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SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS: An Amateur Sleuth Whodunit (A Ginger Barnes Cozy Mystery Book 3) by [Donna Huston Murray]

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1.  "[Readers] will surely appreciate Murray's smart, often insightful first-person narrative and her coherent characters."  Publishers Weekly

Donna Murray's cozy mystery novel, SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS, will have the reader spellbound from start to finish. The plot is well developed and the characters and setting are well defined using good descriptive passages as well as effective dialogue. Barney, the dog, doesn't play a big role in this story, but he certainly adds an element of charm... Emily-Jane Hills Orford for
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An adorable, unpredictable old grump, Letty is probably my favorite character.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B005XQBWZI
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Ravenhill Press (February 2, 2014)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ February 2, 2014
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2740 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 309 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 0985688068
  • Customer Reviews:
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Donna Huston Murray’s cozy mystery series features an amateur sleuth much like herself, a DIY headmaster's wife with a troubling interest in crime. The latest Gin Barnes’ FOR BETTER OR WORSE was a Finalist for the National Indie Excellence Award for mysteries, and both novels in her new mystery/crime series won Honorable Mention in genre fiction from Writer’s Digest.

In 2022 Donna became the tenth inductee into her high school’s Lifetime Achievement Award Hall of Fame. To hint that she’s still writing, the plaque reads, “…and more,” at the bottom of her listed books.

When she isn’t plotting mayhem, Donna assumes she can fix anything until proven wrong, calls trash-picking recycling, and although she should probably know better by now, adores Irish setters.

Donna and husband, Hench, live in the greater Philadelphia, PA, USA.

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