Death Comes to Santa Fe
by Amanda Allen

Former New York darling turned amateur sleuth Madeline Vaughn-Alwin is once again thrown into a colourful yet deadly web of secrets, lies and soirees to die for!

It’s the week of Fiesta in Santa Fe and Maddie is looking forward to enjoying the celebrations. But as ‘Old Man Gloom’ Zozobra goes up in flames, so too do Maddie’s hopes for a carefree life . . . Human remains are found in the dying embers of Zozobra, and then Maddie and her dashing beau Dr David Cole find a body washed up in the arroyo at the edge of town.

Soon identified as Ricardo Montoya, a wealthy businessmen and head of one of the most affluent families in Santa Fe . . . the plot starts to thicken. While his beautiful wife Catalina and her complicated children seem less than heartbroken at his untimely demise, and with many disgruntled locals crawling out of the woodwork, Maddie is surrounded by suspects.

With the celebrations of Fiesta continuing around them, Maddie and her ‘Detection Posse’ get busy infiltrating the best parties and hobnobbing with old and new faces – but can they bring the murderer to justice before they strike again?


“Readers will appreciate Allen’s likable group of characters, acute attention to historical details, and cameos of such real-life celebrities as poet Alice Henderson and her artist husband, William Henderson. Fans will be eager for Maddie’s next adventure.”

Publishers WeeklyonA Moment in Crime

“Allen perfectly captures the serene enchantment of Santa Fe. Her gutsy heroine has plenty to work with in a mystery that keeps you guessing to the end.”

KirkusonA Moment in Crime

“A satisfying read for Maddie fans; it’s also a good bet to give fans of Jessica Fellowes’ The Mitford Murders (2018).”

BooklistonA Moment in Crime

“Auspicious...Readers will want to see more of the appealing Maddie, whose next adventure is hinted at in the epilogue.”

Publishers WeeklyonSanta Fe Mourning

“Allen’s re-creation of 1920s language, dress, and clashing norms helps create an immersive whodunit, and Maddie is sure to become a beloved heroine.”

BooklistonSanta Fe Mourning

“Spoiled NY Flapper meets the Wild West—what could be more delightful?”

Rhys Bowen, New York Times bestselling author

“Engrossing...With evocative descriptions and captivating historical detail, Amanda Allen paints a vivid picture of post-WWI Santa Fe and weaves a mystery that is sure to keep you guessing until the end!”

Ashley Weaver, author of the Edgar FinalistMurder at the BrightwellonSanta Fe Mourning

“For fans of Miss Fisher’s Murder mysteries...A mystery with the tang of bootleg hooch and the sharp bite of poison.”

b>Kate Parker,/b>, author of theDeadly Seriesand theVictorian Bookshop Mysteries

Amanda Allen

Amanda Allen wrote her first book at the age of sixteen – a vast historical epic starring all her friends as the characters, written secretly during algebra class. She’s never since used algebra, but her books have been nominated for many awards, including the RITA Award, the Romantic Times BOOKReviews Reviewers’ Choice Award, the Booksellers Best, the National Readers Choice Award, and the Holt Medallion. She lives in Santa Fe with two rescue dogs, a wonderful husband, and far too many books and royal memorabilia collections.

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Death Comes to Santa Fe by Amanda Allen is available in the following formats

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