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Marriage, Monsters-in-Law, and Murder

(A Mom Zone Mystery #9)

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Ellie Avery is a professional organizer, not a diplomat. But by agreeing to help organize a family wedding, she's basically signed on to prevent two mothers-in-law from killing each other. It comes as a complete surprise, then, when another member of the wedding party is the one who's actually murdered . . .

Ellie's sister-in-law, Summer, has planned a four-day destination
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Hardcover, 249 pages
Published June 28th 2016 by Kensington
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Lisa
Nov 12, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 I really liked the flow of this book, and how the author described why the main character made the decisions she made. The author’s description of the island resort made you feel like you where right there at the wedding and there were enough twists and turns in the book to keep you interested all the way through to the end. Looking forward to picking up another cosy by this author. All in all a great read.
Kristina
Jun 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozy-mysteries, 2016
Marriage, Monsters-in-Law and Murder by Sara Rosett is the ninth book in An Ellie Avery Mystery series. Ellie’s sister-in-law, Summer is getting married to Brian Abernathy. Their wedding will be a four day (wow) event on Camden Island (a barrier island off Georgia) at the Camden Island Resort. Everything is set up, but Summer could assistance with the last minute details and the handling of things on the island (and keeping Brian’s mother, Yvonne and his stepmother, Patricia apart). Ellie, an or ...more
Betty
Dec 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, cozy, e-books, sara-rosset
I have been a fan of Sarah Rosett since I read her first Ellie Avery book. Ellie is a professional organizer who is married to an Air Force Pilot Her family has moved several times to a new military base. Her sister-in-law being married at a private resort. Summer assures Ellie that all the plans are done and her task will be to make sure all goes as planned. Shortly after they arrive at the resort, a serious of bizarre events occur aim at Summer started. Summer wants to these attempts private u ...more
Kim
Jun 26, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, n, net-galley, 2016
This was a cosy mystery set around a destination wedding with the added stresses and a murder to boot. It’s always nice to curl up with a mystery and one with the wedding theme was an added delight- but I’m just glad I wasn’t invited to this one!
You get to meet the guests and family in a gorgeous setting but the wedding preparations don’t go smoothly. Eliie has been asked to be her sister in laws wedding organiser and It’s the stuff of nightmares featuring the two mother in laws in the title and
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Susan
Oct 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-georga
Summer doesn't need her sister-in-law Ellie Avery to plan her wedding--the decisions have already been made. She just needs someone to keep the groom's mother and his step-mother from killing each other. Ellie is glad to oblige, even after the groom's crazy ex-girlfriend arrives as his best man's plus one. When Summer becomes the victim of a series of increasingly vicious pranks, however, Ellie must put on her sleuthing hat and see if she can tell which of the wedding guests would rather be atte ...more
Sep
Jan 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The best cosy I've read in years. Ellie agrees to help her sister-in-law, Summer, wedding preparations mainly by keep separate the mother and step mother of the groom. Lots of realistic family drama. HIGHLY recommended. ...more
Lesa
Sara Rosett's latest Ellie Avery mystery, Marriage, Monsters-in-Law, and Murder, is a family-oriented, engaging mystery with an authentic, likable amateur sleuth. I've always admired Rosett's skill in putting family first in the mysteries, and this one is all about family.

Mitch and Ellie Avery are heading to Camden Island, Georgia with their two children, and they're all looking forward to the trip. Mitch's younger sister, Summer, is getting married to a lawyer, a man everyone likes. But, Brian
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Hilary
May 13, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, mystery, light
3.5 stars

Family weddings are stressful, but it doesn't help when the two mothers-in-law detest each other, so the bride's future sister-in-law, Ellie, is drafted as organized-cum-separator, with her primary assignment to keep them away from each other and to help keep the bride sane.

