Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Murder
By Karen Swee
From Publishers Weekly
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Debut novelist Swee introduces Abigail Lawrence, a Revolutionary War-era widow and tavern mistress with a decided flair for solving the most difficult of puzzles. After a guest is found literally skewered to the floor in her inn, patriot Abigail is determined to unmask the murderer. Of course, nothing is as simple as it seems, and she is soon caught up in a web of espionage and counterespionage as British and American spies vie for a valuable packet of letters secreted by the dead man. When Abigail's family is endangered, she must match wits with an intriguing and attractive stranger in order to protect her loved ones from the ever-suspicious Captain Edward Philips, one of the British officers occupying the town of New Brunswick, New Jersey. Touted as the only historical mystery set during the Revolutionary War, this authentically detailed whodunit features a feisty heroine willing to take risks and make sacrifices for both her family and her fledgling country. Margaret Flanagan
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