They Danced By The Light Of The Moon is, like Pagel's first novel (Here's the Church, Here's the Steeple, published in 2006), another dual mystery, set in two time periods—1901 and the present. Andy and her mother-in-law Mayta are at the reopening gala of a seaside Victorian grand hotel when a fellow diner is murdered during a tour. A suspicious overheard conversation draws Andy into the mystery of why the woman was killed in the same hotel room another woman disappeared from more than a century before.
Advance reactions have been overwhelmingly positive, with Publishers Weekly writing“Pagel plays with the everything-old-is-new-again theme in her delightful second Andy Gammon mystery. The narrative shifts smoothly between 1901 and the present, as the two intertwined stories play out to a satisfying conclusion.” Kirkus Reviews also received it enthusiastically, noting that "Like Andy’s first case, this one is studded with flashbacks to the historical past, this time providing provocative insights into the now defunct system of asylums.”
Tempa Pagel was born in Pontiac, Michigan. She received a BA in history from Oakland University in Michigan, and a MEd from Fitchburg State College in Massachusetts. She has worked as a publicist, a free lance writer, a church school administrator, and middle school teacher. She and her husband reside here in Newburyport and are the parents of two grown children. To learn more about the Pagel and her work, visit her website.
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