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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Cold as Ice by Julie Mulhern

Cold as Ice

Kindle Edition, 268 pages
Published October 17th 2017 by Henery Press

Goodreads synopsis:
Ellison Russell’s life resembles a rollercoaster ride. And rollercoasters make her ill. Her daughter Grace has a crush on a boy Ellison doesn’t trust and she’s taken to hosting wild parties when Ellison goes out for the evening. Worse, the bank which represents Grace’s inheritance from her father may be in trouble.

When a meeting with the chef at the country club leads to the discovery of a body, Ellison can’t afford cold feet. She must save the bank, find the killer, and convince Grace (and herself) that powerful women don’t need men to rescue them.


4.5 Stars

I always enjoy visiting the Country Club murders series. It is one of my favorite series worlds. If  had never started reading ARCs I don’t think I would have ever found it. Anarchy is definitely my favorite fictional detective. I am not sure what it is that pushes him over top. Could be the name or the fact that he is still sort of a mystery man even in book six.

Who knew the country club set could be so devious. Well, I guess we always knew but knowing Ellison will find the bodies just seems to bring out the bad in them all and it spills over into murder.

Ellison is meeting with a chef at the country club when the sous chef unlocks the freezer and finds a dead body. Technically, Ellison didn’t find it but everyone still blames her for it, especially her mother. The woman is so sigh inducing. Then days later another woman is found dead in her car and Ellison does find her. Maybe she is just a murder magnet.

An underlying storyline is featuring Tom Michaels and how his gambling put the bank Ellison owns into jeopardy. Of course, the first dead body is Tom’s wife, Laurie. So, it figures into the mystery at some point.

The ending had me sad. I don’t like Anarchy to come away angry. I want that happily ever after, dang it! Maybe I could travel back to 1974 and comfort the man.

Another great offering from Julie Mulhern! This is one of my favorite cozy mystery worlds. Take a gander and check it out. I am sure you will love it as much as I do.

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

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