Teresa Mathews lives on a farm in Alabama. She is an avid gardener and an artist. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Alabama Nursery and Landscape Association, and she is a member of the Mobile Writers Guild. Teresa has been quite busy during recent times; she is a gem who has been working long hours in her plant nursery.
Did I mention she wrote a bestselling book? Thirteen Steps to the Cellar (Tirgearr Publishing) is one of my all-time favorites! I was absolutely drawn to it by her son’s spectacular videos! Pop over to her Instagram and check out some of them! Though 13 Steps to the Cellar is a work of fiction, it was inspired by the murder of Teresa’s aunt.
Teresa is one of the nicest and most-talented people I’ve met on social media. I am thrilled to feature her book, 13 Steps to the Cellar, as the next KC Reads Book Club selection!
Please follow Teresa on social media at @teresamathewsauthor on Instagram and TeresaMathewsAuthor on Facebook. And don’t forget to leave reviews on Amazon and Goodreads!
Below are the cover and summary. The Kindle version is $4.99; there is no paperback.
There were thirteen steps to the cellar. They were steep and they were narrow—but was a fall down them enough to have caused the twenty-seven deep lacerations to her aunt’s head?
Callie Harris travels from her home in Alabama to her aunt’s former mansion in Maine to unravel the haunting forty-year-old mystery of Dr. Laverne Harris Doss’ brutal death.
Why wasn’t a murder weapon found? Was her uncle justly convicted of the killing? Was his mistress involved? Or was the murderer the bearded stranger rumored to have arrived by train that night?
In the charming town of Richmond, located on the banks of Maine’s historic Kennebec River, Callie uncovers the community’s darkest secrets—a botched police investigation, a betrayed widow’s lie, a dead woman’s blackmail, and a wealthy philanthropist’s shame. The web of intrigue extends far beyond Callie's suspicions and its connection to her personal story pierces her to the core.