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Mystery Ink.: Mystery Heir

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Some towns aren’t meant to have their curses broken. Naomi and Penelope, the Dotson twins, don’t believe in curses, particularly when they involve entire towns rather than individuals, but apparently most of the residents of Centerville feel otherwise. The latest in a string of what the twins call horrific coincidences is the murder of Joe Harbaugh, town councilman and bus ...more
Kindle Edition, 190 pages
Published July 26th 2013 by Goldminds Publishing, LLC (first published April 30th 2013)
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Arkansas Book Reviewer
Oct 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
When such disasters as: food poisoning at an Easter egg hunt, the Grand Marshall crashing his vehicle and breaking his neck on Memorial Day, the town drunk crashing into the watch tower, mortars exploding on the ground on the 4th of July, and a husband going missing for seven years happen, there can be little surprise that the citizens of Centerville believe their town to be cursed. But when town councilman, Joe Harbaugh, is found murdered before the Oktoberfest, then a break-in occurs during it ...more
Mae Clair
Oct 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A murder-mystery adventure with twin sisters, (both of whom are very different in personality) makes this a fun, easy read. Naomi and Penelope Dotson aren’t criminal investigators but they take on that role to the chagrin of the local police and the town’s mayor when a leading citizen turns up dead. Break-ins, stolen items, secret family histories and a load of trouble follow as the sisters race to find evidence proving the man the police have arrested is innocent of the crime.

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P.C. Zick
Jan 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Book Review Friday - Mystery, Ink - Mystery Heir
Mystery Heir by Staci Troilo is written in the best tradition of a "cozy mystery" started and perfected by Agatha Christie.

Despite the murders and mayhem in the fictional city of Centerville in a non-named state, the writing is light and breezy. The main character, Naomi Dotson, is annoying, bold, athletic, and lovable all at once. Her sometimes more sensible--albeit fastionista--twin sister, Penelope, provides a great foil for Naomi. The two romp
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J.C.
Jan 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Book Review: Mystery, Ink. Mystery Heir, by Staci Troilo
© J C Edwards

I won a signed paperback copy of this delightful book by Staci Troilo in a blog tour giveaway and offered to give it an honest review when I'd finished reading it.

Mystery Heir is a light-hearted mystery starring twin siblings Naomi and Penelope Dotson with numerous plot twists and complicated situations usually brought on by the young women themselves.

It didn't take me long before I was charmed, amused and invested in the live
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Kath Unsworth
Feb 11, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I usually prefer reading a good fantasy/science fiction novel, but sometimes I like to get my teeth into a good detective story. I discovered Staci Troilo’s Mystery Heir novel and was intrigued by the Dotson twins Naomi and Penelope (local photographers) who find it is second nature to stick their inquisitive noses into the towns business. Especially when people of stature, like a city council man is found dead.
Most folk think the place is cursed the twins have other ideas and believe the Poli
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Katie W
Jan 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery-suspense
I always enjoy a mystery where the one solving it isn't a professional. In this case, there were two solvers--twins. Penelope and Naomi were so much fun! They were always jumping in where they weren't wanted and sneaking around to follow a hunch--even when they were threatened with (or actually) put under arrest. The way they came about to their conclusions was great. They rationalized, pondered on things, jumped to conclusions at times, and found themselves in the wrong places at the wrong time ...more
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Staci Troilo grew up in Western Pennsylvania writing stories in her free time, so it was no surprise that she studied writing in college. After earning creative and professional writing degrees from Carnegie Mellon University, she went on to get her Master's Degree in Professional Writing and worked in corporate communications until she had her children. She later became a writing professor, and n ...more