The Cape May Historical Mystery Collection

As you may have heard a hundred times by now, my next book is called Cape Menace: A Cape May Historical Mystery. This is the first book in my new Cape May Historical Mysteries Collection.

I thought I’d use my post today to tell you a little more about the collection. As of now, I am planning to include at least seven mysteries in the collection. The books will span the length of Cape May’s history between 1712 and the World War II era. Each book will be a standalone, so there is no need to read them in any particular order. Each book will feature different characters and focus on mysteries that are unrelated.

I am really excited about this project. My husband has been asking me for years to write about the area where we live in New Jersey, and I have found the research fascinating. I’m learning so much—the amount of information I didn’t know about Cape May County could fill volumes!

Here’s a little more about the Cape Menace:

Sarah Hanover and her parents, Ruth and William, left behind their life in England and sailed across the Atlantic Ocean to the English colonies in 1710, settling in the colony that had only recently been named New Jersey. Until the very early eighteenth century, the area had been known as East Jersey and West Jersey. It was in 1702 that the two provinces were joined.

In December of 1712, Sarah’s mother disappears without a trace. Sarah is convinced that her mother met a violent death when she came upon a wolf in the woods near their home, but as Sarah is to later discover, there were other—more sinister—forces at work at the time of Ruth’s disappearance.

It is just over two years later, in 1714, when Sarah experiences tragedy again, this time one that forces her to take a hard look at the secrets her father kept from her. She is beset by questions about the mysterious stranger with whom her father was doing business, the whispers she keeps hearing about her mother’s disappearance, and her own safety as she starts asking questions about what happened to Ruth.

I hope you’ll pick up a copy of Cape Menace and if you do, I hope you enjoy it. The ebook is available for preorder now (link to Google Play TBA), and the paperback version will be available very soon. I will keep you posted. If you’re interested, click this link to be directed to preorder at your favorite online retailer.

Thank you!

Until next time,


22 comments on “The Cape May Historical Mystery Collection

  1. What a clever idea to stretch the mysteries of a historic timeline. Looking forward to the first book, Amy.


  • Sounds fascinating! And, being born and raised in NJ, a must-read for me. I’ve pre-ordered and can’t wait. XO


  • dgkaye says:

    Sounds like an engaging read for sure Amy. I like the concept of it’s a series, yet still stand-alones. Heading over to Amazon. ❤ Congrats


    • amreade says:

      Thanks, Debby. As a reader, I don’t like to start a series in the middle, so I wanted to write a group of books that lets people start wherever they want to. xo

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      • dgkaye says:

        That’s what I prefer as a reader. Something for everyone. Because I have too many books I want to read, and promised beta reads and life in between, it’s unusual for me to read a series because I like to give different books a chance in the rotation, and don’t like to be left hanging in a series. 🙂


      • amreade says:

        Yikes—that reminds me that I’m supposed to be reading someone’s ARC asap. Glad you mentioned it!

        I know exactly what you mean. I wish there was enough time in the day to read everything I want, but there just isn’t when I factor in all the other things I have to do.


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      • dgkaye says:

        Lol, glad to remind you 🙂 x


  • Pat Wahler says:

    Sounds wonderful, Amy. I’m looking forward to reading it!


  • I can’t wait to read it!


  • lindamthorne says:

    Sound very good. I’m just in awe with how you put out so many books. Getting a USA Today bestselling author tag is a true honor.


  • petespringerauthor says:

    Excellent! Colonial history is one of my favorite eras—I’ll check it out.


  • Tom Burns says:

    Glad to see someone else writing about Cape May. I feature it in my new horror story, The Legacy of the Unborn. My characters visit Congress Hall in 1931.

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