The Deadly Neighbors

The Deadly Neighbors

by Merry Jones


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ISBN-13: 9781463711276
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/30/2011
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

Merry Jones is the author of the Zoe Hayes mystery series (THE NANNY MURDERS, THE RIVER KILLINGS, THE DEADLY NEIGHBORS, THE BORROWED AND BLUE MURDERS), and a new series featuring Iraq war vet Harper Jennings (SUMMER SESSION). She has also written humor (including I LOVE HIM, BUT...) and non-fiction (including BIRTHMOTHERS: Women who relinquished babies for adoption tell their stories.) Her work has been translated into seven languages. Jones teaches writing part-time at Temple University, lives outside Philadelphia with her family, is a member of Mystery Writers of America, The Authors Guild, and the Philadelphia Liars Club.

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Deadly Neighbors (Zoe Hayes Series #3) 2.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the exact same book as her previous just different title
Kathy89 on LibraryThing 29 days ago
Main character takes her 6 yr old to meet her estranged father and finds him bending over a woman dying on the floor of his kitchen. She sets out to prove her father is innocent of the crime. Zoe is 4 months pregnant and constantly puts herself, unborn baby, daughter and friend into danger. Her reckless, cavalier attitude was unbelievable and had me skipping over large portions of this book.
kaptainradio More than 1 year ago
Difficult to put down, really good and exciting.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I picked up this book because reviews called it a 'fast-paced' mystery. If by fast-paced they meant 'short chapters' - well, ok. The main character, Zoe, is stupid beyond belief, constantly putting both her young daughter and unborn child in danger, not to mention herself. Of course, by the seventy-billionth time she did this, I no longer cared about her and was rooting for the dogs to get her. Her finace had no personality and dealt with all the sticky situations Zoe got herself into in a manner unbelievable to a cop. Again, another character I didn't care about. This book was a huge waste of time...thankfully not money, as I checked it out from my local library.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Art therapist Zoe Hayes worries that her program will be eliminated and she downsized as The Philadelphia Psychiatric Institute where she works is facing difficult funding decisions. However, the six month pregnant Zoe puts aside her employment worries when she receives a frantic call from her estranged father¿s neighbor Lettie Kinkaid in Mount Airy. --- Taking her six years old adopted daughter Molly with her to meet her grandpa for the first time, Zoe finds quite a scene as Walter is stabbing his girlfriend Beatrice Kendall in the throat. Zoe grabs the knife and dials 911. Her angry fiancé homicide detective Nick Stiles, who never knew about Walter¿s existence, concludes Beatrice choked to death on pari-mutuel betting tickets. Though the police are unhappy as they still suspect Walter of murder no charges are filed against him for performing a tracheotomy. His daughter moves him into an assisted living home as he keeps thinking she is his long dead wife her mother who died when she was Molly's age. Zoe learns of another recent homicide and soon others follow. As Zoe investigates while Nick fumes, the neighbors are less then cooperative they are hostile towards her. --- The third Hayes amateur sleuth investigation (see THE NANNY MURDERS and THE RIVER KILLINGS) is a fabulous over the top thriller that seems implausible yet recent real events provide genuineness to the tale. Zoe is at her best as her inquiry with sidekick Molly forces her to look back at her family secret skeletons while seeking to learn the truth behind what seems like a serial killer at work. Fans will enjoy her efforts as Nick worries about her activity in the Philadelphia suburb as she carries their offspring and her child into danger. --- Harriet Klausner