Irregardless of Murder

Irregardless of Murder

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by E. E. Kennedy
     
 

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Amelia Prentice, a forty-something high school English teacher comfortable in her predictable routine, regains consciousness after tripping over the corpse of a former student in the safest of places, the public library. Returning to the classroom, she tries to pretend nothing happened. But when it becomes obvious that the victim’s death wasn’t an

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Amelia Prentice, a forty-something high school English teacher comfortable in her predictable routine, regains consciousness after tripping over the corpse of a former student in the safest of places, the public library. Returning to the classroom, she tries to pretend nothing happened. But when it becomes obvious that the victim’s death wasn’t an accident and she is now a murder suspect, she realizes that her cozy small-town life in New York’s Adirondack region will never be the same.

Crazy things begin to happen: The victim’s mother disappears. Amelia’s friend Lily is thrown overboard from the Lake Champlain ferryboat. A mysterious millionaire from Montreal seems determined to buy Amelia’s house. The school nurse is viciously attacked by a student. Amelia’s old beau Gil suddenly seems determined to rekindle their romance. Amelia is carjacked, and of course, there’s the Lake Champlain Monster . . .

It will take all Amelia’s wisdom, humor, and faith to figure out what’s going on and embrace the new life that lies ahead. If she survives.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781936438181
Publisher:
Sheaf House Publishers, LLC
Publication date:
07/25/2012
Series:
A Miss Prentice Cozy Mystery
Pages:
338
Sales rank:
772,023
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.90(d)

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“It’s got everything a great cozy story needs—a charming and sympathetic heroine, a colorful supporting cast . . . a little romance, and, of course, a murder that challenges the reader.”—Sarah Shaber, award-winning author of Louise’s War, Louise’s Gamble,and the Simon Shaw mysteries.

“Ellen Kennedy’s Amelia Prentice is the perfect amateur detective in this charming cozy. Irregardless of Murder is what cozy mystery is all about!”Nancy Mehl, author of The Road to Kingdom Series

“Romance, intrigue, twists at every turn . . . who could ask for more? I was hooked from the first page until the last and didn’t want to put it down! I can usually figure out who dunnit, but E. E. Kennedy kept me guessing until the big reveal. Well played, Ms. Kennedy. Well played.”Donna Earnhardt, author of Being Frank and blogger at wordwranglernc.wordpress.com

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Meet the Author

Ellen Edwards Kennedy (aka EEK) grew up in Miss Prentice’s region of far northern New York State and lived with her husband and children across the South and West. This has given her a deep love for these areas and a sharp ear for regional accents. Through high school and college, she performed in summer stock, briefly nursing the vain dream of becoming a Broadway musical star, but eventually made a career as an award-winning TV/radio advertising copywriter. Her recent experiences as a high school substitute teacher make her uniquely qualified to translate obscure adolescent dialects into understandable English. Along with the Miss Prentice Mysteries, she is the author of a Christian romance novella, The Applesauce War in the anthology Harvest Home from Barbour Books). She lives with her husband near Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Irregardless of Murder: A Miss Prentice Cozy Mystery 4.7 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 6 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the friendship between Miss Prentice and Lily and enjoyed the middle-aged reunion of the main character and Gil, helped along by his intrepid nephew. I especially enjoyed Alec...and what will happen between him and Lily? The only thing that felt really contrived and out of character was Gil's reaction to Miss Prentice finally realizing what she wanted.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book and the writing style of E.E. Kennedy. Quirky, funny yet the book kept me wondering about the identity of the villian. A very good read.
VicG More than 1 year ago
E. E. Kennedy in her new book, “Irregardless of Murder” Book One in the Miss Prentice Cozy Mystery series published by Sheaf House Publishers takes us into the life of Amelia Prentice. From the back cover: Amelia Prentice, forty-something high school English teacher whose pet peeve is the non-word ‘irregardless’, trips over the corpse of a former student in the public library. Now her cozy small town life in the Adirondacks will never be the same. Amelia returns to school, only to learn this death was no accident and she’s a murder suspect. Then the victim’s mother disappears; friend Lily is thrown overboard from the Lake Champlain ferryboat, a mysterious millionaire wants to buy Amelia’s house, the school nurse is viciously attacked and Amelia’s old beau Gil seems interested again.And, of course, there’s the Lake Champlain monster. It will take all Amelia’s wisdom, humor and faith to figure out what’s going on. If she survives… I have to admit I miss the classic mystery novels by the masters: Ellery Queen, Agatha Christie and Earl Stanley Gardner who would provide a murder bring in their respective investigators or lawyer and give the reader such twists and turns until the mystery was resolved. Very difficult to get stories like that anymore. That is until now. Welcome E. E. Kennedy who with her new heroine, Amelia Prentice, gives us a taste of what those classic stories used to give us. There is a murder in the copy room at the public library of all places and Amelia literally trips over the body. Now she is the suspect in the murder and she sets out to find who really did it. However, the deceased left something behind, something the murderer has killed for and will kill again until he gets it. The murderer thinks Amelia has it, she doesn’t know what it is nor does she know she has it. Time is running out for her to find out who did it and why before she becomes the next victim. Ms. Kennedy has crafted a page turner worthy of the old masters, an exciting event, some story, another exciting event, more story. And the mystery is terrific. You want to figure out who us behind everything but you just can’t seem to and so you flip another page hoping for an answer which doesn’t come until the satisfactory end. E. E. Kennedy is a fun author that makes reading enjoyable even if you are sitting on the edge of your chair. Don’t bother bringing a beverage to drink while you read because you will forget it is there the story is that intense. Ms. Kennedy batted a thousand on this one. I highly recommend it. If you would like to listen to interviews with other authors and professionals please go to Kingdom Highlights where they are available On Demand. To listen to 24 hours non-stop Christian music please visit our internet radio station Kingdom Airwaves Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Sheaf House Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read, i enjoyed the plot & cast
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A little romance, a good deal of humor and a whole bunch of danger. This first Miss Prentice mystery has me looking forward to #2!