MURDER IN G MAJOR

MURDER IN G MAJOR

by Alexia Gordon

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ISBN-13: 9781635110579
Publisher: Henery Press
Publication date: 07/06/2016
Series: The Gethsemane Brown Mystery Series , #1
Pages: 290
Sales rank: 418,761
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

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MURDER IN G MAJOR 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
KristinSchadler More than 1 year ago
Awesome book! Different subject matter, different location, different type of heroine. Loved every page. Can't wait for the next one!
KateC More than 1 year ago
Gethsemane Brown has gumption, moxie, and spunk, and she needs all three to solve the Murder in G Major. I loved this debut mystery by Alexia Gordon.
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: Murder in G Major - Gethsemane Brown Mystery Book 1 Author: Alexia Gordon Published: 9-13-2016 Publisher: Henery Press Pages: 268 Genre: Mystery, Thrillers & Suspense Sub Genre: Amateur Sleuths; Cozy Mystery; Whodunnit; Paranormal; Ghost ISBN: 13-978-1635110579 ASIN: B01H42FOHK Reviewer: DelAnne Reviewed For: NetGalley My Rating: 4.75 Stars I received a copy of "Murder in G Major" from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for my honest review. Publisher's Description: With few other options, African-American classical musician Gethsemane Brown accepts a less-than-ideal position turning a group of rowdy schoolboys into an award-winning orchestra. Stranded without luggage or money in the Irish countryside, she figures any job is better than none. The perk? Housesitting a lovely cliffside cottage. The catch? The ghost of the cottage’s murdered owner haunts the place. Falsely accused of killing his wife (and himself), he begs Gethsemane to clear his name so he can rest in peace. Gethsemane’s reluctant investigation provokes a dormant killer and she soon finds herself in grave danger. As Gethsemane races to prevent a deadly encore, will she uncover the truth or star in her own farewell performance? Books in the Gethsemane Brown Mystery Series: MURDER IN G MAJOR (#1) My Review: Gethsemane Brown is a unique character in that she is an accomplished world class musician. When she is hired to bring a group of rowdy, practically raw, schoolboys in line and turn them into competition level orchestra in Ireland. She takes on the challenge and moves into a picturesque cliff side cottage. Imagine her surprise when she discovers a prior resident is still in residence. Eamon McCarthy has been unable to move on following the deaths of his wife and himself. Falsely accused of murdering her and then committing suicide he convinces a reluctant Gethsemane to clear his name. With her job threatened if she fails to win the competition and looking for the truth behind Eamon's murder her plate is full. The the true killer comes out of hiding to silence the truth and Gethsemane forever. I found "Murder in G Major" to be humorous and a light easy read. The plot was done well and keeps the reader's interest to the end. The characters are well developed, even Eamon. You grow to like them and become invested in their story. My rating is 4.75 Stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anxious to read book two
RuthieJonesTX More than 1 year ago
Murder in G Major is an adorable cozy mystery involving old poorly solved crimes, an endearing ghost, and lots of music. The author strands the protagonist, Gethsemane Brown, in Ireland with no luggage, dropping her into a difficult situation right off the bat. The story quickly takes off from there. Gethsemane’s ghostly encounter is funny, lively, and quite touching. I refuse to spoil everything, so I’ll say no more on that point. What I can say is that Gethsemane sure likes her bourbon, and she can’t help jumping feet first into just about everything, including murder, musicales, a poison garden, and several challenges she can’t seem to refuse. The musical references throughout add a unique and interesting twist to the standard mystery. What’s unique (for me, at least) is that Gethsemane’s danger (or BS) instinct is triggered by music playing in her head. How useful would this ability be in real life? Setting the story in Ireland provides an old-world mystical layer because no one in Ireland seems to be phased by any mention of ghosts. Houses are expected to be haunted, and Gethsemane’s temporary abode is definitely haunted. I love how the ghost, Eamon McCarthy, doesn’t follow our preconceived or expected notions of how ghosts should behave. He isn’t tied to the spot where he was allegedly murdered, and while his temper is fiery and explosive, he’s an endearing ghost with intensely true feelings. I like him! While the somewhat easily solved murders are solved (yes, in addition to the old murders, new murders crop up), the story ends in mystery. As Gethsemane cracks the case and soars through her music teaching debut with flying colors, she finds her Irish ghost has gone missing. This cliffhanger will definitely keep you clamoring for the next in the series. My favorite quotes: “If you can’t get out of a situation, take control of it.” ~ chapter 2 “You never know what you’ll find when you open yourself to all possibilities.” ~ chapter 17 Thank you to Lone Star Book Blog Tour and publisher Henry Press for providing me with a copy of Murder in G Major by Alexia Gordon in exchange for my honest review.
weluvdopey More than 1 year ago
This is a great book; this is the first book in the Gethsemane Brown series written by Alexia Gordon. Gethsemane Brown is a classical musician and accepts a less-than-ideal position turning a group of rowdy schoolboys into an award-winning orchestra. Stranded without luggage or money in the Irish countryside, she figures any job is better than none. The problem is the Cliffside cottage she is housesitting has a ghost of the cottage’s murdered owner. Falsely accused of killing his wife (and himself), he begs Gethsemane to clear his name so he can rest in peace. Gethsemane’s reluctant investigation provokes a dormant killer and she soon finds herself in grave danger. This is a great book with a wonderful story and well developed characters. This book will keep you reading long into the night and you will not want to put this book down until you finish. This was such a great read and full of surprises. I am looking forward to reading the next book by this great author. A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
Deb-Krenzer More than 1 year ago
This was a different concept for a cozy mystery. It was funny. While I was reading this it came to mind that it reminded me of a TV show, "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir". Several pages later in the book, one of the main characters even brought up that fact. Yes, Gethsemane (the main character) was living in an old house with a ghost who appeared in front of her and talked to her. Eamon McCarthy (the ghost and owner of the house) wants her to prove that he did not murder his wife and commit suicide. All the while Gethsemane has 6 weeks to get a team of teenagers ready to perform an orchestral piece for a competition in which she must win. No pressure. This was a well written story with great characters and I definitely enjoyed reading it. Eamon would ALWAYS show up at the wrong time without any forewarning. Some of those times were pretty humorous. I most certainly would recommend this book to cozy lovers and I now have another new author on my cozy list. Thanks to Henery Press and Net Galley for providing me with a free e-galley in exchange for an honest review.