Don't Die Under the Apple Tree

Don't Die Under the Apple Tree

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by Amy Patricia Meade
     
 

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Life is definitely not easy for 32-year old Rosie O'Doyle Keefe, but she can handle working in New York City's World War II shipyards--until her foreman winds up dead--right after she rebuffed his "requirements" for a promotion. . .

Never one to sit back and hope for the best, Rosie discovers that everyone who knew the foreman had good reasons to kill him…  See more details below

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Life is definitely not easy for 32-year old Rosie O'Doyle Keefe, but she can handle working in New York City's World War II shipyards--until her foreman winds up dead--right after she rebuffed his "requirements" for a promotion. . .

Never one to sit back and hope for the best, Rosie discovers that everyone who knew the foreman had good reasons to kill him off. She also finds that she has a surprise ally in the darkly handsome police lieutenant Jack Riordan. But Jack also has to produce a viable suspect for his captain in five days--even if it has to be Rosie. . .

Before long, the mystery spirals onto the streets of wartime New York. With the clock ticking and her freedom on the line, Rosie and Lieutenant Riordan will need to join forces to find the truth and catch the now very desperate killer. . .who may be much closer then they think!

Raves for the novels of Amy Patricia Meade

"If only Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, and Jimmy Stewart were still alive. They would be fabulous in the movie version. . .Meade's kickoff mystery is a winner." --Booklist on Million Dollar Baby

"Nary a dull moment." --Publishers Weekly on Black Moonlight

Amy Patricia Meade is the author of the The Marjorie McClelland Mysteries, published by Midnight Ink, including such titles as Black Moonlight, Shadow Waltz, and Ghost of a Chance. She is a member of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America. She grew up watching black-and-white movies from the World War II period, especially anything with the Andrews Sisters. Amy lives in Vermont with her husband and their two cats.

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ISBN-13:
9780758279743
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
05/01/2012
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Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
File size:
1 MB

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Don't Die under the Apple Tree 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
52chickadees More than 1 year ago
Set in 1942, with more and more men being called on to defend our Country, Rose Doyle Keefe, like many other women, secures a job at the Pushey Shipyard. At the time, it was about the best paying job Rose could get, and she sure needs it. Her absent husband Billy had lied to her about enlisting, when, in fact, he had been boozing and womanizing, with hardworking Rose the last one to know. Stepping into a tough (typically a man’s) position on the shipbuilding crew, Rose faces more obstacles than just the hard work and long hours. The male crew members resent the female presence at the shipyard and torment them, both verbally and physically. Rose’s assignment on the team was that of “passer”—one who catches red-hot rivets tossed from the “heater” and replaces temporary bolts with those now mushroom-shaped, to be flattened by the riveter’s pneumatic hammer. If the heat and height (being up on scaffolding) weren’t enough to deal with. Rose endures nasty tricks and taunting by fellow workers, until one day, Rose fights back! Highly agitated Shift Foreman, Bob Finch orders Rose into his office and launches into a reprimand and ultimate dismissal. Rose pleads her case to retain her much needed position with a leering Finch making sexual advances. Rose smacks him in the head with a stapler, dazing him and runs for safety. She wanders aimlessly for hours, finally heading to her tiny apartment shared with her widowed Sister, Katie and Katie’s infant son, Charlie. The peacefully safe atmosphere is interrupted by a knock at the door and Lieutenant Jack Riordan announcing Rose is wanted for the bludgeoning death of Robert Finch! Rose knew she didn’t do this! She was defending herself! But how to prove that she didn’t kill the rude, crude, nasty excuse for a man, slime ball foreman, and perhaps uncover who did—all within five days or she will be arrested? This will take every bit of constructive sleuthing she can muster. Her Sister Katie surprises her with her “hound dog detective skills”. Who did do the dastardly deed? Was it Finch’s wife? With help from her boyfriend, Simonetti the butcher? Abused employee, Shelby Jackson, who was missing in action since the incident? Michael Delaney, Rose’s “lovesick puppy dog” and old friend who was angry over Finch’s actions? Or how about silver-tongued Irishman Clinton Kilbride who lost his beloved fiancée? Perhaps social climber, “anything for a buck ”Tony Del Vecchio ? This tale starts out slowly as you get acquainted with Rose and company, but jump on her train and hang on, as it pulls you in and keeps you wondering if your hunches were correct with some surprises along the way. This is the first in the “Rosie the Riveter” series and I’m curious to see what future adventures Ms. Meade and ultimately, Rose have in store for us. Nancy Narma
mysteriesformeCA More than 1 year ago
The main character Rosie the Riviter was interesting, yet the plot was thin and a seventh grader could have figured it out in minutes. The idea for the series is there, but not enough substance to the story to make it enjoyable. I also read Meade's mystery set in New England and thought it wandered aimlessly. With money being tight these days, I'll stick with authors who I know put out a good story.
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Does anyone herr know where Blazeclan is? I'm a bit lost.
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Play with Violetsongs tail.- starry& echo
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Its sleep or slept not slep.~cat
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A small creek and flowers around it
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Feeds silently his body warm against his moms pelt
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Silverriver pickks him up and brings him to result one "theress someone i want u to meet"