The Felled Crabapple Tree

Reader’s Review

” Romantic, mystery, historical-fiction, short, detective. The language, mannerisms and descriptions will take you back in time to when there was elegance and grace , at least on the surface. ”

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The Felled Crabapple Tree: A 19th Century Historical Murder Mystery (The Agora Mystery Series Book 9)

The loveliest creature on earth … her brother’s dark secret … and the felled crabapple tree.

An anonymous telegram introduces Carl Brooke to both his future wife and her conflicted brother who harbors a dark secret from the Civil War. The discovery of a deliberately cut tree reveals the presence of a mysterious one-legged man and the possible reemergence of Carl’s nemesis, Thomas Drake.


Each Agora mystery is a complete and standalone mystery; however, some readers prefer reading the stories in order. This is the ninth novella in the Agora Series, the others being (in order): Two Tocks before Midnight, The Penitent Thief, The Peace Party Massacre, The Curse of the Mad Sheik, and The Captain’s Play, Murder by Monday, Eggs over Arsenic, and Remember Thy Oath.

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