Murder Sends a Postcard

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It’s the height of summer tourist season and Glory Martine is busier than ever running her souvenir shop, Southern Treasures. The shop’s parrot, Bluebeard, is becoming quite the celebrity among tourists—little do they realize he’s the bird-host to a ghost…

Residents of Keyhole Bay, Florida, are dismayed when Bridget McKenna, an auditor in chic attire, arrives to assess the local bank’s shady dealings. Curious about the new arrival, Glory brings dinner to Bridget at her temporary...

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Overview

It’s the height of summer tourist season and Glory Martine is busier than ever running her souvenir shop, Southern Treasures. The shop’s parrot, Bluebeard, is becoming quite the celebrity among tourists—little do they realize he’s the bird-host to a ghost…

Residents of Keyhole Bay, Florida, are dismayed when Bridget McKenna, an auditor in chic attire, arrives to assess the local bank’s shady dealings. Curious about the new arrival, Glory brings dinner to Bridget at her temporary residence—the notorious Bayvue Estates, a halted development complex with no view and no estates – just a couple of hastily-completed model homes .

Bridget’s assignment is to figure out where all the money went. But someone wants to keep her in the dark permanently. When Glory finds out her new friend won’t be leaving town alive, she knows she and Bluebeard will have to catch a killer and unravel a financial scandal before it leads to more murderous mayhem…

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"Author Christy Fifield creates the kind of characters that stay with you for a long time. Fifield’s new Haunted Souvenir Shop mystery, Murder Hooks a Mermaid has it all: a sunny, relaxed setting, captivating locals, delicious food, and—of course—murder! Delightful amateur sleuth Glory Martine is back with her wisecracking parrot and charming group of friends in this thoroughly entertaining adventure. Don’t miss it."—Julie Hyzy, National Bestselling author of the Manor House Mysteries and the White House Chef Mystery series
"Definitely a series that's a promising addition to the 'cozy' genre."—Once Upon a Romance

"I will definitely be reading more of the series.”—Novel Reflections
From the Publisher

"Author Christy Fifield creates the kind of characters that stay with you for a long time. Fifield’s new Haunted Souvenir Shop mystery, Murder Hooks a Mermaid has it all: a sunny, relaxed setting, captivating locals, delicious food, and—of course—murder! Delightful amateur sleuth Glory Martine is back with her wisecracking parrot and charming group of friends in this thoroughly entertaining adventure. Don’t miss it."—Julie Hyzy, National Bestselling author of the Manor House Mysteries and the White House Chef Mystery series
"Definitely a series that's a promising addition to the 'cozy' genre."—Once Upon a Romance

"I will definitely be reading more of the series.”—Novel Reflections
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425252291
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 1/7/2014
  • Series: Haunted Souvenir Shop Series , #3
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 135,357
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Christy Fifield is a pen name of Christina F. York. Chris lives on the rugged Oregon coast, with her husband and fellow writer, J. Steven York.

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  • Posted January 7, 2014

    Murder Sends A Postcard is the third book in the A Haunted Souve

    Murder Sends A Postcard is the third book in the A Haunted Souvenir Shop Mystery series.

    A fun series featuring Glory Martine and her souvenir shop, and of course her "ghostly" parrot Bluebeard.

    Bridget McKenna, a bank auditor, has arrived in this small community to get to the bottom of a financial fiasco at the local bank. Quite naturally most everyone is not happy to have Bridget in town, but Glory knows that she had a job to do and seems like someone she would like to get to know. Glory and her best friend, Karen, go to visit Bridget at the bankrupt housing development where she is staying. Soon Bridget dead body is found in the home and it is being called a drug overdose. Glory is doesn't believe it and when Bridget's brother takes over her audit, he asks for Glory's help in finding out what really happened with his sister.

    The real estate developer, who had hopes of being a real estate mogul, had invested all of his monies in the project, maybe he is the killer. Maybe it is the bank manager who has lost his job and home. Or maybe it was the disgruntled purchaser of a lot that had threatened her when Glory was there.

    Add to this Glory must once again contend with her cousin who has a minority interest in the souvenir shop. He has no "hands-on" experience with the shop, but still thinks he knows how to run it.

    Glory and Jake are still enjoying getting to know each other and seem to be in no real hurry to take their friendship to a relationship. I'm old fashioned enough to like this.

    And of course, what can one say about Bluebeard. You have to love him and is there once again to offer Glory a much needed clue.

    Looking forward to the next book in the series.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 23, 2014

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    Christy Fifield's third book in the Haunted Souvenir Shop series

    Christy Fifield's third book in the Haunted Souvenir Shop series, Murder Sends a Postcard will have readers biting their nails as Glory tries to solve the murder of a bank auditor that no one seemed to like. Fifield's trademark wit and humor stand out in this cozy which features a haunted parrot named Bluebeard. Readers will enjoy Fifield's characters and fall in love with the Southern Treasures souvenir shop. A great addition to the series!

    What I liked:

    Fifield has a real way with humor in this series. A lot of it comes from the parrot host of Uncle Louie, affectionately named Bluebeard. Bluebeard is a great character who adds plenty of comic relief to a story that centers around murder. That bit of lightness gives Murder Sends a Postcard a much needed boost. Bluebeard also helps to solve the crime in this one by giving Glory a clue to the killer. I liked the fact that Fifield created a really interesting way to include a paranormal element by making the bird the host of a ghost. Very original.

    I also really enjoy Glory's relationships with the other characters in the book. She and Jake are taking their relationship slowly and becoming friends before taking the plunge into something more intense. I'm glad Fifield chose to write it that way because it allows the reader to get to know them better in the beginning and it will be very satisfying when they do get together. Glory has some old friends and new friends in this book and I thought each character added something different to the mix. I liked how the interacted with each other, especially their Southern dinners which sound fun and full of surprises.

    The mystery aspects of this one were well written and executed. The bank auditor comes across as perhaps a nice person that Glory wanted to get to know, which is interesting because usually we don't know that much about the victim in most cozies until after the murder. I liked the fact that the victims brother was the one that asked Glory to help figure out what happened to his sister and the fact that there were plenty of suspects from the lot owner to the bank manager. 

    What I didn't like:

    Glory's cousin who has an interest in the souvenir shop provides the story a second source of conflict in the fact that he wants to run things around the shop though he has no idea what he's doing. But I think he is basically an unnecessary character. I think the story works well without this plot device but perhaps he will become more important as the series progresses.

    This was pretty straight forward mystery and I had it figured out a little bit before I needed to. Once I knew who it was it took a little something out of the book. I liked the personal aspects more than the mystery in this case, which wouldn't be a bad thing if it were not a mystery novel.

    Bottom Line:

    This was a good addition to the series, even though I think there are a few flaws with it. Don't let those stand in your way of reading this one. It was good, but perhaps not the best in the series so far.

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  • Posted January 17, 2014

    love this series!

    I read this as soon as I got it. I, my parents and my sister all read this series. Her characters are so funny and enjoyable to follow. I can't wait for the next one to be published. Thank you for creating and writing this series.

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