The Final Reveille

The Final Reveille

A Living History Museum Mystery

Large Print - 2015
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An Agatha Award-nominated AuthorA Living History Museum MysteryDirector of Barton Farm, a living history museum, Kelsey Cambridge is underpaid and underappreciated but loves her job. To keep the struggling museum open, she plans to impress wealthy benefactress Cynthia Cherry with a Civil War reenactment on the grounds. But the first shot is fired by Cynthia's greedy nephew, Maxwell, who threatens to cut the museum's funding. And things go from bad to worse when Kelsey discovers Maxwell dead.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015.
Edition: Large Print edition.
ISBN: 9781410480651
1410480658
Branch Call Number: LARGE PRINT MYSTERY FLOWER A
Characteristics: 429 pages (large print) : maps ; 22 cm.
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bibliosara Jun 05, 2018

A fun romp into the Southern reenactment world, this cozy is a well-paced and entertaining mystery. Kelsey Cambridge is the director of a living history museum and a recently divorced single mom (a different type of character than we usually see in cozies, and that was a great aspect of the novel). Trying to make ends meet, she is dismayed and more than a little angry when the nephew of her benefactress threatens to pull all funding when he comes into the inheritance. Things get a little complicated when the nephew turns up dead the next day – and all evidence points to Kelsey.
I enjoyed not only the mystery but the building of Kelsey's character. Flower is a talented enough writer that she can do both without slowing down the novel. Sure, the mystery wasn't too complicated and there were a few grammatical errors (I would blame the publisher on that), it was just what I wanted in a cozy; unpretentious, likable, and well-rounded characters; a possibility of romance; and a dramatic mystery. I can't wait to see what is in store for Kelsey in the next book, The Final Tap!

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primula
Sep 02, 2015

Great setting. Lots of red herrings. Poor proof reading. Look forward to more in this series.

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sgtaylor
Aug 03, 2015

I don't know why the editor and beta readers etc. did such a poor job but this book got on my nerves after about the 10th error. I am usually fairly lenient but this was ridiculous.
"Cynthia, I'm so happy to see you here, but you didn't have come."

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