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Embarking on Murder by Sue Owens Wright

October 17th, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books


Source: Received from author for review

I give this a 3 out of 5 stars

Description from Sue’s website: Some people really go overboard for their anniversary, especially spoiled young Ivy Diggs, who mysteriously vanishes during the Dixie Queen paddle wheeler’s crowded Fourth of July dinner cruise on Lake Tahoe. It’s also Elsie MacBean’s 50th birthday celebration, which almost turns out to be her last when Beanie finds herself embarking not only on a calamitous cruise but a murder investigation.

After overhearing Ivy’s angry outburst at her husband moments before her disappearance, Beanie suspects Ivy’s drowning may not have been accidental, as is assumed. In Beanie’s estimation, anyone who was present at the Diggs’ anniversary party could be a possible crime suspect… and even some who weren’t. While casting for clues amid purported sightings of a legendary creature believed to inhabit the lake, Beanie and her sleuthhound Cruiser discover something more sinister is lurking beneath the surface of this mystery surrounding the Lake of the Sky. Ivy Diggs isn’t the only one to end up in deep water as Beanie also becomes the target of a killer.

This is an enjoyable, quick read as long as you suspend belief a little.  I found it hard to believe a sheriff would really let a part time news reporter access to possible murder scenes, although her to use police equipment and share details of investigations.  If you move beyond that this is a light hearted read.  I love the dog, Cruiser, although I had hoped based on the book blurb he would play a larger part.

Posted in 3 Star Books, Books, Mystery

4 Responses

  1. J. Kaye

    Love the title and the cover…great review!

  2. Kelly B

    Wonderful review. I can suspend my belief a bit. Thanks for sharing! :)

  3. Alyssa Kirk

    Based on the cover I would think the dog played a very big part. Too bad he wasn’t in it more. Thanks for the review!

  4. Pam S

    great review :)!

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