Friday, December 4, 2015
Book Brief: Guaranteed to Bleed by Julie Mulhern
Guaranteed to Bleed
(The Country Club Murders #2)
by Julie Mulhern
Henery Press, 2015
source: purchased e-book
The murders and mayhem continue... and there's another dead body in Ellison Russell's hostas. I could not have asked for more entertaining, comfortable, and light reading fun over the recent Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
The Country Club Murders are all about plot. The 1970s setting adds a nostalgic angle (though not as prominent here as in the first novel) and the backdrop of the country club gives it that "wealthy people behaving badly" theme I always enjoy.
Ellison Russell is a totally likable main character, her mother is surely a "force of nature", and her two potential love interests provide just the right dose of cozy romantic tension. Will she fall for Detective Anarchy Jone or lawyer Hunter Tafft? Perhaps we'll find out next time...
I was never a big cozy mystery fan before discovering this series. Now, after just two novels, they have become my escapist reading of choice. I can hardly wait for book three!