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Death with a Dark Red Rose

(A Writer's Apprentice Mystery #5)

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Writer's apprentice Lena London is enjoying life in Blue Lake and being newly engaged, but is soon drawn into the terrifying disappearance of one of her closest friends....

Lena is starting to feel like having it all may actually be possible! She and suspense novelist Camilla Graham are busily plotting their next novel and she's got a brand-new diamond ring on her finger
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Kindle Edition, 304 pages
Expected publication: February 25th 2020 by Berkley
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Linda 📚
Author Julia Buckley expertly sets the stage for murder with suspicions of environmental conspiracy in the fifth story of the Writer’s Apprentice Mystery series. I halfway expected Erin Brockovich to appear and give the adversaries what for! The plot is immediately immersing when Lena London’s good friend Detective Doug Heller’s girlfriend, Belinda, disappears. From there, it’s a nail-biting merry-go-round as Lena and her fiancé, Sam, and Camilla Graham and her other half, Adam, join forces to ...more
Lisa Morin
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There is nothing better than curling up on a snowy day with a new book by Julia Buckley.

In Death with a Dark Red Rose, Lena London is beginning to settle into her life. She has a wonderful job working with talented author Camilla Graham, she's engaged to the handsome Sam West, and she has several close friends who she enjoys spending time with.
It isn't until one of her best friends has disappeared and a strange new company plans on settling in her adopted town.
When Plastisource begins scouting
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Latricia
I enjoyed this cozy mystery. The characters were likable and the mystery fairly interesting with some good twists and turns. My biggest issue was that there was A LOT exposition. This was the first book of this series I read, but even a first time reader doesn't need to be spoon-fed all the past details and histories of the characters which was often repeated again every time something which touched on a past story came up again. The clues and 'progress' were also often repeated as well. These ...more
Sharon
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was ok
Simply could not get into this cozy mystery. Lena is a writer's apprentice, working for mystery writer Camille. Many, many characters and subplots. If you have not read the earlier books in this series, many of these characters will remain a puzzle. The author also seems determined to bring us up to speed on each character and these events probably were in earlier novels.

I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for a review.
Anna Fox
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this series. So much so, I read this as soon as I got my eARC. The characters are interesting and I always look forward to what will happen next in their lives.

Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for my eARC in exchange for an honest review.
Ellen Jones
Oct 25, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't enjoy this book at all. It's the 5th in a series and if you have not read the first ones then this one isn't going to be easy to follow. It's a little juvenile and I just got bored with it. I did like the characters and the names but just couldn't get into it.
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Julia Buckley is a Chicago-area writer. Her first mystery, THE DARK BACKWARD, was published in 2006; since then she has published the Madeline Mann mysteries and the first in the Teddy Thurber series on Kindle.

She writes two series for Berkley Prime Crime, with debut titles THE BIG CHILI and A DARK AND STORMY MURDER

Buckley is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and the
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