A Changing Light by Edith Maxwell #BookReview #QuakerMidwifeMysteries7 #BeyondThePage #NetGalley #4.5*

In a new mystery from Agatha Award-winning author Edith Maxwell, midwife Rose Carroll confronts a killer on the cusp of a new age . . .

As the nineteenth century nears an end, midwife Rose Carroll can see signs of progress and change everywhere in her Amesbury community. Adding to the excitement is the annual Spring Opening, when the town’s world-famous carriage manufacturers throw open their doors to visitors from all over the globe. This year’s festivities are tainted, however, when a representative from a prominent Canadian carriage company is murdered.

Driven by her strong sense of justice, Rose is determined to track down the killer. She has only just begun her investigation when she learns that the plans for a radical new horseless carriage have gone missing.

Faced with the question of whether the two crimes are connected—and a list of suspects that includes some of Amesbury’s own residents and any number of foreign visitors—Rose has to delve into a case with implications for the future, even if the motive for murder is one of mankind’s oldest . . .

The Quaker Midwife Mysteries

Book 1 – Delivering the Truth

Book 2 – Called to Justice

Book 3 – Turning the Tide

Book 4 – Charity’s Burden

Book 5 – Judge Thee Not

Book 6 – Taken Too Soon

Book 7 – A Changing Light

Thoroughly Entertaining & Highly Enjoyable!

Another excellent mystery in this fine series!

As the nineteenth century draws to a close, changes are afoot in Amesbury as progress is unstoppable. With the annual Spring Opening occurring, when the town’s carriage manufacturers attract visitors from all around the world, it’s an exciting time. When one of the visiting dignitaries is murdered and it is discovered that revolutionary plans for a horseless carriage have gone missing, Rose finds herself wondering if this is a double crime?

I adore this series, and have done from the very first. The amount of research carried out by Edith Maxwell is staggering and I enjoy discovering all about it. She always creates a clever mystery entwined with the lives of the population of Amesbury. I particularly find the references to the Quaker faith illuminating and consider their manner of worship both peaceful and soothing, especially admiring that Rose practices her faith 24/7 and is constantly trying to be a better person. Another cracking mystery along with the delights of catching up with how Rose’s life is progressing. I really hope this is a series with a lot of life left in it as I enjoy it so much. Thoroughly entertaining and highly enjoyable, it comes with my recommendation and 4.5*.

My thanks to the publisher for my copy via NetGalley; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.

Tags: historical mystery

Author Details

Agatha-nominated and Amazon-bestselling author Edith Maxwell writes the Local Foods Mystery series (Kensington Publishing), which features novice organic farmer Cam Flaherty, the quirky Westbury Locavore Club, and locally sourced murder.

Edith’s award-winning short stories have appeared in numerous juried anthologies; many have been reissued as ebooks.

As Tace Baker (http://www.amazon.com/Tace-Baker/e/B007YT2ZVC), Edith writes the Speaking of Mystery novels featuring Quaker linguistics professor, Lauren Rousseau (Barking Rain Press).

Maddie Day is Edith’s pseudonym for the Country Store Mysteries from Kensington. Flipped for Murder releases in November, 2015. As Edith Maxwell she writes the historical Quaker Midwife Mysteries from Midnight Ink.

Edith is a former farmer of a certified-organic farm, holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics, and is a member of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America.

You can find all Edith’s identities at http://www.edithmaxwell.com. She blogs every week day with the other Wicked Cozy Authors at wickedcozyauthors.com. Look for her as Edith M. Maxwell and Tace Baker on Facebook and @edithmaxwell and @tacebaker on Twitter.

A mother, technical writer, and fourth-generation Californian, she lives north of Boston in an antique house with her beau, three cats, and a small organic garden.

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