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Dear Killer: Marley Clark Mysteries, Book 1 Audible – Unabridged

4.8 out of 5 stars 62 customer reviews

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I liked the mystery part of the book enough to have given it a 5 star rating. But, again, the Harlequin romance part turned me off. Excerpts from book.."He was nude and erect. My breath caught." "Consummation a promise just beyond our trembling reach." Okay, I don't mind sexy scenes in books if I am forewarned. Being a mystery purist, I do not like getting into the gist of the crime plot and then having to stop for an unneeded romp in the hay.
This seems to be the norm with most of the women mystery authors. There should be ratings...light romance, heavy duty sex, softcore porn, really adult language, and pure mystery as in Agatha Christie, Tess Gerritsen and others that I cannot think of right now. I don't expect many to like my review, but I would hope that some authors would take notice (if they ever do) and start putting out a good old true mystery.
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As a real fan of mysteries, I thoroughly enjoyed Linda Lovely's book, "Dear Killer." The series looks like a real winner, blending so many appealing elements. Like Carolyn Hart, Ms. Lovely has set her mystery on an island off SC, and it just gets better from there. Her protagonist is of the "hard-boiled" type of crime solver, like P.I. Warshawski by Sara Paretsky, but with softer edges - like Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone.

Ms. Lovely took a chance of making her heroine 52 years old and the good-looking good guy cop a lot younger. That's unique to her heroine and should hit the fantasies of a lot of women out there. And (good for her) the heroine can figure out how to get herself out of trouble most dire without help from anyone until it's all over but the shouting.

The sex scenes were realistic, not shocking, sorta middle of the road for today's romantic literature. I get the feeling they were toned down somewhat to meet mainstream expectations.

I look forward to the next book in the series. Ms. Lovely gave enough introductions in this book to build an interest in the crusty old aunt for the sequel. Way to go Linda Lovely. Keep writing them this good and you will have me as a fan for life!

Susan M. Thigpen, Editor
The Mountain Laurel
editor@mtnlaurel.com
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I just finished Linda Lovely's Dear Killer, set in the beautiful Low Country of South Carolina with plenty of Southern charm and some Gullah history thrown in for good measure. Not only did Lovely hook me right away, but she also kept me blissfully bogged in wet sand while I tried to figure out Marley's next moves. I thoroughly enjoyed plenty of romance mixed in with shovelsful of action including killings, deceit, and cover ups. It's difficult to believe this is Lovely's first novel. I wait impatiently for the next one. I highly recommend this book!
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Dear Island, part of the low country of South Carolina, is a wonderful place to live and work. Marley Clark has retired there, retired but working part-time as an island security officer. The most exciting "crime" she encounters is two teenage twins who must be taken home to their mommy and her live-in boyfriend. Well, there are a couple of others on the island who present a small challenge: the environmental nut who never misses a chance to bash development, the trophy wife who has almost as many enhanced parts as natural ones, and the island lush. But they all become unimportant when Marley discovers Stu stewing in the hot tub--literally--with enough vegetables for an island soiree. As a retired Military Intelligence officer, Marley knows she is in way over her head and welcomes Deputy Braden Mann from the mainland who is assigned to investigate the murder. Need I say, this is only the beginning of the story as more victims of the killer with a sense of humor are found and--what else?--Marley and Braden find themselves attracted to one another.
Ms. Lovely's description of the low country of South Carolina and her imaginary island paint mental pictures of where we'd all like to retire--except for the murders, of course. Her feel for the people, both native and retirees, was right on. I say that as a native eastern North Carolinian and a retiree in South Florida. I felt right at home in her story.
The wordsmithing is superb, something we don't find enough of in today's fiction market. With no hesitation, I award DEAR KILLER five stars and look forward to the next Marley Clark adventure.
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Dear Killer is a fun read with a terrific female role model and a devious villain. The fast moving plot and clever dialogue will keep you entertained until the last page. Highly recommended.
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Not a thing wrong with this one, ticks all the boxes (although I coulda done without the romance parts, at least they weren't protractedly gooey) including a mature resolution of the May-December relationship without totally extinguishing the flame. If there was anything that bothered me just a little it was that, although Marley is on the waning side of middle age, that fact just wasn't clearly sustained for me. Maybe if she had a varicose vein or two, or confessed to coloring the gray out of her hair or looking forward to joining AARP in three years. Other than that, resolving myself to the "Dear Island" name took a little work but that was the only thing I thought was a bit of a push to get around. I confess I didn't read the substantial preview of the next book at the end of "Dear Killer," though I was sorely tempted: I don't wanna spoil enjoying the fun of the next book from the very first word. Marley rocks!
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