- A Secondhand Murder (Eve Appel Mysteries, #1) by Lesley A. Diehl
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- Lesley A. Diehl
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Is it one sitting if you stop to put another log on the fire, pour a tall glass of apple pie vodka and let the dogs out? It was worth it. Diehl blends humor and suspense into a delightful tale of intrigue.
A Secondhand Murder (Eve Appel Mysteries, #1) by Lesley A. Diehl
Diehl has created likable, realistic characters that will have you laughing as you try to guess who the killer is. A Secondhand Murder flows at a steady pace with some interesting twists along the way. The setting is inviting and the story will draw you in. The quirky characters and the complex entanglements each of them have with the deceased and the protagonist is the best part of the book.
The author creates a well-plotted, light-hearted mystery that has some really good laugh out loud scenes. Cozy mystery lovers will thoroughly enjoy A Secondhand Murder ; it is an outstanding read from beginning to end. The book kept me guessing until the end—I kept changing my mind about who the killer was and I guessed wrong. LOL—This was a good thing. I enjoyed this one. Lesley Diehl has created such a fun character in Eve Appel!
She was funny, sassy and smart. I love a good mystery dashed with humor. The story was complex but very easy to follow.
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The quirky characters including Eve lead the reader through lots of excitement…. I wholeheartedly recommend this cozy for all cozy mystery readers. Spunky and outspoken Eve Appel moves from Connecticut to rural Florida intent on starting a new life, free of drama, and more importantly, her soon-to-be ex-husband. The rural Florida town of Sabal Bay, situated only an hour from West Palm, proves to be the perfect spot for her consignment store. As accusations fly and business slows, Eve decides to take matters into her own hands. With the help of an unlikely bunch of friends—including her estranged ex, her best friend, a handsome private eye, and a charming mafia don—she struggles to find answers and save lives.
Through a maze of distorted half-truths, dramatic cover-ups, and unrequited passions, Eve learns just how far the wealthy will go to regain what they have lost. Eve was a natural for me. Frugal is in our family DNA. I still get more excited about finding a bargain at a consignment shop or yard sale than I do buying new.
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Back north, she devotes her afternoons to writing and, when the sun sets, relaxing on the bank of her trout stream, sipping tea or a local microbrew. You can find Lesley online here. It was still early so I strode back into the restaurant, indicated to the hostess I wanted a booth and ordered the breakfast buffet.
Anger paired with disbelief gave me a hearty appetite. Returning to my booth after loading my plate with eggs, bacon, pancakes, pastries and a slice of toast, I noticed someone had joined me for breakfast. He was seated with his back to me as I approached the booth but I recognized the sun-streaked hair curling over his collar. My favorite PI. I almost dropped my plate. I tried to satisfy it by stuffing a large forkful of pancake into my mouth. I nodded and swallowed. Christine writes primarily about people and relationships, and it is in this way that she strives to make science fiction and fantasy meaningful for everyone.
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American gangsters take a very active interest in a run down English football club located in a sleepy village called November Keys which boasts an unusual history. However, they do not allow for some tenacious villagers and things that go bump in the night to try and flaw their plans. Things come to a head when the football team, hampered by strange characters, bizarre rituals and a priceless ancient recipe, must play a match where failure could threaten mankind.
About the Authors. We are a father and son team. Perhaps a little unusual in the publishing world, however we would like to think our relationship has improved and not impeded our debut novel. Outside of writing we do share similar interests, both being passionate football fans with a liking for a curry and a pint. Both have many interests, which include charity work, poetry, music, film, cinema and quiz shows.
Whilst Brian is a published author it is Michael who has invented most of the amusing characters you are going to meet in November Keys. Coupled with an original plot with more twists than a sixties band we hope we have created a novel that is different and humorous, which will keep our readers, young and old alike, intrigued and entertained for many hours. Contact Links. Purchase Links. May 2, May 2, 1 Comment. May 1, Erotic Romance. Once inside the small kitchen I went to the cupboard, where I knew the fucking booze was kept.
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