Thursday, November 10, 2016

"Maggie Dove's Detective Agency" by Susan Breen

Maggie Dove's Detective Agency
(Maggie Dove Series Book 2)
by Susan Breen

Maggie Dove's Detective Agency is the second book in the Maggie Dove Series by Susan Breen. Also available: Maggie Dove (read my blog post).

Maggie Dove's Detective Agency is currently on tour with Great Escapes Book Virtual Tours. The tour stops here today for an excerpt. Please be sure to visit the other tour stops as well.

As Susan Breen’s compelling cozy mystery series continues, Maggie Dove’s budding detective agency has given her a new lease on life. Only one thing stands in the way of success: her clients - or lack of them.
After catching the killer who shook her small Hudson River town, former Sunday School teacher Maggie Dove stumbled onto an exciting new career and found a way to take her mind off her own tragic past. Now, despite her best efforts to promote the agency, Maggie can’t seem to land any new cases - until Racine Stern, one of the village’s wealthiest residents, offers her a thousand dollars to convince her "evil" sister, Domino, to stay out of town.
While Maggie’s business partner thinks she’s crazy for turning down a potential client, she doesn’t want her agency to get a reputation for accommodating bizarre requests. However, Maggie is soon caught up in the family drama anyway. Racine may fear for her life - and her inheritance - but it’s Domino who takes the fall when she plunges to her death from a tower at Stern Manor. Was it an accident or something more sinister? Maggie’s investigation will test her faith - and her ability to survive.

Click below to read an excerpt.

Praise for the Book
"I really enjoyed this book. Good versus evil, witchcraft and a cast of characters I wish to read more of. The whodunit and why were well written." ~ Karen Kenyon
"Maggie is not a warm and cuddly person , but she inspires her friends to care about her, because no matter what, she cares about others. [...] The secondary characters add a great deal to the plot. Much of the story is developed from the past. As in real life, who people are is based on who they were. This is a story which moves the reader along at a good rate. I enjoyed it very much." ~ Texanne
"This is a complex and troubling story with Maggie feeling she is engaged in a battle between the forces of good and evil. There are witches, spells, psychedelic drugs, and the continued presence of Charlotte. This story tries Maggie’s beliefs and trust. Ultimately, she finds her way through her dilemma to the truth." ~ Merrilee
"If you like cozy mysteries this is an interesting one with an unusual heroine." ~ Nancy Famolari
"Maggie Dove’s Detective Agency is the second book in this series. Susan Breen provided great character background and I easily understood their backgrounds and relationships and didn’t feel lost beginning with the second book. The storyline is well developed; there is an interesting mystery, some witchcraft, with a cast of unique and quirky characters. I was surprised when the villain was revealed." ~ ROG'ma

About the Author
Susan Breen is the author of The Fiction Class, her debut novel that won the Washington Irving Book Award. Her stories and articles have appeared in many magazines, among them The Best American Nonrequired Reading, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Compose, Writer’s Digest, and The Writer. She teaches at Gotham Writers in Manhattan; is on the faculty of the New York Pitch Conference, South Carolina Writers Workshop, and the Women’s National Book Association; and is a member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime. Breen lives in a small village on the Hudson River with her husband, two dogs, and one cat. Her three children are flourishing elsewhere.