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Please join Amanda Flower as she tours the blogosphere with her new book, Maid of Murder!

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Reviewed by Erin  N.

In a Northeastern Ohio town that “connected itself with civilized New England and distanced itself from its Midwestern-ness,” a wedding and murder threaten to tear a liberal activist family down to its very foundation. India Hayes’ childhood friend returns home to get married and instead meets a terrible end at Martin University’s campus. And all fingers point to India’s brother, Mark.

India is the middle child of Presbyterian Reverend Lana Hayes and the wheelchair bound Mr. Alden Hayes. Along with her older sister, Carmen, and her younger brother, Mark, she has spent her entire life in the Akron suburb of Stripling. Working as a librarian at Martin University where her brother is a member of the mathematics faculty, India spends her free time indulging in her painting and pampering her cat. That is, until Olivia Blocken, her estranged best friend (and her brother’s unrequited love), blows into town [amazonify]1594148643[/amazonify]on the 4th of July with an arsenal of emotional fireworks. Suddenly, India is plunged right in the middle of a murder investigation, desperately trying to clear her brother’s name and find justice for her erstwhile friend.

Maid of Murder by Amanda Flower is a riveting tale of murder and family dynamics. Permeating throughout the story are unforgettable, eccentric characters, amusing anecdotes of Northeast Ohio life, and tongue-in-cheek humor that captivates the reader in this page-turning mystery. Amanda Flower truly captures the essence of traditional mystery writing, complete with an ending that leaves the reader saying, “Why didn’t I see that coming?”

Erin fell in love with the written word as a small child and subsequently spent most of her life happily devouring literature. She works as a freelance news, marketing, and technical writer. Erin lives just outside of Cleveland, Ohio with her husband, children, and grandchildren.

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Review and giveaway copies were provided free of any obligation by Amanda Flower. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.