MAGGIE DOVE by Susan Breen
Susan Breen introduces a charming new series heroine in this poignant and absorbing cozy mystery with a bite. Maggie Dove thinks everyone in her small Westchester County community knows everyone else’s secrets. Then murder comes to town.
When Sunday School teacher Maggie Dove finds her hateful next-door neighbor Marcus Bender lying dead under her beloved oak tree — the one he demanded she cut down — she figures the man dropped dead of a mean heart. But Marcus was murdered, and the prime suspect is a young man Maggie loves like a son. Peter Nelson was the worst of Maggie’s Sunday School students; he was also her late daughter’s fiancé, and he’s been a devoted friend to Maggie in the years since her daughter’s death.
Maggie can’t lose Peter, too. So she sets out to find the real murderer. To do that, she must move past the grief that has immobilized her all these years. She must probe the hidden corners of her little village on the Hudson River. And, when another death strikes even closer to home, Maggie must find the courage to defend the people and the town she loves — even if it kills her.
"Maggie Dove" by author Susan Breen is the beginning of what looks to be a great new mystery series. Maggie Dove is happy until someone is murdered. She is of all things a Sunday School teacher and is totally shocked when her rotten neighbor is found dead. Of course everyone is looking at someone Maggie knows and cares about. Peter Nelson was supposed to marry her daughter, but she passed away. She makes up her mind that she is going to solve this. Will she be able to? Will she find the killer before someone else gets murdered? I give this book a 4/5. I was given this book by House Party Chatterbox and all opinions are mine/