Curse of the PTA (PTA Mystery Series #4)

Curse of the PTA (PTA Mystery Series #4)

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by Laura Alden
     
 

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As the new PTA president, Beth Kennedy wants to make a difference in the lives of the students and faculty at Tarver Elementary. But with a killer on the loose, staying alive is the first order of business…

With the book sales from their Story Project, the PTA has come into some money. Now they just have to decide how to spend it. With different

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As the new PTA president, Beth Kennedy wants to make a difference in the lives of the students and faculty at Tarver Elementary. But with a killer on the loose, staying alive is the first order of business…

With the book sales from their Story Project, the PTA has come into some money. Now they just have to decide how to spend it. With different factions vying for their own interests, Beth brings in financial consultant Dennis Halpern. But before they can come to a resolve, Dennis comes to his final end—shot to death right in the school.

With the doors to the building unlocked, virtually anyone could have done the deed. And they soon discover that Dennis had plenty of secrets. Now locals are whispering that the PTA is cursed, and it’s up to Beth to catch the killer before she gets cashed out.

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 “Beth Kennedy gives amateur sleuths a good name.”—Lesa’s Book Critiques

“Alden has strong talent and a well-skilled use of language.”—Fresh Fiction

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ISBN-13:
9780451415066
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/02/2013
Series:
PTA Mystery Series, #4
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
478,287
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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“Beth Kennedy gives amateur sleuths a good name.”—Lesa’s Book Critiques

“Alden has strong talent and a well-skilled use of language.”—Fresh Fiction

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Curse of the PTA 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good read that I enjoyed from beginning to end. As always Beth tries to do the right thing but gets caught up in another murder investigation. The author did a good job in keeping me guessing as the search for a killer narrow towards their identity. With an eccentrically quirky cast of characters, a strong plot and good dialogue, this is a delightfully entertaining read and I can't wait for the next happenings in Rynwood.
Dollycas More than 1 year ago
Beth’s fantastic Story Project, pairing senior citizens from the nursing home with elementary kids, ended up with the PTA publishing a book with the kids retelling the stories they heard from the seniors and it was a huge success. So successful the PTA may want to think about investing some of the money until they can decide how to spend it.  Beth has invited Dennis Halpern, a local financial consultant, to their meeting to inform them about their options.  Before he can even start to give his presentation different members start lobbying for how they think the money should be spent. Beth does her best to regain control of the meeting and calls for a short break.  During the recess Dennis’s ideas are overruled before he even gets to share them. Someone decided to expel him permanently! Right there in the school! With the doors to the building unlocked, virtually anyone could have done the deed. And they soon discover that Dennis had plenty of secrets. Now locals are whispering that the PTA is cursed, and it’s up to Beth to catch the killer before she gets cashed out. Beth has her hands full as president of the PTA. Claudia is doing everything she can to make sure nothing runs smoothly. But Beth is resolved to show she can do this job, even if she has to be on every sub-committee to get things done. And now she has a murderer to catch. What makes these cozies a success are that we all know someone exactly like these characters. We all have a friend like Marina, a senior we care about like Flossie, and one we have to care about because they are like family like Auntie May. We all know troublemakers like Claudia, and we shop at stores like Beth’s Bookstore. I do wish I had a “problem” like Summer’s. The stories are about small town life with problems like a murder we wouldn’t wish on anyone. Thankfully Beth can fit the clues together to help Gus catch the culprit even though he prefers she would keep her nose out of his police work. Guns are a hot topic now in the U.S., guns in schools even hotter. I am sure Tarver Elementary will have a whole new set of rules by the next installment of this series. This one will keep you guessing. The people of Rynwood sure keep more than their share of secrets. Kudos Laura! This is a wonderful story!!