Death By Betrayal

 


 Death By Betrayal: A Josiah Reynolds Mystery
by

 Abigail Keam

 

About Death by Betrayal

 


 

Death By Betrayal: A Josiah Reynolds Mystery
Cozy Mystery
20th in Series
Setting – Horse Capital of the World – Lexington, KY
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Worker Bee Press (June 24, 2024)
Number of Pages 270 (Print)
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0CHH77L97

 

Betrayal – The act of thwarting a person’s trust, revealing information in violation of confidence, or failing to honor a promise.

Josiah knows all about betrayal. In the glamorous Bluegrass world of oak-cured bourbon, antebellum mansions, and Thoroughbred horse farms, betrayals never die—never remain hidden. The dark and bloody land called Kentucky eventually gives up its secrets from its dark, loamy soil, laying them bare for all to see.

The day starts out innocently with Josiah visiting Hunter, her boyfriend, and his new farm assistant, Palley. The young man tells Josiah of his desire to enter the demolition derby at the county fair. Ever since Palley received his driver’s license, he has been waiting to compete, but he needs an old beater of a car to enter.

Josiah tells Palley he is welcome to use an old jalopy that’s been gathering dust in an unused barn on her property. Josiah and an excited Palley travel to her shed. Pulling off an old tarp, they examine the car until they find—you guessed it—a body in the back. Whose body is it? How did it get there? Josiah is on the trail of murder again. In the mysterious Bluegrass, there’s justice, and then there is Josiah’s justice!

Death By A HoneyBee
Death By Drowning
Death By Bridle
Death By Bourbon
Death By Lotto
Death by Chocolate
Death by Haunting
Death By Derby
Death By Design
Death By Malice
Death By Drama
Death By Stalking
Death By Deceit
Death By Magic
Death By Shock
Death By Chance
Death By Poison
Death By Greed
Death By Theft
Death By Betrayal

 

About Abigail Keam

 

 Abigail Keam is an award-winning and Amazon best-selling author who writes the Josiah Reynolds Mystery Series about a Southern female beekeeper turned amateur sleuth living in the glamorous world of oak-cured bourbon, antebellum mansions, and Thoroughbred farms.

Tagline – Mystery With A Shot Of Bourbon!

Tagline – There’s justice, and then there is Josiah’s justice!

 Besides loving history, Kentucky bourbon and chocolate, Abigail loves honeybees and for many years made her living by selling honey at a farmers’ market like her protagonist, Josiah Reynolds. She is an award-winning beekeeper who has won many honey 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.

Miss Abigail has taken her knowledge of beekeeping to create a fictional beekeeping protagonist, Josiah Reynolds, who solves murder mysteries in the Bluegrass. While Miss Abigail’s novels are for enjoyment, she discusses the importance of a local sustainable food economy and land management for honeybees and other creatures.

She currently lives on the Kentucky River in a metal house with her husband and various critters. She still has honeybees.

 

Q&A With the Author:


What was your inspiration for writing this book?


I had a friend describe a betrayal by her best friend and how devastated she was.  Heartbroken is the word I would use. I was looking for a hook for my next Josiah Reynolds  mystery when it occurred to me that the acts of betrayal (large and small) would make for a good mystery. There are three major betrayals in Death By Betrayal, and they cross at the end. Haven’t we all had betrayals in our lives? Usually from those we love? 


What did you enjoy most about writing this book?


I always love writing about Josiah Reynolds.  I love her “take-no-sass” attitude. I love that she is flawed like a real person. I love her kindness to animals and her love for her friends. I love that Josiah is not always nice, but fair. I love that she is hard-working and struggles like the rest of us. I love that she is smart. Josiah is real to me, and I would like to have her as a friend. I know that I could count on her. 


Do you have any other books you are working on that you can tell us about?


Asa is Mad! —an Asa Reynolds short story has just been released. My next Josiah Reynolds Mystery will be Death By Trauma which will be out by Christmas. Also my 1930s Mona Moon Mystery—Murder Under A Cold Moon—will be out this fall.


Can you tell us about what you have planned for the future?


I will keep writing as long as I can—as long as my readers enjoy my stories.


Anything more you would like to say to your readers and fans?


Dear reader, Thank you for purchasing my mysteries and your lovely notes to me. Thank you for all the reviews. Thank you for your support. It encourages me to continue to evolve as a writer. Writing is hard and solitary work, so I love hearing from you. I read every email, FB comment, and review. Thank you again. 



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AWARDS
2010 Gold Medal Award from Readers’ Favorite for

 Death By A HoneyBee
2011 Gold Medal Award from Readers’ Favorite for  Death By Drowning
2011 USA BOOK NEWS-Best Books List of 2011 as a Finalist for  Death By Drowning
2011 USA BOOK NEWS-Best Books List of 2011 as a Finalist for

 Death By A HoneyBee
2017 Finalist from Readers’ Favorite for Death By Design
2019 Honorable Mention from Readers’ Favorite for Death By Stalking
2019 Top 10 Mystery Novels from Kings River Life Magazine for Murder Under A Blue Moon2
2019 Honorable Mention from Readers’ Favorite for Death By Stalking: A Josiah Reynolds Mystery
2019 Top 10 Mystery Novels from Kings River Life Magazine for Murder Under A Blue Moon: A 1930s Mona Moon Mystery
2020 Imadjinn Award for Best Mystery – Death By Stalking: A Josiah Reynolds Mystery
2022 Finalist in Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Finalist for Best Historical Category – Murder Under A Full Moon
2022 Finalist the Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award for Best Historical Category – Murder Under A New Moon
2022 Death By Chance: A Josiah Reynolds Mystery Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Finalist for Best Cozy Mystery
2022 Top Ten Mystery Novel by Kings River Life Magazine for Murder Under A Bridal Moon: A 1930s Mona Moon Mystery
2022 Top Ten Mystery Novel by Kings River Life Magazine for Murder Under A British Moon: A 1930s Mona Moon Mystery

 

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