Death By Drowning

A Josiah Reynolds Mystery

Fiction - Suspense
268 Pages
Reviewed on 04/26/2011
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Author Biography

Abigail Keam is an Amazon best-selling and award-winning author who writes the Josiah Reynolds Mystery Series about a female beekeeper turned amateur sleuth. Josiah solves mysteries with her quirky friends in the Kentucky Bluegrass where fast horses, bourbon, and secrets abound. Like her heroine, Josiah, Miss Abigail adores chocolate, bourbon, chocolate with bourbon, horses, and honeybees.

Miss Abigail also writes the Last Chance For Love Series. This is an inspirational series where people with problems visit the Last Chance Motel in Key Largo in desperate attempts to change their lives. There are many "happy ever afters" in these sweet and magical tales of love and redemption.

In addition, she has an epic fantasy series for those who like to read action/adventure - The Princess Maura Tales. Princess Maura must fight to keep her throne and save her people. even if it means destroying the man she loves.

Miss Abigail is also an award-winning beekeeper who has won 16 awards at the Kentucky State Fair including the Barbara Horn Award which is given to beekeepers who rate a perfect 100 in a honey competition. Like her protagonist, Josiah Reynolds, she was a professional beekeeper and sold honey at a local farmers' market for yea

    Book Review

Reviewed by Dr. Karen Hutchins Pirnot for Readers' Favorite

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 physical therapist 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 teenage boy.

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.