Murdered in the Man Cave (A Riley Reed Cozy Mystery, Book 1)

Murdered in the Man Cave (A Riley Reed Cozy Mystery, Book 1)

by R. Barri Flowers

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Murdered in the Man Cave is a cozy mystery novel by bestselling crime writer R. Barri Flowers.

In the first book of this exciting new cozy series, Riley Reed has a popular blog offering advice on home décor and renovation and does part-time consulting work in Cozy Pines, Oregon.

When Riley is asked by an old flame, Brent London, a bestselling mystery writer, to help him spruce up his man cave as a newly single man, she readily accepts the assignment. But when she discovers him bludgeoned to death with a pool cue in his man cave, she finds herself thrust into the investigation to track down the killer.

The suspects are many, including three of Brent's four ex-wives, two girlfriends, his niece, a former research assistant, a financial advisor, and his housekeeper.

When two people are arrested for Brent's murder, Riley is less than convinced that the true culprits are in custody, and makes it her mission to prove otherwise.

An alleged suicide and confession seems a bit too pat for Riley, who risks her own life to get at the truth.

Includes a bonus complete cozy mystery short, "Ph.D in Murder," in which a doctoral student's independent study reenactment of the well-known and still unsolved murder of Marilyn Sheppard ends with a modern day murder and killer on the loose.

Fans of cozy mysteries will find Murdered in the Man Cave the perfect start to an entertaining and all-consuming cozy series.

Praise for Mystery and Thriller Fiction by R. Barri Flowers

"A heart-thumping thriller, this is that rare novel that is downright scary. Pick it up at your peril, because you won't put it down until you've read the last word." -- John Lutz, Edgar winner and bestselling mystery author on Before He Kills Again

"A masterful thriller set in the dark underbelly of Maui, with lots of fine action, down and dirty characters, and the vivid details of police procedure one would expect from an author who is also a top criminologist. A terrific read!" -- Douglas Preston, bestselling thriller writer on Murder in Maui

"An excellent look at the jurisprudence system...will appeal to fans of John Grisham and Linda Fairstein." -- Harriet Klausner on Persuasive Evidence

"An exquisitely rich and masterfully constructed mystery.... A savvy, smooth, and sumptuous read that's as hot as Waikiki beach sand." -- Jon Land, bestselling crime writer on Murder in Maui

"It gets no better than this! R. Barri Flowers has written another thriller guaranteed to hold onto its readers!" -- Huntress Reviews on Dark Streets of Whitechapel

"A gripping and tightly woven tale you won't want to put down. Author Flowers neatly contrasts the natural beauty of a tropical paradise with the ugliness of murder and its aftermath." -- John Lutz, Edgar winner and bestselling crime writer on Murder in Maui

"R. Barri Flowers writes with the passion and knowledge of someone who truly knows his craft. A steamy, non-stop thrill-ride through the seamy underbelly of Hawaii." -- Allison Leotta, former federal prosecutor and thriller author on Murder in Maui

"Flowers once again has written a page-turner legal thriller that begins with a bang and rapidly moves along to its final page." -- Midwest Book Review on State's Evidence

"A model of crime fiction.... Flowers may be a new voice in modern mystery writing, but he is already one of its best voices." -- Statesman Journal on Justice Served

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150675346
Publisher: R. Barri Flowers
Publication date: 02/27/2015
Series: Riley Reed Cozy Mysteries , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 375 KB

About the Author

R. Barri Flowers is an award winning, bestselling mystery, suspense, and thriller writer, with such novels as Before He Kills Again, Justice Served, Killer in The Woods, Murder in Honolulu, and Murder in Maui.

Flowers is also a bestselling author of young adult fiction, including Count Dracula’s Teenage Daughter, Out for Blood, Danger in Time, Ghost Girl in Shadow Bay, Teen Ghost at Dead Lake, and Summer at Paradise Ranch.

The author’s books are available in eBook, print, and audio. Follow R. Barri Flowers on Twitter, Facebook, IMDb, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Flickr, YouTube, Goodreads, and LibraryThing. Learn more about the author in Wikipedia and and

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Murdered in the Man Cave (A Riley Reed Cozy Mystery) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A verygood mystery kept me woundering who done it will read more books by this author lease read this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Got as far as chapter two before deleting. Way too busy for me. Too many characters introduced by then and lots of unnecessary filler. Rambling story and set up. Didn't appear to get better with the rest of the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Murder in the Man Cave is a delightful cozy mystery and first in a new series, featuring home décor expert and amateur sleuth Riley Reed. Set in the coastal town of Cozy Pines, Oregon, Riley finds herself investigating the death of old flame and bestselling mystery writer, Brent London, after discovering him slumped over the pool table in his man cave, a victim of a pool stick. Also includes a complete and historically connected fun cozy mystery short. Fans of cozy mysteries will enjoy this entertaining entry into the genre. Also recommend the author’s Hawaii mystery novel, Murder in Honolulu, featuring PI Skye Delaney.