- Paperback: 260 pages
- Publisher: Koehler Books (November 15, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1633932818
- ISBN-13: 978-1633932814
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 28 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,978,754 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Murder at the Moonshine Inn: A Hazel Rose Book Group Mystery Paperback – November 15, 2016
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"Buckle up. Hazel Rose and her book group are not your granny's amateur sleuths. Southern, sassy, and a wee bit sexy!" -Mollie Cox Bryan, author of the Agatha-Nominated Cumberland Creek Mysteries
"Colorful characters, dark secrets, and heart make Maggie King's latest edgy cozy a standout. You'll be clamoring to join Hazel Rose's book group." -Dianne Emley, L.A. Times bestselling author of the Detective Nan Vining series
"With Murder at the Moonshine Inn, Maggie King has once again created a book group to die for. The investigative techniques and reading choices of Hazel Rose and her friends are equally amusing and suspenseful." -Judge Debra H. Goldstein, award-winning author of Should Have Played Poker
"In Murder at the Moonshine Inn, Maggie King distills book clubs, author deadlines, and undercover ops at a redneck bar into a cocktail of pure delight." -Diane Vallere, National Bestselling author of the Madison Night Mystery Series
"A brilliant, twisty mystery with fun and memorable characters. King is a writer to watch!" -LynDee Walker, Agatha Award-Nominated author of Lethal Lifestyles
"When Hazel Rose is asked to look into a grisly murder, she realizes her long lost cousin is the prime suspect. With her book group, she runs into hidden lives, more distant relatives and more bodies." -Betsy Ashton, Author of Mad Max Unintended Consequences, and Uncharted Territory, A Mad Max Mystery Mystery
"It's as if Nancy Drew grew up and put together a crew of smart, funny, brownie-baking avengers." -Lyn Brittan, author of the Mercenaries of Fortune Series
"A good mystery teamed with humor and characters you won't forget make this a read that goes down smooth as a mint julep-with a kick!" -Sunny Frazier, author of the Christy Bristol Astrology Mysteries
"Hazel Rose and the women of the book group are at it again, investigating two murders while pretending they are doing nothing of the sort! With suspects and possible motives aplenty, they have to consider: Was it for love, for money, or for revenge?" -Maria Hudgins, author of the Dotsy Lamb Travel Mysteries
"A must read for those who prefer homicide served up with a large dose of hilarity. From the opening scene, where Hazel Rose finds herself-against her better judgment-astride a barstool dressed in her most sensuous "ho" outfit, to the grand finale where Hazel again finds herself in an inappropriate place-this time against her will-King masterfully mixes humor with homicide. Five stars! -Ellen Elizabeth Hunter, author of Magnolia Mysteries
"Suspense, family secrets, and seduction make Murder at the Moonshine Inn a clever read." -Teresa Inge, Virginia is for Mysteries
"Murder at the Moonshine Inn abounds with interesting characters, plot twists and turns and unexpected revelations sure to please mystery fans." -Sybil Johnson, author of the Aurora Anderson Mysteries
"Terrific characters that really crackle and lovely, lively dialogue." -C.A. Larmer, author of the Agatha Christie Book Club Mysteries "I love complex, twisty plots: family and friends, love and money-and murder! This book has it all." -Vivian Lawry, author of Chesapeake Bay Mysteries and Different Drummer
"If Hazel Rose could say no, she wouldn't find herself knee deep in another murder case whose list of suspects includes some of her own relatives. In this rollicking fun read, Hazel and her fellow book group members investigate, exposing one astounding secret after another. The murder count goes up and Hazel discovers she's destined to be Victim Number Three. This second in the Hazel Rose Book Group mysteries series is clever and charming! I thoroughly enjoyed it!" -Marilyn Levinson, author of the Golden Age of Mystery Book Club Mysteries
About the Author
Maggie King is the author of Murder at the Book Group, a Hazel Rose Book Group Mystery; she also wrote the short stories "A Not So Genteel Murder" and "Reunion in Shockoe Slip" for the Virginia is for Mysteries anthologies. Murder at the Book Group received favorable reviews from BeachCrafters Books, Booklist, Harriet Klausner, Publisher's Weekly, Suspense Magazine, and many blogs. Maggie has been a guest and interviewee on Cyrus Webb's Conversations Book Club as well as on a number of blogs, including Dru's Musings, International Thriller Writers, Mystery Fanfare, and Shelf Pleasure. A lifelong love of reading, especially mysteries, led Maggie to participate in a number of book groups. There she observed the full range of human behavior, with passionate readers often clashing with other passionate readers, giving Maggie the idea to write a series of murder mysteries focusing on book groups. Maggie lives in Richmond, Virginia with her husband, Glen, and two indulged cats. Murder at the Moonshine Inn is her second novel in the Hazel Rose Book Group series.
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Hazel is a romance writer who belongs to a local book club. Although she enjoys reading mysteries, she doesn't consider herself an amateur detective but she does believe in helping family. So, when the wife of one of her newly discovered cousins is murdered and her cousin is the number one suspect, she enlists the help of the members in her book club to prove his innocence. In doing so, she places her own life in serious jeopardy.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys trying to solve a mystery.
Alternatively, Murder at Moonshine Inn is an entertaining cozy mystery, filled with a perfect mix of likable and unlikable characters, and plenty of suspects and plot twists to keep you guessing throughout. Ms. King cleverly and legitimately gives us one suspect after another for Hazel Rose, and the other members of her book club, to consider in the murder of Roxanne. Just when we think we know who it is, something else happens to throw suspicion elsewhere. (Avoiding spoilers here.)
Deftly written, well crafted, humorous and suspenseful, this is a book that keeps you turning the pages as you follow the clues to the surprising conclusion!
Maggie's writing is both comical and suspenseful. You'll keep turning pages until you reach the end!
Not always easy to follow. Interesting storyline with plenty of twists. Believable characters with distinct personalities. Enjoyable dialogue.
No desire to re-read this story.