The Final Tap by Amanda Flower

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The Final Tap
by Amanda Flower

The Final Tap has characters to love and hate, an interesting setting, and historical flavor to go along with a juicy, twisty, murder mystery.
~Sissy, Bubble Bath Books

Characters that continue to evolve, a fabulous setting, and a top notch mystery. I recommend this one highly.
~Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book

Author Amanda Flower taps into the perfect combination of history and modernity, as well as personal drama and professional character. I enjoy the escape her writing provides.
~The Girl with Book Lungs

I want to live on Barton Farm. That’s it. Ms. Flower’s descriptions take me back to my childhood.
~Back Porchervations

Well, I’ve found yet another cozy mystery series to add to my must-buy list! I really enjoyed the setting – a working historical farm…
~The Book’s the Thing

This historical whodunit is a sure hit and will have you on the edge of your seat guessing who the killer is until the very end.
~Shelley’s Book Case

Flower combines powerful characterization and strong family values with a puzzling mystery amidst a unique background.
~Cozy Up With Kathy

This is a well written book that kept my attention from the very beginning. If you like history and you love a good cozy mystery, then this is the series for you.
~Melina’s Book Blog

I have enjoyed this series so far, from the historical aspect, to the education side, and even how I am always surprised at who the killer turns out to be, it is never anyone I have least not yet.
~Storeybook Reviews

Author Flower’s writing continues to grow more amazing with every book she writes. If you haven’t read one of her books, you’re missing out on incredible storytelling.
~Lisa K’s Book Reviews

…this book showcased superb writing, a very unique story line, a new twist on the typical cozy setting and characters you want to love and hate!
~Classy Cheapskate

I love the concept of a series set on a living history museum. Add the fact that it’s a reconstructed farm in Ohio, my home state, and written by an Ohio author, and it can’t miss!
~Book Babble

The mystery is well developed, engaging the reader from the beginning. I have to admit the reveal caught me by surprise.
~Booklady’s Booknotes

I loved this book from cover to cover: I like that it perfectly blends past and present. I love the idea of this farm, is a living museum, I would like very much to visit it.

The Final Tap
(A Living History Museum Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Midnight Ink (May 8, 2016)
Paperback: 288 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0738745138


March on Barton Farm can only mean one thing: maple sugar season. To combat the winter slump, resilient director Kelsey Cambridge organizes a Maple Sugar Festival, complete with school visits, pancake breakfasts, and tree tapping classes. Kelsey hires curmudgeonly maple sugar expert Dr. Conrad Beeson to teach the classes, despite misgivings over his unpleasant demeanor. It’s a decision she ends up regretting when, before the first tree can be tapped for sap, Dr. Beeson turns up dead.

The maple sugar expert’s death threatens to shut down not only the Maple Sugar Festival, but also Barton Farm itself. Kelsey must solve Dr. Beeson’s murder to escape the increasingly sticky situation.


About This Author

Amanda Flower, a two-time Agatha Award-nominated mystery author, started her writing career in elementary school when she read a story she wrote to her sixth grade class and had the class in stitches with her description of being stuck on the top of a Ferris wheel. She knew at that moment she’d found her calling of making people laugh with her words. She also writes mysteries as national bestselling  author Isabella Alan. In addition to being an author, Amanda is an academic librarian for a small college near Cleveland.

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May 9 – Bubble Bath Books – REVIEW

May 10 – The Girl with Book Lungs – REVIEW

May 11 – Back Porchervations – REVIEW

May 12 – The Book’s the Thing – REVIEW

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May 13 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW

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May 15 – Melina’s Book Blog –  REVIEW, GUEST POST

May 16 – StoreyBook Reviews – REVIEW

May 17 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – REVIEW, GUEST POST

May 18 – Classy Cheapskate – REVIEW

May 19 – Queen of All She Reads –  REVIEW

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3 thoughts on “The Final Tap by Amanda Flower

  1. I am so intrigued by this series! Definitely on my to-read list. I love Amanda’s writing! Just recently finished Crime and Poetry. It was wonderful!

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