K Street Killing

K Street Killing

by Colleen J. Shogan

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BN ID: 2940162152118
Publisher: Camel Press
Publication date: 07/15/2018
Series: A Washington Whodunit , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 481,061
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Colleen J. Shogan has been a fan of mysteries since the age of six. A political scientist by training, she is a senior executive at the Library of Congress where she works on great programs like the National Book Festival. A proud member of Sisters in Crime, Colleen won a Next Generation Indie Award in the Best Mystery category for her first novel Stabbing in the Senate. She lives in Arlington, Virginia with her husband Rob Raffety and their rescue mutt Conan. For more information, go to colleenshogan.com.

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K Street Killing 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Dollycas 5 months ago
Dollycas’s Thoughts Things in Washington D.C. these days are crazier than ever so there is no more perfect time for author Colleen J. Shogan to take us behind the scenes right before an election and to a fundraiser attended by a bunch of wealthy lobbyists held on the rooftop with a spectacular view. Congresswoman Maeve Dixon is on the committee in charge of the big transportation bill and lobbyists for trucks, trains, and yes, even bicycles want to speak to her so that they get want they want included in the bill. That’s why that have made generous donations to her campaign to attend this dinner. The candidate has to leave early for one last vote on the hill before she heads home to campaign. She leaves Kit Marshall, her chief of staff, and her best friend Meg to stay at the event to entice the guests to give more to the campaign. Kit decides to sneak out early and when she reaches the street outside she hears screams and rushes to see what happened. It appears that one of the lobbyists has taken a nosedive from the rooftop locale. Everyone immediately thinks suicide, except for Kit and Detective Maggie Glass. They think it is murder. Everyone still at the party becomes a suspect and Meg and Kit are stuck in D.C. instead of following their boss to North Carolina. This death could send the congresswoman’s campaign into a tailspin. Kit finds herself again up to her eyeballs in a murder investigation. If the threatening note she finds on her car is any indication she is on the right track. Newlywed Kit Marshall is a smart protagonist that doesn’t back down to a challenge and in this story, she has her hands full. A reelection campaign, a murder investigation, and a husband that has just been offered a plum job, but it is not in Washington. She keeps putting her husband off for the time being because if her boss doesn’t win reelection she will need to find a new job. She has never thought about a job outside the beltway. Right now, who pushed Van Parker to his death is her number one priority. I really enjoyed myself following along with her every step of the way. When it is time for the big killer reveal, Kit handles it in a truly classic way. Ms. Shogan has written another fantastic story that is hard to put down. The characters are well developed and the plot is edgy with plenty of twists. The character’s dialogue is believable and at times pretty funny. We get a wonderful peek at the life of a congressional staffer. Her descriptive writing style brings Washington D.C. to life, from the rooftop restaurant to the congressional office and everything in between. While this is the 4th book in the series, it can easily be read on its own. Of course, to really get to know Kit Marshall you have to start at the beginning.
mymissdaisy 6 months ago
And they do just keep getting better. I think part of it is sometimes characters make their way into your world and just won't let go. That is what happens with the characters that Colleen Shogan gives us in the Washington Who Dun It series. I have read a couple books in the series and they do just keep getting better. In the newest installment all the characters are back including Kit her husband Doug and their dog Clarence, her best friend Meg, Trevor a friend and fellow sleuth who Meg and Kit worked with previously. And Detective Glass who surprisingly accepts Kits meddling into police investigations. Kit runs into a little problem with solving this one though when she thinks Megs new boyfriend just might be involved. She has to tread water carefully around Meg while they work together to solve the mystery. Although each book is written as a stand alone I have an idea that there might be a little something going on leading to a new/real romance for Meg. We can only hope. I won't spill the beans. I will have to wait for the next one to see if I am right! As with most Cozy's Kit has an ability to run into crime (mostly) murder and a talent to ferret out the criminals. Old mystery movies tend to give her a little help in solving crimes as does this one. While watching Murder On the Orient Express everything comes together for Kit and she and her pals set the scene and catch the culprit(s). The author gives the reader a bit of a tour of Washington. In each installment sharing facts and places of interest other than just political places to visit. This is a fun series and I really enjoy it. I am looking forward to the next crime Kit and crew have to solve. I received a complimentary copy.
