Cold As Ice (The Country Club Murders)
6th in Series
Setting – Missouri
Henery Press (October 17, 2017)
Paperback: 268 pages
E-Book ASIN: B07481MPV2
Ellison Russell’s life resembles a rollercoaster ride. And rollercoasters make her ill. Her daughter Grace has a crush on a boy Ellison doesn’t trust and she’s taken to hosting wild parties when Ellison goes out for the evening. Worse, the bank which represents Grace’s inheritance from her father may be in trouble.
When a meeting with the chef at the country club leads to the discovery of a body, Ellison can’t afford cold feet. She must save the bank, find the killer, and convince Grace (and herself) that powerful women don’t need men to rescue them.
Ellison Russell is shocked to learn her daughter’s inheritance is in trouble all because of one huge loan and other mistakes at the bank. She has decided to take the bull by the horns and will go to great lengths to save her daughter’s future. She also has other obligations she must attend to, like meeting with the country club chef to set the menu for her friend’s party. While there the sous chef makes a chilly discovery. Oh no! Not again! There is a dead body in the walk in freezer! Things are about to get slippery as Ellison tries to save the bank, catch a killer and bring her daughter, Grace to her senses – really, a wild party – seriously Grace. All while trying to take her relationship with Detective Anarchy Jones to the next level.
I love this series and wait very impatiently for each new story. I love going back in time to the 70’s. Life before cell phones and cable television. Where Mr. Coffee is your morning pal and gives you just what you need to start your day. The foods mentioned like tuna casserole – you know tuna with egg noodles, peas and a can of Campbell’s cream of celery soup, remind me of the meals my mom used to cook, we still have a version of the dish around here one in a while and it always brings back welcome memories.
Ellison Russell doesn’t need a man to take care of her even though her mother thinks she does. The woman can multitask like a champion and that’s a good thing because she keeps finding dead bodies everywhere. That really upsets her mother too, like Ellison is finding these bodies on purpose. It is also funny that whenever she calls the police the first thing they ask is “Did you find another one?” Definitely not the life her mother has envisioned for her.
The plot is exceptional with plenty of twists but the author gives us some side-splitting moments too. From Grace’s eye rolls to Thanksgiving dinner and so many more in between you will find yourself giggling and even laughing out loud. The dialogue throughout the entire book is absolutely stellar.
Ms. Mulhern’s books are so much fun to read and I usually read them all in one sitting. My family usually knows when I am reading them too because of the intermittent laughter. My daughter “It’s another Julie Mulhern book, isn’t it?” I just nod and smile.
This book is an absolutely perfect escape. I did have a little problem with the last couple of pages though. I was not happy at all, but that just makes me excited for the next installment and hope like hell Julie straightens things out 🙂
About The Author
Julie Mulhern is the USA Today bestselling author of The Country Club Murders. She 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.
Webpage – www.juliemulhernauthor.com
Twitter – https://twitter.com/JulieKMulhern
Books in the Country Club Murders Humorous Mystery Series:
GUARANTEED TO BLEED (#2)
CLOUDS IN MY COFFEE (#3)
SEND IN THE CLOWNS (#4)
WATCHING THE DETECTIVES (#5)
COLD AS ICE (#6)
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