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Product Details

  • Series: A Broken Vows Mystery (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 273 pages
  • Publisher: MIDNIGHT INK (September 8, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0738718661
  • ISBN-13: 978-0738718668
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 5.1 x 7.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,800,941 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Bork juggles multiple puzzles deftly in her witty debut." --Kirkus Reviews --July 1, 2009

"Bork juggles multiple puzzles deftly in her witty debut."
--Kirkus Reviews --July 15, 2009

"Lovely book."
--CrimeSpree --July/August 2009

"In this promising series debut, Bork has created an interesting cast of complex characters that readers will enjoy getting to know."
--Booklist --September 15, 2009

About the Author

Lisa Bork holds a bachelor’s degree in English and an M.B.A. in marketing, and worked in human resources and marketing before becoming a stay-at-home mom. When her children entered school fulltime, Lisa turned to writing to fill her days and exercise her mind. For Better, For Murder grew out of her family's love of New York’s Finger Lakes region and her husband’s obsession with cars. Lisa is a member of The Authors Guild, Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, the Guppies, and the Thursday Evening Literary Society. She resides in western New York with her husband, children and family dog.

For Better, For Murder is a finalist for the 2009 Agatha Award in the category of Best First Novel.


More About the Author

Lisa Bork is the author of seven contemporary novels. Her most recent release is MISSED, a cozy paranormal mystery. She is also the author of COUNTING ON YOU and DISCOVERING NOWHERE as well as the critically acclaimed Broken Vows mystery series: FOR BETTER, FOR MURDER (a 2009 Agatha Award finalist for Best First Novel), FOR RICHER, FOR DANGER, IN SICKNESS AND IN DEATH, and TO LOVE AND TO PERISH.

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I didn't figure out who the killer was.
kmcg
Bork's writing is smooth, her pace brisk, her characters memorable, making for a very satisfying read.
K. M. Whelan
I enjoyed this book and look forward to reading her others.
Beverlee Hart

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By K. M. Whelan on October 3, 2009
Format: Paperback
If you like interesting, full-blown characters in a mystery, this debut novel will not disappoint. Jolene Asdale has a lot to work out: she carries heavy baggage from childhood, including a bipolar sister for whom she feels responsible, and she needs to figure out her feelings toward a husband she left but can't quite divorce. The small town setting allows Bork to create a web of relationships among her characters that comes into play when a dead body turns up in a Ferrari on display in Jolene's sports car boutique. Just enough is worked out in this first book, leaving plenty of room for more character-driven drama in subsequent books in this new series. Bork's writing is smooth, her pace brisk, her characters memorable, making for a very satisfying read.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By browne48 on September 20, 2009
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Tired of the Patricia Cornwell formula? Try this book. Breezy and wittily written! Suspenseful, funny, and full of well-defined characters. I had a little trouble juggling the number of characters, but the story never lags, and the culprit was a complete surprise to me!! Great book for a first-time-published author. Will there be more, maybe a series?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By kmcg on June 30, 2010
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I didn't figure out who the killer was. A fun book with lots of characters. I get a little tired of cozies in which the woman lies to her friend/fiance/husband/etc. in the police department. If Jolene hadn't done this over and over in the book, I would have given it a higher rating. I would definitely read another book by this author if she writes a series of books. If Jolene lies again throughout the book, though, that would probably stop me from reading any others by the same author.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Kelly B on September 10, 2009
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For Better, For Murder was a page-turner to the end. The light of suspicion shines on about every character in this small-town holiday mystery. A classic whodunit, yet with a bit of romance, family dynamics, and holiday cheer(?). The relationships between the characters are very well-developed and intricate, as are their motives for murder. The author's tongue-in-cheek humor is scattered throughout the pages, especially in Jolene's view of herself and her ex.

I can't wait for the next "Broken Vows Mystery."
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Avid reader on June 21, 2013
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The story was interesting and would have enjoyed more without all the holding back on the main characters interaction with the police, her soon to be ex-husband. They play the game of dancing around each other and it gets old. Would have liked to see more cooperation and honesty with their feelings.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Collene Irvin on June 12, 2011
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I enjoyed this little cozy mystery and it's delightful band of colorful characters. The protagonist owns a luxury car boutique, is estranged from her policeman husband while caring for her younger sister who happens to be bipolar. The writing is exceptional with a few editing flaws. This would make a cute movie and can't wait to read the next book, For Richer, For Danger.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Susan Boyer on November 16, 2009
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Lisa Bork's new series character, Jolene Asdale, is complex and well-drawn. She's not just dealing with the body of an ex-boyfriend in her Ferrari. She's still in love with her almost-ex husband, the officer investigating the murder. Her bipolar sister escaped the psych center and is possibly robbing convenience stores with a sociopath. If all that wasn't enough, a hoodlum from Arizona kidnaps Jolene from the funeral home and leaves her in a ditch like roadkill. For Better, For Murder is witty, and, at times, sad. The mystery is well-plotted, and the personal storyline satisfying. I look forward to returning to Wachobe to find out what happens next in For Richer, For Danger, the next Broken Vows mystery.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rabid Reader on September 28, 2009
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An enjoyable entry into the cozy mystery genre, by an author to watch. Bork writes well, and captures the cadence of life in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State. The mystery kept me guessing - I confess that I wasn't able to figure out 'whodunit' before the heroine did. I read it in one day - and look forward to the next book in the series. 3 1/2 stars
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