Linda Stewart will be signing copies of her two Maryland mystery books, Snow’s Rest and Snow’s Run on Friday, June 3, 2016 from 5-7 PM.
Snow’s Rest, A Maryland Mystery
By L. A. Stewart
Lonesome howls of distant red wolves drift through the night. Yearning for Jane’s company, Snow wanders into the garden. An aromatic mix of boxwood, pine and roses fills his head. Something soft as wings of a moth brushes his face. Wrapped in her rose embroidered shawl, she floats among the roses, an illusion of grace above her own grave.
William Snow, retired judge and widower, returns to his childhood home grieving for Jane, the love of his life. Along the way, truth reveals itself in fleeting glimpses as a series of deaths come under suspicion. Not believing in ghosts, Snow begins to understand why some people do.
Bright as ever, water in Snow’s Run flashed in setting sunlight as it flowed into St. Mary’s River, on to the Potomac, on to the Chesapeake, on to its fate in the deep Atlantic. Walking along the stream bed, William Snow came upon the ruins of his childhood fort. A dark object protruded into grasses at the water’s edge from under a collapse of overhang. He reached for it, closed his hand around it, and recognized it as a woman’s boot. A shudder slipped down his back as he pulled his hand away. At that moment of recoil, he knew. Through all this day’s wandering in dappled sunlight up this meandering stream, he was meant to cross her path, meant to cross her wandering way. William Snow, retired judge and widower, returns to Snow’s Rest, his childhood home, grieving for Jane, the love of his life. Jane’s lifelong friend and neighbor, Carrie Darberry becomes Snow’s housekeeper to rescue him from the depths of his grief, while she struggles with her grief over the death of an only child. Together, they move on with their lives and into another mystery along the banks of Snow's Run.
About the Author, Linda A. Stewart
After traveling and teaching as a military dependent, Linda chose St. Mary’s County to raise her family and pursue a career in education. In addition to its rural charm and friendly citizens, Linda enjoys the cherished history of St. Mary’s. Retirement has freed Linda to pursue her love of writing. In addition to a bachelor’s degree from Bridgewater State College, and a master’s from the University Of Notre Dame, Linda has attended the Chesapeake Writers’ Conference at St. Mary’s College of Maryland in pursuit of her dreams.