Astray in Couper (Matty Cruz Adventure, #1)

Astray in Couper (Matty Cruz Adventure, #1)

by R. Marquez

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Overview

Couper, Washington, nestled on the banks of the Columbia River, is a lovely place to visit, but living there can be killer.

When Matty Cruz's career ends prematurely due to hard economic times, she pulls up stakes and relocates to the tree-filled Pacific Northwest. She's hoping the natural beauty there will lift her spirits. But soon she discovers that her impulsive move lands her in a city with one of the highest violent-crime rates in the region.

Astray in Couper introduces you to this cozy mystery series with a criminal edge, but the story is told with a dash of humor and fun. If you like a smart, brave heroine who must quickly reinvent herself—or else, quirky, colorful characters, a cute dog, and dark villains, you'll love R. Marquez's slightly skewed version of the Pacific Northwest.

Buy Astray in Couper today, and get a quick taste of how Matty learns to survive a city that too many psychopaths love to call home.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151676946
Publisher: R.Marquez
Publication date: 12/11/2014
Series: Matty Cruz Adventure , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 143,905
File size: 270 KB

About the Author

R. MARQUEZ resides in the Pacific Northwest, a place that inspired her to create the fictional city of Couper, Washington, located across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon.

She was brought to the region in a similar fashion as her main character in the Matty Cruz Adventure series, and, like Matty, she had to reinvent herself quickly—but in a less colorful way.

Now that she has finished the Matty Cruz Adventure series, she is working on the Carol Karuso Mystery series.

R. Marquez’s short stories have been published in various magazines.

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Astray in Couper (Matty Cruz Adventure, #1) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is about a woman who moves to the Pacific Northwest and tries to find a home for an abandoned dog. It;s a fun story, especially is you like dogs.
LibraryGrandma More than 1 year ago
If you would like a short, well-written story to fill in an empty space in your schedule--thisisit. An enjoyable tale. While you quickly can solve themystery, especiallyif you read a lot of mysteries, still it holds your attention as you really want to know more about the characters and the little ragamuffin of a dog that precipitates our heroine's involvement. Altogether, a good read and I will definitely be reading more from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For being only about 50 pages long, this was a surpisingly good story. It's not much of a mystery though because everything is fairly obvious. However, the main character is well developed and the way the stray dog changes her lifestyle and gradually becomes her dog is very believable. I would read more by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good setting diverting characters
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really cute short story about fresh starts! I enjoyed the main character, for a novellas you got enough history to get engaged into character and not feel like you are missing thing. Good read for a plane ride
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like books about woman sleuth, like nancy drew
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Extremely short story not even long enough ti be called a book. Just as you get into it the story is over. Dont even bother with this. Not worth the trouble.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I guessed who the villians were but never guessed the motive. It also had a second surprise at the end. I can't wait to read the next one in this series.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
good story and character - will read others in series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cozy reading.
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