Murder at Madison Square Garden by Linda Shenton Matchett ~ Book Review + Giveaway

June 27, 2021

 


About the Book


Book:  Murder at Madison Square Garden
Series: Women of Courage, Book 2
Author: Linda Shenton Matchett
Genre: Historical Mystery
Release Date: July 15, 2020

 

The dream of a lifetime becomes a nightmare.

Photojournalist Theodora “Teddy” Schafer’s career has hit the skids thanks to rumors of plagiarism. With any luck, a photo spread with Charles Lindbergh at the America First Rally will salvage her reputation. After an attempted assassination of Lindbergh leaves another man dead, Teddy is left holding the gun. Literally. Can she prove her innocence before the police lock her up for a murder she didn’t commit?


Private Investigator Ric Bogart wants nothing to do with women after his wife cleaned out their bank account and left him for another man, but he can’t ignore the feeling he’s supposed to help the scrappy, female reporter who is arrested for murder at the America First rally. Can he believe her claims of innocence and find the real killer without letting Teddy steal his heart?
 

 
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My Thoughts


This is an enjoyable historical mystery story centered around WWI and WWII. The author did a great job with the setting and added many details including songs of the time as well as cars, movies and the clothing. It makes the story come alive. Throughout the plot there is a good amount of mystery and suspense. The characters are well developed and engaging. Teddy made a great heroine. I enjoyed the banter/bickering between her and PI Ric. It made the relationship very realistic. 

This is my second book by this author and I think she does a phenomenal job at weaving a strong Christian message throughout the story. Overall I thought this was a good story. If you enjoy historical mysteries then this would be a good addition to your list! Oh, and even though this is part of a series they are meant to be read as stand alones. 

My Rating: 3 Stars/I liked it!

I received this book through Celebrate Lit. I was not required to post a positive review. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.






About the Author


Bestselling author of over twenty books, Linda Shenton Matchett writes about ordinary people who did extraordinary things in days gone by. A volunteer docent and archivist for the Wright Museum of WWII, Linda is currently working with the curator to create her first exhibit, Shaped by Conflict that will be on display from May 1 to June 15, 2021. She is a native of Baltimore, Maryland, and was born a stone’s throw from Fort McHenry. Linda has lived in historical places all her life and is now located in central New Hampshire where her favorite activities include exploring historic sites and immersing herself in the imaginary worlds created by other authors.

 

 

 



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Dear readers:

I grew up in New Jersey and often went into New York City for school field trips and family visits. One of my favorite places to go was Madison Square Garden. I have lots of happy memories, so I wondered if I could possibly set a book there. I spent a lovely afternoon digging into the building’s past and learning about the important, historic events that took place there. When I discovered that aviator Charles Lindbergh spoke at the Garden about the controversial topic of U.S. isolationism prior to America’s entry into WWII, I knew I had the beginning of a story.


My protagonist came about during one of my shifts as a volunteer docent at the Wright Museum of WWII. While talking to one of our guests about our wartime print and broadcast journalism display, the conversation turned to the role that women played. Therese Bonney was a one of the photojournalists highlighted in the exhibit. As I studied her picture, I was struck by her determination in the set of her jaw and look in her eyes. My protagonist Theodora “Teddy” Schafer was born.


I enjoyed my trip down Memory Lane at the Garden during my research and had fun subjecting Teddy to uncomfortable situations as she tried to prove her innocence. But most of all, I hope her story honors the men and women who served in countless ways during this difficult time in history.


Enjoy Murder at Madison Square Garden.

Linda



Blog Stops



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deb’s Book Review, June 22

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Connie’s History Classroom, June 24

Gina Holder, Author and Blogger, June 25 (Author Interview)

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, June 25

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Happily Managing a Household of Boys, June 26

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, June 27

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, June 28




Giveaway




To celebrate her tour, Linda is giving away the grand prize of a $50 Visa Gift Card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

https://promosimple.com/ps/10d57/murder-at-madison-square-garden-celebration-tour-giveaway




4 comments

  1. I liked the review, sounds great.

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  2. This seems very interesting! Im excited to read it!

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  3. I like mysteries and this sounds like a good one!

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  4. Kelly-Ann, Thank you for sharing.

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