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Blue Moon

(Mundy's Landing #2)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  535 ratings  ·  46 reviews
New York Times bestselling author Wendy Corsi Staub returns to Mundy’s Landing—a small town where bygone bloodshed has become big business.
Hair neatly braided, hands serenely clasped, eyes closed, the young woman appeared to be sound asleep. But the peaceful tableau was a madman’s handiwork. Beneath the covers, her white nightgown was spattered with blood. At daybreak, a h
Mass Market Paperback, 408 pages
Published July 26th 2016 by William Morrow
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May 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Blue Moon by Wendy Corsi Staub is a 2016 William Morrow publication. I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

As the one- hundred- year anniversary of the “Sleeping Beauty Killer’ murders approaches, Mundy’s Landing is gearing up for the annual 'Mundypalooza', where amateur sleuths and crime enthusiast flood into the community determined to solve the cold case. If someone actually does solve the century old murder, there will be a nice c
Jul 27, 2016 rated it it was ok
I read all of Wendy Corsi Staub's thrillers because she does domestic suspense that is similar to Mary Higgins Clark: sort of like a cozy but with more blood. I don't have to worry about the protagonist being offed or that the sweet kid will end up as roadkill. There's something comforting in this type of book. However, this one did not work for me. I never warmed to Annabelle and she seemed like someone I would actively avoid even being in the same room with for fear that she might talk to me. ...more
Kathleen Kelly
Aug 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Once in a Blue Moon I first started reading books by Wendy Corsi Staub over 20 years ago when she first published. Her stories are always suspenseful and characters believable. Blue Moon is about a series of murders, back in the late 1890's and left the bodies of his victims in three separate houses known as The Murder Houses and recreated in present day buy a deranged killer.We have two serial killers, one who killed three times to cover up the first one and the second known a copycat , just be ...more
Laura Thomas
Jul 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Chaos descends on Mundy’s Landing.

Annabelle starts to wonder if buying one of the notorious Murder houses was such a good idea. Sure, it was cheap, but with a socially challenged son and all of the lookie loos gathering outside, it’s not such a good deal.

One hundred years ago, three young girls, the Sleeping beauties, were murdered. Their bodies dressed in white nightgowns, arms crossed, and left in three different houses. They didn’t live in them. In fact, their identities were never discovered
Jul 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Mundy's Landing is famous for the murders that occurred years ago. Three girls were found dead in three different houses and the murderer was never found. The houses came to be known as the Murder Houses.

Even though they had second thoughts about purchasing a "Murder House" they went ahead and bought the house. Annabelle Bingham and her husband Trib were thrilled with all the room the house provided for the couple and their son Oliver. The couple felt they could put the bad memories of the house
Jul 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I've read by Staub and it won't be the last. Be prepared to give a few days for reading as the book is long but very engaging. It would make a good beach or vacation novel. Just don't read it right before you go to bed.

The plot is a little complex. There had been three murders one hundred years ago in Mundy's Landing. The victims had remained unidentified and the killer never captured. This novel centers around a couple buying one of the houses where one of the murdered yo
For a hot minute, I almost fell for one of the red-herrings but twenty pages later I realized I was wrong. Otherwise, this was pretty meh.

The "historical" aspect was a journal filled with 19th/20th century poetry. Does the SBK dare disturb the universe? He and Prufrock are equally uninteresting.

The main characters have no heat.

The big city cops with "sparks" remain unsparky.

HOWEVER, the cat-loving octagenarian spinster lived and so did her cat. WIN.

This is the 2nd Staub novel I've read in which
Jul 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wendy Corsi Staub brings us back to Mundy's Landing, in the second installment of her Mundy's Landing series.

If you enjoy eccentric & colorful characters then take a trip to your local bookseller today. Some of the characters from the first book in the series, "Blood Red," have made their return in Blue Moon. They are more of secondary characters but ones you will recognize. The new characters are delightful in getting to know. What I like about returning characters is the familiarity it br
Jul 26, 2017 rated it did not like it
This book was hard to get into and stay interested. I gave up barely a quarter of the way in because nothing was happening. It did not hold my interest. I hate giving low ratings, but I really didn't like this book.
May 24, 2016 rated it it was ok
An uninspired, redundant sequel to Blood Red.
Nov 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the WCS story that I have come to know and love. I read this one so fast because I just couldn't put it down. The SBK murders were so interesting and I had no idea who was behind them until the end -- I did have a feeling that (view spoiler) ...more
Beth Lechman
Dec 17, 2018 rated it liked it
A hundred year old murder mystery is about to come alive again. Three young girls were found murdered and placed in 3 different homes 100 years ago. Munday's Landing museum curator has capitalized on this mystery. Now 100 years later she isn't so sure this was the right thing to do.
Susan Schnackenberg
A really good read

