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A Good Girl

(The Charlie McClung Mysteries #2)

4.48  ·  Rating details ·  46 ratings  ·  21 reviews
For Charlie McClung, going home to Virginia with Marian was supposed to be a joyous occasion, but upon arrival at his childhood home, he’s met with a note instead of his family. “Don’t worry, Love, we’re all okay. Come to the shop. A dead girl was found in an armoire delivered just now. Huggies, Ma” Charlie is quickly recruited to help solve the murder of a young girl who ...more
Paperback, 244 pages
Published September 13th 2014 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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T.M. Payne
Dec 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book brings us another adventure of sorts for Charlie and Marian.
In the first book Charlie is the one who rescued Marian and they have been dating every since. Charlie knows Marian is the one for him now he hopes she feels the same way for him.

They are heading out of town to visit with his family. Once they are there a murder mystery awaits them. The men of his family are all cops or FBI or similar. Charlies brother Luke enlists Charlies help in trying to find a murderer.

While the men fo
Barbara Tobey
Oct 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The Irish family is charming. The murder has many suspects. I raced through this in one day. Once I had settled on a suspect, I had to keep reading to make certain I had guessed correctly. I want to read the first in this series and hope there will be more to come.
Miranda Shanklin
Mar 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the series. It continues a short time after the first book. It is a continuation of Charlie and Marian's story.

I found all the new characters to be introduced in a way that you never felt overwhelmed even though there were a lot of new characters.

The large family of Charlie is a great addition to this story. I love the feeling of closeness and how the family will do anything for each other.

The way that the characters show their flaws and you still want them to succe
Angie Dokos
Jul 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book. It's a good mystery with just the right about of romance added in. I read it on Kindle, but I'm heading over to Amazon to order the paperback for my mom. She will love it! ...more
Jenny Schwartz
Jan 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: authors-i-know, 2014
The problem with this mystery is that the fantastic McClung clan turned up and simply overwhelmed me with their charm. What fabulous prospective in-laws for Marian. So I could have simply read about them -- especially Ma.

But the mystery is solid, the suspects well established and Mary Anne Edwards plays fair with readers, scattering clues.

I don't want to give away any spoilers, so I'll just say -- perfect ending.

*Disclosure: copy received from author in exchange for an honest review.
Jul 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was a nail biting twist and turn who did it book.. I loved the way you can feel the emotions of excitement of the mystery and then the romance between Charlie and Marian. The way the characters and settings flow in the book make you feel like you are there trying to solve the mystery with them. The suspense had me to where I found it very hard to put the book down.. This is a MUST Read.. So glad I found The Charlie McClung Mysteries..
Paula Genereau
Jun 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Charlie goes home to see his family. He takes Marian with him. He's not ready for what he's about to be a part in. He's got to help solve a murder of a local girl who was gonna be a nun

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Aug 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Charlie McClung has taken Marian home to meet the family as promised. They welcome her in from the first day. Everyone knows everyone in this small town. Charlie needs to help his brother-in-law solve the murder of a young lady who was leaving to become a nun, was she so innocent though? Charlie asks Marian to marry him and the family decides the wedding has to be there with them before they go home. What a whirl wind when they are trying to solve the murder and be ready to get married by Sunday ...more
Jenn Sut
Jan 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A Good Girl
By Mary Anne Edwards

Charlie is taking Marian home to meet his family. They don't even get a proper introduction before a dead body turns up at a local antiques store. Although it not Charlie's case, it is his hometown so he is quickly asked by Luke to help out with the investigation. It is a small town that does not see a lot of homicides, so Charlie's help is needed. In the meantime, Marian gets to know Charlie's family.

This is the second book in the Charlie McClung series, but it
Melissa Burcham
Feb 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2016
I was asked for an honest review free of persuasion from the author or anyone else affiliated with this book.


Another great book by Mary Anne Edwards! She is quickly becoming one of my favorite suspense crime novelist. This book kept me pulled in throughout the whole book. I couldn't figure out "who dun it" and I loved that about this book. I kept trying to figure out the murderer only to be wrong again! The love and family aspect added a whole other layer to the story. I ca
May 25, 2016 rated it liked it
Part of my problem with this book (I know it's my own foible... A crazy one at that) is that I dislike the word Ma... somehow it seems disrespectful to me! Mary Kathleen insists on being called just that! Not just by her family and soon to be daughter in-law but by the whole church family and by most of the town.. So I kinda got "Ma'd" to death. Also the big reveal in the book wasn't so big as I pretty much knew who did it... Maybe it wasn't really intended to be a reveal but more a confirmation ...more
Jan 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-ve-read
I have now added Mary Anne Edwards to the top of my list of must have next in a series. She writes her mysteries in such a way, you stay engrossed in the story. You might have your suspicions throughout the story but the reasoning will surprise you. The group of characters in this the 2nd in the McClung Mysteries were a wild mix. Loving family, screwed up relationships, naughty girls and sick minds. Each book can be read as a stand alone mystery, you are not left hanging. I would love to find my ...more
Laurie P
Jan 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016

I was given a copy of this book for an honest review free of persuasion from the author or anyone else affiliated with this book.

After reading the first book in the series, I was really looking forward to this one. The mystery itself can be stand alone. It is the development of the characters and their lives that make this part of a great series. I have found that I really do like detective mystery books after reading these two books!

This book was engrossing and hard to put down. I loved every p
Aug 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-star, mystery
The second book in the series picks up soon after the first, with another crime and another mystery.
It introduces us to Charlie's extended family who were fun and likeable. The introduction of so many new characters was done in such a way as to not overwhelm you.
Each book could be read as a stand-alone mystery because you are not left hanging, but you wouldn't have the background or see the love developing between Charlie & Marian.
Another well-written mystery, although this time I did have the s
Oct 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Who is the good girl: The pathetic, old, ugly cow, the one blessed with beauty and charm, or the one who has had two great loves in her life? Who is the bad boy: The father, the boyfriend, the taxi driver, or the priest? How can a wedding be planned and the murder solved in only three days. It’s easy peasy when the McClung Clan is in charge. This was another very good read by Mary Anne Edwards and I highly recommend it.
Jul 07, 2015 added it
This is the 2nd book in the series but can be read as a stand alone. Charlie and Mariam story continues and again you will find a well written plot with interesting characters. A great cozy mystery with suspense, murder, and romance that will keep you thoroughly immersed in the book to the last page. This one is my favorite so far.
Kerrie Hatcher
Sep 09, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
Book 2 in the Charlie McClung series could easily be a stand alone. I enjoy the two main characters, Charlie and Marian. They are enchanting. The plot moved along quickly. While the men prepare to solve a murder, the women plan a wedding. I enjoy this endearing cozy mystery series.
Charlotte Isaac
Second book to a brilliant series

Wow. We finally find out how Marian and Charlie are doing. We get to meet the rest of McClung family. And of course we got another murder. I love this series, and the writing. I recommend this series to anyone.
Robin Toy
Apr 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
was a pretty good mystery read love that it is set in the 1980's :) ...more
Kathryn Synoracki
Oct 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received this book from the author for an honest review! Great Book! Mystery romance at it's best! Totally clean! Highly recommend! ...more
Jun 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cozy-girl-reads
Read my review at A Cozy Girl Reads. ...more
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Born in Mercedes, Texas, Mary Anne has lived in Georgia most of her life. A lifelong fan of authors such as Agatha Christie, Anne Perry, Caroline Graham, and Elizabeth Peters, it wasn’t until a few years ago that Mary Anne listened to the voices in her head and wrote her own series of traditional mysteries featuring Detective Charlie McClung.

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