Brenda Dow Announces Release of ‘Snap Judgment’

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New book in the Ruth Bowen Regency Mystery series sees Ruth fighting for the freedom of her son.

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The sequel to “Friend at Court,” “Snap Judgment: A Ruth Bowen Regency Mystery” (published by Trafford Publishing) takes readers into two very different views – one of a Quaker woman and the other, a judge of the King’s Bench.

After being away from her small business for several weeks, Ruth, a Quaker widow, identifies a body found by her stepson, Michael. When a connection is made between the deceased and a young lady that Michael is interested in, the Bow Street Runners arrest Michael. Now, Ruth must find the real killer among a number of suspects – one, a miscreant from the previous mystery novel – and effect Michael's release from the notorious Newgate Prison.

An excerpt from a review of “Snap Judgment” by US Review:

“The plot moves forward with just enough description to set the scene. The personality of each character is well-defined and the author's knowledge of social customs, legal customs and the dark streets of London during the early 19th century is apparent. The clues used to solve the crime, without modern technology, add to the intrigue.”

US Review recommends this novel.

“Snap Judgment”
By Brenda Dow
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 338 pages | ISBN 9781490706849
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 338 pages | ISBN 9781490706825
E-Book | 338 pages | ISBN 9781490706832
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Brenda Dow grew up in Norwich, England. Bored with work as a clerical officer in the British civil service, she immigrated to Canada in her 20s. She has worked variously in insurance and newspaper advertising. She is married to Brian and boasts three married sons and six grandchildren. Over the years, Dow has enjoyed canoe camping, painting in both watercolors and oils and is a habitual solver of cryptic crossword puzzles – or tries to anyway. She has previously published “Friend at Court,” “Earl for a Season” and “Get It: A tool for helping how to solve Cryptic Crossword Puzzles.” More information can be found at and

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