Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Moving can be Murder by Susan Santangelo

Moving can be Murder by Susan Santangelo

I had  to say goodbye one more time. But how does say goodbye to 34 years of memories?

"It's just a house, Carol. It's not a person." I could hear My Beloved Husband Jim's voice telling me that over and over again. "It's much too big for just the two of us. We should cash out and move now, before the real estate market gets worse."

He'd finally worn me down.

~~Page 1

The House closing was definitely off.

The dead man was our buyer, Jack Cartwright.

~~Page 64

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Book Blurb:

Empty-nester Carol Andrews would prefer leaving her beautiful antique home in Fairport, Connecticut, "feet first" to selling it and moving on. But her Beloved Husband Jim convinces her that a nearby active adult community is the best fit for them at this time of life.

Their house sells, and Carol returns alone the night before the closing for a "pity party" farewell tour. And discovers the dead body of the buyer in her living room. Wow. Talk about seller's remorse!

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My views:

Carol seems like scatter-brained female much given to emotions. When she goes one last time to her home, she finds the body of the prospective buyer! Needless to say, the sale is put on hold.

Carol's best friend is a suspect in that murder. And Carol decides to find out the truth. She discovers some secrets which Mary Alice, her friend never shared with her. 

Although there is this murder, but the book is full of wit. It makes the reader chuckle many a times. It is a very readable cozy mystery. Susan Santangelo is an author to look out for!!

19 comments:

Pat @ Posting For Now said...

This book sounds great. Thanks for your review. Moving is somewhat traumatic anyway! This sounds intriguing!

Beth F said...

Ha! I love a good cozy.

My teaser is here.

TBM said...

Wonderful teasers!

Deb T Deb S said...

Great teaser. Thanks for stopping by ours too :)

kelley jensen said...

that sounds very intriguing. I'd keep going. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

Page said...

Intriguing teaser.

starryeyedjen said...

Moving DOES suck! :P Sounds like an interesting read, especially with the murder aspect. Thanks for sharing & stopping by!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, wow, this one does pique my interest. I can relate to selling a house reluctantly...and I like the idea of a mystery. I guess one could call this a "cozy mystery."

Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

aryan claire saints said...

wow, i like your intriguing teaser :) thanks for sharing :)

Book Blather said...

I know that sad, tired feeling. Houses are quite sentimental objects really. Lovely teaser.

Andrea King said...

Awesome pick! One o the things I hate doing is moving. And in 2012. I've moved three times!


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Harvee @ Book Dilettante said...

I can see why moving can be murder. So much work! Looks like a fun book.

Christine Rains said...

That sounds like fun! Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my blog.

fredamans said...

I love a good cozy, especially a fun one.

Pabkins said...

I'm looking forward to being an empty nester!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

That's quite an intro, curious what else is going to happen in this one.

Paulita said...

You make this sound like fun. Here's Mine

Literary Feline said...

I haven't tried this author before but the intro and teaser you shared make it sound like something I'd like.

Eustacia Tan said...

Woah, the buyer must really regret buying the place(;

Great teasers, and the book sounds really fascinating!

Thank you for stopping by my blog!

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