Reader beware: reading books by Julie Mulhern may cause swooning, obsessive reading, and addiction.
I’ll be honest: I’m teetering on the edge of objectivity and just plain geeking out about how much I love and enjoy not only Clouds In My Coffee, but all of the books in the Country Club Murders series and, quite frankly, anything and everything that comes from Julie Mulhern. I just absolutely adore the setting, the characters (Anarchy!), the humor and wit infused in every story.
In Clouds In My Coffee, Ellison finds herself housing several family members who have popped into town. First it’s her aunt and then it’s her sister. (Soon enough it’s a certain detective . . . but I’m getting ahead of myself.) Everyone’s in town for a huge party being arranged by Ellison’s mother – a true Queen Bee of KC. At a pre-event party, Ellison is nearly killed by a falling bust, pushed out of the way with only moments to spare by a fawning (and married) admirer of her (also married) sister. Had that been the only mishap, all might have been well. But that was followed by a fire bomb and gun shots and poison. Everyone is on high alert and Ellison can’t imagine who would want to kill her – or why. But if not her, who is the killer after?
I was practically drooling with anticipation of reading Clouds In My Coffee, and found myself forcibly slowing down to savor and enjoy all of the rich details, rather than simply rushing through the find out what happens to whom and for-the-love-of-God-why-doesn’t-every-scene-feature-Anarchy-Jones?! This is arguably my favorite cozy series currently on the market and I can’t wait to see what happens next! (If I may make a suggestion? More Anarchy and less Hunter. K thx!)
Clouds In My Coffee (The Country Club Murders)
3rd in Series
Henery Press (May 10, 2016)
Paperback: 256 pages
E-Book ASIN: B01BLO5NIC
When Ellison Russell is nearly killed at a benefactors’ party, she brushes the incident aside as an unhappy accident. But when her house is fire-bombed, she’s shot at, and the person sitting next to her at a gala is poisoned, she must face facts. Someone wants her dead. But why? And can Ellison find the killer before he strikes again?
Add in an estranged sister, a visiting aunt with a shocking secret, and a handsome detective staying in her guesthouse, and Ellison might need more than cream in her coffee…
Related subjects include: cozy mysteries, women sleuths, murder mystery series, whodunit mysteries (whodunnit), amateur sleuth books, book club recommendations, humorous murder mysteries, historical mysteries.
About The Author –
Julie Mulhern is the USA Today bestselling author of The Country Club Murders.
She is a Kansas City native who grew up on a steady diet of Agatha Christie. She spends her spare time whipping up gourmet meals for her family, working out at the gym and finding new ways to keep her house spotlessly clean–and she’s got an active imagination. Truth is–she’s an expert at calling for take-out, she grumbles about walking the dog and the dust bunnies under the bed have grown into dust lions.
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