Linda Lovely

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A native of Iowa, Linda has called the South home for more than forty years.

Linda's romantic suspense novel, LIES: SECRETS CAN KILL, is set in 1938 in Keokuk, Iowa, her hometown. LIES proves there are great stories to be told in every era and every town.

In October, Linda's new Brie Hooker Mystery series will debut. The humorous cozy series is set in a fictitious county near her current home in Upstate South Carolina.

Linda has published books in two other series. Her Marley Clark Mysteries dish up a main course of suspense, action and adventure with a generous side of humor and romance. DEAR KILLER and NO WAKE ZONE are the first two novels that feature Marley, a kick-ass, 52-year-old heroine.

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Average rating: 4.06 · 344 ratings · 163 reviews · 8 distinct works
Bones to Pick (A Brie Hooke...

4.13 avg rating — 126 ratings — published 2017 — 4 editions
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Dear Killer (Marley Clark M...

3.85 avg rating — 73 ratings — published 2011 — 5 editions
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No Wake Zone (Marley Clark ...

4.04 avg rating — 53 ratings — published 2012 — 5 editions
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Final Accounting

4.35 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Picked Off  (A Brie Hooker ...

4.15 avg rating — 40 ratings4 editions
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Lies: Secrets Can Kill

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 2015 — 2 editions
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DEAD HUNT (Smart Women, Dum...

4.11 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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DEAD LINE (Smart Women, Dum...

3.67 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2012
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I’m celebrating the June 5 release of PICKED OFF, the 2nd humorous Brie Hooker Mystery, with a drawing for a FREE Writers’ Police Academy (WPA) registration. You can enter the drawing anytime before noon June 9. Rafflecopter will randomly draw the winner. Here's the link.
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I have this five starts because the series is consistent and the characters and location are well developed. I would recommend this book to those who live cozy mysteries. "
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"What's a vegan chef doing working on a goat cheese farm? I had the best time discovering why in this debut southern cozy mystery series! Author Linda Lovely clearly has a knack for storytelling and it's showcased in this clever, humorous plot.

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message 7: by Donna

Donna Thank you Linda for friending me on Good Reads. I am following on Twitter as well. Looking forward to reading your books and a long friendship.


message 6: by Ben

Ben Cherot Appreciate a critique of my just-published seafaring novel, Tropic Squall (by Ben Cherot). It chronicles the passage of one of the small tramps out of Miami trading in the Caribbean during August of 1992--in the path of Hurricane Andrew--one of history’s most violent and destructive storms.


Barbara Coast "Thanks for the friendship, look forward to reading your books and connecting!"


message 4: by Beth

Beth Hi Linda,
Thanks for befriending this fellow mystery author and Sister in Crime here on Goodreads!


message 3: by Linda

Linda Lovely Thanks, Betsy. I'll check these out.

Betsy wrote: "I do believe that China Bayles is 50 or at least in her 40's in the cozy mysteries of Susan Whittig Albert. In some of the later novels of James Doss , Charlie Moon is a retired Ute Cop. His Aunt D..."


message 2: by Betsy

Betsy I do believe that China Bayles is 50 or at least in her 40's in the cozy mysteries of Susan Whittig Albert. In some of the later novels of James Doss , Charlie Moon is a retired Ute Cop. His Aunt Daisy is just plain ancient


message 1: by Linda

Linda Lovely I'm trying to assemble a list of mysteries/suspense/thrillers with protagonists age 50 and above for a research project. I'm looking for recent releases as well as books in past decades. Any suggestions welcome!


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