Fabergé Flute Picked Up By Wild Rose Press

Maeve’s cozy mystery novel, the Fabergé Flute, originally self-published with a beautiful cover by Greg Moody, has been picked up by traditional publisher, the Wild Rose Press. In addition to getting a new cover, the text has been proofed another twenty times and most of the typos have been eliminated.  (A writer never dares say “all.”)

A cozy mystery set in London

Small town English teacher and amateur flutist Sallie Dunbar has had it.

Pushed to the limits by a particularly frustrating school day, she drains her meager savings to spend Thanksgiving week at a music convention in 1980s London.

Anticipating a relaxing trip filled with sightseeing and perhaps a romantic fling, Sallie unwittingly becomes a killer’s target. A fabulous jeweled flute reputed to possess healing powers has gone missing. And someone is willing to kill to get it back.

Available in both digital and print copies, The Fabergé Flute is available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

What Readers Have To Say

Great writing and a convoluted story

This was a great mystery that kept me engaged and guessing until the end. Maeve Maddox’s writing style is rich in details and her dialogue is crisp. I highly recommend this book, if you want a story that is well-plotted and not another formulaic mystery.

At the center of murder trills a magic flute

Maeve Maddox has penned a pitch perfect read for mystery fans, flute players, and music lovers with her The Fabergé Flute. [ . . . ] Maddox has sprinkled her tale of bloody turmoil with book titles, scenes of tourist London, conspiracy, musical works—and a gentle note of romance. Move over Caroline Graham. Maeve Maddox is on the mystery scene.

The description of an instrumental convention is so accurate it was like being there

Fabulous book! A plot twister to the end! A must for flute players and mystery lovers. The description of an instrumental convention are so accurate that it was like being there. The details were so authentic! This author is quite knowledgeable on flutes of all kinds and English literature and was very clever in how the two were intermingled. Loved the dog antics, so characteristic of that breed. Great characters were developed and it was a shame to leave some of them when the book was over. I loved the ending. I do hope that there is a sequel. If you are a flute player, or know one, this book is a MUST and would be a great gift.

A jewel of a mystery

Join a cast of colorful characters in the chase after the legendary, bejeweled, and maybe even magical Faberge Flute. [. . .]If you like a fast-paced mystery that weaves you into thoroughly imagined time and place, you will love this one! It seems that nobody can trust anyone, and anything’s possible. Maeve Maddox has definitely given us a five-star read.

Mystery novel with lots of twists and turns

The Faberge Flute transports the reader into the machinations of an international music convention. The main character, Sally Dunbar, is very relatable and realistically portrayed. This novel has a lot of twists and turns with various subplots. This would make a great movie!

Musical mystery

This action-packed mystery whirls around central London. Treating the reader to the sights, sounds and flavors of this bustling city. [. . .] Fast-paced and woven in twists and tangles that will keep you guessing until the end.

Great read for mystery lovers

A really great mystery with well-drawn characters, with no one being what they appear to be. A satisfying read.

Haunting melodies, mysterious undertones

The Faberge Flute is a delightful traipse through London with an American woman searching for, and finding, adventure at an international gathering of flutists–of all places. Maddox’s wit livens her writing style. [. . .] I loved the setting and Sallie’s witty observations about her fellow convention-goers. Not only is The Fabergé Flute a book for cozy mystery fans to kick back with in front of the AC after a hot day in the office or the retail trenches, it should also entertain music lovers and readers who like interesting, well-rounded characters.

Sallie Dunbar finds remarkable flute; attends Oboe and Flute Convention, never plays the whole time (Reviewed in UK)

Wonderfully complex plot, brilliantly resolved. Also, amusing were some pointed transatlantic lapses: the book was mainly set in London in 1985, but still using £.s.d. We changed to decimal currency in 1971. Beauty parlor = hairdresser; fanny pack = bum bag. Right on, Maeve!

NOTE; The money blooper has been corrected in the Wildrose Press edition. Thank you, dear Reader.

 

 

 

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