Murder in the Family
By Ramona Richards
Storm chaser Molly McClelland’s world is interrupted from an attorney’s phone call. She’s inherited her hoarder aunt’s place and all of her belongings. Curious as to why her aunt would leave it to her, she returns to the one place she never wanted to see again—her hometown and all her greedy family.
Upon arrival, she immediately begins to suspect all is not what it seems in the small town in Alabama. Was her aunt’s death an accident or something more sinister? On her quest to rid the house of its contents, she discovers more than she bargains for. Can she and the town’s sheriff, Greg Olsen, get to the truth before her greedy family drives her out of the town—or before something worse happens?
Murder in the Family is the first novel I’ve read by this author and I gotta say…I loved it! It was a fun read of a quirky family. The author does an amazing job of describing the house and its stinky contents. I could picture it clearly and even crinkled my nose up at some of the descriptions at times!
The characters were well crafted. Some you love, some you love to hate. I could picture them, quirks and all! The plot was well thought out and kept me turning the pages.
The imagery in this well-crafted novel literally had me breathless at some points. The author knows how to put her reader right into the pages. Well done.
I give Murder in the Family four stars. This cozy mystery will keep you guessing!
**I received an e-copy of this book by the author for my honest opinion.
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Ramona Richards’ Bio:
I come from a long line of storytellers, and I grew up sitting on the front porch listening to my parents, grandparents, and a wide selection of aunts and uncles spinning yarns that would raise eyebrows and disturb sleep. Naturally, I wanted to do it for a living.
I love stories and books and readers and listeners, and I’m blessed to have been able to spend my life around them. These days, I’m a speaker, writer, and editor, and my latest book is My Mother’s Quilts (Worthy Publishing), which is a devotional written about and around the quilts I inherited from my mother. I have a small-town crime novel coming out in October 2019, Murder in the Family (Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas). I’ve written six novels for Love Inspired Suspense, and have devotionals available from Abingdon and Barbour Books.
I’m also the associate publisher for New Hope Publishers, although I’ve been an editor for Abingdon Press, Thomas Nelson, Rutledge Hill Press, and Ideals magazine. I’ve freelanced for more than a dozen other publishers and has edited more than 500 publications, including fiction, trade nonfiction, magazines, scripts, poetry, Bibles and biblical reference works, study guides, curriculum, and how-to manuals.
Essentially, I’ll write or edit just about anything. I’m also a speaker for writer’s conferences and women’s groups.