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A Dagger Before Me

(2019)
(Book 21 in the Dorothy Martin series)
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AN ENCHANTING COZY MYSTERY FROM A BESTSELLING AUTHOR.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A great cozy murder mystery with a cracking country house setting.” Portia

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “If you love cozy mysteries set in present day England, you will love this new Dorothy Martin book written by Jeanne M. Dams.” Sue H.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Jeanne writes the kind of books you can not put down. Excellent as usual, great characters and plot. Can't wait for the next one.” Sally

“An Anglophile’s delight piled high with enchanting details of arcane rituals, all neatly wrapped around a nice little case of murder.” Kirkus

Country houses, idyllic English villages, and ancient artefacts come together in a brilliantly entertaining murder mystery.

Dorothy and Alan are invited to be godparents of the newest member of the aristocratic Montcalm family.

But when they get to rural Suffolk for the event, they find the ceremonial dagger used in family christenings for generations has disappeared.

Sir Edwin Montcalm and his stunning Canadian wife Judith ask Dorothy and Alan to help hunt for the ancient heirloom. But it’s nowhere to be found in Dunham Manor.

Then a woman is murdered in the village. Stabbed in the back with the ornate dagger.

And Sir Edwin is the prime suspect . . .

Perfect for fans of Stella Cameron, Faith Martin, Agatha Christie, Frances Evesham, Betty Rowlands, or M.C. Beaton.

READERS LOVE THE DOROTHY MARTIN MYSTERIES:

Hugely entertaining, gentle mystery with a likeable protagonist.” Intheamazone

Dorothy is a dear.” New York Times

“If you’re a classic mystery lover, you’re sure to enjoy the books of Jeanne M. Dams. Her characters, settings and stories have a depth not often seen in this sub-genre.” Mystery News

Kept me guessing right to the end.” Stack Reviews

“A cozy as comforting as a hot cup of tea and as deliciously spicy as one of Dorothy’s mince pies.” Publishers Weekly

THE DETECTIVE
Dorothy Martin, sixtyish widow from Indiana and retired schoolteacher, moves to England shortly after her husband dies. A move they had planned to make together. Like the author, she has a taste for fabulous hats.

DOROTHY MARTIN MYSTERY SERIES
Book 1: THE BODY IN THE TRANSEPT
Book 2: TROUBLE IN THE TOWN HALL
Book 3: HOLY TERROR IN THE HEBRIDES
Book 4: MALICE IN MINIATURE
Book 5: THE VICTIM IN VICTORIA STATION
Book 6: KILLING CASSIDY
Book 7: TO PERISH IN PENZANCE
Book 8: SINS OUT OF SCHOOL
Book 9: WINTER OF DISCONTENT
Book 10: A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT
Book 11: THE EVIL THAT MEN DO
Book 12: THE CORPSE OF ST JAMES’S
Book 13: MURDER AT THE CASTLE
Book 14: SHADOWS OF DEATH
Book 15: DAY OF VENGEANCE
Book 16: THE GENTLE ART OF MURDER
Book 17: BLOOD WILL TELL
Book 18: SMILE AND BE A VILLAIN
Book 19: THE MISSING MASTERPIECE
Book 20: CRISIS AT THE CATHEDRAL
Book 21: A DAGGER BEFORE ME

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Hardback Editions

August 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Dagger Before Me: 21 (A Dorothy Martin Mystery, 21)
Author(s): Jeanne M Dams
ISBN: 0-7278-9222-3 / 978-0-7278-9222-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Severn House
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February 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Dagger Before Me: 21 (A Dorothy Martin Mystery, 21)
Author(s): Jeanne M Dams
ISBN: 0-7278-8870-6 / 978-0-7278-8870-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Severn House
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Paperback Editions

November 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dagger Before Me, The: 21 (A Dorothy Martin Mystery, 21)
Author(s): Jeanne M Dams
ISBN: 1-84751-995-4 / 978-1-84751-995-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Severn House Publishers
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Kindle Editions

July 2021 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A DAGGER BEFORE ME a cozy murder mystery full of twists
Author(s): JEANNE M DAMS
Publisher: Joffe Books crime thriller and cozy mystery
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