“Magnolia Moonlight” by Mary Ellis

book-cover-magnolia-moonlightDouble Your Pleasure – Two Mysteries in One!

Did Reverend Dean really steal thousands of dollars from the church, and then kill himself because of it?  Or was he really murdered?

Price Investigations of Natchez, Mississippi, owned by Nate Price is about to find out.  But Beth Kirby and new-to- investigation-work, Mike Preston, will be in charge of the case.  Former policewoman Beth has to navigate many hurdles from her past co-workers while trying to solve this investigation.

Mike also causes problems when he impulsively does things that make Beth look bad.  Will Beth be able to continue to train Mike while Nate is gone despite his many mistakes?  Or will her patience be lost with her meddling family that she has moved back in with while she is in town?

In the mean time, Nate and wife Isabelle are taking a long overdue honeymoon to Bay St. playing-cards-free-useLouis.  While down there, Izzy is shocked to spot her first husband, Craig, coming out of a local casino.  Although compulsive gambling led to the end of their marriage, Craig had supposedly kicked the addiction, gotten his life together, and remarried.

Izzy is determined to get to the bottom of this, and attempts to enlist Nate’s help to find out.  Is Craig gambling against his will, or has the gambling bug bit him once again?  Will Craig’s problems ruin Izzy and Nate’s romantic trip?  Or in the end, will Izzy and Nate have a surprise for them all?

dective-magnifying-glass-finger-printsThis is the third installment in The South Mysteries Series, but, this story definitely stands on its own.  I give you fair warning, once you read this, you will want to get the first two–and then anxiously await the fourth addition.  Your attention will be grabbed from the very beginning of this 5 plus star book.  This enjoyable romp offers two mysteries to puzzle through along with interesting back stories from the characters.  And all of it is wrapped up in a story with no offensive language or situations.  I highly recommend this book to all mystery lovers, and fans of well-written fiction.  Get a copy as soon as possible!

Harvest House Publishers has provided bookreadingtic with a complimentary copy of Magnolia Moonlight, for the purpose of review.   I have not been compensated in any other manner.  All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required, or influenced, to give anything but an honest appraisal.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

The Author’s Website:  www.maryellis.net 

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