Posted in 5 paws, Cozy, mystery, Review on June 8, 2016

Murder By George Cover


Retired soap actress Veronica Walsh leads a fulfilling second act in her Adirondack hometown of Barton. With a new business and thriving romance, she has no time for amateur sleuthing. Then architect Scott Culverson buys a vintage box at a flea market and discovers a valuable painting inside a locked drawer. An argument over the painting’s ownership ensues, with Scott battling both the artist’s family and Ella and Madeline Griffin, whose mother received the painting as a wedding gift. When Scott is stabbed to death and the painting stolen, the Griffins ask Veronica to help clear suspicion from their hot-tempered great-niece.

Veronica’s sleuthing introduces her to a colorful cast of characters. Whom can Veronica trust, and who will lead her to the brink of death?


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Veronica, the retired soap actress star, is back to solve another crime! Granted she wants to leave it to the police, but family of an accused murderer wants her help. So of course she has to oblige!

With both of the books by this author, I have to say she does a great job of disguising the killer. I had no clue who to really suspect. Sure there are a few characters that are somewhat shady, but I truly did have any idea who to blame in this book.

I thought the writing was well done and the story flowed nicely. We didn’t see as much of Mark in this book, but he was mentioned several times, especially in what they should call each other because boyfriend/girlfriend for a couple over 50 doesn’t seem quite right.

We give this 5 paws up!


About the Author

Jeanne Quigley grew up reading mysteries, watching soap operas, and vacationing in the Adirondacks, never imagining these pleasures would inspire the Veronica Walsh cozy mystery series. Jeanne’s love of characters—real and fictional—led her to study Sociology and English at the University of Notre Dame. Jeanne has never been a soap star, but she has worked in the music industry and for an education publisher. She resides in Rockland County, New York and is a member of the Sisters in Crime.

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