Maid of Murder by Amanda Flower
(Five Star Mystery Series)

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2010 Agatha Award Nominee for Best First Novel

India Hayes, a college librarian and reluctant bridesmaid, is thrown into the role of amateur sleuth as she hunts down the person who murdered her childhood friend and framed her brother for the crime.

About Amanda Flower

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Amanda Flower is an academic librarian for a small college in Ohio and grew up visiting the state's Amish Country with her family. Her 2010 debut, "Maid of Murder", received an Agatha Award nomination for Best First Novel.
Published June 16, 2010 by Five Star. 282 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When someone pushes Olivia to her death in the college fountain and Mark becomes the most likely murder suspect, India turns amateur sleuth in an effort to prove her brother’s innocence.

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The catch here is that India’s brother, Mark is in love with Olivia and has been since his youth.

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Reviewing the Evidence

Substituting a small college town for the traditional English village of cozies, Flower delivers plenty of colorful and quirky sub-characters (such as India's enthusiastically faux-Irish landlord), as well as enough simmering suburban tension to keep the stakes high and reasonably unpredictable t...

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Mark is a mathematics professor at the local college, and when Olivia ends up dead as a result of being pushed in the Martin College fountain on her way to talk to Mark, all evidence points to him as the killer.

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Review: College reference librarian and six-time bridesmaid India Hayes turns amateur sleuth to clear her brother, who's been accused of murder, in Maid of Murder, a chick lit-ish whodunit-style mystery, the first in a new series by Amanda Flower.

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