Murder Under Construction [NOOK Book]

Overview

Jo Ravens is thirty-two, divorced, and stuck in a rut. She wants a new career, and she wants to lose the sixty pounds she packed on after her divorce. Her knack for finding dead bodies points her in the right direction for a career change, while her sister’s exuberance for weight loss gimmicks enables both of them to try new, creative ways to shed pounds.

When Jo crashes her bike in a construction site, she lands on a naked girl with a knife in her chest. Because Jo was ...

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Murder Under Construction

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Overview

Jo Ravens is thirty-two, divorced, and stuck in a rut. She wants a new career, and she wants to lose the sixty pounds she packed on after her divorce. Her knack for finding dead bodies points her in the right direction for a career change, while her sister’s exuberance for weight loss gimmicks enables both of them to try new, creative ways to shed pounds.

When Jo crashes her bike in a construction site, she lands on a naked girl with a knife in her chest. Because Jo was instrumental in solving two previous murders with the help of her sister and their journalist friend, she enlists them once again to help solve the girl’s murder. Things become creepy for Jo when the murdered girl appears in her dreams and offers unusual clues to her death.

Murder Under Construction is a humorous mystery with Jo’s family adding to the antics of the three women. Mama caterwauls, her sister's two children offer sleuthing assistance, and her brother laughs at all of them from the sidelines. Murder Under Construction is light, easy-breezy reading from Maddie Cochere.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045551731
  • Publisher: Maddie Cochere
  • Publication date: 1/1/2014
  • Series: Two Sisters and a Journalist , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 58,250
  • File size: 417 KB

Meet the Author

Maddie Cochere spent five years working for a major weight loss company by day and playing racquetball by night. Her writing career began by writing operations training manuals for both corporate and franchise weight loss centers. It was only natural for Maddie to use her experiences from the weight loss industry and playing racquetball as inspiration for Susan Hunter in her Susan Hunter Mysteries.
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  • Posted January 11, 2014

    I fell in love with this book from the first sentence. "I s

    I fell in love with this book from the first sentence. "I swear that body was hard as a rock when my butt bounced off it." With an opening line like that, you know you're in for a fun ride. Jo is a thirty-ish woman with an interest in sleuthing. She has no qualms about putting her nose where it might not belong. I loved her self-confidence in her PI skills while at the same time felt her vulnerability as an overweight woman longing to return to the shape she used to be. The other characters in the book are just as colorful. There is mystery, humor, and fun subplots (a sister determined to home school her less-than-enthusiastic kids, a mother with a penchant for potty humor, humorous weight-loss attempts). I have only read one Janet Evanovich novel, but I think Murder Under Construction is in a similar vein to the Plum series, only I enjoyed this book more. The writing is sharp, fast-paced, and breezy. The perfect book for when you want a simple, entertaining escape. I can't wait to read the next in the series.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 7, 2014

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    Reviewed by Gary Stout for Readers' Favorite Working as a recep

    Reviewed by Gary Stout for Readers' Favorite

    Working as a receptionist at a mortgage firm means a steady pay check, but the work is tedious and there is little chance of finding any dead bodies in the office, at least so far, and Jo Ravens is okay with that, sort of. After all, she's already found four dead bodies in the little town of Buxley, or is it five now? Jo has a knack for being in the wrong place at the wrong time in her wanderings around town, yet with too many years of watching all the hit crime shows on TV as education, she is intent on solving the crimes that the limited Buxley police force cannot. In Murder Under Construction by Maddie Cochere, Jo is ably assisted by her sister Pepper and best friend Jackie, a top-notch journalist. As the bodies accumulate, Jo decides she really should concentrate on investigation full time, and forms the firm of Two Sisters and a Journalist, though she should probably think of getting licensed first; but the bodies can’t wait.

    Maddie Cochere’s Murder Under Construction is a hilarious ride through the life of Jo Raven as she splits her time between being a receptionist in a dead-end job, a super cool aunt to her sister’s kids, trying to lose weight, as long as it doesn't conflict with the ribs from the hole-in-the-wall bar Smitty’s, and dealing with the dead bodies that seem to seek her out, even in her dreams. Cochere’s characters are delightful, and instead of the hard-boiled detectives in so many of the genre, Jo is one of us, suffering from all the trials and tribulations, not to mention occasional embarrassments, of life. Too short by far, but as with anything fun, Murder Under Construction leaves you thirsting for more and I, for one, will be watching for the next adventure. Well done, Ms. Cochere.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2014

    an easy read

    good short story...

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