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Homicide in the House

(Washington Whodunit #2)

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Kit Marshall has bounced back from her first brush with the law, when she was suspected of murdering her senator boss. Now she is working for a freshman congresswoman, Maeve Dixon, a young Gulf War veteran representing North Carolina. It's February, and Kit is feeling out of sorts. A government shutdown has just been announced, wreaking havoc on the Hill, and Dan, Dixon's ...more
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Published June 1st 2016 by Camel Press
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LORI CASWELL
Jul 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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I absolutely loved this whodunit that could have been ripped from the headlines!

The government has shutdown because they can’t reach a budget agreement. Our protagonist Kit Marshall is now working for new congresswoman Maeve Dixon and trying to guide both her and her inexperienced and incompetent chief of staff (Kit’s supervisor) through the murky ways of Washington. Congressional staff is cut to the bare minimum so the buildings and connecting tunnels are pretty empty these d
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Sherry Fundin
I love the cool cover created by Sabrina Sun for Homicide in the House by Colleen J Shogan.

Homicide in the House by Colleen J Shogan has so many elements that relate to our current political climate, I couldn’t help but be intrigued. Government shutdown. Political machinations. All decisions are compromised. Give to get. It’s not selling out your soul when you bend…not break. Representatives park themselves and build a kingdom. I could get on a rant, but let’s talk about the book.

Even though Hom
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Robin Leslie Coxon
Oct 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Homicide in the House is the second book by Colleen J. Shogan in her Washington Whodunit series. Kit Marshall has found herself a new position as a legislative director for Representative Maeve Dixon from the state of North Carolina. After her previous position for a Senator in the Senate is ended due to the murder of the Senator, Kit Marshall now faces helping her new boss ride out the pending Government Shutdown. Representative Dixon is doing all she can to remain in good standing since she fa ...more
Raymond
Apr 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Colleen Shogan has done it again in Book 2 of the Washington Whodunit series. By the way if you haven’t read Stabbing in the Senate (Book 1) please read it first. Although you do not have to read the first book in order to read this one I think it does help to be familiar with some of the characters and their backstories (although Shogan does a good job of giving a refresher in this book). In Homicide in the House, Kit Marshall has to solve another murder but this time her boss, a member of the ...more
Nicholas Brown
Aug 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read---couldn't put it down!
Debora Rocha
Nov 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Although I don't normally enjoy reading stories that involves politics I had the greatest time reading this book and could not put it down. The characters are very well developed and the story was easy to follow. I recommend reading this mistery and finding out who is the real killer of Jack Drysdale. I am eager to read the first book of this collection "Stabbing in the Senate" and read more books from this author.
Bobbie N
In this second in the series, Kit Marshall's new boss, Rep. Maeve Dixon, finds the body of the Speaker's top staffer and becomes the prime suspect in his murder.
Tammie Gunter
Jul 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great book, I loved all 3 in the series. I cant wait to get the 4th book in the series. Great story .
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Jun 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Homicide in the House (Washington Whodunit #2)
Author: Colleen J. Shogan
ISBN13: 9781603813334
Author website: http://www.colleenshogan.com
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Synopsis:

