The Murder Pit (Moose River Mysteries, #1)

The Murder Pit (Moose River Mysteries, #1)

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by Jeff Shelby
     
 

Daisy Savage finally has everything she wants. A new husband. A bunch of kids. A charming old house.

What she doesn't want is a dead body.

When a frozen pipe in the basement of her century-old home leads her and her husband downstairs into a newly discovered crawl space, they find a coal chute they didn't know they had. And a corpse inside of it

Overview

Daisy Savage finally has everything she wants. A new husband. A bunch of kids. A charming old house.

What she doesn't want is a dead body.

When a frozen pipe in the basement of her century-old home leads her and her husband downstairs into a newly discovered crawl space, they find a coal chute they didn't know they had. And a corpse inside of it.

Things become complicated when Daisy realizes she knew the victim. And things get even worse when it becomes increasingly clear that the body was placed there to make Daisy look like the killer.

Against her husband's advice and her own common sense, Daisy makes it her mission to prove to the denizens of Moose River that she is innocent. But doing so may be more dangerous than she planned.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781498984447
Publisher:
Jeff Shelby
Publication date:
05/01/2014
Series:
Moose River Mysteries , #1
Sold by:
Draft2Digital
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
3,040
File size:
401 KB

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The Murder Pit (Moose River Mysteries, #1) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 100 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a surprsingly good cozy mystery. I stumbled upon it on the B&N free friday blog. Very well written, grabbed and held my interest. The first two thirds of the book were very well edited... not sure what happened towards the end ..... the son's name switched from Will to Nick, incomplete and mixed up sentences. However; the story was so good, and I thought I had figured out whodunit, so the poor editing didn't stop me from finishing the book. Well described, likeable characters. Clean read, 210 pages, no swearing or gore, mild inuendo, thankfully no "R" rated scenes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lack of editing was distracting. Main character seemed childish insisting on buying a money pit after only 6 months of blending 2 families. Shades of the horror movies that have the idiot lady slinking down the basement all alone. Would have liked to come away with a more positive appreciation of home schooling. All in all a so-so read. Probably won't read another in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very simplistic, murder mystery. There is a blended family of parents and four kids, living in a 150 year old house. I liked this because none of the adults were killed in an auto accident. The mom discovers a murder victim in the coal shute of thier home. The author never states how long the body was there and at the conclusion, the murderer states the body could have gone undetected forever. EWWWW! Ummmm....author, bodies decay and raise a stink! A mouse in the basement can be noticable, so imagine what something the size of a human can do. The kids are home schooled and way too much time was spent on this. There are editing issues also. This is not a fast read, but it is a very clean, cozy mystery and was for the most part enjoyable. I would have given this book a four star rating, except for one issue which irked me. The family seemed to be athiests and the author wrote about not atending church, worship meetings and children's groups, nor had no intention of ever doing so. This could have been left out completely. As stated, it seems like the author is making a point of putting christianity down. The word B I B L E is not captialized either. Each to their belief or lack there of, but do not demean other's religion. No sex or profanity, very,very mild violence. Chick lit, ages 15 and up, not intended to be a YA book, but a lot of young people this age could and enjoy this book. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put it down. Nice funny suspenseful who done it with surpise ending. You'll enjoy it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story. Alot of interactions with characters and a fun read.
ahr574 More than 1 year ago
If you are looking for a way to escape the hot summer days then let Jeff Shelby's The Murder Pit take you away. Join Daisy Savage and her family in her old dream home in Minnesota in the dead of winter. Small town life in Moose River isn't always as laid back as it ought to be. When a pipe freezes Daisy and Jake try to thaw it with a hair dryer. But once in the small crawl space Daisy discovers an old coal chute that seems to be used for more than coal. Follow Daisy on her adventure as she tries to solve the murder mystery. This book is a must read. The characters are funny, loving, sarcastic everyday people. The plot is uncomplicated but I never would have guessed the ending. Take time to read this great book you won't regret it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In the freezing winters of Minnesota Daisy and Jake were once again struggling with another problem with their "old, beautiful, charmin" home Daisy had to have to start her new married life! Except Jake was calling it the "money pit!" Until trying to use a hair mower in a crawl space to thaw a frozen pipe, a door is found, what is behind that door? A dead body! Jake is now calling this the "murder pit!" Daisy's children from her first marriage, Jake ' child from his first marriage all play a part in why mom has to find "who done it!" As Daisy is accused of murder by the little town! For a page turner.....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Repeated background too much but a interesting light hearted read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had me laughing so hard. I have a teenage and tease her too when I talk to her. This family is great. The plot.was wonderful. I really enjoyed reading this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Story kept me guessing until the very end; nice in length and finished (no sequels, thank goodness). I will definitely look for more by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good writer! You'll love the characters and dialogue.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good book. If you emjoy murder mysteries, I highly reccomend this one!
mad_woman- More than 1 year ago
Good book. I enjoyed it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This started out as an easy fun read.Then the editing hit the fan - or just vanished. There were times you could laugh at the comic insight, "..one of the great things about being a parent is to be able to mess with your kid's heads."  I would only read the rest of the series if they popped up on the freebie list.
DaUgh 25 days ago
good story and characters. well written. the problems in the story were believable and likely. good humor also
Anonymous 4 months ago
A very good read. Will definitely read more from this author. Not your usual cookie cutter murder mystery.
Anonymous 11 months ago
An easy read with a predictable story line and fairly shallow characters that are easy to relate to. The kind of book I pick up when I have a busy week, because it's easy to pick it up for 10 minutes and drop it again when I need to. It was interesting enough that I read this one (which I got free) to the end, and then searched up the next one. But it's so painfully obvious that it's self published (lots of spelling and grammar mistakes and awkward sentence structure, and sometimes whole words are missing) that I don't really want to pay $5/book. But I might pay $2. On the off chance that Jeff reads these things... send me some free books, and I'll happily edit them for you ;)
Anonymous 11 months ago
Loved this book, my first by this author, will not be my laxt5...excellent story...
sydsmom 11 months ago
Thank goodness it was free. First the main character is a woman written by a man. It shows. Secondly, someone else has already said the main character is constantly being anti church and religion. But the big problem is how insulting it is to homeschooling moms. They are working with their kids every day. No wonder this woman has time to go out investigating she spends NO quality time teaching her children. That is what home schooling is, not letting them run wild in the backyard.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a cute mystery. Yes, the mother is a poor role model, is horrible at home schooling and is an atheist, but I don't read this type of book for parenting advice or theological training. It was a cute, fun read that was enjoyable and sometimes funny. Editing issues and too much talk about the home schooling kept it from getting 4 stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lovely family.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OK mystery took a long time to develop home school i