Santa Cruz husbands are being murdered. The local news media is buzzing because a dark-clad figure witnesses describe as Death had been seen lurking nearby each time a murder is committed.
When new widows start hiring real estate agent Regan McHenry to sell their houses, she discovers all the murdered men have something in common: their wives belong to a walking group called The Widow's Walk League.
No wonder Regan is worried when the group's leader starts paying special attention to her husband, Tom.
Regan invites you to attend Woodies on the Wharf and go to a séance with her as adventures unfold and she tries to keep her husband safe in the fourth book in the Regan McHenry Real Estate Mystery Series.
Regan's best friend, Dave Everett, Santa Cruz Police Community Relations Ombudsman, is back to lead a new cast of quirky characters and struggle with Regan's amateur detecting.
|Publisher:||Good Read Mysteries|
|Product dimensions:||5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.67(d)|
About the Author
After earning a BA in behavioral science from San Jose State University, she worked in the advertising department of the San Jose Mercury News. A move to Santa Cruz meant a new job as a librarian and later a stint as the business manager for Shakespeare Santa Cruz at UCSC.
Nancy's work history reflects her philosophy: people should try something radically different every few years. Writing is the latest of her adventures.
She invites you to take a peek into the real estate world through the stories that form the backdrop of her Regan McHenry mysteries. Details and ideas come from Nancy's own experiences and many of her characters are based on associates and clients she has known - at least they may be until they become suspects, or even worse, murderers.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Widow's Walk League is the fourth book in the Regan McHenry mystery series. Real Estate has never been more deadly than when a real estate agent is approached at a funeral service by the friend of a recent widow. Olive is a character that immediately rankles Regan's nerves and that annoyance continues to until the last page, in the most entertaining way. Nancy Lynn Jarvis has outdone herself with this book. The Widow's Walk League takes you on a journey of murdered husbands, rich widows and a motive you'll never see coming! Several times throughout the book I thought I had it all figured out. I didn't, and there is nothing better than reading a good mystery that you can't put down! Nancy has done it again, her Regan McHenry cozy series based on her former career in real estate is made all the more interesting because of her willingness to take what she's seen, and what she's experienced and put it imaginatively in her books. This is what makes good writing, this is what makes a good read, and this is why The Regan McHenry series is something you will want to add to your library, whether it's on your Kindle or on your bookshelf. I highly recommend The Widow's Walk League.
Realtor® Regan McHenry is at it again, much to the chagrin of Tom, her husband and business partner, and the delight of mystery readers everywhere! For her latest adventure into murderers and mayhem, author Nancy Lynn Jarvis sends Regan into the clutches of a group of women known as The Widow's Walk League. The women walk together; their routes vary, but the walk ends when someone spots a house with a widow's walk. At that point, the group adjourns for lunch. This innocent sounding activity seems to be a link for serial murder, as the women lose their husbands one after another. The widows each approach Regan and Tom to list and sell their houses and the result is the sort of interwoven mystery that has become the trademark of the series. Regan means well. She just can't stand to see an innocent person accused or a guilty person free. Her strong convictions lead her into debates with Dave, a police officer friend who tries to keep her on the straight and narrow. Her passion for justice puts her into situations that just may make her the next victim of the Death figure reported at each of the murder scenes. Jarvis laces her stories with well-planned plots that carry the reader along on Regan's adventures as a willing accomplice. While there are bits of real estate business throughout the story, they fit naturally and avoid jargon that may not be understood by non-real estate oriented readers. An added bonus is the setting of Santa Cruz, California with its history and terrain. Jarvis uses the locale and its activities to advance the story without distracting. "The Widow's Walk League" is the fourth book in the Regan McHenry series. The books stand alone, but read them all if you like a good mystery with a down-to-earth heroine. You'll enjoy watching Regan's detecting skills mature. I only hope that Regan stumbles into another adventure soon. This review is based on a review copy of the book provided by the publisher, with no constraints as to content of the review.