Sunday, November 6, 2016

Review: Send in the Clowns by Julie Mulhern


Title: Send in The Clowns
Author: Julie Mulhern
Publisher: Henery Press
Series: The Country Club Murders #4
Pages: 246
Format: e-book ARC
Source: NetGalley & GEBT

Description:


"An impossible-to-put-down Harvey Wallbanger of a mystery. With a smart, funny protagonist who's learning to own her power as a woman, Send in the Clowns is one boss read." - Ellen Byron, USA TODAY Bestselling Author of Plantation Shudders


Haunted houses are scary enough without knife-wielding clowns. Especially murderous knife-wielding clowns. So thinks Ellison Russell, single mother, artist, and reluctant sleuth.
Now death wears a red nose and Ellison is up to the blood-stained collar of her new trench coat in costumes, caffeine, and possible killers. Who stabbed Brooks Harney? And why? Money? Jealousy? Drugs?
With Mother meddling, her father furious, and her date dragged downtown for questioning, turns out Ellison's only confidante is Mr. Coffee.



Related subjects include: cozy mysteries, women sleuths, murder mystery series, whodunit mysteries (whodunnit), amateur sleuth books, book club recommendations, humorous murder mysteries, historical mysteries.



Books in the Country Club Murders Humorous Mystery Series:



* THE DEEP END (#1)
* GUARANTEED TO BLEED (#2)
* CLOUDS IN MY COFFEE (#3)
* SEND IN THE CLOWNS (#4)



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

My Thoughts: 

This book follows Ellison Russell who is trying to figure out where her daughter disappeared when she went to a haunted house what she didn't count on was finding a clown dying on her add to that the clown knew who Ellison is and a menacing clown laughing in the background.  Who killed the clown and who is he?  

As the investigation proceeds the body of the clown turns out to be Brooks Harney who left long ago.  Brooks had also shoved cards into Ellison's jacket which turn up later and Ellison finds herself wanting to find out who killed Brooks and why?  While this is going on Ellison has no shortage of suitors but finds she's only ready for one love interest Mr. Coffee of course her father doesn't help by telling Ellison she needs a man to marry.

I love this book and this series especially as it takes place in the 80's and things were different, not a lot of cell phones and more face to face interactions.  More going out and doing things or interacting with families etc.  I loved how Ellison let's her dad know that she is grown woman and that she's not a little girl anymore and can take care of herself.  Can't wait to see what is next for the Russell clan!

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