Saturday, June 26, 2021

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: Murder in Madison Square Garden by Linda Shenton Matchett

Book:  Murder at Madison Square Garden

Author: Linda Shenton Matchett

Genre: Historical Mystery

Release date: July 15, 2020


The dream of a lifetime becomes a nightmare.

Photojournalist Theodora “Teddy” Schafer’s career has hit the skids thanks to rumors of plagiarism. With any luck, a photo spread with Charles Lindbergh at the America First Rally will salvage her reputation. After an attempted assassination of Lindbergh leaves another man dead, Teddy is left holding the gun. Literally. Can she prove her innocence before the police lock her up for a murder she didn’t commit?

Private Investigator Ric Bogart wants nothing to do with women after his wife cleaned out their bank account and left him for another man, but he can’t ignore the feeling he’s supposed to help the scrappy, female reporter who is arrested for murder at the America First rally. Can he believe her claims of innocence and find the real killer without letting Teddy steal his heart?
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Linda Shenton Matchett is a wonderful author and I have enjoyed many of her books. Murder at Madison Square Garden the book that I have most recently read. Historical Fiction and Mystery is the genre and one that I really enjoy. 

Theodora "Teddy" Schafer is a Photojournalist who is under scrutiny right now due to claims of plagiarism. Plagiarism is very damaging to anyone, but for a Journalist it could be career ending. Teddy is attending the America First Rally and she has hopes of a Photo op with Charles Lindbergh. She spots someone nearby with a gun and attempting to kill Charles Lindbergh. The gun is shot, but it ends up killing another man. The gun is left in Teddy's hands and now she is being accused of Murder. Private Investigator Ric Bogart is assigned to work the case. Ric is trying to work the case without falling for sweet Teddy. His marriage ended roughly and he has sworn off women. He admits he is smitten by Teddy. He is trying believe her innocence. Will Teddy be able to prove her innocence? Will there be a LOVE connection between Teddy and Investigator Ric Bogart? 

Murder at Madison Square Garden is a  "page turner" of a book. I was on the edge of my seat for most of the book. The book was not too predictable,which I LOVE that aspect. I also really enjoyed the time period of the book, the early 1940's, right after WWII. Teddy is a determined woman who not only has to prove her innocence in a Murder case, but also the rumor of her Plagiarism. Ric is a sweet gentleman who is wanting to guard his heart from love, but Teddy may just be the one that brings his guard down. I LOVE how even though they had their differences during the investigation, the preserved and saw that they actually like each other. GREAT BOOK, especially for those who like History and Mystery books! 


Bestselling author of over twenty books, Linda Shenton Matchett writes about ordinary people who did extraordinary things in days gone by. A volunteer docent and archivist for the Wright Museum of WWII, Linda is currently working with the curator to create her first exhibit, Shaped by Conflict that will be on display from May 1 to June 15, 2021. She is a native of Baltimore, Maryland, and was born a stone’s throw from Fort McHenry. Linda has lived in historical places all her life and is now located in central New Hampshire where her favorite activities include exploring historic sites and immersing herself in the imaginary worlds created by other authors.

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Dear readers:

I grew up in New Jersey and often went into New York City for school field trips and family visits. One of my favorite places to go was Madison Square Garden. I have lots of happy memories, so I wondered if I could possibly set a book there. I spent a lovely afternoon digging into the building’s past and learning about the important, historic events that took place there. When I discovered that aviator Charles Lindbergh spoke at the Garden about the controversial topic of U.S. isolationism prior to America’s entry into WWII, I knew I had the beginning of a story.

My protagonist came about during one of my shifts as a volunteer docent at the Wright Museum of WWII. While talking to one of our guests about our wartime print and broadcast journalism display, the conversation turned to the role that women played. Therese Bonney was a one of the photojournalists highlighted in the exhibit. As I studied her picture, I was struck by her determination in the set of her jaw and look in her eyes. My protagonist Theodora “Teddy” Schafer was born.

I enjoyed my trip down Memory Lane at the Garden during my research and had fun subjecting Teddy to uncomfortable situations as she tried to prove her innocence. But most of all, I hope her story honors the men and women who served in countless ways during this difficult time in history.

Enjoy Murder at Madison Square Garden.


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To celebrate her tour, Linda is giving away the grand prize of a $50 Visa Gift Card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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Linda Matchett said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you for being part of my blog tour and for your wonderful review. I'm so glad you enjoyed Teddy's and Ric's story. Your willingness to read and review books is such an encouragement and support to us authors!

Debbie P said... Best Blogger Tips

I like mysteries and this sounds like a great one!

megana said... Best Blogger Tips

This is definitely going on my tbr! Thanks so much for sharing!

Caryl Kane said... Best Blogger Tips

Kendra, Thank you for sharing your wonderful review!

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