The Deep End
Book 1, The Country Club Murders Series
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INTRIGUING PLOT, FASCINATING CHARACTERS…
“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
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:
THE DEEP END (#1)
GUARANTEED TO BLEED (#2) October 2015
Part of the Henery Press Mystery Series Collection, if you like one, you'll probably like them all...
The Deep End
I love a mystery, humor, and a touch of romance. I found them all in this cleverly well written book.
THE DEEP END is an entertaining murder mystery. Although set in the '70s, other than a few references to the era and the absence of cell phones and the like, the story is quite modern and keeps the main focus on the mystery. The heroine really comes to life with Mulhern's humor and wit, and a rich cast of characters keeps the reader guessing as to who might be guilty. I'd recommend this book to any mystery fan.
Disclosure: I won a free copy of this book in a giveaway.
One of the Best
I've read this book twice. The first time, I enjoyed the mysterious mystery, the deeply drawn cast of believable characters, the slowly building tension (both mysterious and sexual), and prose that made me laugh out loud and want to read more. It's fun to read about the country club set mixed up with a sexy bondage queen!
I reread this mystery again because the title is so catchy and it reminded me that I truly enjoyed reading this book. Upon rereading, I've decided it's now one of my favorites. The who-did-it was still surprising, the prose was better the second time around (I reread many paragraphs because they were so evocative and entertaining), and I just wanted to know the heroine better. And gosh-darn, now I've got to know if she picks either guy and/or how the 3 of them will somehow be involved in other mysterious circumstances.
I'm going to read it a third time when I can read cover to cover straight through without any interruptions from daily life! Will want a Tom Collins or dirty martini in my hand!
- Category: Fiction & Literature
- Published: Feb 17, 2015
- Publisher: Henery Press
- Seller: Henery Press LLC
- Print Length: 270 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 1, The Country Club Murders Series