Blog Tour: Reaping the Whirlwind

Reaping the Whirlwind
Rosey Dow

June 13, 2023
Morgan James Fiction
288 pages

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No one suspects foul play when an old recluse dies behind locked doors.

The doctor claims the old woman’s heart gave out, and Deputy Sheriff Trent Tyson doesn’t give the case another thought until the medical examiner finds poison. 

This death is just one in a series of unusual deaths happening in Tyson’s quiet town, which takes the deputy sheriff on the hunt for answers while the rest of the town is cause up in local hysteria, starstruck by visiting celebrities William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow. Within a week, Deputy Sheriff Trent Tyson is on the tenuous trail of a serial killer who snuffs out the unwanted, the disabled—the most helpless and lovable—without reason and with no mercy. 

Reaping the Whirlwind is a historical mystery set during the real events of the Scopes evolution trial in 1925 Dayton, Tennessee. The mystery weaves through trial events in an accurate portrayal of this pivotal case that forever changed the U.S. education system.

Author Bio:

Rosey Dow is the pen name of Lana McAra, an award-winning, international best-selling author and ghostwriter of more than 40 titles with a million books sold, including three cookbooks. An author via traditional publishing with Barbour Publishing and WinePress Publishing for 25 years, she has been editing and ghostwriting for more than 20 years, working for WinePress Publishing as well as Author One Stop and individual clients.

She won the national Christy Award for Reaping the Whirlwind in 2001, and her historical cozy mystery series, Colorado, sold more than 250,000 copies. Her titles have appeared around the world in bookstores and libraries in regular print, large print editions and audiobooks. She also has several journals and other titles under the name This Girl Loves Paper.

Originally from Delaware, she lived on the tiny Caribbean island of Grenada for 14 years and now resides in North Florida.

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59 thoughts on “Blog Tour: Reaping the Whirlwind

  1. I like the small town setting for this story. Sounds like an excellent read.

  2. Exactly the kind of book I love to read… can’t wait! Historical mysteries are the very best.

  3. I love your name, Rosy Dow, feels like a character out of hometown or romance novel!

  4. This book sounds great and I can’t wait to check it out! for the chance and for doing such a fantastic giveaway! Wishing everyone an incredibly successful season!

  5. Really nice book cover design! I can’t wait to give this a read– thank you so much for sharing it!

  6. That sounds interesting, but a bit too intense for me. I normally like mysteries, especially historical mysteries, but I think I would be too scared by the murderer in this book. The background of the Scopes trial is a nice addition, though– it sets the story in a period of societal tension, perhaps making crime more likely.

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