Book Review-The Marquesa’s Necklace (Oak Grove Mysteries Book 1)- P.J. MacLayne | Miki's Hope

Book Review-The Marquesa’s Necklace (Oak Grove Mysteries Book 1)- P.J. MacLayne

Thursday, May 21, 2015


What a great, clean cozy mystery this is!! An unassuming researcher who helps authors (prior to that she was a librarian) made one major mistake--she fell for the wrong guy! Although she was exonerated from any wrong doing--someone is out to get her--her old car is fire bombed and she is being followed and all kinds of strange things and people start to come into her prior very quiet and serene life! Can she, with the help of some rather wacky characters figure out who is behind all this and why? And that necklace that she wore for exactly an hour--can she figure out where her ex hid it before she is murdered?

I read this one straight through-it was really good--I have no idea where I saw this first but I am certainly glad I took a chance and bought it--now I have to go look into Book #2!!

About the Book (from Amazon)

Harmony Duprie enjoyed her well-ordered life in the quiet little town of Oak Grove—until her arrest for drug trafficking. Cleared of all charges, she wants nothing more than to return to the uneventful lifestyle of a historical researcher she once savored. But when her beloved old car “George” is stolen and explodes into a ball of flames, it sets off a series of events that throws her plans into turmoil. Toss in a police detective that may or may not be interested in her, an attractive but mysterious stranger on her trail, and an ex-boyfriend doing time, and Harmony’s life free falls into a downward spiral of chaos. Now she has to use her research skills to figure out who is behind the sinister incidents plaguing her, and why. And she better take it seriously, like her life depends upon finding the right answers. Because it might.


Read a chapter or two here

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About the Author (from Amazon)

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A computer geek by day and a writer by night, P.J. MacLayne grew up in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania and sets much of her writing in that landscape. She currently lives in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains.


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30 comments :

Masshole Mommy said...

I love a good mystery book. I am adding this to my summer reading list :)

Scott said...

Fell for the wrong guy...typical women attracted to the bad boy! ;)

bxcrochet said...

That looks like another great read. I have been into mysteries lately so I would definitely look into this one.

Six Time Mommy TEST said...

This sounds really great! I've really been reading quite a bit lately I will have to check this out too! - jeanine

Theresa Mahoney said...

It's always the quiet ones that the bad boys tend to chase after ;)

Sounds like a fun read!

Terri Ramsey Beavers said...

I really love to read and clean cozy mysteries are top on my list of loves. Thanks so much for sharing, I'll check this book and author out.

Mama to 5 said...

Sounds like a great read. I enjoy reading mysteries!

Maketta said...

Sounds like a great read! I'm a mystery fan myself.

Coolmoms Cooltips said...

Mysteries make my day. I have to point out good girls always go for bad boys

Mama Banana said...

Awesome! I was just wondering what to read next, thanks so much for the post! Totally takes the guesswork out of my library.

Liz Mays said...

I can't believe you read that all at once. It sounds so interesting and fun with the mysterious necklace angle.

April Grant said...

I love a good mystery. I haven't been able to read anything straight through for a long while. I will put this on my to-read list.

Crystal said...

Sounds like a fun mystery. My neighbor is a historical researcher, so I'll have to share this with her.

Onica MommyFactor said...

Sounds like this book has alot of mystery and a strong female lead. Gotta check this out.

Caroline Barnes said...

This looks like a really good book. I love a great mystery!

Dede said...

I love that this is a clean book. It's hard to find those! Sounds like the right title to add to my Kindle.

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

This sounds like a really good mystery. I love being in suspense when I read a good mystery.

Choya said...

I totally need to get back into reading, mystery novels have always been my favorite novels to read.

Mhar Sefcik said...

I would love to read this book. Sounds like romantic mystery.

Elizabeth O. said...

Sounds like a good read. I love reading mystery and romance books.

Kristen Campbell said...

Ooo! I've been a mystery fan since my Nancy Drew days!

Housewife Eclectic said...

Sounds like a fun mystery. I will have to check it out!

kristi dominguez said...

Excellent review! Adding this to my reading list!

Dhemz said...

Great review! Sounds like a great book to read. I might check it out.

Dogvills said...

This is a great read read. I love mystery books and I will make sure to add it to my summer reading list

Chubskulit Rose said...

Sounds like she is the queen of bad luck eh? This would be good to read this summer.

Michelle H said...

It sounds like a nice light read. I love the cover!

Raquel said...
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Raquel said...

Thanks for adding a link to the free chapter. I’ve heard this book from a friend and been curious about it since then.

Kristin and Megan said...

This looks like my kinda read for sure!

 
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