Bloody Murder

Bloody Murder

by Kate Kulig

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Zofia Smith left behind a promising career as a journalist when she realized her former employers meant it when they said, "You'll never work in this business again." Convinced by her best friend to move to New Orleans and start over, Zo opened a bookstore in the Crescent City's French Quarter.

For six years, life was peaceful, enjoyable. Bloody Murder made a profit with its focus on mystery books and its regular patrons enjoyed Zo's homemade muffins and fresh coffee.

Things changed one morning when Zofia walked downstairs from her apartment above the store and tripped over a corpse, landing in a heap of blood and muffins. The clues the police found included a knife with a Polish eagle and the corpse's criminal record that indicated he typically worked for a crime family, though not a local one.

Clues came from and pointed to different directions. A narrow miss with a gunshot, mysterious phone calls, and oddly enough to a man Zofia long thought dead.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013404786
Publisher: Kate Kulig
Publication date: 09/19/2011
Series: Blood Murder Mysteries , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 664,322
File size: 291 KB

About the Author

Kate Kulig was born in Saugus, Massachusetts and denies all responsibility for the hospital having burned down at a later date. Throughout her schooling and into college, she enjoyed writing, and considered it as a college major. She was strongly encouraged by the people paying her tuition at Hofstra to major in business so she'd be able to feed herself after graduation.

Going in a completely different direction for a few years, Kate changed her major to Communications. and spent the better part of her college career at the campus radio station, WRHU, where she was Program Director her senior year. Shortly after college graduation, she learned just how little the glamourous career of radio paid while working as a disc jockey and copywriter in a small town in Arizona.

Several moves and careers later, including time spent as a stage manger, delivery driver, bookseller and a memorable temp job counting arrows, she found herself in New England again, and she travels to New Orleans whenever possible.

You can follow Kate on twitter @KateKulig and also find her on GoodReads

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Bloody Murder 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
abshepherd More than 1 year ago
The book opens when Zo has tripped over the body of a murdered man on her stairs. What follows is a pretty decent mystery leaving you guessing on the who and the why for quite some time. Maybe it's my suspicious nature, but I kept waiting for the love interest to turn out to be a baddie. Think I've read too many mysteries! Ha! Lots of cool characters here, and tons of references to food (heavy on the garlic!), and N'awlins hot spots. It was a fun read and held my interest throughout. A good solid murder mystery.
LadyCheron More than 1 year ago
Bloody Murder is a very well crafted first novel, with a strong, believable protagonist in the person of Zofia, a bookshop owner who literally stumbles upon a murder in her own store. The descriptions of French Quarter New Orleans are so detailed, one can almost smell the chickory coffee and taste the beignets. The plot has enough twists and turns to keep one guessing. Definitely worth reading!
BookWyrmOMK More than 1 year ago
What a delightful read and a great way to introduce an protagonist! Zofia is mystery bookstore owner who faints at the sight of blood. She stumbles upon a body and her adventures go on from there. The characters are engaging, believable, and endearing. The plot is well-crafted and quick-paced. There's a touch of romance that's just right. The lead man isn't too heavy-handed on the machismo allowing the leading lady to be independent and strong-willed with just the right amount of real life sensitivity. This is the perfect book to read whether your sunning on the beach or wrapped in a blanket by a fire. You definitely won't be disappointed!