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A Distant Murder (sparrow falls mystery 1)

A Distant Murder (sparrow falls mystery 1)

by Donna McLean


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Read the five-star debut novel that cozy readers have described as "an excellent book that's difficult to put down," "greatly entertaining, smoothly written, with an understanding of human thoughts and actions," "if you are looking for a good clean book full of colorful people and surroundings this is for you".

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"Perhaps you came here to find the story of the woman your grandmother did not have an opportunity to become, or to finish the story of the one who interrupted her life so suddenly." These intriguing words send freelance writer Addie McRae on a quest to uncover the truth behind a decades-old unsolved murder and find a killer who is still living - and killing - in tiny Sparrow Falls, North Carolina. She is befriended by spunky southern lady Tilda MacArdan and the mysterious and angelic Morwenna Goss, known as the "story keeper" of the old Scottish cemetery. A list of suspects grows as Addie meets the eccentric townsfolk, most of them descendants of Highland Scots who settled the town centuries before. Does a gossiping trio of elderly women remember the first murder accurately, or are they merely keeping ugly rumors alive? An artist who painted the portrait of the beautiful murder victim may have loved her – or killed her. The handsome editor of the town's struggling newspaper, whose grandfather was the prime suspect, could be Addie's new beau, or her most dangerous foe. New suspects appear as the amateur detective unravels the cold case, and Addie learns that even in a quiet town things – and people - are never quite as they appear.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781987050899
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 03/19/2019
Series: sparrow falls mystery series , #1
Pages: 274
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

Donna McLean's new cozy mystery series has been hailed by reviewers as a return to the classic whodunit that deftly captures a small town feeling reminiscent of Miss Marple's tiny village of eccentrics, friends, secrets and crimes. The American author is a direct descendant of Highland Scots who settled the Cape Fear region of North Carolina in the late 1700s. She chose this historical Southern setting as the perfect scene for her modern-day mystery novels. Filled with friendly folks and their whimsical homes, family reunions on the grounds of ancient wooden chapels, and old fashioned graciousness and hospitality, the idyllic setting leads the unsuspecting reader down a garden path that is filled with surprising twists and turns.

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