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Friday, August 29, 2014

Book Reviews - The River Road Mystery Series by Susan McBride


I am so pleased to tell you about a wonderful new series of charming mysteries by a fabulous author! 

To Helen Back by Susan McBride

Susan McBride, the USA Today best-selling author of "The Truth About Love and Lightening," "Little Black Dress," and "The Cougar Club," has written a lively and fast-paced series that highlights Helen Evans, a delightful little old lady endowed with the curiosity of a cat and a concern for her family and friends, and the crimes she helps solves in a small town outside of St. Louis.

I love how Susan takes her readers right into the heart of River Bend, Illinois, a little town that seems to attract the most interesting crimes. Helen Evans is a lifelong resident there, so naturally it worries her when things go wrong - and she just can't seem to help getting involved, much to Sheriff Biddle's chagrin! The characters that populate Susan's stories are engaging and personable with my favorite being Helen herself, a character that Susan based in part on her beloved grandmother, Helen.

The River Road Mystery series is a fresh and fun series that are just thoroughly entertaining and enjoyable.  Now that summer is nearly over and life slows down a bit, do yourself a favor and grab these books to savor with a nice cup of tea!

Here is a little more about the books:




To Helen Back
Ebook / Mass Market Paperback, HarperCollins Witness Impulse
May 27, 2014 (Ebook) / July 8, 2014 (Paperback)

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Top 50 Nook Bestseller
Kobo #1 Cozy Mystery

About The Book: 

When Milton Grone turns up dead in tiny River Bend, Illinois, nearly all the would-be suspects have the perfect alibi: attending Thursday night's town meeting. And as Milton was hardly beloved, plenty of folks had a reason to do him in ...

Grone's next-door neighbor was furious about a fence that encroached on her property, among other wicked deeds. A pair of zealous tree huggers wanted Grone's hide for selling a parcel of pristine land to a water park. Grone's current and ex-wife both wanted a cut of the profits, which Grone seemed unwilling to share. Even the town preacher knew Grone's soul was beyond saving.
 
Though most of River Bend would rather reward the killer than hang him, Sheriff Biddle's not about to let this one go … and neither is Helen Evans. With a penchant for puzzles and an ear for innuendo, Helen quickly fingers the culprit before Biddle puts the wrong suspect in jail.




Mad as Helen
Ebook / Mass Market Paperback, HarperCollins Witness Impulse
HarperCollins Witness Impulse Imprint
July 29, 2014 (Ebook) / September 2, 2014 (Paperback)

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About The Book:

In the second River Road Mystery from USA Today bestselling author Susan McBride, Helen Evans must find a killer before her granddaughter is arrested for murder!

When tiny River Bend, Illinois, is hit by a string of burglaries even Sheriff Frank Biddle can't solve, the clients of LaVyrle's Cut 'n' Curl can hardly talk of anything but. There are no signs of forced entry and no fingerprints, and valuables are missing from secret hiding places, as if the thief knew what he wanted and just where to look.
 
Helen Evans wonders what the world has come to if even their once-quiet town isn't safe anymore. Then Grace Simpson, a big-city psychotherapist who had opened up shop in River Bend, is found dead on her bedroom floor, and Helen's granddaughter is caught with the murder weapon in hand.
 
Sure of the girl's innocence, Helen embarks on a little investigation of her own and turns up plenty of folks who aren't grieving a bit now that Grace is dead …


And coming soon!



Not a Chance in Helen Digital First (Paperback to Follow)
HarperCollins Witness Impulse Imprint
September 30, 2014

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About The Book:

In the third River Road Mystery from USA Today bestselling author Susan McBride, Helen Evans knows her friend is not guilty of murder … she just has to prove it!

When 80-year-old Eleanora Duncan is found dead on her kitchen floor, Sheriff Frank Biddle suspects it isn't from natural causes. Eleanora wasn't exactly your average senior citizen. She was a widow worth millions, although all her money couldn't buy her happiness—not after losing both her husband and son.
 
Eleanora's bitterness alienated those around her, but did that bitterness make her the victim of foul play? Soon Jean Duncan, Eleanora's daughter-in-law, becomes the prime suspect. But the sheriff gets more than he bargained for when Helen Evans comes to the aid of her friend.
 
Helen knows that Jean didn't murder Eleanora, despite the very bad blood between them. So she uses every means at her disposal in order to clear Jean's name and track down Eleanora's killer.




About The Author:



Susan McBride is the USA Today bestselling author of Blue Blood, the first of the Debutante Dropout Mysteries. The award-winning series includes The Good Girl's Guide to Murder, The Lone Star Lonely Hearts Club, Night of the Living Deb, and Too Pretty to Die. She's also the author of The Truth About Love and Lightning, Little Black Dress, and The Cougar Club, all Target Recommended Reads. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri, with her husband and daughter.

Be sure to check out her website at www.susanmcbride.com




I purchased these books for my personal library. I was not compensated for my opinion.

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1 comment:

Mystica said...

New author for me. Will keep an eye out for this series.