Death By Design 9 (Josiah Reynolds Mysteries)

Death By Design 9 (Josiah Reynolds Mysteries)

by Abigail Keam

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Overview

Josiah Reynolds can hardly believe she hears
someone call out her name as she strolls down 75th Street
in New York City. With the promise of a free drink, Bunny Witt
steers Josiah into nearby Bemelmans Bar where she proceeds
to unfold a tale about being stalked by a mysterious stranger.

It seems that Bunny's apartments in London and New York have
been broken into and searched, yet nothing was taken.
She is desperate for someone to find out who is tormenting her
and why. She has decided that someone should be our Josiah!

This chance encounter in the Big Apple leads Josiah into the
world of haute couture, mysterious princes from India, precious
gems, and murder in a town that keeps its secrets well!

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158159688
Publisher: Worker Bee Press
Publication date: 05/16/2016
Series: Josiah Reynolds Mysteries , #9
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 170,188
File size: 556 KB

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 Design 9 (Josiah Reynolds Mysteries) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really have enjoyed this series. Great characters, excellent writing, unpredictable...
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Liz Konkel for Readers' Favorite Death by Design by Abigail Keam is the ninth book in the Josiah Reynolds Mysteries series. As Josiah Reynolds continues to recover, she expects an easy trip in New York City, until she hears her name called out on the street. Enter Bunny Witt, who shares a tale of how her apartments in New York and London have been broken into, but nothing has been stolen. She begs Josiah to find the one responsible. Despite not being particularly fond of Bunny, Josiah agrees to help her. As Josiah's best friend, Matt, returns home after recovering from being shot, she's pulled into a mystery revolving around precious gems and murder. With an assortment of eccentric and sophisticated characters, Death by Design is a witty, humorous, and charming mystery. Being the ninth in the series, the characters are deeply rooted and developed, their relationships complex, and their chemistry is evident in how easily the banter flows. Abigail Keam writes an array of personality types that are larger than life and emotionally well-rounded, with delightful quirks and full of heart. Josiah is a wonderful and spunky heroine, the kind of character you wish was real. Keam often breaks the fourth wall, but the prose doesn't flounder, instead Josiah's asides serve humorous purposes. Josiah often reminded me of a hard-boiled detective type, with her cynical nature, quick wit, and stubbornness. Death by Design is the kind of mystery that pairs well with a glass of iced tea, one that's hard to put down until the end. A must-read!