Happy Homicides 4: Fall Into Crime
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by Joanna Campbell Slan, Linda Gordon Hengerer, Carole W. Price, Lesley A. Diehl, Nancy Jill Thames, Teresa Trent, Maggie Toussaint, Anna Celeste Burke, Randy Rawls, Nancy J. Cohen, Terry Ambrose, and Deborah Sharp
Happy Homicides 4: Fall Into Crime
Arrives AUGUST 29Joanna Campbell Slan / Vendetta: A Cara Mia Delgatto Mystery – The House of Refuge on Gilbert’s Bar is known for its 150-year history as a way station for shipwrecked sailors. But when Cara Mia visits, the museum becomes the scene of a crime.
Linda Gordon Hengerer / Dying for School Tea: A Beach Tea Shop Novella – Chelsea Powell and her sisters are providing treats for Citrus Beach High School’s freshman orientation. Can they solve the murder of the beloved softball coach before someone else dies?
Carole W. Price / The Glass Birdhouse – Glass artist Bella hopes to find clues about her student's death in the woman's unfinished glass birdhouse.
Lesley A. Diehl / Bobbing for Murder – A visit from Darcie’s family is always chaotic, and this time the relatives bamboozle Darcie into having a Halloween party. It's a decision that definitely comes back to haunt her.
Nancy Jill Thames / Raven House – When a reporter is murdered after a fundraiser at the historic Raven House, the police call on Jillian and her Yorkie Teddy to help them investigate.
Teresa Trent / Falling for Murder – Helpful hints columnist Betsy Livingston is an expert at household organization but her skills are put to the test when she’s called upon to conduct an efficiency review for a haunted house.
Maggie Toussaint / Dead Men Tell Tales – In this third installment of the Lindsey & Ike romantic mystery novella series, things don’t add up after a suspicious hunting accident. The more Sheriff Ike Harper and newspaper editor Lindsey McKay dig, the more questions they find.
Anna Celeste Burke / All Hallow’s Eve Heist – Date night for Georgie Shaw and handsome detective Jack Wheeler goes terribly wrong. A botched heist at Marvelous Marley World has everyone scrambling as trigger-happy bad guys head for the Halloween celebration in Arcadia Park. Randy Rawls / Accident, Suicide, or Murder – Retired policeman Jonathan Boykin’s primary interest is improving his golf, but a grieving father's request to investigate his son's suspicious death is an entirely different ballgame.
Nancy J. Cohen / Haunted Hair Nights – As a new stepmother, hairstylist Marla Vail hopes to win brownie points by helping her daughter with a school haunted house project. Marla has her work cut out for her when she stumbles over a corpse on the spooky estate grounds.
Terry Ambrose / Spirit in the Rock – An invitation to a museum's grand opening turns into a showdown with the spirit world for amateur sleuth Wilson McKenna.
Deborah Sharp / Haunting in Himmarshee – When a ghost comes to call, Mace must sort out the haunted from the homicidal in Himmarshee, Florida.
Bonus Story— Joanna Campbell Slan/Kiki Lowenstein and the Doodoo – A fun family outings turns into a fearful fright, but Kiki Lowenstein is good at sniffing out bad guys.
Comes with a bonus file of recipes and craft tips!
All for just 99 cents!
Great Escapes Book Tour – August 29 – September 11, 2016
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I will come right out and be honest that I admire all of these authors. I have appreciated other works by most of them and follow a few of their series. Please be sure to check out their author pages and longer works.
That said, due to the varying nature of the accumulated works, different lengths and stylings, some stories were enjoyed more than others. I won't say any was a poor use of my reading time. And of course the additional BONUS file of crafts and recipes is always appreciated.
I discovered several themes among the collection, including past history affecting present troubles, and family relationships being complicated. Especially when there is a law officer member in the family. sleuthing seems to become a family obsession. For the low price, you will not find a better collection. For a more complete review of the individual stories, please visit my review on Goodreads.
Randy Rawls was the new-to-me author in this collection. His tale of payback is very well written, giving us a different angle. There were a few other contributions that stood out from the others, with a different energy about them.Lesley Diehl increases the pace about 100 mph with Bobbing for Murder. No one could ever prepare for these ladies.
Spirit in the Rock takes us in an unexpected direction in an exotic locale. It weaves together paranormal elements with mystical myths and experiences.
The final short story is even more chilling when you learn it was inspired by a real life event.
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