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The second book in the Concordia Wells mystery series, Unseemly Pursuits, is available now!  It’s the sequel to Dangerous and Unseemly and has several of the original quirky characters, along with some new folks at the women’s college to entertain and intrigue.

art by Melinda VanLone

 A deadly secret that won’t stay buried…

It is the fall of 1896, and Miss Concordia Wells is hip-deep in the usual tumult of a lady professor’s life: classes, clubs, student pranks, and the unending drama generated by the girls she lives with on campus.  Complicating this normality is the new Lady Principal, whom the students have nicknamed “the Ogre.”  The woman seems bent on making Concordia’s life miserable.

And then there’s the exotic spirit medium, Madame Durand, who has befriended Concordia’s mother and has started a “Spirit Club” on campus.  Madame’s prognostications of doom are at first only mildly irritating – until events take a sobering turn.  An ancient Egyptian amulet donated to the college mysteriously disappears, the donor is found murdered, and his daughter – Concordia’s best friend – confesses to killing him.

Desperate for answers, Concordia unravels a 20-year-old secret, closely guarded by men now dead.  But such secrets can be dangerous for the daughters left behind, including Concordia herself.  Can she make sense of the mystery that has bound together their fates, before it’s too late?


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By artist Louis Rhead, 1900. Image via wikimedia commons (CC)


This website is for you, the reader.  Grab your favorite soothing beverage, pull up a comfy chair, and browse for a little while.

For those who enjoy history, specifically that of the late nineteenth century, you’ll find page buttons that lead to neat stuff: women’s colleges, the Mark Twain house, the right to vote, and so on.  There’s a page about the world of my mystery series, titled “Concordia’s World.”  And I’ll be adding more tabs along the way.

Want more 19th century?  Take a look at the “categories” drop-down bar.  You’ll find blog posts about 19thc bank robbers and con men; fashion and frivolity; ice skating and Halloween pranks; tea rooms and tourism.  The “Research” tab has links, book lists,  and other resources, too!

For mystery lovers, we have plenty of it: classic “masters of mystery” such as Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot, Nero Wolfe, Columbo, and more!  Kid detectives, gift suggestions, humor…and I welcome your suggestions for more mystery fun.  You can drop me a line at: contact (at) kbowenmysteries (dot) com.  Thanks!




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