Incident at Ioka

SKU: 9780988374430

As a hurricane approaches town, the chair of the town select board goes missing. But why? Join artist-sleuth Maryvonne as she sorts through the gossip and gets to the bottom of it. Meet noted Exeter abolitionist Betsy Clifford in her hat shop on Water Street in 1841 and learn about the Abolitionist era communities, both black and white, in Exeter, New Hampshire. This book honors Exeter-born black Abolitionist poet James Monroe Whitfield, who published "America and other poems" in 1853. ***All profits from this historical-fiction trilogy donated towards a physical commemoration of Exeter NH's historic black community.

RM Allen is the author of a historical-fiction trilogy set in Exeter, NH. "Incident at Ioka" (July 2020) and “Incident at Exeter Tavern” (Jan 2020) and "Incident at Exeter Depot" (March 2021). Through these books she shows what has been hidden in plain sight for all these years. All profits will be donated to a physical commemoration of that historic Black community, which included Black Revolutionary War soldiers, and existed for one hundred years.

She is also the founder of the town’s annual literary festival which celebrates the diverse voices of Exeter authors, past and present. More at Her website is

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