I had the privilege of hearing Alexia Gordon speak at a Sisters in Crime virtual convention (Mystery in the Midlands) back in July, and I wrote down her name and book character because I knew we were kindred spirits. Alexia is a physician by day and a crime fiction author by night. I recently had the opportunity to read the first in the Gethsemane Brown series, Murder in G Major, and I loved it! If you’re looking for an intelligent cozy mystery series filled with the arts and a sassy sleuth, look no further. Sexy Irish men and descriptions of the Irish countryside help, too!
Murder in G Major: With few other options, African-American classical musician Gethsemane Brown accepts a less-than-ideal position turning a group of rowdy schoolboys into an award-winning orchestra. Stranded without luggage or money in the Irish countryside, she figures any job is better than none.
The perk? Housesitting a lovely cliffside cottage.
The catch? The ghost of the cottage’s murdered owner haunts the place.
Falsely accused of killing his wife (and himself), he begs Gethsemane to clear his name so he can rest in peace.
Gethsemane’s reluctant investigation provokes a dormant killer and she soon finds herself in grave danger. As Gethsemane races to prevent a deadly encore, will she uncover the truth or star in her own farewell performance?