- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2539 KB
- Print Length: 336 pages
- Publisher: Midnight Ink (May 1 2015)
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00VXK6CXA
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As the director of Barton Farm, a living history museum in Ohio, Kelsey Cambridge is underpaid and underappreciated, but she loves every minute of it. Determined to keep the struggling farm open, she plans to impress the museum's wealthy benefactress, Cynthia Cherry, with a Civil War reenactment on the farm's grounds.
Unfortunately, the first shot in the battle isn't from a period soldier. It's from Cynthia's greedy nephew, Maxwell, who fires a threat at Kelsey to cut the museum's funding. The next morning, things go from bad to worse when Kelsey discovers Maxwell dead. Now Kelsey is the police's number one suspect, and she must start her own investigation to save Barton Farm . . . and herself.
About the Author
Amanda Flower, an Agatha-nominated mystery author, started her writing career in elementary school when she read a story she wrote to her sixth grade class and had the class in stitches with her description of being stuck on the top of a Ferris wheel. She knew at that moment she’d found her calling of making people laugh with her words. Her debut mystery, Maid of Murder, was an Agatha Award Nominee for Best First Novel. Amanda is an academic librarian for a small college near Cleveland. She also writes mysteries as Isabella Alan.
The Final Reveille by author Amanda Flower is the first book in a new series.
The setting of the Final Reveille is Barton Farm which is a living history museum. Being Canadian, I have heard that Civil War reenactments being very popular in the Eastern United States but I have never personally witnessed one. Author Amanda Flower brings the reenactment to life. I found it all very interesting.
As a lover of history and of mysteries, I found The Final Reveille to be very satisfying. I enjoyed the main character Kelsey Cambridge. The setting, plot and characters were all well defined.
Good book. I see that Amanda Flower has a Amish cozy mystery series as well. Looking forward to the next book in the Living History Museum Mystery series.