Dying to Sell (Realtor Series #1)

Dying to Sell (Realtor Series #1)

by Maggie Sefton
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Dying to Sell (Realtor Series #1) by Maggie Sefton

Real estate agent Kate Doyle knew divorce was messy, but she didn’t expect it to be bloody. Kate agrees to sell the home of old friends who’re locked in a bitter divorce. She’s hoping the upscale house will be an easy sell in the Colorado college town. But her hopes turn to horror when she walks into the lawyer-client’s study to find him brutally murdered—stabbed in the throat. “A crime of passion,” says Kate’s police detective brother-in-law. The prime suspect is Kate’s close friend, the spurned wife, who begs Kate to help her.

Kate’s meddling turns up some surprising suspects. The successful lawyer deceived numerous ex-lovers as well as his wife. He’d also played off one land developer against another, dangling a choice tract of land as bait. Businesses were ruined and fortunes lost. Had the loser taken revenge on the wily lawyer? Or had an ex-lover killed in jealous rage? Kate’s real estate license helps her dig into the scheming lawyer’s dealings as she sifts clues from cyberspace to crawl space. Unfortunately, her snooping tempts the killer to exercise his own license—to kill.

Maggie Sefton is the New York Times Bestselling, Agatha-nominated author of the Knitting Mysteries.

Dying To Sell was originally published in hardcover by Five Star/Tekno Books. Published in paperback by Worldwide Mystery Library.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013671096
Publisher: Margaret Aunon
Publication date: 01/22/2012
Series: Realtor Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 241
Sales rank: 121,190
File size: 703 KB

About the Author

Maggie Sefton is the New York Times Bestselling author of the Berkley Prime Crime Knitting Mysteries. UNRAVELED, 9th in the series, made the New York Times Bestselling Hardcover Fiction List—Extended after its June 2011 release. UNRAVELED was also Barnes & Noble #4 Bestselling Hardcover Mystery. All of the mysteries in the successful series have been Barnes & Noble Top Ten Bestselling Mysteries.

Publisher¹s Weekly has said about the series, "Readers will enjoy visiting with Kelly and her knitting buddies, who, in their carefree way, resemble the cast of Friends."

Maggie was first published in historical fiction in 1995 with ABILENE GAMBLE, Berkley Jove, under the pen name Margaret Conlan. She had written over a million words of historical romance fiction before she ever wrote the first mystery. DYING TO SELL, with real estate agent sleuth Kate Doyle, was published by Five Star/Tekno Mysteries in 2005.

Maggie Sefton was born and raised in Virginia, and she received her bachelor’s degree in English literature and journalism from The George Washington University in Washington, DC. Maggie has been a CPA and a real estate agent in the Rocky Mountain West, but finds nothing can match creating worlds on paper. Mother of four grown daughters, Maggie resides in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado with a bossy Border collie and a playful Blue Tick Hound. Website/Blogs: www.maggiesefton.com, www.cozychicksblog.com, www.killercharacters.com.
You can also visit Maggie on Facebook.

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Dying to Sell (Realtor Series #1) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
DAinNY1 More than 1 year ago
This fast-moving, page turning drama immediately grabbed my attention from the first opening line, as I could not put this book down. The author did a good job at keeping me guessing with the many plot twists and palpable suspense surrounding this whodunit. With a great storyline, likable characters and a strong heroine, this novel was very suspense-fully enjoyable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm about halfway thru and its been very good, the author gets your attention and keeps it, and the main character Kate is great you start to think of her as family the more you read and I just love when an author can do that
djgirl More than 1 year ago
I am a big fan of Maggie Sefton, so was pleased when 'Dying to Sell' was released as an ebook. I had this book read in less than 24 hours after I bought it. Kate Doyle is a character that you feel could be a friend. The book takes you in and you feel like you are part of the story. I, for on, hopes that Maggie considers bring Kate back in another book.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In Fort Collins, Colorado Shamrock Realty realtor Kate Doyle detests having to sell the home of friends, attorney Mark and Amanda Schuster, who have filed for divorce. Mark wants to get rid of their joint house as soon as possible while Amanda wants the most money they can obtain. Kate works documents with Mark and promises to finish up later that day once she obtains Amanda¿s signature................... When Kate returns to see Mark, she is horrified to find him dead with a letter opener stuck through his throat. The police assume a crime of passion occurred thus Amanda is the prime suspect as a rejected wife. Kate thinks otherwise and begins to investigate the activities of a lawyer she thought she knew as a friend. Instead she finds he had several affairs and pulled a land development ploy that angered perspective contractors. Unlike the local cops, Kate has a long list of suspects.................. Although readers will doubt Kate would investigate especially since the corpse shook her to her bone marrow in spite of her best friend as the prime suspect, fans will be pleased with this fun amateur sleuth tale. Kate is shocked when she begins to see a radically different picture of someone she thought she knew merge as she finds Mark was a womanizer and applied questionable business ethics to transactions. The revelations come on top of thinking that Mark and Amanda were the poster couple for marriage before they ask her to sell their house as part of their divorce settlement. Maggie Sefton provides a wonderful who-done-it starring a shell-shocked layperson risking her life to prove her pal is innocent................. Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Keeps you guessing until the very end.  Each page makes you ask "what next?".  A good read.
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Lots of fun and not too obvious!
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I've read Maggie Sefton's other series and decided to try this one. I really enjoyed it and hope that she writes more.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
It was very good and entertaining. Am waiting for the next one. Sefton is a very gifted and talented writer.
avid-readerCA More than 1 year ago
love her books