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Book Review-The Deep End (The Country Club Murders #1)-Julie Mulhern

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

There are so many twists and turns in this alternately chaotic and funny book you will finish it in no time! I grew up in the 1970's with a Mom who was 30 years older then me. I love her dearly but could definitely identify with Ellison--Heck--my Mom is still insisting I think like she thinks and act like she thinks I should. We won't let her in to my little secret---I either yes her to death or ignore her and do what I want anyway. It took Ellison a bit to realize this fact of life.

Meanwhile--she goes for a morning swim at the club and swims into a dead body--her husbands mistress. Then ot seems whereever she goes there is another dead body--and a lawyer her Mom hired and a totally gorgeous detective. At least she has her Dad who always has her back!! And her daughter--the typical teenage--and her dog!! But to put all this together you will will have to read this!! You better believe I will be reading more of this series.

About the Book: (from Amazon)


“Part mystery, part women’s fiction, part poetry, Mulhern’s debut, The Deep End, will draw you in with the first sentence and entrance you until the last. An engaging whodunit that kept me guessing until the end!” – Tracy Weber, Author of the Downward Dog Mysteries

Sub-Genre Keywords: Humorous Mystery, Historical Mystery, Whodunnit, Amateur Sleuth, Women Sleuths

Swimming into the lifeless body of her husband’s mistress tends to ruin a woman’s day, but becoming a murder suspect can ruin her whole life.

It’s 1974 and Ellison Russell’s life revolves around her daughter and her art. She’s long since stopped caring about her cheating husband, Henry, and the women with whom he entertains himself. That is, until she becomes a suspect in Madeline Harper’s death. The murder forces Ellison to confront her husband’s proclivities and his crimes—kinky sex, petty cruelties and blackmail.

As the body count approaches par on the seventh hole, Ellison knows she has to catch a killer. But with an interfering mother, an adoring father, a teenage daughter, and a cadre of well-meaning friends demanding her attention, can Ellison find the killer before he finds her?

Praise for THE DEEP END:

“What truly stands out is the development of Ellison as a very realistic and very likable character…Not to be overlooked is the humor and wit that entertains throughout the novel as readers enjoy following an intelligent heroine completely coming into her own as a compelling, funny, and very intelligent woman.” – Kings River Life Magazine

“A well-written traditional mystery...Plotting is tight and suspense-filled with plenty of twists and turns. Ellison was a likable character and I'm looking forward to reading more about her.” – Loralee Peterson, NetGalley Reviewer

“What a fun read! Murder in the days before cell phones, the internet, DNA and AFIS.” – Books for Avid Readers

“Intriguing plots, fascinating characters. From the first page to the last, Julie’s mysteries grab the reader and don’t let up. When all is resolved and I read the last page, I wanted to read more.” – Sally Berneathy, USA Today Bestselling Author

“Ms. Mulhern weaves a tidy tale of murder, blackmail, and life behind the scenes in the Country Club set of the 70s… an excellent mystery, highly recommended, and I eagerly await the next in the series.” – Any Good Book

Books in the Country Club Murders Humorous Mystery Series:

GUARANTEED TO BLEED (#2) October 2015

Part of the Henery Press Mystery Series Collection, if you like one, you'll probably like them all...

Read a chapter or two here

Purchase the book here

About the Author: (from Amazon)

Julie Mulhern is the USA Today bestselling author of The Country Club Murders.

She is a Kansas City native who grew up on a steady diet of Agatha Christie. She spends her spare time whipping up gourmet meals for her family, working out at the gym and finding new ways to keep her house spotlessly clean--and she's got an active imagination. Truth is--she's an expert at calling for take-out, she grumbles about walking the dog and the dust bunnies under the bed have grown into dust lions.

In addition to mysteries, Julie writes historical, romantic suspense. Her first romance, A Haunting Desire, was a finalist in the 2014 Golden Heart® contest and is available now.

Look for book five in the Country Club Murders in May, 2017.

Author Website

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Annemarie LeBlanc said...

Wow, what an intriguing plot. I am going to get this book for my last quarter reading list. Thanks for the review!

valmg @ Mom Knows It All said...

This sounds like it would be a good read. I enjoy a good mystery, and I love it when there's some humor mixed in.

Susan Mary Malone said...

This looks like an interesting book. And of course, as an author, I always love to see fiction promoted! Thank you.

Unknown said...

Thanks for the post about The Deep End (The Country Club Murders #1). It is very inspiring. And, I look forward to getting a copy today.

CJ Across the Avenue said...

I'm a sucker for books that have twists and turns--I love when they keep me guessing! You always post great recommendations, so I'm sure this will live up to the description.

Gladys Parker said...

It sounds like she is in a pickle finding dead bodies everywhere. I like the humor she uses about her mother.

Buzz4Mommies said...

Seems like a real page turner!! I am 30 years older than my daughter so I may have to check this out!

Linda A Kinsman said...

I love books with twists and turns that can still make me laugh. I love that you shared that you "yes" your mom to death or ignore her. I am probably going to employ one or both of these techniques over the holidays!

Jenny @cookeatgo said...

I love a good mystery book!! This sounds like a great read, I have never heard of this author before.

Keeping Up the Faith 2021 said...

This sounds like a great book. Thanks for the recommendation.

Unknown said...

This book sounds like a good read. I always love mystery book with a good plot. Love your recommendation!

Adrianas Best Recipes said...

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Erin S said...

Wow! What a scenario. Sounds like a great read

Divya @ EatTeachBlog said...

Just finished reading The Help! I'm going to put this one of my next-to-read list! (Hopefully I'll have more time to read during the Thanksgiving holidays!)

CourtneyLynne said...

Omg this looks like one awesome read!!! I will have roads it to my winter reading list!!!

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