Delivering the Truth
by Edith Maxwell
Ms. Maxwell weaves a sturdy cloth from the stories of the various characters in Delivering the Truth.
I enjoyed every minute of this book…
~Shelley’s Book Case
This was a very entertaining read. I really enjoy reading Edith Maxwell’s writing as it flows so well.
~Melina’s Book Blog
…a different type of historical cozy…I enjoyed reading a book where the protagonist is a midwife and of the Quaker faith…
Rose is a smart character and the history of the story is done well.
~A Chick Who Reads
The author takes us into Rose’s life, making us feel as though we are right there with her in every situation. The mystery is well-developed and leaves the reader guessing right to the end.
Delivering the Truth
(A Quaker Midwife Mystery)
Publisher: Midnight Ink (April 8, 2016)
Paperback: 312 pages
E-Book ASIN: B019KKTWX6
Quaker midwife Rose Carroll hears secrets and keeps confidences as she attends births of the rich and poor alike in an 1888 Massachusetts mill town. When the town’s world-famed carriage industry is threatened by the work of an arsonist, and a carriage factory owner’s adult son is stabbed to death with Rose’s own knitting needle, she is drawn into solving the mystery. Things get dicey after the same owner’s mistress is also murdered, leaving her one-week-old baby without a mother. The Quaker poet and abolitionist John Greenleaf Whittier helps Rose by lending words of advice and support. While struggling with being less than the perfect Friend, Rose draws on her strengths as a counselor and problem solver to bring two murderers to justice before they destroy the town’s carriage industry and the people who run it.
“Edith Maxwell makes 1880s New England come alive through her own familiarity with the Quaker life and her home town. Rose Carroll is a richly crafted and appealing sleuth. A terrific historical read.”—Rhys Bowen, New York Times bestselling author of Molly Murphy and Royal Spyness historical mystery series
“Maxwell introduces a fascinating new heroine with her Quaker midwife Rose Carroll.”—VICTORIA THOMPSON, BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF MURDER ON ST. NICHOLAS AVE
“The historical setting is redolent and delicious, the townspeople engaging, and the plot a proper puzzle, but it’s Rose Carroll – midwife, Quaker, sleuth – who captivates in this irresistible series debut.”—Catriona McPherson, Agatha, Anthony and Macavity winning author of the Dandy Gilver series
“[Rose’s] strong personality combined with the author’s distinctive voice and vivid writing style transported me instantly to another time and place.”—KATHY LYNN EMERSON, MALICE DOMESTIC 2014 GUEST OF HONOR AND AUTHOR OF HOW TO WRITE KILLER HISTORICAL MYSTERIES, MURDER IN THE QUEEN’S WARDROBE, AND THE DIANA SPAULDING 1888 MYSTERIES
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Agatha-nominated and Amazon best-selling author Edith Maxwell writes the Quaker Midwife Mysteries and the Local Foods Mysteries, the Country Store Mysteries (as Maddie Day), and the Lauren Rousseau Mysteries (as Tace Baker), as well as award-winning short crime fiction. Maxwell lives north of Boston with her beau and three cats, and blogs with the other Wicked Cozy Authors. You can find her on Facebook, twitter, Pinterest, and at www.edithmaxwell.com.
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