Santa Fe Mourning: A Santa Fe Revival Mystery

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Maddie is on her way back to her new home in New Mexico after visiting family in New York. She is still not quite over the death of her husband in WWI, but she is becoming independent of her family and is building a career as an artist. The Jazz Age with bootleg liquor and a party atmosphere is alive and well in Santa Fe. It’s a good thing she meets Dr. Cole because when a member the family who works for Maddie is killed, Maddie needs the good doctor’s help to solve the crime, something the local police seem to have little interest in doing. It is easier for them to accuse the teenage son of the murdered man. Maddie has to deal with some pretty shady characters and put herself in danger to solve this mystery.

Author Amanda Allen has written a nice little mystery with a good hint of romance. The characters are well-drawn and interesting, and the setting of 1920s Santa Fe, New Mexico is a fun one. Allen shows off a good knowledge of the time and place and keeps the mystery interesting with plenty of red herrings, secret tunnels, and more.


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Author Amanda Allen
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 288 pages
Publisher Crooked Lane Books
Publish Date 2018-Mar-13
ISBN 9781683315476
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Issue May 2018
Category Mystery, Crime & Thriller
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