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Murder In The Development By Penelope Sotheby

 

A Diane Dimbleby Cozy Mystery

Murder In The Development
Murder In The Development

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STORY-LINE MURDER IN THE DEVELOPMENT BY PENELOPE SOTHEBY:

In Murder In The Development, we find Diane and Albert, amateur detectives and possibly the bane, of Inspector Crothers existence.  Pruning her roses, trying to get the characters for her latest book to coöperate, they receive a call from Crothers asking for help. He’s sending Monique Carstairs for help with her missing husband, Jonathan.

Returning home, Monique finds her house in total disarray, with the words TRAITOR, painted everywhere.  Where is Johnathan and what has he gotten into?  Finding several worthy culprits, Diane’s on the case; action and murder is sure to follow.  My review of cozy mystery, Murder In The Development, follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

I love cozy mysteries and rarely do I correctly guess who is the murderer.  This book’s no different.  Sotheby crafted a fast-paced book filled with clues, and possible villains.  I found the pacing correct for the length of the book and the characters well-developed.  I loved Albert’s character; he’s a hoot.  Diane and Albert compliment each other.  I enjoyed the snips and snarks they tossed around.  Diane, a motherly caring woman on the surface; far from matronly she has an inquisitive mind and the skill to sort out a mystery.  Including several worthy culprits, and a surprise ending, I found this a good cozy mystery.

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Stormy Weather By Glen Ebisch

 

 

Stormy Weather by Glen Ebisch
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STORY-LINE STORMY WEATHER:

Author Glen Ebisch’s mystery suspense crime novel, Stormy Weather is a first-rate thriller.  Stormy McCloud, resident meteorologist, finds herself involved in murder, mayhem, theft, and possibly romance.  Stormy as the new junior weather girl, has acquired a lot of fans and received fan mail due her popularity.  However head meteorologist, Travis Lambert, finds her fame threatening.  Rude, self-centered, and vain, Travis threatens Stormy with dismissal.  Things are not happy at the local television station.  A place full of personalities, back biting, stabbing, and lies.

When a contractor discovers Travis body buried on Stormy’s property, she’s in big trouble of the legal kind.  Murder, mayhem, and suspicion ensue.  Enter stage right, our hero, Chance Malone, Bible verse quoting Private Detective.  Hired by the station manager to look into the murder, Chance and Stormy embark on an

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