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In Plain Sight (Ivy Malone Mysteries #2)

4.01 of 5 stars 4.01  ·  rating details  ·  1,332 ratings  ·  107 reviews
In this second Ivy Malone mystery, Ivy has to hide from the mob in a motorhome.
Paperback, 311 pages
Published April 1st 2005 by Fleming H. Revell
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Book Him Danno
Having read the first book in this series I was so looking forward to the next one. The first one kept me in stitches the whole time, whether she was in the cemetery watching for vandals- all the way through to when she climbs out the window of a dirty bathroom in a junk yard. This first book was so well written and just had such an appeal and I fell in love with Ivy Malone just like she was a friend I had right next door.

This having been said the second book very much disappointed me. I was s
"Aunt Ivy, for a sweet, harmless little aunt, you do seem to get yourself in an unusual amount of trouble." With her tiny frame and possum-grey hair, Ivy Malone is your typical LOL (little old lady) and feels invisible to most people…but she likes it that way! With her love for mystery stories and her mutant curiosity gene, Ivy is just thrilled that people seem to look right through her, for it allows her the chance to probe into the strange occurrences that seem to dog her every step and to add ...more
In this book Ivy has yet again gotten herself into trouble and has a crime to solve. After getting death threats from the Braxton clan for solving and arresting one of their own, Ivy has decided to go on the run. Ivy took up her niece DeeAnn's offer to live with her in Arkansas in order to get away. While staying with her family she picks up a job as a housekeeper for a very rich woman named Leslie Marcone a couple days a week. Since she has been working for her she has noticed Leslie is very s ...more
I love Ivy!! The first book I found a bit depressing and a little too long and drawn out. This book was shorter and more to the point - plus no random deaths of any of her friends!
I found the murder a little more interesting too, but I feel like there was more to the story. I read this book a week ago and I'm having a hard time remembering the plot, so either I've got brain problems or it just wasn't that memorable. Ivy's awesome personality is though. And I have to say that I am totally Team M
This was a quick read. Who would think that a little old lady would make should a great detective. Ok I know you are saying, "What about Miss Marple?" I loved her character also. Maybe I'm getting to close so that age myself (almost 55). I've started book 3 in the series and I'm loving that one also.
David Kemp
Lorena McCourtney is a new author to me but she's winning me over on the LOL, Mrs. Ivy Malone. I only regret that there only four books in the series.
Anthony Howarth
Another Ivy Malone comfort book to idle away the hours as I wait for my new shoulder to "take" and stop hurting.

Lorena McCourtney has an uncanny way of keeping you involved. The pages turn, the plot hangs together, there are few adjectives and little padding. In it's genre probably worth more than 4 stars.

LOL (Little Old Lady) sleuthing with uncannily consistent help from the "Lord" while unambiguously trying to get laid is such an unlikely scenario - especially to an atheist like me - that I ca
her books are fast, a little silly easy light reading
Karen B
[Read this for free as a part of my library's ebook lending program...]

NOTE: This is the second book in a series. I very definitely recommend reading the first book in the series (Invisible - Ivy Mallone #1) before reading this book, however, because otherwise many of the characters and references won't make much sense.

A fun afternoon's read. It's enjoyable to read Ivy's exploits.

As in "Invisible" there were some laugh aloud moments... A good read for a lazy summer day. I'll definitely keep an
Rachel Lubow
In Plain Sight--book two of the Ivy Malone mysteries--provokes laughter and an appetite for more Ivy Malone. I especially enjoyed this book's characterization (of both previous and new characters), vividness, and humor.

However, the first third of In Plain Sight seemed a bit less spunky and original than the second two-thirds and than book one of the Ivy Malone mysteries. In addition, the book contained more cliches and simple answers--especially regarding Christianity.

I'm eager to read what Iv
I like Ivy. We seem to have a lot in common. although in this book she's a little too eager to share her thoughts about who- done-it, which makes her more busybody/gossip than I'd like. In this book Ivy is spending the summer at the home of her niece. She's had to leave her hometown for a while because the evil Braxtons have vowed to do her in in retaliation for her sending their relative to prison (see book #1--Invisible). Things don't prove any safer this time when she takes a job with a snoot ...more
I'm not sure what it is about Ivy Malone but I love this character. After reading the second book, I think what I'm finding so endearing is her ability to accept change and make change in her life. She is willing to put herself into odd situations because she thinks she is making a difference (Book #1 - sleeps in the cemetery to catch some rowdy no-goods) and she is so genuine in her desire to be a good person and help others.

