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Murder Most Persuasive (Elizabeth Parker Series #3)

Murder Most Persuasive (Elizabeth Parker Series #3)

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by Tracy Kiely

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Finalist for the Mary Higgins Clark Award

After the death of Elizabeth Parker's great-uncle Martin Reynolds, the family's house in the picturesque Maryland town of St. Michaels is sold. When the new owners dig up the pool, they find the body of the man thought to have run off eight years earlier after embezzling over a million dollars from the

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Murder Most Persuasive 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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Michelle1948 More than 1 year ago
This is a great mystery! I enjoy all the characters, the storyline and it all goes at a great pace. I highly recommend this series for all cozy mystery readers! I am looking forward to the next in the series!
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bookgirl93CT More than 1 year ago
It took a few books to work out the bugs, but in this 3rd outing of Elizabeth Parker, it feels like Kiely has found her voice. This is tight, well written, well paced, and the characters are more believable. Elizabeth's older sister Kit is the epitome of an annoying older sister.(in my case it's a cousin) The Catholic school references are spot on. The internal dialogue is good and fun. The murderer was a surprise this time, so I think her plotting is getting stronger. The romance subplot between Ann and Joe was sweet. All in all a good effort.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book 3 was even better than the first 2!!!!! I hope in the next book she finally gets married!!!
SharonRedfern More than 1 year ago
This is the third book in Ms. Kiley's series of mysteries loosely based on Jane Austen books. Persusaion is my favorite of Austen's books so I was happy to see this book come out. Elizabeth Parker goes to the funeral of her uncle and gets caught up in another murder. After the funeral, the widow decides to have a celebration which ruffles the feathers of the deceased's children. In the midst of planning the event, a body is discovered at the family summer home. It turns out to be Michael, the ex fiance of Elizabeth's cousin Reggie. Ten years earlier, Michael and Reggie had an acrimonious split and he supposedly took off with millions of the family business' assets. The detective who comes to investigate is the long aso love of Ann, Elizabeth's other cousin. Mayhem abounds. more people die and the murderer is finally revealed. This book was not as strong as the previous two but it was still enjoyable. The family dysfunction was portrayed well and rang true. The shades of Persuasion were there in the rekindling of the romance between Ann and her detective Joe Muldoon. The interfering but well meaning family friend was sympathetically portrayed and the flighty sister and her ill mannered children were in the story as well. I liked that Elizabeth's boyfriend and aunt were not happy about her getting involved in another murder. In so many of these type of books, the amateur detective goes on their merry way into dangerous situations and their family is all supportive. I thought the family intereactions were realistic and the characters remained true to form throughout. I even felt bad for the killer on some level. I look forward to the next book in the series.