Lone Star Book Blog Tour: Death in D Minor by Alexia Gordon



Genre: Paranormal Mystery / African American Sleuth
Publisher: Henery Press
Date of Publication: July 11, 2017
Number of Pages: 236

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Gethsemane Brown, African-American musician and expatriate to an Irish village, solved a string of murders and got used to living with a snarky ghost. She can rest easy now. Right? Wrong. The ghost has disappeared, her landlord’s about to sell to a developer, and her brother-in-law’s come to visit. She scrambles to call her spectral roomie back from beyond and find a way to save the cottage from destruction. But real estate takes a backseat when her brother-in-law is accused of stealing a valuable antique. Gethsemane strikes a deal with an investigator to go undercover at a charity ball and snoop for evidence of a forgery/theft ring in exchange for the woman’s help clearing him. At the party, she accidentally conjures the ghost of an eighteenth-century sea captain, then ends up the prime suspect in the party host’s murder. She races to untangle a web of phony art and stolen antiques to exonerate herself, then the killer targets her. Will she bring a murderer to justice, or will her encore investigation become her swan song?


Gethsemane Brown is everything an amateur sleuth should be: smart, sassy, talented, and witty even when her back is against the wall. In her latest adventure, she’s surrounded by a delightful cast, some of whom readers will remember from Gordon’s award-winning debut and all of whom they won’t forget. Gordon writes characters we want resurrected.

Cate Holahan, author of The Widower’s Wife and Lies She Told

Erstwhile ghost conjurer and gifted concert violinist Gethsemane Brown returns in this thoroughly enjoyable follow-up to last year’s Murder in G Major. Facing eviction from the historic seaside cottage she calls home, Gethsemane must clear her brother-in-law’s name – as well as her own – when a priceless artifact goes missing and the wealthy dowager to whom it belonged is “helped” over a high balcony railing.  With the help of a spectral sea captain she accidentally summoned, Gethsemane tries to unravel the mystery as the murderer places her squarely in the crosshairs.

Daniel J. Hale, Agatha Award-winning author



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Gethsemane Brown is at it again. Our music-loving sleuth can’t seem to stay out of the way when evildoers show up and wreak havoc in Dunmullach, Ireland.

Death in D Minor is an enthralling Cozy Mystery, complete with a crime ring, danger around every corner, murderous villains, and ghosts. While Death in D Minor is the second in this Gethsemane Brown Mysteries series, it can stand alone; however, I definitely recommend reading Murder in G Major as it introduces the characters and the setting and is equally entertaining to boot.

School’s out for the season, so Gethsemane is free from her teaching duties, but does she sit quietly at home, staying neatly out of trouble? Of course not! Trouble finds her first when Hank Wayne, an obnoxious hotel developer, sets his greedy eye on Carraigfaire cottage, Gethsemane’s current place of residence. And this little problem is only the beginning for our high-spirited music teacher.

When Gethsemane’s brother-in-law, Jackson, visits from the States, she is thrust into the complex world of art fraud that is filled with deception, thievery, and murder. Gethsemane quickly learns that not everyone is on the right side of the law, despite their official appearances. Gethsemane Brown once again proves how insightful, observant, and quick witted she can be.

The pace is quick quick quick, and the characters, both corporeal and incorporeal, are exciting, eccentric, and completely captivating. But don’t be fooled by all the hilarity, flowing bourbon, and spell casting to summon ghosts. The danger is oh so real and definitely becomes a bit messy and gruesome when all is said and done. Gethsemane just may get way more than she bargained for in Death in D Minor.

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A writer since childhood, I put literary endeavors on hold to finish medical school and Family Medicine residency training. Medical career established, I returned to writing fiction. I completed SMU’s Writer’s Path program in Dallas, Texas. Henery Press published my first novel, Murder in G Major, book one of the Gethsemane Brown mysteries, in September 2016. Book two, Death in D Minor, releases July 11, 2017.

Murder in G Major won the Lefty Award for Best Debut Novel, was nominated for an Agatha Award for Best New Novel, and was selected one of Suspense Magazine’s Best Debuts. I listen to classical music, drink whiskey, and blog at www.missdemeanors.com, voted one of Writers’ Digest magazine’s 101 best websites for writers, and featured on Femmes Fatales.



GRAND PRIZE: Signed Copy of Death in D Minor + Whisky Field Guide, Sea Salt & Bay Rum soy candle, Notepad,
and a $20 Starbucks Gift Card
2ND PRIZE: Signed Copy of Death in D Minor, Ceramic Skull Coffee Mug, and a $20 Amazon Gift Card

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