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No Neighborhood for Old Women

(Kelly O'Connell #2)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  68 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Claire Guthrie shoots and wounds her husband the same night that Florence Dodson, Kelly O'Connell's former neighbor, supposedly falls down her back steps, hits her head, and dies. Kelly knows it's murder, but she has a hard time convincing Mike Shandy. She also has a hard time explaining why she gave Claire refuge in her guest apartment. Mike is adamant that she stay out o ...more
Paperback, 250 pages
Published May 25th 2012 by Turquoise Morning Press (first published April 7th 2012)
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Suzanne Lilly
Jun 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Kelly O'Connell has real life problems just like any other working single mom. She tries to balance work, relationships, and home life, but she has the added problem of being an amateur sleuth. When her friend shoots her husband and another neighborhood woman falls (or was pushed) down the stairs on the same night, Kelly finds herself embroiled in another mystery.

The story is quick paced, the characters are full and realistic, and through it all is a quirky and fun sense of adventure. If you li
Jan 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I LOVE new home of Kelly and girls :) Although I would love more descriptions because, as I mentioned in some of my reviews - I'm crazy about finding out the details about particular styles.
That quirks of mine left behind - the story. I did like it and it was actually a nice page-turner. This time, Kelly is surprised by late-evening visit of her new friend Claire, to whom she sold her old house. Claire shot her husband in his rear end and seems to be in a mental limbo. That limbo lasts for most
Kait Carson
Mar 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy
This is the second offering of this series that I have read - OK - I'm compulsive, I like to read them in order. The novel opens with Clair Guthrie knocking at Kelly's door. This would have struck me as funny, Clair bought Kelly's house in the first novel, except Clair was armed, and she admitting shooting her husband. That was all it took to get me hooked. I admit to reading the book in two days. The plot is well drawn with just the right mix of detecting and real life. Kelly has her hands full ...more
May 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
"No Neighborhood" is a cozy mystery that take places in Fort Worth, Texas. I have never lived in Fort Worth, but I have visited friends there many times. It was great fun to read about neighborhoods, restaurants and hotels that I know well.

Ms Alter actually lives in Fort Worth. I am eagerly looking forward the nest book in this new series.
Oct 16, 2013 rated it liked it
A rather simple book about people and a mystery. A pleasant read and Interesting but not very meaningful or enriching.

Voirey Linger
Jun 14, 2012 rated it it was ok
Cute enough mystery.

The detailing of every bit of food became very tedious very quickly. Local businesses were slipped in clumsily and often. Okay but not one I'd offer up as a suggested read.
Mar 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
love this cozy mystery set in Fort Worth Texas
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I accidently downloaded this book. I was not fond of the first book, so I am not interested in reading the second.
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A novelist and author of books for both adults and young readers, Judy Alter is the author of seventitles in the Kelly O'Connell Mysteries, three in the Blue Plate Café Mysteries, and two Oak Grove Mysteries. Her mysteries are all set in Texas. She has also written frequently about women and girls of the American West, and many of those books are available as ebooks. Her Web page is http://www.jud ...more

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