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Murder Off the Books
     

Murder Off the Books

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by Evelyn David
 

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"A fast-paced mystery with a lively and indomitable heroine, a tough-guy hero, and a lovable dog." –JoAnna Carl, author of The Chocolate Bridal Bash and other Chocoholic Mysteries.

"Evelyn David's quirky sense of humor sparkles on every page. Murder Off The Books is a clever, witty romp with plenty of twists and surprises. A laudable debut." –Kathryn R.

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"A fast-paced mystery with a lively and indomitable heroine, a tough-guy hero, and a lovable dog." –JoAnna Carl, author of The Chocolate Bridal Bash and other Chocoholic Mysteries.

"Evelyn David's quirky sense of humor sparkles on every page. Murder Off The Books is a clever, witty romp with plenty of twists and surprises. A laudable debut." –Kathryn R. Wall, author, Bishop's Reach and the Bay Tanner Mysteries

"Murder off the Books is a fast-paced, engaging read with memorable characters and a plot that never quits. Readers are sure to hang on and enjoy the invigorating, unpredictable ride." –Judith Kelman, author, The Session and Backward in High Heels

"...suspenseful, fast moving, and funny. Before the mystery is solved, Rachel is up to her ears in conflicts...and needs all of her wit and grit to survive. Readers should enjoy this entertaining tale." –Philip Craig, author, Dead in Vineyard Sand and other Martha's Vineyard Mysteries

"Murder Off the Books should definitely win the award for 'Best Performance by a Wolfhound since The Hound of the Baskervilles.'In this quirky mystery, comic relief is provided by the heroine's unusual job and hero's constantly rotating fleet of undercover vehicles (most notably a pest control van)." –Lynne Murray, author of A Ton of Trouble and other Josephine Fuller mysteries.

Is your tuition paid up? College finals are killers–or maybe it's just the people who count the money. A retired Irish Cop and a fast-food loving Irish Wolfhound search for the campus murderer while dealing with a scooter-riding senior with dreams of trenchcoat adventures, a crazed exterminator looking for his ride, and a makeup artist whose mid-life crisis isn't any the less stressful because her clients never complain. A half-million dollars has vanished and a college comptroller is dead. Mackenzie Sullivan, recently retired DC cop and newly-minted private detective, really has no interest in the murder. Mac just needs to find the embezzled money for the university's insurance company. Finding the killer is a bonus that he's not sure he wants to earn.

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Midwest Book Review - Christy Tillery French
This is a real whodunit with a fast pace and unique characters. Mac is a retired cop who drives around in everything from an ice cream truck to an exterminator's van. His sidekick Whiskey, a Wolfhound, adds extra dimension to the story and is a real treat for dog lovers. Rachel is a divorced woman with grit and determination. The fact that she and Mac are middle-aged will be appreciated (and applauded) by baby boomers.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013232488
Publisher:
Evelyn David
Publication date:
10/05/2011
Series:
Sullivan Investigations Mystery series , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
436,383
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

The author of Murder Off the Books, Murder Takes the Cake, and The Brianna Sullivan Mysteries e-book series, Evelyn David is the pseudonym for Marian Edelman Borden and Rhonda Dossett. Marian lives in New York and is the author of eleven nonfiction books on a wide variety of topics ranging from veterans benefits to playgroups for toddlers! For more information on these books, please visit her web site at Rhonda lives in Muskogee, Oklahoma, is the director of the coal program for the state, and in her spare time enjoys imagining and writing funny, scary mysteries. Marian and Rhonda write their mystery series via the internet. While many fans who attend mystery conventions have now chatted with both halves of Evelyn David, Marian and Rhonda have yet to meet in person.

Please check out Evelyn's website at and their blog – The Stiletto Gang - for information about Evelyn David's appearance schedule and writing projects.

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Murder Off the Books 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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TheBookResort More than 1 year ago
Mackenzie "Mac" Sullivan is a retired DC cop. He is now a private investigator and takes his Irish Wolfhound Whiskey on many stakeouts.Mac uses the numerous vehicles his buddy Jeff has. Jeff runs the local funeral home, but on the side he has an assortment of vehicles, including a pest control van and taxis.Mac is trying to find a half-million dollars that has been embezzled. He is employed by the insurance company, but is soon hired by some teenagers to find Dan, the person the police believe is behind the embezzlement and a murder.Mac surveys Dan's sister's house. During the stakeout, Mac and Rachel Brenner meet. After they discover another murder, Rachel isn't sure what to believe. Did her brother really murder someone? Did he pilfer the money? Is he being set up? Can Rachel and Mac solve this mystery without putting themselves and her son in jeopardy? Evelyn David pens a fast-paced, captivating read with memorable characters and a plot that does not quit. An extremely entertaining tale.
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Mackenzie 'Mac' Sullivan is a retired DC cop. He is now a private investigator and takes his Irish Wolfhound Whiskey on many stakeouts. He uses the many vehicles his friend Jeff has. Jeff runs the local funeral home, but on the side he has various vehicles, including a pest control van and taxis. Mac is trying to find a half-million dollars that has been embezzled. He works for the insurance company, but is soon hired by some teenagers to find Dan, the person the police believe is behind the embezzlement and a murder. Mac stakes out Rachel Brenner's house. Dan is her brother. In the course of the stakeout, Mac and Rachel meet. After they discover another murder, Rachel doesn't know who to believe. Did her brother kill someone? Did he steal the money? Is he being set up? Can Rachel and Mac solve this mystery without putting themselves and her son in danger? I loved this fast paced mystery. There are plenty of twists in the plot to keep you guessing. Mac and Rachel are both great characters. And Jeff and his zany vehicles really add to the story. Then there's Rachel's senior citizen neighbor that keeps popping up and enhancing the story. I can't wait to read another book by this author. I highly recommend this book.