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Overdue for Murder

(Betsy Livingston / Pecan Bayou Mystery #2)

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  103 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Writing Can Be Murder!

When local writers present their books on romance, vampires, chick lit and alien abductions at the Pecan Bayou Library, one author gets a killer review. Betsy Livingston, there to talk about her book on helpful hints, finds herself point at for the murder. Join Betsy in her second mystery as she tries to clear her own name in this hilarious tale of sm
Kindle Edition, 135 pages
Published June 2nd 2012 by Tightwad Tess Press (first published January 1st 2012)
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Dec 10, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As the genre states, this is a cozy little mystery. A murder mystery with no graphic images and no foul language.

Overdue for Murder is book 2 in the Pecan Bayou Mysteries, but don't let that put you off if you haven't read book 1 as it does not deter from the enjoyment of the book as it's a new mystery.

Betsy Livingston; "Blogger" on the local newspaper in Pecan Bayou, Texas, is a single mum, who's Husband just disappeared. She was persuaded by her friend to go along to the local library and join
Dec 13, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-thriller
Betsy Livingston, author of The Happy Hinter blog and column for the Pecan Bayou Gazette, has been included in an authors' presentation at the local library. She has already had a very public fracas with one of the authors, and when there is a murder at the library, Betsy is the prime suspect. It is up to her, along with her father, to clear her name.

Teresa Trent has written another wonderfully cozy mystery set in Pecan Bayou, one of those quaint small towns so popular in fiction. Betsy, a sin
Lori Henrich
Jan 23, 2015 rated it liked it
Betsy doesn't just find another body this time, she becomes the main suspect. Things aren't looking good for her love life either. Betsy needs to figured out who did the crime before she winds up behind bars. To top things off there is news of her ex-husband who disappeared over 8 years ago. Apparently he applied for a marriage license. George, a deputy, has been sent off to bring Barry back to Peacan Bayou.

This was pretty good. I might just have to read another.
Nov 12, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've read both books in this series so far, and I am seeing a real improvement in this author. The characters are compelling and I find myself invested in how they are doing. Even better, this crime is a little more complex and fun than the first. I can't wait to read more from Ms. Trent.
Ron Mac
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
~Fun, light, mystery
~As with any fictional super sleuth, the main character was way smarter than any of the other people in the story…and while we all knew she was not really guilty, the author did an excellent job of weaving the story to make all the evidence point toward our main character.
~The story moved along at a good pace. It made for enjoyable reading. This is a light murder mystery, so there is a touch of romance included.
~While I say this is a light mystery, I was completely surprised
Jun 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
murder in the library

Another mystery for Betsy. Can she solve the library mystery. Very gentle cozy mystery with the main feature being Betsy's life. Good read.
Jeannie and Louis Rigod
This is book two in the Betsy Livingston Mystery series. Betsy is a single mom and writes a column 'Happy Hinter' for the local newspaper in Pecan Bayou, Texas.

Betsy also penned a novel based upon her column but it hasn't had much of an audience yet and she is desperate to get the news out. So, when her Editor assigns a original creative cooking contest at the mall for her to participate in, Betsy sees it as an opportunity to get her title recognized at least locally.

Betsy isn't the only columni
Rebecca Graf
Nov 27, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Teresa Trent brings another cozy mystery to you featuring a small town mother who just can't seem to avoid dead bodies. Overdue for Murder is something you'll want to check out.

Betsy just wants to spend time with her son and possibly new boyfriend. While doing that, she'll write her column, do a little promotional work for her book, and stumble upon dead bodies. And who becomes the prime suspect? Betsy. Oh, and the past comes back to her present threatening to upset her life even more.

I really e
Betsy is a single mom/blogger/columnist whose public arguments with a co-worker, Vanessa, result in her being the prime suspect in Vanessa’s murder. Although there were plenty who had motive to murder Vanessa, the focus increases on Betsy. As Betsy tries to clear her name, the readers are entertained by her son and cousin with special needs who attempt to break a world record. Things get dicey when news of the man who abandoned Betsy and her son emerges. The protagonist also has some important d ...more
This is a book that I won in a Goodreads giveaway.
Overdue for Murder is the second in a projected series. Betsy Livingston lives in Pecan Bayou, Texas near San Antonio. She is a helpful hints blogger and columnist for the local weekly newspaper. Several local authors present their books at the public library. One of the writers is killed. Betsy finds the body and becomes the prime suspect because of an earlier disagreement. Betsy begins to ask questions and look for clues in order to prove her
This cozy is a bit too simple, causing the reader to yawn once it becomes clear who is the killer. Betsy Livingston is a typical woman with child living in a small town, she is framed for two murders and seeks to clear her name. More for the pre teens and teens to read than grown adults. will skip the rest of this series.
Mar 16, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is what I would call a cozy mystery series. Take a small Texas town, a single mom who stumbles onto the body of an enemy, a little romance, coming to terms with your awful past, loving support from family and friends, and then the unveiling of the murder (the author leaves clues along the way for the reader-clever). Can't wait to read the next one from this author. ...more
Feb 04, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
This book is second in the series about Betsy. It was even better than the first one I thought. I look forward to reading more cozy mysteries from the author!
Aug 31, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: kindle, mysteries
2 1/2 stars. OK cozy mystery but a bit too much family drama for my taste.
Karen M
Apr 10, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in the series and I really enjoyed this one. I like the characters so much but Betsey just can't stay out of trouble! ...more
Jeanie Jackson
Pleasant cozy with characters that I enjoyed.
Jul 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Great story!

Great detail...the characters are a blast! Well written with humor, mystery and suspense! On to the 3rd in the series!
Oct 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
The 2nd book in the Pecan Bayou cozy mystery series. I enjoy this series. Even though I guessed 'whodunit" it was a fun read. ...more
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Teresa Trent writes hilarious cozy mysteries that take place in the small towns of Texas. She will be branching out with her first historical mystery series, The Swinging Sixties debuting in January 2022 with Level Best Books.
Her popular Pecan Bayou Series takes place in the Hill Country of Texas while her Piney Woods Series is in East Texas. Two very different worlds.
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  • Buzzkill (Betsy Livingston / Pecan Bayou #4)
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