Maggie Dove and the Lost Brides

My new Maggie Dove mystery is now out in the world, and to celebrate that, the Miss Demeanors are running a Giveaway.

All you have to do is comment on this post and you will have the opportunity to win a copy of the book (and my undying affection).

In this third installment of my mystery series, private detective Maggie Dove is hired to track down a bride who stormed out of her own wedding ceremony. Seems an easy enough task. Bethany Coleman was wearing a wedding gown, driving a vintage Rolls Royce and navigating through a treacherous Hudson Valley snow storm. How far could she go? But in spite of her best efforts, Maggie can’t find her and she has to report back to the disappointed groom, her former Sunday School student Graham Lockwood, that Bethany has vanished.

Meanwhile, a different unhappy bride shows up on Maggie’s doorstep. This is her 23-year-old niece from Indiana, Livy Dove, whom she hasn’t seen in more than a decade. Livy’s been jilted by her fiancĂ©, and her parents think the best way for her to recover would be for her to spend some time with her favorite Aunt Dove in the beautiful little village of Darby-on-Hudson. Livy’s elegant, proud, a genius. Vulnerable.

Then, on the day Livy arrives, Bethany’s murdered body is discovered. The obvious suspect is Graham Lockwood, who has motive enough. And opportunity. He comes to Maggie’s house and begs her to prove he’s innocent. She must know he’s not that sort of person! While there, he meets Livy, and the two of them fall in love at first sight. Maggie can almost see Cupid’s darts soar by. A murderer stalks her village, Maggie must protect her niece. But how do you protect someone from the most dangerous emotion of all? Love.

That’s the story. Hope you love it, and please let me know what you think, whether on Facebook or Twitter.


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