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INN KEEPING WITH MURDER (Old Maids of Mercer Island Book 1) by [Bohart, Lynn]
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About the Author

Ms. Bohart holds a master’s degree in theater, has published in Woman’s World, and has a story in Dead on Demand, an anthology of ghost stories that remained on the Library Journals best seller list for six months. As a thirty-year nonprofit professional, she has spent a lifetime writing brochures, newsletters, business letters, website copy, and more. She did a short stint writing for Patch.com, teaches writing through the Continuing Education Program at Green River Community College, and writes a monthly column for the Renton Reporter. Inn Keeping With Murder is her third full-length novel. She has also self-published Mass Murder and Grave Doubts, as well as two short story books. She is hard at work on the second ‘Old Maids of Mercer Island’ book, as well as the second Giorgio Salvatori mystery.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1806 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Little Dog Press (December 30, 2013)
  • Publication Date: December 30, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GN1EOKC
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #127,126 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By Elizabeth P. Stewart on November 27, 2013
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During the holidays I'm often looking for a cozy mystery to curl up with, one with a homey setting, fully developed characters, and a murder or two. 'Inn Keeping with Murder' is a perfect read for just such an occasion. The friendships among these quirky "Old Maids of Mercer Island" are suddenly tested when a friend seems to have committed suicide (or did she?). The other members of her book group wonder how they missed the signs that she was in trouble, and they rededicate themselves to helping one another live fuller lives. In this case, living a fuller life also means getting to the bottom of their friends' puzzling death. The friendships at the center of this (occasionally paranormal) mystery are rich and interesting, and the characters keep the plot moving along briskly. I'll look forward to the next installment of the Mercer Island Maids.
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Better than "Topper" movies. This would make a great movie!! The author has really shown not only a flowingly creative side, but also humor that comes from every place. I laughed and couldn't put it down as the next humorous event occurred. Humor and Murder, you say? Oh, yes,.... and the ending is delightfully crafted. You won't expect the culmination as it is. I really liked the attitude toward life and the ingrained values that showed the community of people working together to solve problems. The characters are full of individual life. I hope this is a series.
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I have read and enjoyed all of Ms Bohart's book and this one is no exception. I thoroughly enjoyed the dynamics of all the characters and thought the storyline was excellent. There were numerous threads to follow and kept you guessing. I really enjoyed Julia's mother and hope to hear more from her in the future. It was entertaining and had me laughing out loud. I can't imagine that anyone would be disappointed reading this author's writings.
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What a fun ride! Friendship, ghosts, food & wine, pets, fun characters, and a mystery you can sink your teeth into. I too am hoping we won't have to wait too long for the next one.

A very cleanly constructed story, i thought. I felt the author wasn't just hurrying to get something out there. Though I may have guessed the mystery a little sooner than I'd have liked, it was fun hanging out with the gals, putting the pieces together. I guess I would have to say that "Catnip" (love that nickname) was probably my favorite character. She seemed to me the most well defined, and I liked the way she was always surprising us. I do hope, though, in the books to come (of which I hope there will be many), that the presumed "love interest to be" will loosen up and show us a little more character so that he may be deemed worthy of our Julia.

I also have to mention how sincerely touched I was by the genisis of the name the girls gave themselves, "The Old Maids Club." I felt this book had more heart in it than many mysteries I've read of late. It had me hooked and was very satisfying. Thanks!
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The book was more about ghosts than the mystery. Throughout the book I found myself yelling at the book...you're talking to a killer. If I wasn't OCD about finishing books I would have skipped this one. I never really became connected to any of the characters, in fact at times I had to stop and try to remember who was who. There were silly little things like hiding by moving from car to car where they didn't address things like the bad people seeing the interior lights of the cars coming on like a spotlight to their location. There were also glaring facts that were not being figured out by the "sleuth" until chapters after you, as a reader, already knew. The book was free but the time spent reading it was not. I hate leaving such a negative review, but I don't feel like even if you were interested in ghosts the book would really measure up in that genre either. Sorry. Some very positive reviews were left...maybe just not my cup of tea.
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This book sounded really good, and I have to admit I was drawn in by the lovely cover. It started out very good, but then went downhill fast. When **SPOILER ALERT** her dead mother started calling her on a cell phone, that was just too over-the-top for me. All the characters represented one stereo type or another and I was very disappointed in the profanity that seemed to get more and more prevalent as the book went on. I will not be reading anymore of this author's books regardless of the book covers. :)
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Older woman as amateur sleuth? check.
Nosy busybody? check.
Sounds familiar? I've read a variation on this theme so many times, I sometimes wonder why I bother.
I should have read the reviews more carefully - when a reviewer describes a mystery novel as "cozy". I usually stay as far away from it as I can. My mistake. The synopsis was better than the book.
The protagonist let herself be bullied by the nosy busybody - to the point that said busybody even had a key to her apartment. Really?
Julia is not a strong protagonist. Her interaction with Sybil: she just lets herself be bullied by the nosy busybody.
Frankly, The only character I kinda liked had a very minor role in this hole story - The talking parrot. Some comic relief in an otherwise boring story.
And what really ticks me off is the role the author assigned to a Roman Catholic priest. There have been enough scandals already. Real ones.
The author must have a strong aversion against anything Catholic - at least that's how I read it.
Even if there's a sequel to this book, I won't bother with it.
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