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Monday, April 10, 2017

Called to Justice

Called to Justice
by Edith Maxwell

Called to Justice (A Quaker Midwife Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Midnight Ink (April 8, 2017)
Paperback: 312 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0738750323

Quaker midwife Rose Carroll is enjoying the 1888 Independence Day evening fireworks with her beau when a teenaged Quaker mill girl 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 figuring out one criminal – only to be threatened by the murderer, with three lives at stake. Can she rescue herself, a baby, and her elderly midwifery teacher in time?
Praise for Delivering the Truth
by Edith Maxwell (Book 1 in this series)

Ms. Maxwell weaves a sturdy cloth from the stories of the various characters in Delivering the Truth.
~Back Porchervations

I enjoyed every minute of this book...
~Shelley's Book Case

This was a very entertaining read. I really enjoy reading Edith Maxwell's writing as it flows so well.
~Melina's Book Blog

...a different type of historical cozy...I enjoyed reading a book where the protagonist is a midwife and of the Quaker faith...
~Storeybook Reviews

Rose is a smart character and the history of the story is done well.
~A Chick Who Reads

The author takes us into Rose's life, making us feel as though we are right there with her in every situation. The mystery is well-developed and leaves the reader guessing right to the end.
~Book Babble

What I Thought:

Edith Maxwell has written another great installment to the Quaker Midwife Mystery Series.  In this installment, Rose is approached by mill girl Hannah that she is pregnant, later that night as some mean are shooting guns, Hannah is found shot.  There are many suspects in this story and Rose has her work cut out for her trying to find the real killer.  Along with trying to find the killer, Rose has her hands full delivering babies.  This was a very well written book that flowed well and was a very good read.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. 



Agatha-nominated and Amazon best-selling author Edith Maxwell writes the Quaker Midwife Mysteries and the Local Foods Mysteries, the Country Store Mysteries (as Maddie Day), and the Lauren Rousseau Mysteries (as Tace Baker), as well as award-winning short crime fiction. Maxwell lives north of Boston with her beau and three cats, and blogs with the other Wicked Cozy Authors. You can find her on Facebook, twitter, Pinterest, and at

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  1. I'm looking forward to reading more about Rose Carroll in Called to Justice and to see how many historical figures cross her path!

  2. I am looking forward to dipping into Rose's new adventure!

  3. This is such a wonderful historical cozy, looking forward to the new one!