This is book two in the Ivy Malone series. Ivy is an 80 year old woman who seems to find herself involved in murder cases. She is a "plucky" lady with a christian belief system which she talks about at different points in the book. Following is an example.

"One night one of them was talking about God never abandoning his people. Always being there for them. He had some Bible verse, of course."

"Perhaps the one in Hebrews: 'Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.'"
"Do you belive that?"
I like Lorena McCourtney's writing. Ivy Malone, the mystery, crime solving protagonist is a senior citizen. She calls herself a LOL, little old lady. Cute! She preaches a little bit, but that didn't bother me, just a little unusual in a mystery, crime story. It's light reading, a quick read. I recommend the Ivy Malone books by Lorena McCourtney.
For a free or very inexpensive book, this was fine. I would definitely call it light reading, but pleasantly so. In this second in the series novel, Ivy Malone needs to leave her home because the Braxtons have vowed to kill her. This vow came due to her providing testamony in the first book, Invisible, that led one member of the Braxton clan to go to prison. The action moved along nicely and there was a nice bit of excitement, as well as a "surprise" guilty party, at the end. Ivy is likeable as ...more
Ivy Malone is back! Ever think a gray haired little old lady (LOL) could get into so many jams? Well, Ivy Malone can! When Drake Braxton threatens to do harm to Ivy she hightails it out of town but trouble seems to follow her everywhere she goes. So does her mutant curiosity gene. While hiding out from the Braxtons, Ivy finds herself thrown into another mystery that she can't help but investigate. When one of her neighbors is murdered, Ivy goes searching for clues. Will she solve it or will she ...more
Quite enjoyable

I enjoy the Ivy Malone Mysteries. Fun reads and bad language. This was easy reading and relaxing..but great twists. I highly recommend.
Barbara Brien
This is a good book, with a smart story line, and a likable main character. Ivy's identity is unique, but well written: a nearly invisible widowed Christian lady who loves her extended family but who has a curious streak that leads her to get involved in mysteries.
I love this character! I like how the series seems to flow into this second book. And the invisibility is my favorite part!
2nd in series of 4 - a wonderful LOL (little old lady) named Ivy Malone - her escapades and total trust in God - great read!
2.5 stars--ok Christian mystery featuring retired woman sleuth. Mystery very easy to figure out.
I love this clever writer who writes of a LOL (Little Old Lady) who stumbles into mysteries and of course solves them too.
Liked the first book better but I'm hooked on the series so will read the 3rd book. Love that Ivy has now got a motor home
Barbara Deakins
I like all these Ivy Malone mystery novels. They are fun to read.
A "comfort read".

Sure, I guessed the "bad guy" before it was revealed, but with LOL Ivy, the fun was getting to it her way. And, she sure did make it exciting at the end (she usually does...that curiosity gene gets her into so much trouble. ha-ha). It was nice to see a bit of development with her and Mac, though her development with the other "beau" was also smile-worthy in a different way.

As for the taste of the next book in the series...made me want to pick up the story right away (thank good
These are another fun series. Ivy has gone to her nieces to stay since the Braxton's are after her for the arrest of their brother. She thinks she can get away for a while and maybe they won't find her.

Her niece DeeAnn and her husband Mike are relocating to Hawaii and it works out perfectly because Sandy wants to finish her school year so Ivy stays with Sandy while her parents go to Hawaii to get things situated. Ivy discovers the dead body of a woman that she worked for as housekeeper for a sh
Jul 23, 2015 Lola rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Lola by: No one
This little old lady just seems to keep finding herself in so much trouble.
R.J. Kottke
Such a fun series
Elise Dubois
I started the Ivy Malone series right around the holidays. Interesting character. I do find that sometimes, things don't flow smoothly from time to time - think of it as a movie that skips when you're watching it on DVD. You might not have missed anything important in that split second or two - but you still missed something and things are a bit weird as a result of it. I will most likely continue the series - but these will be "fillers" when I out read the current authors that are a bit more ri ...more
These Ivy Malone books are silly and frivolous, but sometimes I need a little silly and frivolous. Ivy is a LOL (little old lady) who discovers that because she is gray and alone people look right through her as if she is invisible. This ends up giving her "mutant curiosity gene" the opportunity to sleuth without being noticed. But, she does eventually get noticed, and in lots of trouble. This is the second book in the series and it is not great literature, but it is a fast and sometimes fun div ...more
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