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Ellie's now a suspect. Besides playing Mrs. Santa for her Air Force pilot husband and their two kids, shielding her eyes from the garishly over-decorated house down ...
Ellie's now a suspect. Besides playing Mrs. Santa for her Air Force pilot husband and their two kids, shielding her eyes from the garishly over-decorated house down the street, and helping a client who's a hardcore hoarder, Ellie also has to solve this ho-ho-homicide. . .and find a killer who wishes her a very deadly Christmas.
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"Sara Rosett's Ellie Avery series is a winner. Rosett always delivers a terrific mystery with believable characters and lots of heart. The insider look at the life of a military spouse makes this series a fascinating read. I look forward to each new book." --Denise Swanson, New York Times bestselling author of the Scumble River and Devereaux's Dime mystery series.
"Sara Rosett once again presents readers with intriguing characters, a strong setting, more than a dash of humor and a suspenseful plot that ably keeps us guessing until the end. No mean achievement! Yet, what places her sleuth, Air Force wife Ellie Avery, at the top of my list are the poignant descriptions of what military families face every day, bringing an essential reminder of their sacrifices to us all, especially at this time of year." --Katherine Hall Page, Agatha Award-winning author of The Body in the Boudoir
Praise for Sara Rosett's Ellie Avery Mysteries
"Some cozies just hit on all cylinders, and Rosett's Ellie Avery titles are among the best." --Library Journal
"Charm, Southern sass, and suspense abound. . .delightful." --Fresh Fiction
"Intriguing characters, a dash of humor, and a suspenseful plot that keeps us guessing until the end." --Katherine Hall Pag
Posted January 11, 2013
I have read all the Mom Zone Series and I have to tell you that this one does not disappoint. Just when you think you know what is going to happen next there is a surprise that takes you in another direction. A good read for anyone who understands what a busy lifestyle is all about.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 13, 2012
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Ellie Avery is a military wife and an expert at moving. She has turned her skills into a business that can travel with her wherever she goes. She is a professional organizer.
In this installment she takes a job helping first rate hoarder eliminate stuff that is beyond repair, donate what she doesn't need, and organize the things she wants to keep. She was really nervous taking on this job but with Gabrielle Matheson, another professional organizer, trying to poach her clients and underbid her on the new ones she has no choice.
Trying to enjoy a little holiday cheer the squadron spouse club gets together for a party. The highlight of the night besides the little argument between Ellie and Gabrielle was the Elephant Swap Gift Exchange. When the gift Ellie receives ends up as a murder weapon she becomes the prime suspect. Ellie now "has to solve this ho-ho-homicide ...and find a killer who wishes her a very deadly Christmas".
I love the television show Army Wives and this series could be a spin-off - Air Force Wives.
I immediately loved the characters and the setting. The mystery was well written and fast paced. Once I started reading I couldn't put it down. The holiday theme was a real treat as I have attended a few Christmas parties myself with a White Elephant Gift Exchange. My favorite character definitely was Ellie's husband Mitch. He reminded me a lot of my husband. The quiet man behind the scenes until you are just about to take things too far and he steps in to try the voice of reason. It's doesn't always work but these guys try.
I will admit this is my first Ellie Avery mystery. The author sent me a copy telling me it could be read as a stand alone, which was true. I am usually a stickler for reading series books in order but Sara Rosett was very smart. I enjoyed this story very much and now I will be reading the rest of the books in this series as soon as possible. :)
This is a wonderful holiday read. Several organizational tips are included too! So whether this is a new series to you or you already love Ellie and her family, this is definitely a book to add to your pre-Christmas list!!
Posted December 3, 2012
This was an action-filled, fast paced story that entertained me as the author gave us plenty of suspects to pin the murder on what a field it was. The tone of the story kept me rooted to the pages as I had to know what happens next and every time I thought I had the killer figured out, another clue pointed in another direction. Boasting a solid storyline, great conversation and wonderful cast of characters, this was a great read, one of the best in the series and I’m looking forward to the next book in this delightfully appealing series.
Posted December 25, 2012
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Posted March 19, 2013
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