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Electing To Murder (McRyan Mystery Series #3)

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Ruthless killers...grizzly deaths...escalating stakes...

A clandestine late night meeting in Kentucky, a murder in a seedy St. Paul motel, a mysterious investigator operating in the shadows and dueling political masterminds all collide to provide Mac McRyan with the ultimate test in ELECTING TO MURDER.
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Published 2013
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Lori McD
Don't know WHY GR doesn't have the right book cover and info about this book... it's recently released, but still....

ANYWAY, we have a change of pace in this book. Mac gets pulled into homicide and politics and potential voter fraud via electronic voting machines in this fast-paced thriller filled with suspense and intrigue.

The Setting: 2012 - about 1 week before the presidential election. No, it's not Obama vs. Romney - of course not! It's the Republican vice presidential candidate (Republicans
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Carol and Gary Curtis
Excellent series. This story did not disappoint. It did bogged down sometimes, early on but picked up later. The lead character is quite interesting and I'm sure will be just as daring in future sequels.
Mike Kennedy
I really liked the latest in the latest installment in the Mac McRyan series. I think this book was a step up from Deadly Stilwater, #2 in the series. I found this book fast paced, and a page turner. Stelljes did a great job using the presidential election theme as a vehicle to drive the story line. Mac McRyan reminds me a lot of another fictional Minnesota detective who does what it takes to get the job done, John Sanford's Lucas Davenport. There characters are very similar. Both are no nonsens ...more
Black Butterfly
Nov 12, 2013 Black Butterfly rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: ADULTS
Recommended to Black Butterfly by: BOOKBUB
Shelves: mysteries
ANOTHER GREAT READ, I LOVED THE OTHER BOOK, BUT THIS ONE WAS? GEEZ WHO-DID-DO-IT? THIS BOOK HAD ME STUMPED TILL THE BADDEST GUY WAS FINALLY REVEALED. I LOVED THE ACTION AND THE STORYLINE, EVEN THOUGTH IT FRIGHTENED ME BECAUSE POLITICAL ELECTIONS HAVE BECOME VERY SUSPECT TO ME. WHAT WAS DONE IN THE BOOK I BELIEVE COULD REALLY HAPPEN IN REAL LIFE (if it hasn't already). SHUTTER! I LOVE MAC AND HIS LADY LOVE SALLY, BECAUSE THEY STANDBY EACH OTHER AND THEIR CONVICTIONS. IT'S NICE TO SEE A RELATIONSH ...more
Quentin Feduchin
A really workmanlike book, well worth reading and really quite satisfying. However there are problems.
This author's primary problem is his apparent admiration for his own character! He extols his virtues, not to mention his good fortune, at pretty well every turn.
Mac McRyan is tall, lean, exceedingly handsome, undoubtedly a heart-throb, has incredible sex, is surrounded by totally gorgeous dames, is highly intelligent, exceedingly (that word again) perceptive, smart, confident, and to cap it al
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Jim A
Part police procedural investigating a murder and part political thriller. While I didn't enjoy it quite as much as Deadly Stillwater, it was still a pretty fun read.

Mac MacRyan, a St. Paul, MN homicide detective, gets involved in some political intrigue on the eve of a presidential election. Flips back and forth between the political aspects and the police hunting the killers and trying to figure out the why as well as the who.

Once again with Stelljes writing, it requires a few leaps of faith.
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Janka
I really like this series, the story is well thought of, the characters are well developed, you cant help it but love Mac and Sally. The only downside of this story for me - and this is purelly personal opinion - too much politics. I do not like politics and I felt it was a bit too much about politics and not enough of the murder investigation. Otherwise it would be 5 stars from me.
Arthur
Electing to Murder - Thriller ( McRyan Mystery series)

Welcome to the inside of politics and politicians who work the system to their advantage regardless of the cost in money, men, and values. All that matters is that they are the winner. Doubtful, jump on board and take a thrilling ride, one you won't want to miss.
angela yargus
Can You Guess Who?

