Called to Justice by Edith Maxwell
(A Quaker Midwife Mystery)

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An intriguing look at life in 19th-century New England, a heroine whose goodness guides all her decisions, and a mystery that surprises.
-Kirkus

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When Hannah Breed confides to midwife Rose Carroll that she’s pregnant out of wedlock, Rose promises to help her through the pregnancy and figure out a way to break the news to her family. But that night, amid the noise and revelry of the Independence Day fireworks, Hannah is found shot dead.

After a former slave and fellow Quaker is accused of the murder, Rose delves into the crime, convinced of the man’s innocence. An ill-mannered mill manager, an Irish immigrant, and the victim’s young boyfriend come under suspicion even as Rose’s future with her handsome doctor suitor becomes unsure. Rose continues to deliver babies and listen to secrets, finally focusing in on the culprit only to be threatened herself.

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"Engaging"―Publishers Weekly

"An intriguing look at life in 19th-century New England, a heroine whose goodness guides all her decisions, and a mystery that surprises."―Kirkus Reviews

"Maxwell has given readers a wonderful gift with Called to Justice. It's a riveting historical mystery featuring a refreshingly different kind of heroine, a Quaker midwife who also solves crimes with wit, intelligence, and gentle grace. It's a page turner. It's a fascinating look at nineteenth-century American faith, culture, and small-town life. And best of all, it's the second of what is sure to be a long and beloved series."―William Martin, New York Times bestselling author of Cape Cod and The Lincoln Letter

 

About Edith Maxwell

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EDITH MAXWELL is a former farmer of a certified organic farm, holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics, and is a member of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America. Her short stories have appeared in the anthologies Stone Cold, Fish Nets, Burning Bridges, Thin Ice, Riptide, and The Larcom Review. She lives with her beau and three cats in Massachusetts, where she's currently working on her next Local Foods mystery when she isn't out gardening. Readers can visit her website at www.edithmaxwell.com.
 
Published April 8, 2017 by Midnight Ink. 312 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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