Murder By The Way (Kennedy Killingsworth, #3)
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Murder By The Way (Kennedy Killingsworth #3)

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As Kennedy Killingsworth prepares to step into the next phase of her life alongside her soon-to-be husband, Luke, the past reemerges and interrupts with full force. Luke is suddenly called away to testify at a Marine Corps trial and is forced to leave Kennedy soon after they are declared husband and wife. Then an old business associate, Drake Langston, announces he is retu...more
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Published (first published January 1st 2012)
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Racquel
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Aimee
Another great book in the Kennedy series. It's always a jolly adventure in the small southern town with Kennedy and gang. My only complaint is that there is NEVER enough of Luke AND Kennedy. Never. Other than that, a fun read. :) LDS fiction.
Jennie
I love Betsy Green's southern voice. The dialog is great and the mystery was fun to unravel.
Ines
I knew it! I was hoping it wouldn't be him, but it was. Still a great read though!
Kathryn
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Shanda
I really enjoyed the first two books in this series (Murder By the Book and Murder By Design) so I was excited to receive Murder By the Way for review. The beginning of the story was more “tell” than the rest as Kennedy reviews the events of the last little while, but the writing is good. Once things got going, it didn’t take long for me to find the rhythm of the story.

While Kennedy is an interesting character to me, and I’ve enjoyed seeing a bit of her toughness soften with her love for Luke, i...more
Sheila
Murder By the Way is the third book in the Kennedy Killingsworth series. It is just as good as the first two books in the series. I love the inclusion of the familiar and comfortable characters that Betsy Brannon Green's readers have come to know and love. Some examples are Miss Eugena, Miss Ida Jean, Winston, Mark and Kate. These are characters from The Haggerty Series that I absolutely love!

Once again Betsy's books are full of mystery, intrigue, humor, and of course a lot of good food that the...more
Inspired Kathy

I read this series out of order. Covenant sent me a copy of Murder by the Way for review. I really enjoyed it but when I started it I didn't realize it was book 3 in a series. Once done I went back and started over with the first book to catch up on what I missed. So yes this can be read as a stand alone but I recommend reading from the start of the series.

I enjoyed not knowing who was the good guy and who was the bad guy throughout these books. There were enough twist and turns to keep me guess...more
Rachael
I don't know what to say about my favorite mystery novel author. I have loved her stories since her first book was published when I read it as a demo copy from the bookstore I worked at. I somehow, life has been crazy, missed her second book in this series and look forward to catching up on some 'middle' story. I also picked up the first in this series and look forward to re-reading it, um now.

The only thing I had a problem with was the editing. But that wouldn't let me keep the story below 5 s...more
Susan
Actually, I would probably give this book a 3.5 rating. I thought it was kind of boring for about 2/3 of the way through the book, but then the last 1/3 was really great.

In this book, Kennedy finally marries Luke Scoggins. However, Luke must leave an hour after their wedding, and so she is left alone. Drake calls and offers her $1000 to be a consultant to his team, which is coming back to Haggerty to finish the renovations they had started. However, after a few days, Kennedy sees that things are...more
Sandy
As Kennedy Killingsworth prepares to step into the next phase of her life alongside her soon-to-be husband, Luke, the past reemerges and interrupts with full force. Luke is suddenly called away to testify at a Marine Corps trial and is forced to leave Kennedy soon after they are declared husband and wife. Then an old business associate, Drake Langston, announces he is returning to Midway to finish renovating the town and needs Kennedy's help to smooth things over with the locals. Kennedy jumps o...more
Marci
Well. This book ended spectacularly, and managed to pull it all together, despite the slow first hundred pages or so, and the sometimes annoying main character, Kennedy. The villain of this book put all of her others to shame in my view. They were rather twisted, and more than a bit scary at the end.

All in all, this book was quite delightful. Many of your old favourite characters return, such as Miss. Eugenia, Mark, George Anne (a character you love to dislike), and many of her newer characters....more
Erin
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I like Betsy Brannon Green mysteries. They're light and fun, and I fully recognize that you have to suspend a certain amount of "reality" and not get too hung up on how you think things would actually happen in an investigation. This one stretched the limits a bit. It tied up some loose ends, but I felt like the characters fell a little flat and the twist at the end was more like a "pick you up and stand you on your head, nothing you thought was true, is true." I will keep reading her books thou...more
Angela
This is probably my favorite book in the series. I love when I can get into a story enough that I'm not really focused on trying to figure out who the bad guy is.

I was relatively surprised, though not completely taken off guard by the conclusion. It seemed to fit and it really tied the books together.

