Murder the Tey Way by Marilyn Levinson

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Murder the Tey Way
by Marilyn Levinson

…a fantastic mystery…
~3 Partners in Shopping; Nana, Mommy, &; Sissy too!

This was such a great book I couldn’t put it down. The characters are strong and the story line is so intense and captivating you will not want to stop reading!
~Shelley’s Book Case

Once again drawing me into her world, Ms. Levinson kept me turning the pages to discover how Lexie would stop the killer before too many lives were claimed.
~Queen of All She Reads

With many twists and turns, the story moves along well. The characters and conflicts are well developed. The possible suspects are many and this makes it difficult to solve the mysteries before Levinson is ready. A good read for sure.
~Christa Reads and Writes

The novel is very intelligent book. It has a lot of suspects, crimes , drama, romance and is a clean read. Makes me want to try reading one on Tey’s mystery for myself sometime.

This was a great mystery with all sorts of secrets with book club members. There is no shortage of possibilities with this book. I enjoyed reading and found I couldn’t put it down…
~Community Bookstop

Murder the Tey Way applies a touch of Tey’s theatrics to a modern-day mystery with delightful results.
~Book Club Librarian

This is a book that will keep you guessing till the very end.
~Melina’s Book Blog


Murder the Tey Way

by Marilyn Levinson

  • Cozy Mystery – 300 pages

The sequel to Murder a la Christie.


Professor Lexie Driscoll is leading a Golden Age of Mystery book club discussion of Josephine Tey’s novels, when her sister arrives in a state of agitation. The sisters aren’t close, and Lexie wonders why Gayle has driven from Utah to Long Island to stay with her. The following morning, Gayle awakens Lexie to say there’s a dead man lying in her backyard. Gayle confesses she’s on the run because she witnessed a murder and the murderer is out to get her. Gayle takes off after begging Lexie not to tell the police she’s been there. This presents a problem because Lexie’s boyfriend, homicide detective Brian Donovan, is initially put in charge of the investigation. The murder victim turns out to be a minor criminal suspected of having burgled several homes in the area. Lexie wonders if her sister killed the man, believing he was sent to kill her.

Lexie and her friend Joy Lincoln, a former FBI agent and now a stay-at-home mom, soon discover that all of the book club members either have secrets or are in situations involving the wrong side of the law. An older couple, Marge and Evan Billings, are at the mercy of the criminals they’ve hired to extricate their young granddaughter from Peru. Tim Draigon has lost his attorney’s license for illegal activities. He and Sadie Lu, a guidance counselor, owe money and have borrowed large sums from money lenders connected to the murdered man. Lexie’s neighbors, the Roberts sisters, are strange birds. Corinne dominates her slow sister, Felicity, and berates Lexie whenever she comes to Felicity’s aid. And who is this Johnny Scarvino Felicity fears? Another club member is murdered, one is knocked unconscious, and old and new secrets impact the lives of the members of the book club. Lexie must find the murderer before more lives are destroyed.


About This Author

 A former Spanish teacher, Marilyn Levinson writes mysteries, romantic suspense, and books for kids.

Her latest mystery, Murder a la Christie, is out with Oak Tree Press. Untreed Reads has brought out new e-editions of her Twin Lakes mysteries: A Murderer Among Us, awarded a Suspense Magazine Best Indie, and Murder in the Air. Uncial Press e-publishes her ghost mystery, Giving Up the Ghost, and her romantic suspense, Dangerous Relations. All of Marilyn’s mysteries take place on Long Island, where she lives.

Her books for young readers include No Boys Allowed; Rufus and Magic Run Amok, which was awarded a Children’s Choice; Getting Back to Normal, & And Don’t Bring Jeremy.

Marilyn loves traveling, reading, knitting, doing Sudoku, and visiting with her granddaughter, Olivia, on FaceTime. She is co-founder and past president of the Long Island chapter of Sisters in Crime.

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Tour Participants

November 24 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! – Review

November 25 – Shelley’s Book Case – Review

November 26 – Queen of All She Reads – Review, Guest Post

November 27 – U.S. Thanksgiving

November 28 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – Interview  

November 29 – Christa Reads and Writes – Review

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December 2 – deal sharing aunt – Interview

December 3 – readalot – Review

December 4 – Lori’s Reading Corner – Guest Post

December 5 – Community Bookstop – Review

December 6 – Book Club Librarian – Review

December 7 – Melina’s Book Blog– Review

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4 thoughts on “Murder the Tey Way by Marilyn Levinson

  1. I’d love to read this book. I really enjoyed Marilyn’s young adult books, particularly And Don’t Bring Jeremy.

    Paul R. Hewlett

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