This being a sort of cozy mystery, most readers expect some theme-related tips. I just didn't expect them in the middle of the text, rather than at the end of the book, especially as they completely pulled me out of
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Stacey Toney
Jul 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ellie Avery has a busy life. Having her own organization business and raising two small children is not an easy task. When her sister in law, Summer, calls and ropes her into helping with her upcoming nuptials, Ellie feels she is up for the task. How hard could it be to keep two feuding mother in laws apart and to ensure that all of the last minute details are taken care of?

Quickly Ellie learns that this wedding may be more than she can handle. The feud between Summer's soon to be mother in laws
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Sara Grotz
Jul 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was my first book by Sara Rosett and I am a fan. Summer, Ellie's sister in law is getting married on a resort on an island in Georgia. Since Ellie is a professional organizer, Summer wants her to handle the details of making sure her wedding plans occur without a hitch. Unfortunately with a jealous ex attending the wedding and two obnoxious mother in laws it is a little beyond Ellie's control. When someone is killed, it only makes things worse.
I enjoyed all the characters in this book. The
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Lisa
Jul 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Marriage, Monsters-in-Law and Murder by Sara Rosett is a cozy mystery that takes place during a four day wedding on an island off the coast of Georgia. This is the ninth book in the Ellie Avery mystery series. Ellie is helping her sister in law Summer with organizing her wedding. She must deal with mothers in law that do not like each other and a jealous ex girlfriend of the groom. Someone is playing pranks on the bride and there is a murder. Ellie must try to find a killer before something happ ...more
Donna Dockery
Jul 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I found Sara Rosett and this series several years ago after receiving a nook for a Christmas gift and have been a fan ever since. I love cozy mysteries and the escape entertainment that they provide. I've thoroughly enjoyed watching Ellie Avery and her family grow through this series. I love how Sara installs the family component in her books, while keeping us on our toes with the twists and turns as we try to solve the mystery. And please don't despair if you haven't read the rest of the series ...more
Cyndy
Jul 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A secluded island, neurotic monsters-in-law and a jealous ex? What more could you want in a mystery! This was an excellent book - very well written and the characters were real. I enjoyed the book quite a bit even though this was the first of the series I've read. I didn't feel like I was missing any backstory, so it could definitely be a stand alone. I will most likely go back and read the first 8 in the series and may even pick up the other series Sara Rosett has written. I highly recommend! ...more
Anne G. Kasaba
Jun 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A thoroughly delightful book

I am always excited when I find a new book series from an author whose work I am unfamiliar with. This is book nine in this series but it reads like a standalone volume. Kellie and Mitch are people I'd like to have as friends. Brian and Summer are delightfully in love and Graham is surprise villain. Join them all and immerse yourself in their story.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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Sherry Lynn
Jun 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series, cozy
I have not read any other books from the series. I am going in with no background or pre conceived notions. Except that I have read
a couple of the Murder on Location series and a couple of the
On The Run series.

I was delighted with the opportunity to get into the Ellie Avery series even though I was beginning with book 9.
MM&M (forgive the abbreviation) is fast paced and kept me interested from page one.

I had no problem entering into the series with book 9. I enjoyed it so much that I look fo
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Eileen
Nov 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ellie's sister in law planned her wedding at a posh resort in Georgia. Summer has asked Ellie to help her with last minute details which includes peace between the groom's mother and the step mom.
Unfortunately things were not easy to help with since several pranks were pulled toward the bride.
Lots of confusion with one couple that showed up and they thought the ex girlfriend of the groom was the suspect for all that was happening to spoil the wedding. When a suspicious death occurs they begin t
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Margaret
May 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozy-mysteries
For me, a lot of cozy mysteries get boring the longer the series goes on. Usually, it is just the same thing rehashed. I always find it annoying when the same phrases and "jokes" are used over and over again too. However, I've really enjoyed the progression of this series. I feel like the author is working diligently to make sure each book isn't just a cookie cutter copy of the previous ones. The variety of locations and characters is such a nice change from book to book. I also felt this book's ...more
Judy
Jun 08, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozy, mysteries
I enjoyed this cozy mystery set at a destination wedding. The main character, Ellie Avery, is an organizer who is asked to run herd on her sister-in-law's wedding and make sure that the groom's mother and step-mother don't cause a scene. And then odd things begin to happen to the bride during the lead up to the groom, and as usual Ellie can't help but detect a bit. The mystery is pretty good, with several suspects, and the setting is a lot of fun. This is part of a series of mysteries featuring ...more
B.
Oct 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The last couple Ellie books felt a bit light on detail and light on plot; luckily, this one had neither of those problems. It provided a higher level of detail while keeping all of the details tightly woven together, creating a nicely crafted cozy mystery. It was just the ticket after hitting a run of books that I wouldn't consider keepers. While I would still have preferred if it was longer, this was a great way to spend an evening. ...more
George
May 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
#9 in the mom zone mystery series.

