Motherhood is Murder

Motherhood is Murder

by Diana Orgain

NOOK Book(eBook)

View All Available Formats & Editions
Available on Compatible NOOK Devices and the free NOOK Apps.
LendMe® See Details
Want a NOOK ? Explore Now


Motherhood is Murder by Diana Orgain

Engaging...[A] charming debut thriller."
From Publishers Weekly

"[An] entertainng new sleuth."
-Gillian Roberts, Author of the Amanda Pepper Series

"A charming, gutsy, wry character who will make you laugh so hard you'll forget the labor pains."
-Lousie Ure, Shamus Award-Winning Author

Nights out are hard to come by for new parents. So when Kate's new- mommy club, Roo & You, holds a dinner cruise, she and her husband leave baby Laurie with Kate's mom and join the grown-ups for some fine dining on the San Francisco Bay.
But when one of the cofounders of Roo & You takes a fatal spill down a staircase, the police department crashes the party. Suddenly every mom and her man has a motive. Kate's on deck to solve the mystery- but a killer's determined to make her rue the day she joined the first-time-mom's club...

To Do:
1. Buy diapers.
2. Make Laurie's two-month check.
3. Find good "how to" book for PI business.
4. x Find dress for the cruise (done)
5. x Ask Mom to babysit (done)
6. Exercise.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150941052
Publisher: TKO Management Associates
Publication date: 07/27/2015
Series: A Maternal Instincts Mystery , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 307
Sales rank: 286,999
File size: 259 KB

About the Author

Diana Orgain is the bestselling author of the Maternal Instincts Mystery Series: Bundle of Trouble, Motherhood is Murder and Formula for Murder, and Nursing a Grudge. She is the co-author of NY Times Bestselling Scrapbooking Mystery Series with Laura Childs. Diana’s new FOR LOVE OR MONEY series is now available and soon her mystery YAPPY HOUR will be released. For a complete listing of books, as well as excerpts and contests, and to connect with Diana:
Visit Diana at

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Motherhood is Murder 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good series. Kate and husband go on a dinner cruise and someone is poisoned. Kate investigates. Keeps you guessing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Entertaining. Well written. Good plot. Relaxing. I would have given this 5 stars except for commonality with other books l have read lately: curly hair; chews inside of cheeks (hurts!); runs fingers through hair; designer labels (who cares?); eyebrows raised & wiggled: grabs (rude!). Do authors have a checklist of those things? In some places, the author needs to use badly for bad, into for in, your for you and add missing words such as that and like. Otherwise, good grammar and punctuation.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Was a cute story well worth reading...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ordain has written a fast paced cozy mystery with enough twists and turns to rival a bowl of spaghetti. Her new mommy who's a self declared PI, is a hoot! Fun read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a nice little rain.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've really enjoyed reading this series so far.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read. Great cast of characters .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Clean, cute & fun.
Carstairs38 More than 1 year ago
A night out with Kate's new mommy group turns deadly when one of the members is found dead at the bottom of some stairs. Tragic accident or murder? Lots of humor, and I identified with Kate a little too much. The plot is a little uneven, but still an enjoyable book.
charleneC More than 1 year ago
I love this series! Kate is a quirky character trying to be a PI without a license, gets into so much mischief! This book is fast paced and very interesting. Lots of twists and turns and complex characters, I especially love Kate's mom Vera! Thank you Diana Orgain for such wonderful reads! I cannot wait to read the next book!
cnapper67 More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I have read by this author and really enjoyed it. It was light and fun. Exactly what I was looking for. I love the mix of PI and mother. The story flowed well and I enjoyed the characters. I recommend this story to anyone who enjoys cozy mysteries. It is a quick read.
sharno22 More than 1 year ago
Another nice cozy which should appeal to everyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ethel55 More than 1 year ago
As Kate's decision to begin working toward becoming a PI and her baby's impending two month birthday, she realizes she may be missing developmental milestones. Who knew you had to sign up for Le Petit Grenouille infant swim classes in utero? She meets the founder of a local moms playgroup at a baby store and decides to join in. On their first excursion (a lovely bay cruise, date night with the husbands), one of the women dies. Kate's a smart gal, her husband is supportive, (not a comic foil) and her mom's always ready to babysit--it's a recipe for a great story. I have enjoyed the first two Kate Connolley books very much and look forward to more from Orgain.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
fdbolt More than 1 year ago
Kate Connelly is settling in to her role as a new mom to seven week old Laurie while at the same time trying to get her private investigator business going - despite the fact she doesn't have her PI license. While out shopping one day, Kate runs into Margaret & Helene - co-leaders of a mommy group. They invite Kate to join them and the rest of the group on a dinner cruise around the Bay the following evening. What Kate doesn't realize is this cruise will quickly turn into her next case as Helene is found dead. It seems as if everyone in the mommy group (and even some dads) had a reason to want Helene dead. Sara fought with Helene right before she died over the cancellation of a home extension project Sarah and her husband were supposed to do. Evelyn had been kicked out of the mommy group because her two year old bit one of the babies. Margaret is Helen's co-leader of the mommy group and suspects her husband Alan of having an affair. Bruce, Helene's husband is seen having an "intimate" conversation with Celia, the local midwife after the funeral, leading Kate to think that maybe there is something hinky going on between them. Kate is ecstatic when Margaret hires her to find out if Alan is in fact cheating on her. Now she can really start working as a PI. There is just one problem ~ she doesn't have her license, and her mentor Galigani is recovering from heart surgery so he can't supervise her. Kate doesn't see this as a problem and sets out not only to find out what Alan is up to, but to solve Helene's murder. Despite the warnings to stay out of the murder investigation by Inspector McNeary ~ who still has issues with Kate and her meddling in police business. I adore Kate. She's funny, charming, goofy, determined, and lovable. She has a husband who adores her and supports her 100%. Her "to do" lists are hysterical - right down to making sure she stops at the library to pick up her copy of The Dummies Guide to Private Investigating. She is head over heels in love with her 7 week old daughter Laurie, but at times feels like she's not a good enough mother - she doesn't know if Laurie can hold her head up at a 45 degree angle while having tummy time, she didn't sign her up for swim classes while she was still pregnant with her and she doesn't make home made baby food! But what Kate knows is that while all of that is great, what really matters is that she loves her daughter and after that everything else will fall into place. This is a great read for any mother or soon to be mom who is looking for something light and fun to read while the baby is napping or while awaiting its arrival. The discovery of the murderer and their reasons behind are a shocking twist that many won't see coming. Motherhood Is Murder is a fun, fast, cozy read that will keep its readers entertained and anxiously awaiting the next installment. A must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago