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Betty McMahon

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Montour Falls, NY, The United States


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I've worn many hats in my 30-year career as a writer -- newspaper reporter, newspaper editor, magazine editor, copywriter, marketing communications specialist -- and now, finally, author.

Here's what made such a career possible: a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Minnesota in 1982, and then lots of persistence to make that degree work for me. It had to work because I love writing and couldn't imagine doing anything else.

A RENDEZVOUS TO DIE FOR grew out of the intersection of my wide-ranging interests and my writing experience. Before spinning this mystery novel, I was an award-winning short story writer, and also won numerous awards in the field of journalism. A RENDEZVOUS TO DIE FOR actually became a final

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Died On The Vine Died On The Vine by Joyce Harmon

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A delightful, fun cozy mystery. The book was evidently written some years ago and the author added a new prologue and an epilogue, which are a little awkward. Also, the reader must overlook some punctuation errors. But the story is fun, the dialogue smart. I got caught up in the story and liked the characters.

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Average rating: 3.7 · 136 ratings · 25 reviews · 2 distinct worksSimilar authors
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Never give a book 5 stars—saved for very outstanding classics, but in the mystery genre, this one comes close. A well-plotted mystery with believable characters. I’ll look for more from this author.
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Thought book would include offbeat places but it does not. From living in NM, I could think of many that were missed—probably a good thing. Keep tourists away!
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