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Death By Drama: A Josiah Reynolds Mystery by Abigail Keam

About the Book

Death By Drama: A Josiah Reynolds Mystery

Cozy Mystery

11th in Series

Worker Bee Press (July 24, 2018)

Paperback: 228 pages

ISBN-10: 069215051X

ISBN-13: 978-0692150511

Digital ASIN: B07FMQB68G

Josiah joins an amateur thespian group that puts on plays in quirky places like public parks and crumbling antebellum mansions. It is a way to socialize, and Josiah feels lonely when her friend Hunter stops calling. Since the new play is being staged at Hunter’s ancestral home Wickliffe Manor, Josiah sees this as a win-win situation. She gets to have fun and remind Hunter that she is still alive and kicking. Hint. Hint.

What could go wrong? Everything!

Hunter ignores the acting group including Josiah, and it doesn’t help when the leading lady, Madison Smythe, drops dead on Hunter’s antique Persian rug. To make matters worse, Franklin, Hunter’s brother, is arrested for her murder!

Josiah does the only thing she can. She sends an S.O.S. to her daughter Asa to investigate the murder. Asa must also discover why a love note from Hunter was found in the dead woman’s coat pocket. Josiah is ready for romance, but she doesn’t want to fall in love with a cheater . . . and possibly a murderer!

About the Author

Abigail Keam is an award-winning and Amazon best-selling author who writes the Josiah Reynolds Mystery series about a Southern beekeeper turned amateur female sleuth in the Bluegrass.

Her first mystery novel, 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 List of 2011.

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

Miss Abigail is also an award-winning beekeeper who has won 16 honey 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.

A strong supporter of farmers' markets and local food economy, Miss Abigail has taken her knowledge of beekeeping to create a fictional beekeeping protagonist, Josiah Reynolds, who solves mysteries in the Bluegrass. While Miss Gail’s novels are for enjoyment, she discusses the importance of a local sustainable food economy and land management for honeybees and other creatures.

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


Josiah Reynolds Mystery Series

Death By A HoneyBee I Death By Drowning II Death By Bridle III Death By Bourbon IV Death By Lotto V Death By Chocolate VI Death By Haunting VII Death By Derby VIII Death By Design IX Death By Malice X Death By Drama XI Author Links











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  Death By Drama: A Josiah Reynolds Mystery 11Death By Drama: A Josiah Reynolds Mystery 11 by Abigail Keam
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

by Abigail Keam
A Josiah Reynolds Mystery 11

Ms. Keam is one prolific author, in at least 3 genres (cozy mystery; epic fantasy; sweet romance), and simultaneously is an award-winning beekeeper. So it's not unlikely that Josiah Reynolds, the protagonist of this eponymously-titled series, also practices beekeeping. What is more unusual in a series protagonist is that Josiah is older in ill health from a fall suffered some time back that might well have instead been fatal. But she doesn't take poor health lying down; she stays active, keeping bees, bonding with friends, trying to straighten out her daughter Asa, who owns her own insurance fraud investigation company and lives in London (instead of in Kentucky, as does Josiah), and even developing a lovely (if possibly not requited yet) love interest. Also naturally, when Love Interest's brother is charged with murder, even before the death is declared unnatural, Josiah is not going to let this continue and if Asa knows what's good for her, she'll be right alongside helping sleuth.

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