The Redgrave Murders
When her father is murdered, Evie must prove her boyfriend innocent and find the real criminal before he kills again.
Loss is inevitable, as Evie Hampton knows all too well. But despite losing her mother to cancer and her older brother to a war, she knows she’s one of the lucky ones. After all, she still has her father, a distinguished professor of medieval history. And she has Gary Redhawk, the man she loves despite the emotional scars he carries from the Second World War—and despite her father’s opposition to their relationship.
When a freak accident sends Evie’s car careening off the road, she chalks it up to poor maintenance, or sheer bad luck making another appearance in her life. Little does she know a host of hardships is just beginning—the car was her father’s, and the brake lines were deliberately cut. Someone wants them dead—but why? All fingers point to Gary, a man with a troubled past and no solid alibi, but Evie is unwilling to believe he’s involved. Determined to uncover the truth, she begins to piece together a startling picture of deception and vice. But as she closes in on the truth, it is clear that someone is determined to silence her—and the next attempt on her life may be a deadly success.
Published by Covenant, July 2019, in paperback, audiobook (narrated by Anne Kay), and ebook formats. Available in many local bookstores and online at Amazon, Audible, Deseret Book, Seagull Book, and Barnes & Noble.
Note: one of the early print runs contained a printing error on page 221 (some missing ink along the left margin). You can read the full page here: Page 221, Redgrave.
What others are saying about The Redgrave Murders:
A. L. Sowards does it again! In The Redgrave Murders, Sowards weaves a fantastic tale filled with relatable characters, a mystery that grows more intense with every chapter, and a romance that makes the heart cheer after each struggle the lead characters overcome. A terrific read for all.
–Gregg Luke, author of The Healer and Plague
When it comes to weaving stories set in the past, A. L. Sowards is a master. When the story is a murder mystery set in a post-World War II town, with its traumas and prejudices, the result is a multilayered whodunit that will chill and intrigue both history and mystery fans.
–Stephanie Black, award-winning author of Mind Games and Not a Word.
One of the best who-dun-it mystery/romances I’ve ever read, filled with enriching little-known historical details, fantastic characters, beautiful prose and powerful passages, heart-wrenching drama, and plot twists and turns that kept me turning pages long into the night.
–Charissa Stastny, blogger and author of the Ruled Out Romances series
Known for her award-winning historical novels, A. L. Sowards has ventured into a new genre, historical mystery, and proves that yes she can deliver compelling reads in both. The Redgrave Murders is a solid murder mystery highlighted with in-depth research of post WWII. I highly recommend it.
–Kathi Oram Peterson, award-winning author of Bloodline and A Familiar Fear
A compelling love story blended with a suspenseful mystery and sprinkled with WWII history. The Redgrave Murders kept me reading into the early hours.
–Jennifer Moore, award-winning author of Becoming Lady Lockwood and The Shipbuilder’s Wife
The Redgrave Murders is an engrossing read. Part mystery and part romance, the book touches on many themes: the cost of war, the prejudices inherent in American life, the human emotions of greed, love, jealousy, and reconciliation. . . . The Redgrave Murders proved absorbing and multi-layered. Recommended.
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