4th in Series
Publisher: Henery Press (October 25, 2016)
Paperback: 246 pages
E-Book ASIN: B01J499OUE
Haunted houses are scary enough without knife-wielding clowns. Especially murderous knife-wielding clowns. So thinks Ellison Russell, single mother, artist, and reluctant sleuth.
Now death wears a red nose and Ellison is up to the blood-stained collar of her new trench coat in costumes, caffeine, and possible killers. Who stabbed Brooks Harney? And why? Money? Jealousy? Drugs?
With Mother meddling, her father furious, and her date dragged downtown for questioning, turns out Ellison’s only confidante is Mr. Coffee.
Books in the Country Club Murders Humorous Mystery Series, available on Amazon
* The Deep End (#1)
* Guaranteed to Bleed (#2)
* Clouds In My Coffee (#3)
* Send In The Clowns (#4)
Welcome Julie! With today being Halloween and the title of the book includes the word Clowns – I started thinking about the recent clown coverage in the media. I am pretty sure Julie didn’t plan this! Today she is sharing escapades from her daughter’s after-party. We all did stupid stuff like this when we were younger…what were we thinking is what I want to know?!
Recently I took leave of my senses and gave permission for my teenage daughter to host a post-homecoming after-party.
Homecoming fell on the night of my husband’s high school reunion.
I figured I’d go to the celebratory dinner with him then hurry home to chaperone the party. He could stay and catch up with old friends
I was a teenager once. How hard could it be to keep them in line?
By 10:00 I knew I was in trouble. I walked into the dining room and spotted a young man helping himself to my husband’s scotch.
Let it be known that he was pale and sweating by the time I got done reading him the riot act.
I returned to the upstairs.
At 10:30, I descended the stairs and let the dog out. As I stood in the driveway, I noticed that the party had moved to the front yard. And the street. And someone was driving with a boy spread eagle on the hood of his car.
“STOP! Have you lost your mind?” I had visions of smashed skulls, broken bones, endless lawsuits.
The car stopped. The boy on the hood slid off, ran to the side of the car, and jumped in. The car raced away.
At 10:45 the car was back. Parked in front of the house.
At 11:00 I made another pass through the downstairs. The song playing was (I kid you not) Dance like a Stripper. I bit my tongue, covered my ears, and went upstairs to text my husband.
Come home. Please.
The whole experience gave me a new appreciation for single mothers.
The heroine of The Country Club Murders is a single mother and in Send in the Clowns, Ellison is dealing with a questionable young man who Grace adores. Unlike me, Ellison can’t text the cavalry. There is no cavalry. Also, since Send in the Clowns is set in 1974, she can’t text.
My hats off to single mothers who—like Ellison—deal with a child who misses her curfew, crushes on a boy who’s totally unacceptable, and stretches the truth. I don’t know how you do it!
About the Author
Julie Mulhern is a Kansas City native who grew up on a steady diet of Agatha Christie. She spends her spare time whipping up gourmet meals for her family, working out at the gym and finding new ways to keep her house spotlessly clean–and she’s got an active imagination. Truth is—she’s an expert at calling for take-out, she grumbles about walking the dog and the dust bunnies under the bed have grown into dust lions.
check out the other great blogs on this tour
October 24 – A Date with a Book – REVIEW
October 24 – Books,Dreams,Life – SPOTLIGHT, EXCERPT
October 25 – Sleuth Cafe – SPOTLIGHT, EXCERPT
October 25 – MysteriesEtc – REVIEW
October 26 – Mallory Heart’s Cozies – REVIEW, SPOTLIGHT
October 26 – Bibliophile Reviews – REVIEW, CHARACTER INTERVIEW
October 27 – Queen of All She Reads – SPOTLIGHT
October 27 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, &, Sissy, Too! – SPOTLIGHT
October 28 – A Holland Reads – CHARACTER GUEST POST
October 28 – Readeropolis – SPOTLIGHT
October 29 – Christa Reads and Writes – REVIEW
October 29 – Grace. Gratitude. Life. by Marie McNary – REVIEW
October 30 – Nadaness In Motion – EXCERPT
October 31 – StoreyBook Reviews – GUEST POST
November 1 – Cozy Up With Kathy – GUEST POST
November 1 – Island Confidential – CHARACTER INTERVIEW,
November 2 – I Wish I Lived in a Library – REVIEW
November 2 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT, EXCERPT
November 3 – Cassidy Salem Reads & Writes – GUEST POST
November 3 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW, INTERVIEW
November 4 – Laura’s Interests – REVIEW, EXCERPT
November 4 – A Chick Who Reads – REVIEW
November 5 – Brooke Blogs – REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST
November 6 – Community Bookstop – REVIEW
November 7 – LibriAmoriMiei – REVIEW
November 7 – The Girl with Book Lungs – REVIEW, EXCERPT