mymissdaisy 6 months ago
And they do just keep getting better. I think part of it is sometimes characters make their way into your world and just won't let go. That is what happens with the characters that Colleen Shogan gives us in the Washington Who Dun It series. I have read a couple books in the series and they do just keep getting better. In the newest installment all the characters are back including Kit her husband Doug and their dog Clarence, her best friend Meg, Trevor a friend and fellow sleuth who Meg and Kit worked with previously. And Detective Glass who surprisingly accepts Kits meddling into police investigations. Kit runs into a little problem with solving this one though when she thinks Megs new boyfriend just might be involved. She has to tread water carefully around Meg while they work together to solve the mystery. Although each book is written as a stand alone I have an idea that there might be a little something going on leading to a new/real romance for Meg. We can only hope. I won't spill the beans. I will have to wait for the next one to see if I am right! As with most Cozy's Kit has an ability to run into crime (mostly) murder and a talent to ferret out the criminals. Old mystery movies tend to give her a little help in solving crimes as does this one. While watching Murder On the Orient Express everything comes together for Kit and she and her pals set the scene and catch the culprit(s). The author gives the reader a bit of a tour of Washington. In each installment sharing facts and places of interest other than just political places to visit. This is a fun series and I really enjoy it. I am looking forward to the next crime Kit and crew have to solve. I received a complimentary copy.
KrisAnderson_TAR 6 months ago
K Street Killing by Colleen J. Shogan is A Washington Whodunit. Kit Marshall is the chief of staff for Congresswoman Maeve Dixon. It is re-election time and they have tough opposition in Coach Mack Hackensack. That evening Kit, Maeve and Meg Peters are attending one last campaign fundraiser at Charlie Palmer’s before departing for North Carolina the next day. Van Parker, a principal transportation lobbyist, is in attendance along with his wife, Lauren and Dash Dugal, a lobbyist for the American Railway Federation and Meg’s current beau. With only a few stragglers left on the rooftop enjoying the wine, Kit departs leaving Meg to supervise. As Kit is about to get into an Uber, she hears a scream. Kit runs over to find Van Parker sprawled in the alley after a tumble off the roof. Detective Maggie Glass soon arrives to interview the remaining guests and staff. While there are claims of suicide, the detective and Kit are not convinced. Kit needs to solve this conundrum before Maeve’s campaign goes off the rails. Kit must also deal with her husband’s unexpected news. He has a job offer from Columbia that will provide him with some new challenges. It would be a big change for Kit. But first she needs to catch the culprit and get Maeve re-elected to Congress. K Street Killing takes readers behind the scenes of the Washington political scene. We get to read about the inner workings of a representative’s office and the trials of a re-election campaign. There are a number of legalities the staff must adhere to that I was not aware of prior to reading K Street Killing. I cannot imagine trying to maintain two phones to keep office and campaign duties separate (I have trouble keeping track of just one phone). It made for interesting reading and I could tell that the author had first-hand knowledge. I recommend reading the books in A Washington Whodunit in order. K Street Killing was my first experience with A Washington Whodunit series, and I felt that I was missing out on details especially regarding Kit. I knew that she worked in various political offices in Washington, was currently Chief of Staff for Maeve Dixon, had a dog, her best friend was Meg and was newly married. I would have liked to know more about the main character. I enjoyed the references to Agatha Christie’s mysteries and her various sleuths. I can see where the author obtained her inspiration for the crime in K Street Killing (reminiscent of a movie I watched recently). I thought the mystery was clever. There is misdirection, a handful of suspects and a crafty killing. I would have liked a better resolution of the crime. To hear a confession or the solution directly from Detective Glass. I will admit to enjoying the digs at POTUS. I thoroughly enjoyed Clarence, Kit’s dog, and his antics. His love for food reminds me of my dog, Doozy (who lives up to his name). I wonder what mischief Kit will encounter in the next A Washington Whodunit.
CozyMarie 6 months ago
I love the city of Washington, DC and was excited to see how the city played into the book. I enjoyed how the book involves politics but isn’t political in any way. It was a fun book and I’ll be back to check out Kit’s future adventures for sure! Sub-Topics Washington, DC, political intrigue, dogs / agility training Can you start this series in the middle? This is the first book in the series that I have read and I didn’t feel left behind in any way. If you like… Hollywood Homicide by Kellye Garrett, you’ll like this book.
CozyMarie 6 months ago
I love the city of Washington, DC and was excited to see how the city played into the book. I enjoyed how the book involves politics but isn’t political in any way. It was a fun book and I’ll be back to check out Kit’s future adventures for sure! Sub-Topics Washington, DC, political intrigue, dogs / agility training Can you start this series in the middle? This is the first book in the series that I have read and I didn’t feel left behind in any way. If you like… Hollywood Homicide by Kellye Garrett, you’ll like this book.
