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Death at the Tavern: a 1930s Cozy Murder Mystery (A Higgins & Hawke Mystery Book 1) by [Lee Strauss]

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Enjoyed this first in the new series featuring Haley Higgins, best friend of Ginger Gold. So glad she has her own series now though with an equally interesting new sidekick Samantha Hawke. It's 7 years since Haley left England and she is now a doctor and is the Assistant Medical Examiner. With Sam as a reporter they both have to overcome living & working in a mans' world. Both professions are prime for finding trouble but also putting their curiosity and investigating skills to work. But then Haley has had a lot of practice and Sam is learning. This series seems a lot heavier to me than the Ginger Gold since there is the Great Depression, Prohibition, & the mob all involved. This isn't a mystery with humor. It's serious, suspenseful, and very good. The new Med. Examiner, Dr. Guthrie, who Haley knew in England is a joke though. Haley does all the work while he sit's around complaining about America & snoozing. She doesn't mind though and it does give her more control. It will also be interesting to see if anything develops in the future regarding her brother Joes' murder years before that was never solved. It's what motivates her the most in solving murders. I pre-ordered this book and have done the same with #2 coming out in April which I was glad to see. Thanks Lee for a great well-written new series! --Helena (Calif)

Haley Higgins the assistant medical examiner, and Samantha Hawke an investigative reporter, find an unlikely friendship, while surviving in occupations that are mostly held by men. Look out Boston, this dynamic duel is going to be the next great team to solve murders in the 1930's. Lee Strauss has again penned a new delightful but very entertaining mystery series. Any genre Lee decides to write is always a thrill ride of it's own. Far from a one trick pony, I would recommend any of her series, because she can satisfy anyone's cup of tea, or coffee! A very good read!! --B Clevenger

Higgins and Hawke are independent thinking women and highly pleasurable to spend time with. If you like adventure of the Agatha Christie type, then settle back and enjoy. --Eugenia Parrish --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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Lee Strauss is the bestselling author of The Ginger Gold Mysteries series, The Higgins & Hawke Mystery series (cozy historical mysteries), A Nursery Rhyme Mystery series (mystery suspense), The Perception series (young adult dystopian), The Light & Love series (sweet romance), and young adult historical fiction with over a million books read. She has titles published in German, Spanish and Korean, and a growing audio library. When Lee s not writing or reading she likes to cycle, hike and kayak. She loves to drink caffè lattes and red wines in exotic places, and eat dark chocolate anywhere. She also writes younger YA fantasy as Elle Lee Strauss. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07K1M3QN4
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ La Plume Press (28 January 2019)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 4146 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 250 pages
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