Death By Derby 8

Josiah Reynolds Mysteries

Book 8
Worker Bee Press
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Charlie Hoskins was a self-made man. 

      Born poor as a church mouse, he was relentless in his pursuit of money to the point of being universally hated.

      Oh, he was admired for his rags-to-riches story.  He was admired for being a good businessman.  But Charlie never learned tact and made many enemies in the process of realizing his goals.  He didn’t care that in order to accomplish his dreams, he trampled on those of others. 

     So it didn’t surprise Josiah Reynolds when someone decided to kill Charlie.  The only thing that bothered her was that her lawyer and friend, Shaneika Mary Todd, might have done the dirty deed!

      Join Josiah as she discovers the truth in a world that hides its secrets among antebellum mansions and million dollar horses grazing in emerald pastures. 

      This is the world of the Bluegrass . . . a world of wealth, privilege, and now murder!

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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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Publisher
Worker Bee Press
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Published on
Apr 22, 2015
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Pages
219
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ISBN
9780990678212
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
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