- MP3 CD
- Publisher: Soundings Audio Books (September 1, 2010)
- ISBN-10: 1407914650
- ISBN-13: 978-1407914657
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
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Murder by Mistake
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Ellie Quicke, who rescued waifish Mia Prior from her abusive criminal stepfamily in Murder in House (2009), plans on hosting a wedding reception for Mia's best friend, Ursula Belton, in British author Heley's entertaining 11th mystery to feature the stubborn amateur sleuth. Against her better judgment, Ellie is also planning the splashy, ill-advised nuptials of her oh-so-demanding daughter, Diana, to Denis "the Menace," a shady businessman (who might still be married). The week before the weddings, to be held on the same day, a speeding car kills a young mother and narrowly misses Ellie and Mia while they're out shopping. Further problems develop after Mia begins receiving threatening messages and flowers suggesting she's still in danger. Avoiding wedding day catastrophe and more, intrepid Ellie injects this high-octane cozy with endearing humor and enduring style. Adding to the fun is Ellie's impulse to pray for help from higher powers at critical moments.
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Amateur sleuth Ellie Quicke returns in another mystery that’s both cozy and sinister. Ellie has never regretted taking in young rape victim Mia, who was abused repeatedly by her stepfather and his friends. Thoroughly traumatized, Mia is only just beginning to lose her haunted look under Ellie’s gentle ministrations. Then a white van nearly runs Ellie and Mia down—surely it must be an unfortunate accident. Meanwhile, Ellie has agreed to host the wedding reception of Mia’s best friend, Ursula, and now her own daughter, Diana, has announced she’s getting married and demands that Ellie host her reception too—on the same day as Ursula’s! What with all these goings on, Ellie is stunned when there is a second episode with the white van. Mia is terrified her stepfather is behind the attacks, but could there be something even more sinister going on? This is a cleverly plotted, engaging British “cozy with an edge.” --Emily Melton --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
Top customer reviews
If that isn't enough, there are two weddings scheduled the same day at Ellie's house. One that Ellie offered to do and the other one demanded and sprung on Ellie at the last minute by her dreadful daughter Diana. This is the 11th book in the series and one series that I enjoy very much. I could do without the daughter Diana in the storyline though. Someone said that this is a go to series for me and she was right. I always know that I will enjoy this British cozy series. It probably isn't necessary to begin with book one to get to know the characters. I do like to read series in order though from the 1st book on.
When a speeding car nearly kills Mia and Ellie and they receive a bouquet of flowers with a death threat, Ellie knows she needs to get to the truth — before they get to Mia! Readers will find "Murder by Mistake" incredibly suspenseful and will love the ending author Veronica Heley has fashioned for it. Highly recommended.
Ellie is supposed to be coming into her own identity after her husband died and you see what she does to get out in the world from the cocoon she'd been living in. She has a spoiled, entitled and hateful daughter who demands and steals from her, tries to sell her property out from under Ellie. Ellie just dithers and luckily gets out of the worst of it, but takes no real action to stand up to her daughter and it just doesn't ring true.
In this book, Diana is getting married and decided without telling Ellie that Ellie's home is where the party will take place IN ABOUT A WEEK. Ellie says no, because she has another wedding there that SAME DAY, after paging forward, it looks like she gives in....AGAIN. Too much, I tossed the book in the return to the library bag, not going to waste more of my time on a dumber than dirt character.
I know this is fiction, but it pushes my buttons and doesn't make the series the light, fun read it should be for me.