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Friday, June 16, 2017

BOOK REVIEW: Watching the Detectives by Julie Mulhern

Watching the Detectives (The Country Club Murders #5)
by Julie Mulhern (Goodreads Author)
Paperback, 234 pages
Published May 23rd 2017 by Henery Press

Goodreads synopsis:
Ellison Russell wanted a decorator, not a corpse. Too bad she finds Mrs. White in the study killed with a revolver. Things go from bad to worse when she finds Mr. White in the dining room killed with a candlestick. With so many bodies, is it any wonder Detective Anarchy Jones’ new partner considers Ellison a suspect? 

With the country club gossips talking a mile a minute, an unexpected cocktail party, a visit from Aunt Sis, and a romantic decision, Ellison hardly has time to think about murder. Unfortunately, the killer has plenty of time to think about her.


4 stars

I have already read all the previous books in this series. And let me tell you, it was a marathon read from book one to book five. I LOVE THIS SERIES! I just can’t get enough of it. When you are reading this you have to remember it is set in the 1970’s during the time of pant suits, cat suits and exclusive country clubs. Ellison Russell is really ahead of her time. But I am not sure I would put up with as much BS as she does. But I just have to consider the times and move forward.

This is another wonderful installment of the Country Club Murders series. And I have to tell you that it didn’t hurt my feelings one iota that Ellison kicked the silver-haired lawyer to the curb. His appearances were sparse in this book and I was happy to have him stay away for awhile. 

I liked how the author brought out how even the Richey Riches of the world are unhappy and treat their significant others horribly. Money really can’t buy happiness.

I honestly don’t know how Ellison puts up with her mother. She is such a control freak and a drama queen. Ellison is a great roll model for standing up for yourself… even to your mother. Her mother repeatedly tells her too stop finding dead bodies. (Like that is something she can actually do.) But it seems  when anyone  else comes across one the ignore it, run away or think they will be accused of killing the person so they don’t report it. The community should be thanking Ellison for making the cop’s jobs easier.

I love how Anarchy misses an important sporting event to come to Ellison’s rescue. I am definitely Team Anarchy!

If you love all those cop shows from the 70’s or anything that is mystery related. You will love this. Check it out.

I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) in return for an honest review. I thank Net Galley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this title.

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