Featured: Murder Under A Blue Moon by Abigail Keam
Readers who enjoy witty historical mysteries will love this brand new series. It is a highly entertaining mystery, with a fast-paced plot.
Mona Moon is not your typical young lady. She is a cartographer by trade, explorer by nature, and adventurer by heart.
But there’s a problem.
Miss Mona is broke.
It’s during the Depression, and National Geographic has just turned down her application to join an expedition to the Amazon.
What’s she to do?
Perhaps get a job as a department store salesgirl?
Anything to tide her over until a next assignment.
There’s a knock on the door. Who could this be in the middle of the night? Holding a revolver,
Mona reluctantly opens her door to a man wearing a Homburg hat and holding a briefcase.
“I bring glad tidings. Your Uncle Manfred Moon has died and left you as his heir to the Moon fortune. You are now one of the richest women in the country!” he says.
Mona’s response is to point her revolver in his face.
If the stranger is telling the truth, she will apologize. If he is a fraud, she will shoot him.
That’s how Mona does things in 1933.
Meet Abigail Keam:
Award-winning author Abigail Keam writes the Mona Moon Mystery Series–a rags-to-riches 1930s mystery series that includes real people and events into the storyline.
The series is about a cartographer who is broke and counting her pennies when there is a knock at her door.
A lawyer, representing her deceased uncle, announces Mona has inherited her uncle’s fortune and a horse farm in the Bluegrass. Mona can’t believe it.
She is now one of the richest women in the country and in the middle of the Great Depression!
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.
The Last Chance For Love Series tells of strangers who come from all walks of life to the magical Last Chance Motel in Key Largo and get a second chance at rebuilding their lives and The Princess Maura Fantasy Series.
One thing Miss Abigail loves to do as an author is to write real people and events into her stories. “I am a student of history and love to insert historical information into my mysteries. My goal is to entertain my readers, but if they learn a little something along the way–well, then we are both happy. I certainly learn a lot from my research, and I hope my readers come away with a new appreciation of beekeeping from my Josiah Reynolds Mysteries.”
Review by Carol Young:
Mona Moon is a new character from the Brilliant mind of Abigail Keam. I am a HUGE fan of her Josiah Reynolds mysteries and was nervous about not being able to embrace a new heroine. But I was instantly hooked and rooting for Mona.
Set during the Great Depression of the 1930s, Mona leaves her tiny New York apartment and life as a cartographer, scraping by from one expedition to the next, for a new life in Kentucky.
With the stroke of a pen, Mona is the new heir of her recently deceased Uncle’s fortune. Viewed as an outsider because of her father’s estrangement from the family, before she was born, Mona will have to prove that she is worthy of being the new mistress of Moon Mansion.
Who are her enemies and who are her allies in this world of privilege she knows nothing about? Was her Uncle’s death really from natural causes? Not one to back down, Mona is up for the challenge!
I thoroughly enjoyed this first book of the Mona Moon series. I will happily devour each new book as I did the entire Josiah Reynolds series and the charming Last Chance Motel books.
Ms. Keam has created a Pinterest board to accompany Murder Under A Blue Moon. The descriptions of the time period, places, and fashion in the book certainly stand on their own, but I LOVED being able to refer to the board for pictures and examples of things in her book.
I hope more authors catch on to this brilliant idea. As always, her characters are so well written and I can’t wait for more!
Please click HERE to find Murder Under A Blue Moon on Amazon.