“Are you . . . are you suggesting murder?” I sputtered. To even say the word tasted bitter.

“Do you have any proof that my client killed Mr. Pidgeon . . . or even that this is a murder?” questioned Ms. Todd.

“I never uttered the word murder.” O’nan turned to Goetz. “Did you ever say this was a murder?”

“Nope. Just a friendly inquiry.”

Ms. Todd threw her legal pad into her briefcase and slapped it shut. “You guys are just on a fishing trip. Either tell us something concrete or we’re walking.” She stared at them.

They both returned scathing looks but were mum.

“Just as I thought,” she retorted. She abruptly stood, grabbing her briefcase and me, propelling us both toward the door. “Gentlemen, we are done here.”

Matt trotted after us along the scuffed yellow floor line pointing the way out of the building. It wasn’t until we were several blocks away from the police station that Ms. Todd turned her fury upon me. “You are not to have any contact with anyone in law enforcement. I mean it. You should have told me that you came to blows with Richard Pidgeon! I went in there blind. Didn’t I tell you not to play me?”

I wasn’t brought up with such a jaded attitude. Innocent people were . . . well, innocent. I wasn’t thinking clearly, but I did hear Ms. Todd say to Matt, “Take her home and make sure that she doesn’t talk to them again without me. I will make some calls. See what’s going on.”

And with that, Shaneika Mary Todd was gone.

Matt returned me to my booth space only to discover that my van had been towed. I broke into tears.

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Death By A Honey Bee 1

Josiah Reynolds, a former art history professor, was once a celebrity with wealth, social position, and a famous husband. Now all of that is gone. The professor finds her circumstances drastically altered. Retired, Josiah is now a beekeeper trying to stay financially afloat by selling honey at the local Farmers’ Market. She finds her world turned upside down when a man is found dead in her bee yard, only to discover that the victim is her competitor and nemesis. The police suspect the brutal death is murder and Josiah is their number one suspect.

Death By Drowning 2

In the second novel of the series, Josiah survives a forty-foot fall off a cliff only to discover that her nightmare is not over. O’nan’s body is never found and he may be alive. Josiah puts the past behind her but it reaches out, threatening to pull her off the cliff again. Matt, her best friend, and Jake, her physical therapist, stand between Josiah and harm. Even they can’t keep danger at bay. Once again, Josiah makes the rounds of quirky characters found in the lush Bluegrass horse world of Thoroughbreds, oak-cured bourbon and antebellum mansions.

Death By Bridle 3

Josiah is back on the trail of a murderer. Arthur Aaron Greene III is one of Kentucky’s most prominent horsemen, but he is found hanging from the rafters in a horse barn with stones in his pockets and a bucket of water under his feet. The only witness is a nine year old boy who can’t seem to remember exactly what happened. Relentless in her pursuit of the killer, Josiah stumbles into decades of lies and deception that include her dear friend, Lady Elsmere. Josiah discovers that she must go back to 1962 if she is to find out the truth at all!

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Fast Facts

Series: Josiah Reynolds Mysteries, Box Set 1

Publisher: Worker Bee Press

Genre: Mystery

Length: 562 pages

Format: eBook & print



Printable Booklist

Josiah Reynolds Mysteries

Saga of the de Magela Family

Last Chance Motel


Death By A Honey Bee

Book 1

Death By Drowning

Book 2


Death By Bridle

Book 3

Death By Bourbon

Book 4

Death By Lotto

Book 5

Death By Chocolate

Book 6

Death By Haunting

Book 7

Death By Derby

Book 8

Death By Design

Book 9

Death By Malice

Book 10