Lucy Richardson is happily working and loving her new life living and working at the Bodie Island Lighthouse. When her mother pays an unexpected visitLucy Richardson is happily working and loving her new life living and working at the Bodie Island Lighthouse. When her mother pays an unexpected visit, Lucy doesn't feel her mother is there to be a tourist or just to visit Lucy, no her mother wants her to come home.
The thing is this time Lucy feels there is more to the visit than her mother trying to make a point. The longer her mother stays the more Lucy's concerns arise. When a diamond necklace is stolen from the hotel her mother is staying at and is found in her mother's bag then Lucy begins to suspect her mother is being set up for the theft. Also the hotel maid went to school with Lucy's mother (Suzanne) then when the maid comes to book group (Karen) makes up with Suzanne.
After the book group meeting Karen and Suzanne leave the lighthouse last. Lucy goes to bed but the net morning Karen is found murdered and Lucy's mother is last person to have seen Karen. That is Lucy says besides the murderer. The concern doesn't stop there as her mother is drinking more and more. She makes friends with the manager of the hotel that she went to school with but never liked him.
The suspect list grows Karen's ex-husband is a nasty piece of work. He drinks and is mean and wont' let his granddaughter's attend the library events. His girlfriend is nice but a bit much to take, then there are the ghost stories of hauntings at the lighthouse, other suspects crop up and soon Lucy sees she must clear her mother's name. her Aunt Ellen tries to help shed some light on Lucy's mother's past.
To top off the concerns there two men who want Lucy to be more than friends. Lucy wants to call her dad but her mother doesn't see the need to bother him. Her motheris keeping secrets and doesn't seem to grasp the seriousness of her situation. BOOKED for TROUBLE by EVA GATES, is positively engaging, a smart read and most of all holds all the intrigue a cozy and it's characters should be. You care about the characters and the plot is full of fun, clues and suspects....more
Jolie Gentil has bought her own fixer-upper home. Now she just needs to fix it up, buy more furniture, move in and oh yes apparently find the owner ofJolie Gentil has bought her own fixer-upper home. Now she just needs to fix it up, buy more furniture, move in and oh yes apparently find the owner of what was behind the walls.
The home projects might have went a lot smoother if a skunk hadn't returned home, a body hadn't been found on her front porch and the person or persons who think they deserve the stash that was found behind the walls that Jolie had to tear down then everything would have been exciting and cozy all rolled into one.
When another murder happens and more suspects are added to the list Jolie thinks she needs to solve the murders before she is the next victim.
BEHIND the WALLS by Elaine L. Orr is a great way to spend any season. Curl up indoors or outside with this book and be grateful you are not remodeling your home. Finding the right furniture is part of the fun.
When her home is broken into, and her pockets are picked she begins to think it's just another day in the neighborhood.
I had fun reading this book. There are unique characters and plot twists throughout the book. The ending wraps up at a steady pace and this book would make the perfect gift for any cozy or mystery lover. ...more
One night Eli Marks looks out his apartment window into the projection booth of the movie theatre net door. He sees the projections (Tyler) laying dea One night Eli Marks looks out his apartment window into the projection booth of the movie theatre net door. He sees the projections (Tyler) laying dead in a pool of blood. Eli calls the police. It's murder and the list of suspects begins to unfold. Eli is a magician and while it's been a while since he spruced up his act he is still a pretty magician. The thing is a magician at the top of his profession comes to town. What is worse than his rival is the fact that Megan Eli's girlfriend is smitten by the other magician's act and well he is a dapper fellow. Uncle Harry is even enthralled with Quinton Moon the best magician ever. Eli helps his Uncle Harry out in the magic shop and lives on the third floor in an apartment. Uncle Harry's apartment is on the second floor. Everything starts to unravel at once for Eli as Megan is asked to participate in an act with Quinton Moon, something she had refused to do with Eli and then there is Tracy the new manager of the movie theatre. S Someone tries to run down Eli and then Tracy is found at the foot of the ladder and it doesn't look like an accident. She is taken to the hospital then Uncle Harry and Eli are hit by ice and snow from the roof and Homicide Detective Fred Hutton thinks that is no accident. Mr. Lime a man that has his own agenda and someone that would frighten anyone tries to draw Eli into his agenda and he doesn't like the word no. Then there are the people who would do anything to own rare movie posters such as LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT, with this movie poster comes three people who want the poster very badly. One is a famous mystery author Clifford Thomas, this man has a house to die for complete with hidden rooms. Then there is Sherry Lisbon, a woman as cold as Alaska and Eli thinks she could be twice as deadly if someone were to stand in the way of what she wanted and she might even want Eli which is a problem because Eli wants nothing more than to stay away from this woman. ...more
Kit Marshall, is a D.C. staffer for the popular Senator Langsford. One morning she comes to work early so that she can place a report on his desk thatKit Marshall, is a D.C. staffer for the popular Senator Langsford. One morning she comes to work early so that she can place a report on his desk that is very important. Unfortunately Kit finds that her boss will not be attending meetings, reading reports or anything else. Senator Langsford is dead. The murder weapon is an army attack helicopter. Before she thinks about what she is doing Kit pulls the helicopter out of the senator's chest. Soon she is off the suspect list but that isn't good enough for Kit. She wants to know who murdered her boss and why? Besides she will soon be out of a job and job offers won't knocking down her door unless she can find the killer of her beloved senator. Kit's boyfriend and his well to do family is horrified my the news. They are more horrified that Kit wants to solve the mystery. Kit can always count on her friend Meg and together they follow the clues, suspects and politics to a riveting conclusion.
I have to say it is one of the best whodunit I have read this year. Colleen writes with clarity, wit and she knows her subject matter. She has done her research, turned her talent into one of the best new books to be on the 2016 market. STABBING in the SENATE, is a look at Washington D.C. that is sure to be a memorable, page-turning, bestseller. I give this one ten stars....more