Murder Of The Month

Murder Of The Month

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by Elizabeth C. Main
     
 

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Murder of the Month combines one struggling independent bookstore, two mysterious deaths, a book club of amateur sleuths, and a one-eyed dog named Wendell. Stirred into a lethal mix, they prove to bookstore employee Jane Serrano that working in a bookstore can be murder.  See more details below

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Murder of the Month combines one struggling independent bookstore, two mysterious deaths, a book club of amateur sleuths, and a one-eyed dog named Wendell. Stirred into a lethal mix, they prove to bookstore employee Jane Serrano that working in a bookstore can be murder.

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An out-of-control daughter's wild accusations drag her mother into a murder case. Hardly has Vanessa Fortune's corpse begun cooling at the bottom of the Crooked River Gorge when Bianca Serrano announces to anyone who wants to listen, and several who don't, that Vanessa was pushed over the edge by her grieving widower. Russell County District Attorney Gil Fortune is too busy angling for the Oregon attorney general's job to do more than brush her off, but Bianca, 19, who stopped using the name Louise because she didn't care for it, keeps right on going. In a flash of inspiration, she invites Gil to speak at Jane Serrano's Murder of the Month Club because his recent experiences give him special expertise in the relation between fictional and nonfictional crime. What's a mother to do? Join forces with the other Club members-In Cold Blood fan Minnie Salter, canine-detective fan Alix Boudreau and bookstore owner Laurence Thornton's close-mouthed grandson Tyler, already hooked on Travis McGee at 15-to head off Bianca's silliest follies, like snooping around in Gil's house, by getting there first. In no time at all, the police have arrested Bianca for murder, and the Club swings into high gear. Main's debut features many high-spirited alarms and excursions but no clues and no real detection. When Jane tries to kill time by begging the cornered murderer to explain himself, everything he tells her comes as a complete surprise.

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ISBN-13:
9780615484990
Publisher:
Lava River Press
Publication date:
05/13/2011
Pages:
282
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.59(d)

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The High Desert country east of the Cascade Mountains in Oregon is my home. The stark volcanic landscape--adorned by sagebrush, juniper, and wide-open spaces--calls to me like no other location. It's not an accident that all my novels have Oregon settings.

My mysteries are loosely based on years of experience working at an independent bookstore in Bend. I drew inspiration for a romance novel after living in Fossil. The idea for a juvenile novel came during a beach walk on the Oregon coast.

I used to teach English, but now I prefer writing my own stories. I live in idyllic Bend, Oregon, with my husband and dog.

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Murder of the Month (Jane Serrano Series #1) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
kayek1 More than 1 year ago
Jane Serrano is 42, widowed, raising a 19-year old daughter, Bianca, working part-time at Thornton's Books, and trying to keep up with everything with self-help books. The newly formed mystery book club is filled with hostilities. When there is a murder and Bianca gets involved, Jane has to use all of her wits to solve it. I liked this book and look forward to reading the next one. I particularly liked Wendell, the one-eyed dog (who is based on Tar who was the author's dog).