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Questionable Ethics

(A Mel Addison Mystery #1)

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4.11  ·  Rating details ·  65 ratings  ·  7 reviews
The daughter of a cop growing up in a small town with three brothers . . . nobody was surprised Mel was a bit--untamed. She left all that when she married and moved to the big city. But after a traffic accident claimed the lives of her husband and child, Mel returned home for the emotional support of her family and a familiar place to get through the grief. Her first day o ...more
Paperback, 237 pages
Published March 1st 2008 by Sofa Ink
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Therese
Jul 23, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Therese by: Partners in Crime book group
This is the first mystery in a series by a local author here in Boise, Idaho, Angela Abderhalden. I must say I was pleasantly surprised by this book and how much I enjoyed it. The main character, Mel Addison, has recently moved back home to Quincy, Illinois, after the sudden deaths of her husband and young son. Her brother hires her to answer phones for his investigation firm. One thing leads to another before Mel finds herself involed with old friends from high school to a new detective on the ...more
Jeanie Jackson
Apr 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: suspense
I have found a new series to love. If you are a fan of Lilianna Hart's mysteries you really need to check out the Mel Addison series by Angela Abderhalden. The first book, Questionable Ethics, grabs me from the beginning and held me all the way.

Mel has just moved home after losing her husband and son in an accident six months previously. She is not ready to decide on a career but she needs something to keep her mind busy so she works as a temporary receptionist for her brothers, PI firm and fil
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Darcia Helle
Questionable Ethics is a light mystery, offset by the darker undercurrent of loss and mourning.

I enjoyed the setting, with Mel back in her hometown. The family interaction was believable, adding elements of both drama and humor. The plot kept my interest, though at times I felt Mel was a bit too much of a superhero. She was able to work the case better than the experienced PIs and the cops. But she's a fun character and I didn't mind stretching credibility a bit to follow her along.

My major iss
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Marguerite Czajka
May 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book. Mel Addison is a strong female character, and while she has some baggage, she doesn't have a huge chip on her shoulder that so many other strong female leads seem to have. I like the family interplay (I also come from a family of 1 sister and 3 brothers) and her feeling for her hometown of Quincy. The story is well-paced and the characters well-drawn.

I have had some problems with the Kindle editions (this book and the second one - Unintentional Victim) closing at spots in th
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David
Sep 12, 2008 rated it it was amazing
(publisher/cover designer/typesetter) - The author's debut, QE is a fantastic new cozy mystery with a really wonderful main character, Mel Addision. Mel find herself back in her small hometown after the death of her husband and son. Suddenly she is swept up (not entirely reluctantly) in a murder investigation that gets increasingly complex and dangerous. At the same time, she has to deal with her grief and an attractive man who wants to be more than a friend. The second book in the series is com ...more
Rebecca
Sep 25, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle-free
A good mystery. Enjoyable but it didn't blow me away or impress me tremendously, but it isn't that I have anything negative to say about it. I quite liked the main character and her struggles to adjust and cope with her grief.

The main character is somewhere between an amateur sleuth and a PI and has cops in the family. So it isn't quite the usual amateur sleuth cozy but she isn't experienced enough to be a PI. That is not very common for the main character.
Susan
An Okay Book

I thought that it was a little confusing. There were so many subplots, it was a little too much. There was so much going on, it was hard to keep up with. I guess I don't like too many subplots in a mystery as much as I don't like a predictable mystery. It's just not my thing. The main plot was decent, and the characters were well thought out also.
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Things change fast in life! I own a small publishing business with Jason Wilcox. Seventh Wave Books is always on the look out for new authors. Me? Well, I now live in Arkansas and both of my kids are in college. So we (hubby is still with me) only have our rascally beagle, Kaya, at home now. Mel Addison Mystery Series out so far- Questionable Ethics, Unintentional Victim and Inevitable Reaction. I ...more

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