Author: John Greenleaf Whittier
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2017-04-11
Genre: Detective and mystery stories
Murder Among Friends is a collection of short mysteries inspired by the life and works of John Greenleaf Whittier. All proceeds benefit the Whittier Birthplace museum. John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892) worked, among other occupations, as a newspaper reporter and editor before his poetry propelled him into the American consciousness. But once a journalist, always a journalist. He applauded a well-reported crime as only a former editor could do. His works promoting abolitionism appealed to humanity and treated specific cases as criminal proceedings. And scattered in his prose and poetry celebrating religion and rural life are works derived from famous crimes. After all, what's a little murder among friends? Stories by Edith Maxwell, John G. Whittier, Pete Rawlik, Vicki Weisfeld, Ken Faig, Jr., William Cullen Bryant, David Bernard, Susan Oleksiw, Kristi Petersen Schoonover, Gregory L. Norris, Lucy Larcom, Rock Neelly, Celia Thaxter, Judi Calhoun, and D.G. Critchley. Introduction by Tim Coco. Edited by David Goudsward
Quaker midwife Rose Carroll discovers dark secrets in 1888 Massachusetts For Quaker midwife Rose Carroll, life in Amesbury, Massachusetts, provides equal measures of joy and tribulation. She delights in attending to the needs of mothers and newborns even as she mourns the recent death of her sister. Likewise, Rose enjoys the giddy feelings that come from being courted by a handsome doctor, but a suspicious fire and two murders leave her fearing for the well-being of her loved ones. Driven by her desire for safety and justice, Rose Carroll begins asking questions related to the crimes. Consulting with her friends and neighbors—including the famous Quaker poet John Greenleaf Whittier—Rose draws on her strengths as a counselor and problem solver in trying to bring the perpetrators to light. Praise: “First of hopefully many more to come, I believe that everyone will definitely enjoy this stand-out book.”—Suspense Magazine “A highly competent mystery.”—Kirkus Reviews “Rose Carroll is a richly crafted and appealing sleuth. A terrific historical read.”—Rhys Bowen, New York Times bestselling author "The historical setting is redolent and delicious, the townspeople engaging, and the plot a proper puzzle, but it's Rose Carroll—midwife, Quaker, sleuth—who captivates in this irresistible series debut."—Catriona McPherson, award-winning author of the Dandy Gilver series.