Sunday, October 29, 2017

DEATH IN D MINOR BY ALEXIA GORDON

Genre: Paranormal Mystery / African American Sleuth
Publisher: Henery Press
Date of Publication: July 11, 2017
Pages: 236


Synopsis: 

Gethsemane Brown, African-American musician and expatriate to an Irish village, solved a string of murders and got used to living with a snarky ghost. She can rest easy now. Right? Wrong. The ghost has disappeared, her landlord's about to sell to a developer, and her brother-in-law's come to visit. She scrambles to call her spectral roomie back from beyond and find a way to save the cottage from destruction. But real estate takes a backseat when her brother-in-law is accused of stealing a valuable antique. Gethsemane strikes a deal with an investigator to go undercover at a charity ball and snoop for evidence of a forgery/theft ring in exchange for the woman's help clearing him. At the party, she accidentally conjures the ghost of an eighteenth-century sea captain, then ends up the prime suspect in the party host’s murder. She races to untangle a web of phony art and stolen antiques to exonerate herself, then the killer targets her. Will she bring a murderer to justice, or will her encore investigation become her swan song?

Praise for Death in D Minor: 
Gethsemane Brown is everything an amateur sleuth should be: smart, sassy, talented, and witty even when her back is against the wall. In her latest adventure, she's surrounded by a delightful cast, some of whom readers will remember from Gordon's award-winning debut and all of whom they won't forget. Gordon writes characters we want resurrected. ~​Cate Holahan, author of The Widower's Wife and Lies She Told
Erstwhile ghost conjurer and gifted concert violinist Gethsemane Brown returns in this thoroughly enjoyable follow-up to last year’s Murder in G Major. Facing eviction from the historic seaside cottage she calls home, Gethsemane must clear her brother-in-law’s name - as well as her own - when a priceless artifact goes missing and the wealthy dowager to whom it belonged is “helped” over a high balcony railing.  With the help of a spectral sea captain she accidentally summoned, Gethsemane tries to unravel the mystery as the murderer places her squarely in the crosshairs. ~​Daniel J. Hale, Agatha Award-winning author
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Excerpt: 

Death in D Minor by Alexia Gordon

***

“This is ridiculous.”

They stood in the doorway of Walsh and Sons Men’s Tailor and Haberdashery. Frankie crossed his arms and mimicked the expression of a schoolboy told there’d be a pop quiz.

“It’s not.” Gethsemane tugged at his arm. “Tailors keep records. My grandfather kept a record of every detail about every suit and dress he ever made. Color, cut, size, fabric, price. He even kept fabric swatches and sketches of the finished piece.”

“So you’re just going to walk in there, hand the proprietor your ‘appropriated’ button, and ask him who he made it for. If he made it. It could’ve come from anywhere.”

“Not anywhere. Custom-made sterling silver buttons engraved with coats of arms don’t come from the local superstore.”

“Walsh and his sons aren’t the only tailors around.”

“They’re the only ones in Ballytuam.” She pulled him into the shop. “Come on.”

“If it is his button, he’s not going to volunteer the name of the person he sold it to. Don’t high-end shops pride themselves on keeping their clients’ details confidential?”

“Yes, they do. Which is why you’re going to distract the Messrs. Walsh while I have a peek in the office.”

***

About the Author: 

A writer since childhood, I put literary endeavors on hold to finish medical school and Family Medicine residency training. Medical career established, I returned to writing fiction. I completed SMU's Writer’s Path program in Dallas, Texas. Henery Press published my first novel, Murder in G Major, book one of the Gethsemane Brown mysteries, in September 2016. Book two, Death in D Minor, released July 11, 2017.

Murder in G Major won the Lefty Award for Best Debut Novel, was nominated for an Agatha Award for Best New Novel, and was selected one of Suspense Magazine's Best Debuts. I listen to classical music, drink whiskey, and blog at www.missdemeanors.com, voted one of Writers' Digest magazine's 101 best websites for writers, and featured on Femmes Fatales.


Giveaway: 

Grand Prize: Signed copy of Death in D Minor + Whisky Field Guide, Sea Salt & Bay Rum soy candle, Notepad, $20 Starbucks Gift Card
2nd Prize: Signed copy of Death in D Minor, Ceramic Skull Coffee Mug, $20 Amazon Gift Card
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