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Turning the Tide - (Quaker Midwife Mystery) by Edith Maxwell (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 288

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: Historical

Series Title: Quaker Midwife Mystery

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Midnight Ink

Age Range: Adult

Book theme: General

Author: Edith Maxwell

Language: English

TCIN: 77808417
UPC: 9780738750545
Item Number (DPCI): 247-12-8082

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"An intriguing look at life in 19th-century New England, a heroine whose goodness guides all her decisions, and a mystery that surprises."--Kirkus Reviews on Called to Justice

A suffragist is murdered in Rose Carroll's Massachusetts town

Excitement runs high during presidential election week in 1888. The Woman Suffrage Association plans a demonstration and movement leader Elizabeth Cady Stanton comes to town to rally the troops, one of whom is Quaker midwife Rose Carroll. But the next morning, Rose finds the dead body of the group's local organizer.

Rose can't help wanting to know who committed the murder, and she quickly discovers several people who have motives. The victim had planned to leave her controlling husband, and a promotion had cost her male colleague his job. She'd also recently spurned a fellow suffragist's affections. After Rose's own life is threatened, identifying the killer takes on a personal sense of urgency.

Turning the Tide is a 2018 Agatha Award Nominee for Best Historical Novel

Praise for the Quaker Midwife Mysteries:

"Engaging."--Publishers Weekly

"First of hopefully many more to come, I believe that everyone will definitely enjoy this stand-out book."--Suspense Magazine

"Rose Carroll is a richly crafted and appealing sleuth. A terrific historical read."--Rhys Bowen, New York Times bestselling author

"The historical setting is redolent and delicious, the townspeople engaging, and the plot a proper puzzle, but it's Rose Carroll--midwife, Quaker, sleuth--who captivates in this irresistible series debut."--Catriona McPherson, award-winning author of the Dandy Gilver series

"Maxwell introduces a fascinating new heroine with her Quaker midwife Rose Carroll."--Victoria Thompson, bestselling author of Murder on St. Nicolas Ave

"[Rose's] strong personality combined with the author's distinctive voice and vivid writing style transported me instantly to another time and place."--Kathy Lynn Emerson, Malice Domestic 2014 Guest of Honor and author of How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries, Murder in the Queen's Wardrobe, and the Diana Spaulding 1888 Mysteries

"A riveting historical mystery featuring a refreshingly different kind of heroine, a Quaker midwife who also solves crimes with wit, intelligence, and gentle grace. It's a page turner. It's a fascinating look at nineteenth-century American faith, culture, and small-town life. And best of all, it's the second of what is sure to be a long and beloved series."--William Martin, New York Times bestselling author of Cape Cod and The Lincoln Letter

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