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"BEST BOOKS OF 2011"
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READERS' FAVORITE 2011
GOLD MEDAL FOR BEST SLEUTH
Fun and funny . . . a
page turner! Neil Chethik, Author of Voice Male and Father
In this tale, once again, Abigail Keam does an excellent job of
creating a middle-aged heroine, whom I can totally relate to, an
eccentric cast of characters, beautifully descriptive settings, and she
also incorporates interesting tidbits of history that took place around
where she lives. Her mysterious daughter also adds to the suspense.
"Death by Drowning" is a must read. Fans of mystery will absolutely love
Paige Lovitt, Reader's View,
A sweet and
spicy slice of life in the Bluegrass is served to readers as Keam sets
her detective on yet another case, this time Death by Drowning.
Susan Smith-Durisek, Lexington Herald Leader,
Feb. 17th, 2011 webebookworms.blogspot.com
| Death by Drowning by Abigail Keam is the
second book of Ms. Keam's murder mystery series. Middle-aged
Josiah Reynolds, a Kentucky beekeeper, falls forty feet off a
cliff and is severely injured. After multiple surgeries and
extensive rehabilitation, she is ready to begin the pursuit of
her attacker as well as attempting to solve the mystery of the
death of a local boy. In order to keep her from harm's way,
Josiah's daughter hires two personal bodyguards, one a very
handsome Native American physician assistant named Jake who
awakens feelings Josiah has not felt in years. As Josiah
struggles to heal her body and soul, her boarder Matt and his
partner all rally around Josiah in order that she can resume her
beekeeping activities and develop some sense of a normal life.
The group is continually warned by threats to Josiah, and this
spurs the woman to seek answers to the questions about her own
"accident," as well as the real story surrounding the death of a
This book was a fun and exciting read. Humor is parceled out in
just the right amount, as is friendship and loyalty. The
characters are very well developed, each rich in his or her own
idiosyncrasies. Ms. Keam writes such that readers want to know
more of Josiah's life and the ending will not disappoint their
need to know.
Karen Hutchins Pirnot for Readers Favorite, May 4th, 2011
I purchased your first two books at the Home and Garden Show at
Heritage Hall recently, and just finished the second...I couldn't
put them down, so had to get some things done between the two books,
or I would have written this to you sooner. They were DELIGHTFUL
reads...so how long do I have to wait for the next one?
Dee Reynolds Lexington, KY
Keam is a beekeeper of the first magnitude, having won sixteen honey
awards at the Kentucky State Fair. When not tending to her bees, she
writes mysteries. DEATH BY DROWNING is her second effort.
Abigail Keam writes with vision and understanding. Her tale is fresh
and original...after all...what could beekeeping and murder have in
common? Readers will have no trouble being drawn into this charming
mystery. Keam leaves the reader yearning for more. DEATH BY DROWNING
is an excellent second effort by Ms. Keam. Characters and action are
well wrought, and the plot sizzles.
Midwest Book Review,
Senior Reviewer, July 8th 2011
In this brilliant follow-p to
DEATH BY A HONEYBEE, Josiah Reynolds'
character is increasingly brave as she copes with the pain of
recovery, anger, fear and optimism. When she finally returns
home to Lexington after a long recovery in Florida, she is
determined to solve the mysterious death of a friend’s son. She
is living through several sub-plots while still living in fear
for her own life because her attacker is found to be alive.
Mrs. Keam has written a fun, exciting and humorous book. The
feel of this book allows you to visualize the
even if you have never seen them. She throws in locally known
areas like the
Lexington Farmers’ Market and
Al’s Bar. All the characters are well developed,
each rich with his or her own eccentricities.
Ms. Keam's writing
is more like lyrical prose, leaving the readers wanting to know
more of Josiah's life and clamoring for the next book.
This can be read as a stand-alone book, but I highly recommend
reading the first book - DEATH BY A
NOOK, JULY 30TH, 2011