The Devil in Maryvale (A Maryvale Cozy Mystery, Book 1)

The Devil in Maryvale (A Maryvale Cozy Mystery, Book 1)

by Jackie Griffey


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The Devil in Maryvale (A Maryvale Cozy Mystery, Book 1) by Jackie Griffey

When a local girl's body is found brutally stabbed in Maryvale's woods, Sheriff Cas Larkin suspects members of a high-school "club" that smacks of devil worship.

Then livestock goes missing, the county judge begins standing in Cas's way at every turn, and local students report being coerced into dark ceremonies.

Now Cas must pick up the pace and dig deep before Maryvale gets any stranger... or there may be the devil to pay.


The Devil in Maryvale

The Nelson Scandal

Recipe for Trouble

The Mardi Gras Murder


Cozy mystery author Jackie Griffey likes to read as well as write mysteries and romantic suspense. She and her family, two cats, a Chihuahua, and a couple of wild bunnies live in Arkansas.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781614176879
Publisher: ABN Leadership Group, Inc, dba ePublishing Works!
Publication date: 11/03/2014
Series: A Maryvale Cozy Mystery , #1
Pages: 268
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.79(d)

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Devil in Maryvale 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good story. Do not listen to posters complaining about grammar. I hate grammar nazis. They sit in their arm cgairs grading books hich should be readfor enjoyment, not graded as if for school credit. Sometimes these grammar nazis complain about "grammar" when it is the way the character is speaking. Not every character of every story will speak with proper english. Get rid of the red pencil and just read for enjoyments sake. This was a good story. Ok so some posters were complaining there were no fancy computers just typewriters. My goodness people. Can nothing satisfy you? Cant you just let a story take you where it leads and stop finding fault? There was no sex and graphic, bloody, gory murder. Why arent you fussing about that? It was a goid, clean interesting mystery with a sheriff that got to the bottom of the case in a way that i never would have thought of. Highly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a fun and enjoyable story.  Looking forward to the remainder of the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
well-written book! I enjoyed the banter, among Cas's family members, his staff, the sisters/florist shop owners, and... well, all the "good people"! Thank you! I'm off to get the next book - - and the next!
The_Brats More than 1 year ago
I received a free copy of this book from eBook Discovery in exchange for an honest review. While investigating a drunken disturbance and hostage situation at The Roadhouse, two of Sheriff Cas Larkin's deputies discover a body in the woods.The victim is a teenage girl who was stabbed in the chest and left in the woods, not far from the river. Cas has a gut feeling that she was killed someplace else and left here. To add to his problems, there have been reports of cattle missing in the area, as well as two goats missing. Are the two cases related? They may be, as the Sheriff learns about a "Secret Club" that had a goats head and left quite a mess in the cemetery a short time earlier. With virtually no physical evidence, it becomes a very slow and painstaking investigation. The characters are well developed and quite realistic.The only issue I have with this book is that "personal thoughts" are shown in quotes, which makes it somewhat confusing when included with actual spoken words. It would be much easier to distinguish the thoughts from the speech, had the thoughts been italicized, rather than quoted.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A little hokey tho
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A police story not p.c. and not a slave to law and order instead showing common sense. I have worked with officers like that just not enough.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book it gave so much detail in which I could not do that in my writing.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pro: Didn't involve a ditzy female with 2 studs who ogled over her or a totally inept police dept. Tastefully written showing vulgarity is not essential to a good story. Con: Dated without specifying a time period. Typewriters and 10 bucks an hour jobs makes one feel these stories may have been dragged out of the mothballs.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While it was published in 2005, and sometimes seems to be current for that year, there is a lack of cell phones and computers. Few lawyers offices depended upon borrowed typewriters in 2005! The langage is stilted and forced. The author did avoid graphic sex, violence, and cursing which was a plus.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Poorly written and way too many spelling and grammar errors. Plus, the storyline has been repeated ad nauseum. Sorry.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. I had a hard time putting it down. As a side note I did not like the end where the father goes free even when he knew his child did it.