Maeve’s Books


The Fabergé Flute

A cozy mystery set at a music convention in 1980s London. Teacher and amateur flutist Sallie Dunbar, looking for a break from her frustrating small town existence, finds herself in the midst of a deadly quest for a magical flute that people are willing to kill in order to possess.

Available in print and digital editions at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.


Word Rage (How to stop worrying and learn to love the language)

On line, it sometimes seems that everyone is a self-appointed grammar expert. Yes, many of the targets of the Grammar Bullies are such unnecessary mix-ups of choose for chose, effect for affect, or it’s for its.

Much of the time, however, the self-appointed experts go after perfectly acceptable usage.

Such misplaced criticism is the focus of my usage guide, Word Rage: How to stop worrying and learn to love the language.

Available in print and digital editions at Amazon.

A Joan for All Seasons (Joan of Arc in History and the Movies

The woman known as Joan of Arc has captured the public imagination since she first appeared on the historical scene in 1428. 

Her brief but spectacular military career (1428-1431) flew in the face of female expectations in her time and still perturbs the patriarchy. This guide examines six twentieth century feature films and offers a contrast between what is known of the historical Joan and how she is depicted by six men who chose to tell her story five hundred years after her execution.

Available in both print and digital editions.


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