by Susan Breen
The story telling the author gives us really makes you feel like your right next to Maggie Dove wanting to help out when you can.
Maggie Dove is a great debut to the Maggie Dove Mystery Series. This well written story has enough quirky characters, intrigue, suspense, humor, and drama that easily draws the reader into Maggie’s amateur sleuth adventures…
~Jersey Girl Book Reviews
This was a well written book with a great plot that kept my attention.
~Melina’s Book Blog
It was a quick read, clean, pleasant, in some moments also sad. It’s well written with vivid descriptions, an amazing set, engaging characters and good dialogue.
The mystery is well written and takes several twists and turns. Just when I thought I might know the identity of the killer, Ms. Breen threw in a twist to make me change my mind.
~Queen of All She Reads
I liked that Maggie had internal debates with herself, questioning if she was taking the best course of action according to her spiritual heritage and practice.
Maggie Dove is a different kind of mystery story; largely because of the title character herself. She’s a fresh face in this genre – and a welcome one…
~The Girl with Book Lungs
I cannot wait for another book by this author.
~3 Partners in Shopping; Nana, Mommy, &; Sissy too!
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.
Webpage – http://www.susanjbreen.com/about.htm
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