Another well-written novel ... but I bet you can't guess who the top boss, the Bishop, REALLY is! Roger Stelljes has that great ability to keep you holding your breath while trying to figure out who REALLY is the big boss!
Henry Lawrence
I liked this book a lot. However, it seemed like the climax came halfway through the book and the rest of the book was anti-climatic. The ultimate solution was very predictable and you keep reading thinking just get it over with.
I have been concerned about the move to electronic voting. I has always seemed subject to hacking.
I do plan to go back and read earlier books in the series.
Joan
Electing to Murder was not as good as the other Steljes books I have read. In addition to a less-interesting story, the kindle edition also had numerous editing flaws (verb tense and pronoun case errors primarily.)
Gregory D Glover
Amazing Read

Amazing Read

This is my third book and by far the best. This book will keep you captivated and intrigued until the very end.
Look forward to the next one in the series.
Raymond Murphy
Page turner Galore

Detective McRyan gives a nail biting series of events that keep the pages turning! I am looking forward to reading more about him as he is a great read! Thank you Roger!
Joseph S Wolfson
Really great book.

I loved this book and couldn't put it down. Mac McRyan continues to outdo himself. This is really a great series. Buy it, read it, you will not be disappointed.
Evi K. Laksana
Great first book

What a great book to read from Stelljes. Engaging actions, lovable characters, interesting subplots. Will be looking forward to reading more of his books.
Amy
This is an easy little mystery nugget. What I love about the McRyan series is that they are largely set in my hometown of St. Paul and have a great sense of place.
Brenden Schaaf
Gripping tale, but some serious editing issues (at least in the Kindle version) that really were quite distracting.
Marti
The second of the five books Barnes & Noble has asked me to review, this was a rather action-packed book. I am fairly sure that I have read another Mac McRyan book before. In this one, he teams with Darla Wire, a former FBI agent, to find out what is happening in the presidential campaign--why people are being killed, and eventually why the voting machines are being rigged in favor of one candidate. There is a European connection, and someone named The Bishop is behind all this. Mac's longti ...more
Laura
I could so see this happening in todays world.
Kim
Somewhat confusing but a good mystery. A little predictable and a tad outlandish but I guess in today's politics....it could happen
Phil Jones
A little too much politics for my taste but still a good Mac thriller.
If you have read the others you will enjoy this one.
Baudhuin
I like this series.

Good quick reads. Really keep you interested. I intend to read the rest, and honestly, can't wait! Thanks Roger. You done good here.
Marie
Kept you guessing

I am a new fan of McRyan Mystery Series with this being the second book I have read. Mr. Stelljes just joined a host of well known mystery writers that I believe are worth reading. The plot thickens as the story unveils and keeps you guessing right up until the end. Mac is a great character and his appeal grows on you. Great Read!
Zona M Gouldthread
Great story.

Could not put it down. Great characters ....good plot. Hope to see more of these characters in the political arena.
Stelljes is my new favorite author.
Mane Guarda
It was a great read, very suspenseful. I was never sure how it was going to get solved until the end. The other reason I really liked it is that it doesn't feel like a series. I definitely recommend it.
Kathy
Absolutely fantastic book! I couldn't put it down and cannot wait for the next one!!
Kevin Johnson
Usually, I don't care for books set in my hometown because I am annoyed by obvious inconsistencies. Mr. Stelljes uses the local flavor carefully without over reaching. His characters are interesting and the story lines are tight and believable. Looking forward to more.....
Larry C. Jones
Electing To Murder

Excellent book! One of my favorite authors. Looking forward to his next book.

Making you write a review that has to have a certain number of words is stupid!!!


Keith
Once again, enjoyed the storyline of a Stelljes book. Good characters, good descriptive writing. Really the only negative was the grammatical mistakes in the book. I don't blame the writer, but the editor.
Gloria
So far so good

So far so good

The book starts out slow and takes a bit too get into unlike the previous books, but then picks up quickly and draws you in.
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Other Books in the Series

McRyan Mystery Series (4 books)
  • The St. Paul Conspiracy (McRyan Mystery Series, #1)
  • Deadly Stillwater
  • Fatally Bound (McRyan Mystery Series, #4)
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