I’m Alexia Gordon, author of the Gethsemane Brown Mysteries, paranormal cozies set in southwestern Ireland, published by Henery_Press.
Book One, Murder in G Major, introduces Gethsemane Brown, an African American classical musician stranded far from her Virginia home. Getting back to the States takes a backseat to murder after she moves into a haunted cliff-side cottage. The ghost of the former owner can’t rest in peace until he’s cleared of bogus murder-suicide charges. Gethsemane investigates and soon strikes a wrong chord with a murderer willing to kill anyone, including Gethsemane, to keep the truth hidden. If Gethsemane doesn’t expose the killer fast, the final movement of this murderous symphony will be her farewell performance.
Murder in G Major won the Lefty Award for Best Debut Novel of 2016, was nominated for an Agatha Award for Best First Novel of 2016, and was chosen as one of Suspense Magazine‘s Best Debuts of 2016.
Book two in the series, Death in D Minor, premieres July 11, 2017. This time around, Gethsemane’s solved a string of murders and got used to living with a snarky ghost. She can rest easy now. Right? Wrong. The ghost has disappeared, her landlord’s about to sell to a developer, and her brother-in-law is visiting. She scrambles to call her spectral roomie back from beyond and find a way to save the cottage from destruction. But real estate takes a backseat when her brother-in-law is accused of stealing a valuable antique. Gethsemane strikes a deal with the investigator to go undercover at a charity ball and snoop for evidence of a forgery/theft ring in exchange for her help. At the party, she accidentally conjures the ghost of an eighteenth-century sea captain, then ends up the prime suspect in the party host’s murder. She races to untangle a web of phony art and stolen antiques to exonerate herself, then the killer targets her. Will she bring a murderer to justice, or will her encore investigation become her swan song?
Death in D Minor was Runner Up for Best Mystery/Suspense in the 2017 Lone Star Bloggers Choice Awards.
In book 3, A Killing in C Sharp, Gethsemane Brown must face a vengeful ghost determined to exact revenge for her murder centuries ago.
This ghost’s wrath spares no one—not Gethsemane’s students, Inspector Niall O’Reilly, fellow teacher Frankie Grennan, or a group of ghost hunters descended on Dunmullach to capture proof ghosts exist. Proof Gethsemane has to quash to keep Eamon, her resident ghost and friend, from becoming an internet sensation.
As if a spiteful specter wasn’t bad enough, a crooked music reviewer turns up dead in the opera house orchestra pit, a famous composer is arrested for the crime, and Gethsemane must team up with a notorious true-crime author to clear his name.
If she doesn’t, friends will die, a ghost she cares about will never know peace, and she’ll star in a final act gruesome enough for any opera.
Killing in C Sharp received a starred review in the January 29, 2018 issue of Publisher’s Weekly. It’s available now in paperback, hardcover, and audio. Convenient ordering–go to My Book Table page for buy buttons. Or buy direct from the publisher.
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