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Called to Justice

(2017)
(The second book in the Quaker Midwife Mystery series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Agatha Award Best Historical Novel (nominee)
When Hannah Breed confides to midwife Rose Carroll that she's pregnant out of wedlock, Rose promises to help her through the pregnancy and figure out a way to break the news to her family. But that night, amid the noise and revelry of the Independence Day fireworks, Hannah is found shot dead.

After a former slave and fellow Quaker is accused of the murder, Rose delves into the crime, convinced of the man's innocence. An ill-mannered mill manager, an Irish immigrant, and the victim's young boyfriend come under suspicion even as Rose's future with her handsome doctor suitor becomes unsure. Rose continues to deliver babies and listen to secrets, finally focusing in on the culprit only to be threatened herself.

Praise:

"Engaging." - Publishers Weekly

"An intriguing look at life in 19th-century New England, a heroine whose goodness guides all her decisions, and a mystery that surprises." - Kirkus Reviews

"The book is an intelligent, well-researched story with compelling characters and a fast-moving plot. Excellent!" - Suspense Magazine

"Maxwell has given readers a wonderful gift with Called to Justice. It's a riveting historical mystery featuring a refreshingly different kind of heroine, a Quaker midwife who also solves crimes with wit, intelligence, and gentle grace. It's a page turner. It's a fascinating look at nineteenth-century American faith, culture, and small-town life. And best of all, it's the second of what is sure to be a long and beloved series." - William Martin, New York Times bestselling author of Cape Cod and The Lincoln Letter

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Praise for this book

"Maxwell introduces a fascinating new heroine." - Victoria Thompson


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Hardback Editions

June 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Called to Justice (A Quaker Midwife Mystery)
Author(s): Edith Maxwell
ISBN: 1-4328-3899-7 / 978-1-4328-3899-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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May 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Called to Justice
Author(s): Edith Maxwell
ISBN: 0-7387-5637-7 / 978-0-7387-5637-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Midnight Ink
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Paperback Editions

April 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Called to Justice (A Quaker Midwife Mystery)
Author(s): Edith Maxwell
ISBN: 0-7387-5032-8 / 978-0-7387-5032-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Midnight Ink
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

April 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Called to Justice (A Quaker Midwife Mystery)
Author(s): Edith Maxwell
Publisher: Midnight Ink
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA