Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Murder at the Book Club

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Book Review - Murder at the Book Club

Murder at the Book Club
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About the Book
Hazel Rose never dreamed that the murder mystery book group she and her friend Carlene started would stage a real murder. Nevertheless, the normally composed Carlene is unusually angry and rattled one night during a book group discussion and dies after drinking cyanide-spiked tea. Despite a suicide note, Hazel is skeptical; Carlene never seemed suicidal—she was busy making plans for her future. Incidentally, Carlene was married to Hazel’s ex-husband, and Hazel has always suspected there might be something more to her past than she let on.

How much does anyone really know about Carlene Arness? And did she die by her own hand or someone else’s? Hazel begins a search for the truth that produces no shortage of motives, as she unearths the past that Carlene took great pains to hide. And most of those motives belong to the members of her very own book group…

Featuring memorable characters and a wicked sense of humor, MURDER AT THE BOOK GROUP shows the darker side of a book club where reading isn’t about pleasure—it’s about payback.

About the Author
Maggie King grew up in North Plainfield, New Jersey, graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology, and worked as a software developer in Los Angeles for many years. She is a founding member of the Sisters in Crime Central Virginia Chapter. Her short story “A Not So Genteel Murder” was published in the Virginia Is for Mysteries anthology.Maggie lives in Richmond, Virginia, with her husband, Glen, and two cats. Visit her at

My Take on the Book
I love a good mystery and this book delivers. The author has done a great job at setting up a story that will definitely entertain and intrigue, and she gives nothing away throughout the story even though the clues slowly get shared. The characters are strong and there are many places in the book where I found myself laughing out loud. The book was a great read that is engaging and encourages you to keep reading on with every page.I highly recommend!

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