What Happened on Beale Street
A cryptic plea for help from a childhood friend sends cousins Nate and Nicki Price from New Orleans to Memph ...more
I love familiar locations and mysteries, so when I won the first beautiful book, I was ecstatic and I want to tell you how ‘marvelous’ the continuing journey has been.
A childhood pledge takes impulsive but lovable Nicki and her gang from New Orleans, Louisiana, to Memphis, Tennessee.
Nate, he ...more
Absolutely love the southern setting. Ellis brings all aspects of Memphis to life and even throws in a little history just for fun. Awesome stuff. And Nicki ...more
When Nicki and her cousin Nate arrive in Tennessee, they discover Danny Andre’s lifestyle was nothing they expected. Add to that signs of struggle in his apartmen ...more
After Nicki oversteps her boundaries, Nate orders her off the case while he continues to investigate. Danny’s sister Isabelle is an ice queen, but Nate can’t shake the pull toward her he felt in high school.
Isabelle begins to realize Nate really seem...more
Her employer and cousin Nick also knows Danny, and goes with her, only to find him deceased, he was murdered. We delve into Danny’s life and find him to be nothing like he was in high school, and with regrets Nick decides to find out what happen to this classmate.
We also meet Danny’ ...more
Set in Memphis, Tennessee, that is enough to set this country girl's teeth on edge. I am not a Memphis native, but I have been there a grand total of three times in my life (so far) and it is scary enough without reading about the seed ...more
So most of these characters were in the first book (which I just adored). Nate and Nicki run a PI firm and when one late night Nicki gets a call from a good friend stating he is in big trouble but as the convo goes on he doesn't want to bother her with his problems and hangs up without stating why he called. So from there Nicki just didn't ...more
While not in the same vein as her Amish work ...more
A diversionary subplot provided reading refreshment from the intensity of the suspense. Characters involved my attention and care as did the developing relationships.
I'm still catching my breath from some high adrenaline moments!
Walking with my feet ten feet off of Beale
Walking in Memphis
But do I really feel the way I feel?"
Another charming mystery (or a couple of them) by the witty authoress Mary Ellis.
Nicki Price is head over heels about being luckily in love, so she brushes off her best friend's request to come to Memphis to help him. And even if she regrets this slip of tongue immediately and flies there immediately, too, it is too late. Danny is found dead, with the marks of beating and ...more
Nicki's fiancé, Hunter, whom we meet in the first book, is footing the bill for the pair to stay at a snazzy hotel, the Carlton (which feels like ...more
I can say that Mary Ellis can definitely construct a mystery that is difficult for me to solve ahead of time. She can really drop some red herrings and take her reader ...more
This book has a secondary plot line that goes into the history of the Carlton Hotel that is interesting and doesn't take away from the main storyline.
I enjoyed the book and look forward to reading books three and four in the series.
I received a copy of t ...more
Nikki got on my nerves and I wondered how she had come across in book 1? I don't recall. She evidently didn't get on my nerves there or book 1 wouldn't have rated so highly. Her fiancé seemed like a caricature of a nice fiancé, particularly because he had to be mindlessly accommodating of Nikki at every turn.
Izzy was snobbish and irritating for a lot of the story--at least ...more
From the back cover: How can music so beautiful hide something so deadly?
A cryptic plea for help from a childhood friend sends cousins Nate and Nicki Price from New Orleans to Memphis, the home of scrumptious barbecue and soulful blues music. When they arrive at Danny Andre’s last known address, they discover signs ...more
Author: Mary Ellis
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
My rating is 4 stars.
Nicki Price receives a phone call from her best friend from high school, wanting her help. What Nicki doesn’t realize is that her help is needed right away. She decides to answer her friend’s request, but by the time she flies to see him she has trouble finding him. She phones his sister and the search begins. Nicki and Nate are hir ...more
My second problem was that I didn’t warm to Nicki Price, and I liked her fiancé, ...more