Even if you read at night, it's impossible to stop for sleep. There are so many twists and turns that you just must read the next page, and then the next and the next.
Nancy Helton
Feb 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book really held my attention! It's the second of a trilogy, although it's great as a stand alone read. I loved it so much that I've got the other two on order. Looking forward to reading more by this author!
Sep 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ms. Staub always provides a fun read, though after the first ten, they can seem a bit formulaic. This one is a cross between thriller and police procedural. Second book in a series of three with much of the first forgotten, I'd better get on with the last one.
Sep 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Moves along very nicely—good, engaging murder mystery with a touch of family history for fun.
Amy Phelps
May 07, 2017 rated it liked it
This is apparently part of a trilogy. I didn't read the first one but I don't know if it was necessary. I do feel like I need to read the third so I can get some final answers from this one though.
Dec 01, 2017 rated it liked it
fast paced disappointing ending
Dec 13, 2018 rated it liked it
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Kathy Miller
Jun 17, 2018 rated it liked it
Why do I always end up with more questions than answers??
Stacey Wright Aumock
Feb 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2017
3.5. Solid but i figured out the culprit pretty early.
Linda J. Addison
Blue moon

I love her books. They always leave you wondering until the very end. The only thing is that she didn't tell you why Greenlea did it.
Victor Gentile
Aug 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wendy Corsi Staub in her new book, “Blue Moon” Book Two in the Mundy’s Landing series published by William Morrow gives us another adventure at Mundy’s Landing.

From the back cover: New York Times bestselling author Wendy Corsi Staub returns to Mundy’s Landing—a small town where bygone bloodshed has become big business.

Hair neatly braided, hands serenely clasped, eyes closed, the young woman appeared to be sound asleep. But the peaceful tableau was a madman’s handiwork. Beneath the covers, her wh
Feb 16, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
A great build up and look at the past but the ending was weak.
Sherry Fundin
Blue Moon by Wendy Corsi Staub is Book II in the Mundy’s Landing Series. I have not read Blood Red, Book I, but I don’t feel it affected the reading of Blue Moon, though now I want to read Blood Red too. A map is included to help in picturing the town and I love maps.

I love to read books like Blue Moon because I am curious about the villain…his motive, his reasoning. How does his mind work? How is he capable of such heinous crimes? Blue Moon reads like a Criminal Minds episode and that is a win
Jul 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016-read
Warning…once started, be prepared to read this book through the night! And maybe read it when you aren’t alone!! It’s a chilling psychological, white knuckle read!

It is the 2nd in the Mundy’s Landing series but easily read as a stand alone. It’s a mystery wrapped in a mystery from a century past.

Ms. Staub tells a story where visuals will have you reeling and feeling that you are a bystander looking on. Characters of Mundy’s Landing are quirky, conventional, eccentric, some unstable and hiding ma
Aug 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
In the summer of 1916, three murders occurred in Mundy’s Landing. In each, a murdered young woman was placed and posed in the bedroom of a home not her own. None of the inhabitants knew the victims. Now, 100 years later, it is time for the annual Mundypalooza when gawkers come to look at the houses where the victims were found and try to solve the mystery of who committed the murders which have never been solved. One hundred years to the day after the original murders were committed, another mur ...more
Melanie Johnson
May 01, 2016 rated it liked it
Really enjoyed this second book in the Mundy series; however, I think you should read book one before starting this one. The Sleeping Beauty murders from over 100 years ago have still not been solved. A murderer killed three girls and placed them in the beds of three different strangers to be found later. The girls were never identified and the murders have been a part of Mundy's Landing history. Every year they have a "celebration" and offer a reward for anyone who can solve the murders. This b ...more
Kathleen Gray
Jul 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Well written mystery that pulls together events from two different periods of time. Annabelle is a complicated character who is doing the best she can with lots of issues- and you'll both worry about and root for her. I had not read the first book, which I think might have added to my enjoyment of this one but no matter-this is a quick read that pulls you in, albeit it a bit slowly in my case, but keeps you reading. I've read Staub before; she's a reliable writer with a good easy going style. Th ...more
Susan Snodgrass
Sep 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I love Wendy's books. She is a wonderful suspense writer. I do, however, wish she hadn't included one instance of taking God's name in vain. It wasn't necessary.
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New York Times bestseller Wendy Corsi Staub is the award-winning author of more than ninety novels, best known for the single title psychological suspense novels she writes under her own name. Those books and the women's fiction she writes under the pseudonym Wendy Markham have also appeared on the USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Bookscan bestseller lists.


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Mundy's Landing (3 books)
  • Blood Red (Mundy's Landing, #1)
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