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A Crooked Little House (E.J. Pugh #5)

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A house of cards -- A pack of lies Her husband, Willis, calls her a "danger junkie." But suburban Texas mom and romance writer E.J. Pugh believes that the truth is something that must always be pursued no matter perilous the path that leads to it.

When her black sheep sister-in-law is arrested for the murder of a young homeless woman, E.J. is unwilling to simply accept the
Paperback, 352 pages
Published January 22nd 1999 by Avon Books
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Carl Brookins
This novel is less a mystery than an in-depth examination of a few weeks in the life of an entertaining and intriguing family in suburban Texas. The mystery of who murdered a young homeless woman is really the framework from which to dangle a whole houseful of family members from bright children to irascible mothers-in-law.

Eloise Pugh is a romance writer. She lives in Codderville, Texas, in a home undergoing construction of a major addition. In addition to the construction workers, assorted pets
EJ Pugh's life is in its usual chaos when her husband decides to put an addition on the house and her sister-in-law decides to leave her four year old son with EJ's mother-in-law, Vera. With her three kids and Vera's ward, EJ's life is full and overflowing with energy. Brenna goes to the prom, gets a scholarship, and is deciding college. The addition workers are less than ideal, and the sister in law is homeless and then is accused of murder.

EJ can't leave it alone. She uses her nosy parker ways
A En.J. Pugh mystery. She is a romance writer, wife, and mother who also dabbles in solving mysteries. Her former sister-in-law is arrested for murder and E.J. seeks to find the real murderer . She essentially sticks her nose into where it doesn't belong and while solving the murder, also produces some problems along the way.
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I'm discovering the E.J. Pugh series by Susan Rogers Cooper. I enjoy the juxtaposition of domestic ordinariness with the drive to solve the puzzle. I have similar curiosity and interests but not nearly the courage of E.J.
Nancy Savonick
I really like Coopers' Milt Kovacs series. The E.J.Pugh series--not so much.
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Susan Rogers Cooper is an American mystery novelist. A self-proclaimed "half fifth generation Texan; half Yankee", she sets her novels in Texas (the E.J. Pugh and Kimmey Kruse novels) and in Oklahoma (the Sheriff Milt Kovak novels). She is currently living in Central Texas, coming up with fresh new ways to get her characters into trouble.
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