Murder Under A Silver Moon

A 1930s Mona Moon Historical Cozy Mystery Book 4

Fiction - Mystery - Historical
286 Pages
Reviewed on 02/09/2020
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Author Biography

I so enjoy writing the Mona Moon Mysteries. I love history, so it was a treat to research the 1930s. I picked 1933 as the pivotal year for Mona Moon. It was one of the worst years for the Great Depression. Unemployment was twenty-five percent and many banks were closed. The Mid-West was experiencing a severe drought causing the Dust Bowl, and refugees (Okies) were fleeing to California. It was the year President Roosevelt took office and started turning the country around. Prohibition ended. I love weaving these events and real people into the story line to give the Mona Moon Mysteries a real sense of authenticity. If you like the golden age of amateur detective authors such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers or sleuths like Miss Marple and Phryne Fisher, you love Mona Moon!

    Book Review

Reviewed by Heather Stockard for Readers' Favorite

Murder Under A Silver Moon: A 1930s Mona Moon Historical Cozy Mystery Book 4 by Abigail Keam takes place in the Appalachians. The white-haired, yellow-eyed heiress takes on an expedition to find John Swift’s lost silver mine, believed to be hidden somewhere deep in the mountains. Along with her skeptical lover, Lord Farley, and a small team of less than intrepid explorers, Mona ventures beyond civilization and straight into trouble. From the beginning, they are plagued by moonshining mountain men and mysterious thieves, and Mona and Lord Farley quickly begin to suspect that all is not as it seems. They must figure out who they can trust and what is really going on with the expedition if they are to have any hope of making it out of the woods alive.

Murder Under A Silver Moon by Abigail Keam is a fast-paced adventure set in 1930s Kentucky. Keam has clearly done her research and added elements of Appalachian lore and history to the story, such as the Blue Fugates and Mary Breckinridge and the Frontier Nursing Service. She incorporates them seamlessly into the plot so that Mona’s interactions with them feel natural and realistic. Mona Moon is a lovely character, well-rounded and with a good balance of independence and vulnerability. She’s not a superwoman. She has strengths and weaknesses and sometimes needs the help of others and that makes her more relatable. The plot is well-written, with some interesting twists that will keep readers guessing. If you’re looking for a fun little mystery, this book is for you.