Allykitten 9 months ago
---4.5 Stars--- I love a good mystery book and this one totally takes the cake! This book delves into the elite D.C. powerhouse world where Kit is working as chief of staff for Congresswoman Maeve Dixon’s reelection. At the team’s last fundraising engagement in D.C. before they head off to North Carolina, their night becomes anything but ordinary. While Kit and BFF Meg continue to work the crowd, a powerful K Street Tycoon tumbles off the rooftop. While most people seem to chalk it up toward suicide, Kit and Detective Maggie Glass lean toward foul play. While Kit begins her investigation it’s clear that someone doesn’t want her looking into this mysterious death. With threats and someone clearly after her, Kit knows she is on the right trail. Between having to interview and investigate some uncomfortable suspects, including Kit’s BFF’s new BF, dealing with threatening messages being left for her, and adjusting to married life, Kit is more determined than ever to solve Van Parker’s murder and get back to spending time her new hubby. This is the second book I’ve read in this book series. I previously read, reviewed, and blogged about Colleen’s third book in this series, “Calamity at the Continental Club,” last year, so I was thrilled to do the same with this book! I really liked the main characters! And I was so excited to see Kit and Doug finally married! They are so cute together! It was great to see their relationship grow and see them take the next step together. You get so invested in characters sometimes – especially in a book series, so it’s great to see them happy and still together! Also, the supporting characters were well-developed and amply played off the main cast. This book has an excellent storyline that flows, terrific writing style with detailed scenes, fantastic characters, is fast paced, and keeps you completely entertained through the last page. This book has exceptional mystery crime solving structure with enough clues and excitement to keep you guessing, but still practical and realistic in police procedures. Again, I loved the D.C. backdrop in this book series that continued into this fourth book as the author shows her D.C. roots by throwing in so many references throughout the book since the book does take place there. I have been to D.C. a few times and loved it. So, I really enjoy when I read a book from there that the real D.C. is found in the pages – and it sure was! I love how this author included historical references in her writings as this gives the book that little extra something! This book has so much to offer the reader, such as, action, mystery, suspense, excitement, intrigue, adrenaline, drama, love, romance, friendship, and so much more! There are some very predictable scenes. However, there are still a few unexpected twists and turns that you won’t see coming! This is the fourth book in the Washington Whodunit Book Series. Although, this book is part of a book series, it can absolutely be read on its own as a standalone. All in all, I really enjoyed reading this book and would absolutely recommend this book to anyone interested in a fun, exciting, intriguing, mystery book. **Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book and have voluntarily provided an honest, and unbiased review in accordance with FTC regulations.**
ELF-thereadingaddict 9 months ago
A fun political cozy mystery “K Street Killing” by Colleen J. Shogan is part of the ‘Washington Whodunnit’ series that features Kit Marshall, whose duties as chief of staff for a Congressional Representative from North Carolina suddenly expand to include the need to solve a mysterious death. As if that isn’t enough, her home life is threatening to go through upheaval when a job opportunity opens up in another state, prompting even more conflict between her husband of a few months and her best friend since childhood. This delightful cozy mystery is a bit different since it is set in the political world of Washington, DC rather than a small whimsical town, but it definitely has an interesting cast. Although this is part of a series, I had no trouble connecting with the characters and getting intrigued by the story. It was fascinating to learn about the maneuverings and legalities involved with fundraising and lobbyists and I obtained a new perspective and new knowledge about the roles various folks play and some of the lines that theoretically regulate their duties and actions. I love Clarence and his foibles and I enjoyed the glimpse of a world that is entirely foreign to me. There were some aspects of the mystery that were a bit predictable, but it was still entertaining to watch the case unfold and I would happily read more stories in this series. A copy of this title was provided to me for review
Bookaholic-mka 10 months ago
Who would think it…a political cozy who done it? A really good picture of Washington DC, it’s Congressional workings, and the lowly paid staff that work so hard for a Congressperson and/or for a political campaign. Something that really struck me that has never occurred to me - if the Congressperson you work for doesn’t win another election, you are out of a job. You learn something in every book, don’t you? As I said, Shogan did a good job of describing and painting the life of the staff and of her characters. This is very suitable as a YA mystery. Sort of a Nancy Drew goes to Washington DC theme. I don’t mean this as an insult. This was a nice, clean, fun cozy mystery. Suitable for any age to read. I will say I read enough about hair styles, make-up and designer clothes to last me for a lifetime but that might be my age showing :) Other than that, a very enjoyable book. This is book 4 of Shogan’s series titled “A Washington Whodunit”. All of the books in the series have pretty good reviews so try them out.