- format: Kindle (Amazon)
- source: review copy from author
- #8 in the Ginger Barnes series
- File Size: 2305 KB
- Print Length: 238 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: January 10, 2018
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B076DCGPWZ
Finally back to her spunky self after the loss of her husband, men have
once again become an issue for amateur sleuth Ginger Barnes—men who
mistreat their wives, men accused of murder, and men who ask her out.
working on a DIY project at her newlywed daughter’s house, a bag of
bricks is thrown from the neighboring third-story window. Next, pops
that sound like muffled gunshots have Gin racing for her phone. Eric,
who lives in the house with his grandmother, claims she’s obsessed with
mystery novels. Yet after the septuagenarian falls down a flight of
stairs, she’s so frantic to keep Eric away that Gin must intervene. Was
the fall actually attempted murder?
In her husband’s eyes, Cissie Voight
can’t do anything right. Gin occasionally helps the frazzled young
mother, and when she needs a dresser carried upstairs, Gin brings Eric
along. Bad move! The electricity between the two new acquaintances
sparks a chilling premonition. This time Gin’s good intentions will
produce grave consequences—for everyone involved.
I spent my time in this book exasperated by Ginger Barnes and her tendency to interfere in the lives of others, and in admiration of her willingness to do so.
There is another plot strand: Ginger agrees to take on some childminding while a young mother seeks work. However the child's father is at first opposed to the scheme and then reluctant in his agreement. Gin has the feeling that he is following her and watching her.
The three main plot lines intermingle nicely with the connecting point being Gin's daughter.
There is a lot in this book about how men treat their wives, some thought provoking stuff.
A good read. Probably better if I had met Ginger Barnes before.
Due for publication January 10 2018, available for pre-order. (Amazon
Donna Huston Murray's eight cozy mysteries feature a woman much
like herself, a DIY headmaster's wife with a troubling interest in
crime. FINAL ARRANGEMENTS, set at Philadelphia’s world famous flower
show, achieved #1 on the Kindle-store list for both Mysteries and Female
Sleuths. The first in Murray’s new mystery/crime series, WHAT DOESN’T
KILL YOU, garnered Honorable Mention in the 23rd Annual Writer’s Digest
Self-Published Book Awards.
At home, she assumes she can fix
anything until proven wrong, calls trash-picking recycling, and,
although she should probably know better, adores Irish setters.
Donna and husband, Hench, live in the greater Philadelphia, PA, area.