A Dash of Murder
- Paperback: 148 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 14, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1478113006
- ISBN-13: 978-1478113003
- Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,588,615 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
About the Book . . .
A Mystery for Ghost Hunters! When Betsy's Aunt Maggie wants to drag her along on a ghost hunting excursion at the local abandoned tuberculosis hospital she isn't sure she quite believes in spirits. When she comes upon a fresh spirit in the form of a body she starts to rethink about what is really haunting the hospital. Betsy must solve the murder in spite of her father, who is a lieutenant on the Pecan Bayou Police Force, town citizens worried about the effect of the occult on their children and handsome stranger from Dallas. How do you get blood out of a silk blouse? Betsy Livingston can tell you in the newspaper column, "The Happy Hinter". When she's not writing, or taking care of her 8 year old son she's busy solving mysteries in the tiny Texas town of Pecan Bayou.
About the Author . . .
Teresa Trent wasn't born in Texas but after a few glasses of sweet tea and some exceptional barbecue she decided to stay. With a father in the Army, she found herself moved all over the world, settling down for a while in her teens in the state of Colorado. Her writing was influenced by all of the interesting people she found in small towns and the sense of family that seemed to be woven through them all. Teresa is a former high school teacher and received her degree from The University of Northern Colorado. Teresa is presently working on the third book in her Pecan Bayou Series. Her second book, Overdue For Murder, came out in June of 2012.
Reader Review . . .
Betsy Livingston, aka "The Happy Hinter", has agreed to help her Aunt Maggie on a ghost hunt at the old TB hospital. When Betsy stumbles upon the dead body of someone from her past, she knows she has to solve the murder.
This is the type of mystery novel I could read every day. It's a nice, "cozy" mystery, in spite of a bit of murder and a little strong language. The inclusion of the character of Danny, who has Down's Syndrome, is a very nice touch. This is a series I will be following happily.
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“A good mystery keeps you up on Saturday night. A bad mystery puts you to sleep on Sunday afternoon. Either way, you come out ahead.” ― Elizabeth Jane Howard