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Monday, March 31, 2014

A Death in the Family

What do you get when you combine a penchant for sleuthing, a love for cooking and a moderate case of OCD?
A whale of a private detective.
Carrying a plate of Texas Brownies.
In this, her second assignment, Erica Coleman, wife, mother and ex-cop turned PI, uses her talent for cleaning, organizing and seeing the details that ordinary lawmakers miss to uncover a deviously twisted murder plot.
The victim is savvy businesswoman, Blanche Coleman, Erica’s own grandmother. With the clues piling up, throwing suspicion on nearly every member of her large family, Erica must somehow sift through the chaff and discover the malevolent, desperate mind hiding behind seemingly innocent eyes.
When a second murder closely follows the first, Erica’s skills are put to the test as she urgently tries to unknot the mystery.
Knowing that she may well be next.
Looking for a fun bit of mystery and mayhem? A diverting glimpse into the mind and heart of a desperate killer? With a large dose of family and some excellent cooking thrown in?
A Death in the Family is a crisply-written, sure-fire romp for the murder mystery lover in your life.
Especially if it’s you.

P.S. Diane received no remuneration for this book review. Just the sheer joy of a fine read. And the satisfaction of seeing a great mystery solved!

A Death in the Family is available to purchase at any Deseret Book and Seagull Book, as well as other LDS bookstores.
Ordering information: Amazon
                                Deseret Book
                                Seagull Book
                               


Author Biography
Marlene Bateman Sullivan was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and graduated from the University of Utah with a BA in English. She is married to Kelly R. Sullivan and they are the parents of seven children. 
Her hobbies are gardening, camping, and reading.  Marlene has been published extensively in magazines and newspapers and has written a number of non-fiction books, including:  Latter-day Saint Heroes and Heroines, And There Were Angels Among Them, Visit’s From Beyond the Veil, By the Ministering of Angels, Brigham’s Boys, and Heroes of Faith.  Her latest book is Gaze Into Heaven; Near Death Experiences in Early Church History, a fascinating collection of over 50 documented near-death experiences from the lives of early latter-day Saints.
Marlene’s first novel was the best-selling Light on Fire Island. Her next novel was Motive for Murder, which is the first in a mystery series that features the quirky private eye with OCD, Erica Coleman. 
Contact the Author: www.marlenebateman.info

2 comments:

  1. It was a great review and the book sounds like a good one.
    Blessings for this one!

    ReplyDelete

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