Ellie Avery, a professional organizer, agrees to help with minute details for sister's destination wedding at a private resort on one of Georgia's beautiful barrier islands. Her job is to keep the peace between the groom's mother and stepmother. While the ladies are a handful, other unexpected problems start happening: pranks directed toward the bride, the best man showing up with the groom's unstable ex-girlfriend and then a suspicious death occurs.
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Beckym
May 29, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ellie - Always Fun!!!

The book was enjoyable light reading . Ellie proved to be witty and a good detective. Her husband was more involved in the solving thus time. I also liked learning about this part of GA.
Donna Brown
Apr 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-thriller
Plot held, story fun, figured out who the killer was but didn't get the reason until the end. Great who-done-it with all the pieces nicely tied together.

I liked it so much, I'm sending this to one of my mystery writing friends.
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Valerie
Jun 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A fun read

Not sure I could go through with a wedding that had so many problems. This was a fun read, couldn't put it down until I finished . It was a perfect rainy Summer day read.
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Arlene
Jan 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was a fun and quick read. Just enough twists and mystery to keep the pages turning. I looked at it on the shelf for awhile before picking it up. I think the title put me off a little. In the end I was not disappointed.
Janet Donath
May 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The first of Sara Rosett's, Ellie Avery Mysteries that I have read. Very surprising ending. I have added Rosett to my must read authors! ...more
Suzi
May 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've read two Sara Rosset books this week from two series. This is light, fun, and fast. ...more
Bonnie
May 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The villian is always well hidden in plain sight and only revealed at the las minute. The story is the important part.
Peggy
Mar 12, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This script is a little mixed up & Sara repeats herself often.
I did like the mystery & didn’t have a clue of who rage bad person could be.
DelAnne Frazee
Dec 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
Title: Marriage, Monsters-in-Law, and Murder - Mom Zone Mystery Book 9
Author: Sara Rosett
Published: 6-28-2016
Publisher: Kensington Books
Pages: 256
Genre: Mystery; Thrillers & Suspense
Sub Genre: Women Sleuths; Cozy Mystery; Amateur Sleuths
ISBN: 13: 9781617731471
ASIN: B0165HVINY
Reviewer: DelAnne
Reviewed For: NetGalley
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I received a copy of "Marriage, Monsters-in-Law, and Murder" from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for my honest review.




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Mary Brown
Jun 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Ellie Avery is a professional organizer, not a diplomat. But by agreeing to help organize a family wedding, she's basically signed on to prevent two mothers-in-law from killing each other. It comes as a complete surprise, then, when another member of the wedding party is the one who's actually murdered . . .

Ellie's sister-in-law, Summer, has planned a four-day destination wedding at a posh private resort on one of Georgia's beautiful barrier islands, but it won't be a vacation for Ellie
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USA Today bestselling author Sara Rosett writes lighthearted mysteries for readers who enjoy atmospheric settings, fun characters, and puzzling whodunits.

She is the author of the High Society Lady Detective historical mystery series as well as three contemporary cozy series, the Murder on Location series, the On the Run series, and the Ellie Avery series. Sara also teaches an online course, How to
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