Death By A HoneyBee 1

Death By A HoneyBee 1

by Abigail Keam

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Death By A HoneyBee 1 by Abigail Keam

Josiah Reynolds, a former art history professor, was once a celebrity with wealth, social position, and a famous husband. Now all of that is gone. The professor finds her circumstances drastically altered. Retired, Josiah is now a full time beekeeper trying to stay financially afloat by selling honey at the local Farmers' Market. She finds her world turned upside down when a man is found dead in her bee yard, only to discover that the victim is her competitor and nemesis. The police suspect the brutal death is murder and Josiah is their number one suspect.

She is determined to find out who is trying to frame her, along with her assistant, Matt, who is twenty years her junior and gay, and her lawyer, Shaneika, a African-American woman, rumored to be a descendant of a historically prominent Lexington family. Josiah's powerful but secretive daughter pops in and out of her mother's life, pulling strings to protect her mother from danger.

Set in the beautiful horse country of the Bluegrass, Josiah makes the rounds of quirky characters that can only be found in Kentucky. Fighting an unseen enemy in the glamorous world of thoroughbreds, oak-cured bourbon, and ante-bellum plantation houses, Josiah struggles to uncover the truth in a city that keeps its secrets well.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012943248
Publisher: Worker Bee Press
Publication date: 03/23/2010
Series: Josiah Reynolds Mysteries , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 223
Sales rank: 77,308
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Abigail Keam is an award-winning author who writes the Josiah Reynolds Mystery Series about a female beekeeper turned amateur sleuth. Josiah solves mysteries with her quirky friends in the Kentucky Bluegrass where fast horses, bourbon, and secrets abound.

Miss Abigail also writes the Last Chance For Romance Series. This is an inspirational series where people with problems visit the Last Chance Motel in Key Largo in desperate attempts to change their lives. There are many happy-ever-afters in these sweet and magical tales of love and redemption.

In addition, she has an epic fantasy series for those who like to read action/adventure - The Princess Maura Tales. Princess Maura must fight to keep her throne and save her people, even if it means destroying the man she loves.

DEATH BY A HONEYBEE won the 2010 Gold Medal Award for Women's Lit from Reader's Favorite and was a Finalist of the USA BOOK NEWS-Best Books of 2011.

DEATH BY DROWNING won the Reader's Favorite 2011 Gold Medal Award for Best Mystery Sleuth and also was placed on the USA BOOK NEWS-Best Books of 2011 as a Finalist.

Miss Abigail is also an award-winning beekeeper who has won 16 awards at the Kentucky State Fair including the Barbara Horn Award which is given to beekeepers who rate a perfect 100 in a honey competition. Like her protagonist, Josiah Reynolds, she was a professional beekeeper and sold honey at a local farmers' market for years.

She currently lives on the Kentucky River Palisades in a metal house with her husband and various critters. She still has honeybees.

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Death By A HoneyBee 1 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
mellis More than 1 year ago
I love cozy mysteries and this was an enjoyable one.  Having family from Kentucky and relatives in the Lexington area made it especially good for me.  Having a lead lady character who is older and not built like Twiggy made it more interesting as most leading lady characters supposedly look like models and not real people. That makes it exceptional in my opinion.  I liked the story line and the cliff hanger.  Will continue on with this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No fair
Brencz More than 1 year ago
This was my first book by author Abigail Keam and won’t be my last. I loved her sense of humor mixed in with a murder/mystery. All the characters were well written and the story was good and moved at a great place. The ending was a cliffhanger and just makes you want to read more. I have become a fan of the Josiah Reynolds Mystery series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very entertaining mystery, with plenty of twists and turns and subplots. I look forward to reading about Josiah's recovery and what trouble she gets into next.