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Maggie King

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Maggie King is the author of MURDER AT THE BOOK GROUP and MURDER AT THE MOONSHINE INN, featuring Hazel Rose, an amateur detective living in Richmond, Virginia. Maggie also penned the short stories “A Not So Genteel Murder” and “Reunion in Shockoe Slip” for the VIRGINIA IS FOR MYSTERIES anthologies. "Wine, Women, and Wrong" is included in 50 SHADES OF CABERNET.

Maggie lives in Richmond, Virginia, with her husband Glen and cats, Morris and Olive. She is hard at work on her second Hazel Rose adventure.

Visit Maggie at www.MaggieKing.com, Facebook at facebook.com/MaggieKingAuthor, and Twitter at https://twitter.com/MaggieKingAuthr.

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Maggie King I’m working on the next Hazel Rose adventure. She’s asked to find out who killed a middle-aged drunken woman in the parking lot of a redneck bar.
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I wanted to show how humor can be a natural and welcome partner to tragedy and grief. I don’t think of it as a humorous…more
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I wanted to show how humor can be a natural and welcome partner to tragedy and grief. I don’t think of it as a humorous mystery but I make use of humor as a natural reaction and way of interacting. Besides murder, this story addresses some serious social issues: stem cell research, pornography, and sex addiction are just a few. But it’s all cloaked in humor.

I’m intrigued by the idea of unintended (unconsidered) consequences. In other words, how people don’t take into account the consequences of their actions. They might think of how their actions will affect other people but not necessarily how they themselves will be affected.

I love reading and I’ve been in many book groups (no murders, thankfully!) so a book group seemed like a natural setting. Book groups attract a wide variety of people who read for different reasons (enjoyment, escape, education, etc.). I enjoyed weaving different personality styles and backgrounds into my story.
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Murder at the Moonshine Inn by Maggie King
"When Hazel Rose is asked to look into a grisly murder, she realizes her long lost cousin is the prime suspect. With her book group, she runs into hidden lives, more distant relatives and more bodies. If you like red herrings, this book has enough..." Read more of this review »
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"I don’t read a lot of mysteries, but I really enjoyed this one. (I also enjoyed Maggie King’s first book in this series). One of my pet peeves about stories with “amateur” detectives is buying into how they become the primary crime solver, but Kin..." Read more of this review »
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""Murder at the Moonshine Inn" by Maggie King is full of surprises - for the main character, Hazel Rose, and for readers.
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Too Many Women in the Room is a page-turner. I enjoyed the characters and never guessed whodunit, but the clues were there all along. Learning about Northern Ontario and the Italian community—especially the culinary part—was a bonus.
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