My only worry is that this means there won't be any more books in this series! I really love all of the characters from Haggarty and the surrounding areas, so I'd hate to think there is no more fr...more
Kelli
Not as amazing as some of her other books, but still enjoyable, although a little boring. One thing that kind of bothered me was that it didn't really explain Drake's fascination with her. He claims to have come back to finish the project in Midway just to convince her to be on his team, but she doesn't even have any skills that merit that kind of attention. I had a hard time getting past that. And I wish Luke was in the book a little more since he is my favorite one but I think I will always li...more
Julie Johnson
As one of my favorite mystery writers, I always look forward to Betsy Brannon Green's new books. I have to say though, this one wasn't one of my favorites...I liked it, but felt it took a while to get moving, also think I was just a little tired of Sloan and found it hard to understand his whole obsession with Kennedy. I wanted more of Luke in the story too. But do always love the authors sense of humor, clean writing and southern hospitality! Will be looking forward to her next book.
Samantha
This was my least favorite of the author's books, though I still enjoyed it. It felt like it took a long time to really get into the mystery part of the story (like half way into the book), I was almost bored waiting for something to happen. Some of the conclusions the characters drew seemed unsubstantiated to me. I definitely prefer her Haggerty books to her ones about Kennedy. I do love that we still get to see a lot of Miss Eugenia, she may be my favorite character in this book.
Katie Watkins
Kennedy is finally marrying Luke, but they find out he has to leave (military) on their wedding day. To keep busy, Kennedy finds herself helping Drake with another real estate project. She unknowingly finds herself back in the middle of another mystery.

I love these Southern characters! They're so unique and fun. Kennedy really learns some patience in this book, which really adds to her character.

It is a murder-mystery, but no graphic details, no language. Clean.
Katie
It was probably my fault I didn't like this book as much as everyone else... I didn't read the first two books!! The story was decent although I really didn't get Kennedy a lot of the time. I think it was lame how she got weak in the knees when her just married husband tells her he missed her...? Kinda strange especially considering this is her second marriage. I was also confused about some of the characters but that was mostly my fault for not reading the first two books.
Lisa
This third in the series of Kennedy Killingsworth books is better than the other two and is a fun read. There are some continuity errors (e.g., the protagonist gets a ride with another person but returns home in her own vehicle), but only a few. The characters are interesting and the plot is fun to follow, although I recommend reading the first two books before reading this one because of the characters and situations that carry over from one to the next.
April
listening on CD. Kennedy marries Luke. He is immediately taken away to testify at a military trial. In the meantime, Drake Langston has returned with his team and is building a the housing complex he originally planned and renovating the town hall. Prisoners escape from a prison van accident and a woman dies. How are they linked? Do Drake and his team play a roll?
Kennedy nearly dies finding out. Cade plays the role of hero.
Kaye
Kennedy Killingsworth marries and before the honeymoon can start finds her husband whisked off to testify in a military trial. This gives her time to step into another mystery. There is a car accident, escaped convicts and a land developer that wants her help in getting people to sell their land. Not sure if this was the last or just the latest in the series but things all get neatly wrapped up.
Patricia
Rating: 2.5
This is the third book in the series and in each book the story seemed to strain credibility of what law enforcement would allow from non-law enforcement. (I recognize that this is a work of fiction but fiction has to invite the reader in and, within that fictional environment, make the reader "believe" what he/she is reading.) I will read further books in this series.
Gayle
I enjoyed listening to the audiobook of this third story in the Kennedy Killingsworth series. It was fun to see more of the quirky characters from the small-town Georgia setting. I was surprised by the twist at the end (I love it when I'm actually surprised in a mystery!) and thought the narrator did a great job with the accents and character voices.
Barb
This is the third mystery by Betsy Brannon Green that I've read this past year. They are all purchased from LDS bookstores, so I imagine she is an LDS author. This book wraps up a continuing story started in Murder by the Book. The stories are clean and somewhat predictible, but I like them either in spite of that, or because of it.
Lisa Randall
I love Betsy Brannon Green's books. They're entertaining and always have a twist. This is the 3rd in her Murder by the . . . series so now I will have to go back and read the first two.
Stacy
I did not realize this book was part of a series. I have read lots of books by Betsy Brannon Green, and have enjoyed most of them This one was a bit more difficult to enjoy. It seemed to move a bit slowly. I enjoy LDS fiction, so I would recommend this book to others, but it doesn't keep you on the edge of your seat.
Karlene Browning
I love this cozy mystery series. Great read. The first one was wonderful, the second not quite as good, this third one is back to wonderful.

Love the quirky characters. And I was definitely surprised by who the "bad guy" turned out to be.

Highly recommended. And YES! you do have to read the series in order.
Megan Bronson
WARNING SPOILER ALERT: first if all I love this author she is one of my very favorites. Second, DRAKE! I couldn't believe it, but then it also made a lot if sense. Maybe it was because I I'm trusting but I would have never expected him to be the cause of everything! Wow it was a shocker for me.
Angie
I would give this 3.5 stars...

To me personally not quite as good as the other 2 "Kennedy" books but still a good read! I missed Kennedy's love of books that made me instantly identify with her in the first book. I did like the twist and turns and was a satisfying book over all. :)
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