Sunday, February 7, 2010

MURDER BY THE BOOK by Betsy Brannon Green

From theback of the book:
Small-town librarian Kennedy Killingsworth thought that Midway, Georgia, was the dullest place on earth — until a fateful day that begins with a speeding ticket and ends with a suicide. The ticket comes from Kennedy’s ex-husband, Deputy Cade Burrell, who seems desperate to find any reason to talk to Kennedy ever since his scandalous affair. And the suicide victim is Foster Scoggins, the leathery- faced resident who applied for a library card just hours before his gruesome death.

Rumors fly that Foster took his life after being jilted by a mysterious love interest. But as the investigation unfolds, murder becomes the name of the game, and anyone might be a player — including the four men who recently started competing for Kennedy’s attention. Could the killer be Cade, who’s been more interested in her since the divorce than he ever was when they were married? Drake Langston, the dazzling billionaire who needed Foster’s cooperation to land a major development deal? Drake’s construction boss, Sloan, whose powerful build makes him a perfect suspect for the crime? Or could it be Luke Scoggins— Foster’s hazel-eyed nephew, the charming ex-Marine whom Kennedy just might be falling for?
In Murder by the Book, celebrated suspense novelist Betsy Brannon Green skillfully weaves a rich tale of intrigue and romance in a Southern town that — for the time being — is anything but dull.

Betsy Brannon Green has long been one of my favorite authors. Her best known series are the Haggerty Mysteries. Murder by the Book takes place in nearby Midway, GA and includes Haggerty favorites Miss Eugenia and Mark and Kate Iverson.
This was a wonderful fast moving mystery, with a lot of suspects and a lot of twists and turns. I didn't suspect who the real killer was until it was revealed in the story.
I recommend this to anyone that loves suspense, or who is hooked on the Haggerty Mysteries.
Murder By The Book was just annouced as a 2009 Whitney Award finalist. CONGRATULTIONS BETSY!
To learn more about the Whitney Awards CLICK HERE
It is avilable at Deseret Books, Seagull Books, or inter library Loan.
To lear more about Betsy Brannon Green and her books CLICK HERE

Me with Betsy Brannon Green at Seagull Book in Mesa, AZ

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