“Gordon strikes a harmonious chord in this enchanting spellbinder of a mystery.” – Susan M. Boyer, USA Today Bestselling Author of Lowcountry Book Club
With few other options, African-American classical musician Gethsemane Brown accepts a less-than-ideal position turning a group of rowdy schoolboys into an award-winning orchestra. Stranded without luggage or money in the Irish countryside, she figures any job is better than none. The perk? Housesitting a lovely cliffside cottage. The catch? The ghost of the cottage’s murdered owner haunts the place. Falsely accused of killing his wife (and himself), he begs Gethsemane to clear his name so he can rest in peace.
Gethsemane’s reluctant investigation provokes a dormant killer and she soon finds herself in grave danger. As Gethsemane races to prevent a deadly encore, will she uncover the truth or star in her own farewell performance?
Books in the Gethsemane Brown Mystery Series:
• MURDER IN G MAJOR (#1)
Part of the Henery Press Mystery Series Collection, if you like one, you'll probably like them all…
A writer since childhood, Alexia Gordon won her first writing prize in the 6th grade. She continued writing through college but put literary endeavors on hold to finish medical school and Family Medicine residency training. She established her medical career then returned to writing fiction. Raised in the southeast, schooled in the northeast, she relocated to the west where she completed Southern Methodist University's Writer's Path program. She admits Texas brisket is as good as Carolina pulled pork. She practices medicine in El Paso. She enjoys the symphony, art collecting, embroidery, and ghost stories.
Dr. Gethsemane Brown, the engaging heroine of Gordon's appealing first novel and series launch, leaves everything behind in Dallas to accept the assistant conductor position of the Cork Philharmonic, only to learn on arrival in Ireland that she has lost the job to the music director's mistress. Unwilling to return home after such a letdown, Gethsemane accepts a teaching post at St. Brennan's School for Boys in rainy Dunmullach. Gethsemane is pleased to find lodging at Carraigfaire Cottage, the former home of one of her favorite composers, Eamon McCarthy, though she's unsettled to discover that his loquacious and sardonic ghost haunts the place. Eamon won't let Gethsemane rest until his name is cleared of the murder of his wife, 25 years earlier. Meanwhile, Gethsemane takes on the challenge of preparing the St. Brennan's orchestra, whose performance has been sub-peak, for the All-County School Orchestra competition. This refreshing, humorous cozy, notable for its African-American protagonist in a subgenre featuring few persons of color, will leave readers eagerly anticipating the sequel.