Title: Maggie Dove's Detective Agency
Author: Susan Breen
Stars: 3 1\2 out of 5
A well written and thought out story-line with a colorful cast of characters. The main character appears to be a very sincere individual who is always trying to do what is correct and right. If you enjoy very light reading mysteries this would be an ideal book for you. I felt a more in depth description and background for the characters would have been very helpful ln fully understanding the story-line.
I have rated this book at 3.5 stars.
I received an ARC from Netgalley for my unbiased review.
Thank you Frank for your Reviews
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.
Published November 8th 2016 by Alibi
About The Author:
Seven important facts to know about Susan Breen:
1. Her first mystery novel, MAGGIE DOVE, is to be published by the Random House Alibi imprint on June 14, 2016. It's a story about a Sunday School teacher who turns to detecting when her most troublesome (and favorite) student, now a grown man, is accused of murder.
2. Her 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.
3. She teaches fiction-writing and novel-writing at Gotham Writers' Workshop in Manhattan. She writes for THE WRITER and WRITER'S DIGEST magazine.
4. Susan's a workshop leader at the New York Pitch Conference.
5. She loves reading mysteries, which was part of what prompted her to write her novel. Some of her favorite mystery writers are Agatha Christie, Louise Penny, Kate Atkinson, PD James and many, many, many more.
6. 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.
7. She loves hearing from readers. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org