Kit Marshall has bounced back from her first brush with the law, when she was suspected of murdering her senator boss. Now she is working for a freshman congresswoman, Maeve Dixon, a young Gulf War veteran representing North Carolina. It’s February, and Kit is feeling out of sor
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Carla Johnson-Hicks
Homicide in the House is the second book in the Washington Whodunit series by Colleen Shogan. I did not read the first one, Stabbing in the Senate, but I had not problem with the story. The protagonist, Kit Marshall, works for a freshman congresswoman, Maeve Dixon, a young Gulf War veteran representing North Carolina. Her immediate boss, chief of staff Dan is incompetent and clueless. This leaves Kit running point for the office and privy to the comings and goings. The government has shut down a ...more
Jane Reads
Jun 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Homicide in the House, an amazing cozy mystery novel, is Book Two in the Washington Whodunit series. (The first book in the series, Stabbing in the Senate, is highly recommended also — four stars!) [Note: It's possible to read Homicide in the House as a stand-alone. Author Colleen J. Shogan has included little snippets from Stabbing in the Senate so that new readers aren't lost. This means, however, that some of these snippets are somewhat spoiler-y, so if you plan to read both books, I urge you ...more
Joanne
Homicide in the House is the second book in the Washington Whodunit series by Colleen Shogan. The protagonist, Kit Marshall, works for a freshman congresswoman, Maeve Dixon, a young Gulf War veteran representing North Carolina. I’ve visited Washington DC twice, but I’ve never seen the interior of any government buildings. I felt the author did a really nice job of describing the settings providing a vicarious tour complete with a relatively comprehensive overview of the inner workings of the gov ...more
Penny Marks
Jun 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Colleen Shogan has done it again! 5 stars to Homicide in the House. I enjoy this series so much because of the wonderful characters and storyline. I love how the author describes Washington DC and the ins and outs of our government. I have not had the pleasure of visiting DC but really want to after reading this series. The author does a great job making her characters believable.
Kit Marshall is now working for freshman congresswoman, Maeve Dixon. Dixon is a Gulf War Veteran representing North C
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Lisa Ks Book Reviews
Apr 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A fantastic installment to the Washington Whodunit Mystery series!

When I read book one in this series, STABBING IN THE SENATE, I wasn’t sure what I would think of it. I read and review cozy mysteries. No way could a series set in Washington DC’s high power world of politics be cozy. However, author Colleen J. Shogan proved you can have a traditional mystery without limiting yourself to a small town. With roughly 95% of cozy guidelines followed, the Washington Whodunit Mysteries can and will be e
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Gail
Jul 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had the pleasure of hearing Ms. Shogan speak at a bookstore in Pittsburgh recently and was able to briefly chat with her when having my books signed. I was already planning that I was going to be reading some "smart" books. I have read both the first and second books of this new series this past week. The story-line in both books is very good AND you get to learn some of the lesser known workings of the the Senate (book 1) and the House (book 2), which was quite interesting.
My favorite by far
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Teresa
Jul 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Homicide in the House is the second in Colleen Shogan’s political series. I found the story easy to follow and immediately engaging as Kit Marshall works for freshman Congresswoman Maeve Dixon. When the government goes into shutdown mode and man is found murdered with the blame going to Maeve, Kit must solve the mystery. I enjoyed learning about the inner workings of the Congress even down to explaining which is the best cafeteria for staffers. Even though this cozy mystery is not set in a small ...more
Kelly
May 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery
This is the first book that I have read by this author and Homicide in the House is the second book in the Washington Whodunit series by Colleen Shogan. That being said, I had no issue following the story without having read the first book in the series. This story has lots of twists and turns and will keep you guessing throughout as to who the murderer is. This was a great story, and kept me interested. I will be looking for a copy of the previous book in the series and looking forward to the n ...more
E.A.
Aug 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Great writing and a compelling mystery! It's often tough for writers to capture DC's protected and self-conscious environment, but Shogan manages to do so as nimbly as Kit Marshall manages to scoop up clues. And, as all good series do, all of the characters and their personal relationships are advanced, without sacrificing the tense mystery that forms the crux of the novel. Highly recommended!
InD'tale Magazine
4.5/5.0

Book two of the “Washington Whodunit” series, “Homicide in the House” is a chick-lit mystery combining the ups and downs of a long-term relationship with the mystery of who killed the Speaker’s aide.

Read full review in the 2016 June issue of InD'tale Magazine.
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Colleen Shogan has been reading mysteries since the age of six. She conceived of the plot of “Stabbing in the Senate” one morning while taking a walk in her suburban Washington, D.C. neighborhood. Her Washington Whodunit series is published by Camel Press, with "Stabbing in the Senate" making its debut in 2015. In April 2016, "Stabbing in the Senate" won first place in the Next Generation Indie Bo ...more

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