIEW
June 19 – Queen of All She Reads – REVIEW
June 19 – Island Confidential – INTERVIEW
June 20 – Back Porchervations – REVIEW
June 20 – Brooke Blogs – GUEST POST
June 21 – The Girl with Book Lungs – REVIEW
June 22 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, &, Sissy, Too! – SPOTLIGHT
June 23 – A Blue Million Books – INTERVIEW
June 24 – I Read What You Write – REVIEW
Have you signed up to be a Tour Host?