Stabbing in the Senate
by Colleen J. Shogan
I thought the book was well written and I did not suspect who the killer ended up being.
It’s hard to believe this is a debut novel, but then Ms. Shogan has been a professor and works for the Library of Congress and obviously has some skill with a pen with a keyboard. Put her book on your shelf or ereader, and her future on your radar.
This book was a very good start to a new series. I really enjoyed this author’s writing style.
This is a well-written debut novel. The author has been a part of the group of people she writes about, and her personal knowledge shows in her vivid descriptions of people and scenarios.
This book grabs you right from the start and holds your attention to the end.
~Socrates’ Book Reviews…
…a murder mystery that will keep you guessing and keep you interested in the outcome of the story.
~3 Partners in Shopping; Nana, Mommy, &; Sissy too!
I was intrigued with the story and wrapped up in all the possible suspects that I wasn’t sure who the guilty party was until very late in the story.
Stabbing in the Senate
(A Washington Whodunit)
A Brand New Series
Camel Press (November 15, 2015)
Paperback: 236 pages
E-Book ASIN: B017CBHTOE
Life is good for Kit Marshall. She’s a staffer in D.C. for a popular senator, and she lives with an adoring beagle and a brainy boyfriend with a trust fund. Then, one morning, Kit arrives at the office early and finds her boss, Senator Langsford, impaled by a stainless steel replica of an Army attack helicopter. Panicked, she pulls the weapon out of his chest and instantly becomes the prime suspect in his murder. Circumstances back Kit’s claim of innocence, but her photograph has gone viral, and the heat won’t be off until the killer is found. Well-loved though the senator was, suspects abound. Langsford had begun to vote with his conscience, which meant he was often at odds with his party. Not only had the senator decided to quash the ambitions of a major military contractor, but his likely successor is a congressman he trounced in the last election. Then there’s the suspiciously dry-eyed Widow Langsford. Kit’s tabloid infamy horrifies her boyfriend’s upper-crust family, and it could destroy her career. However, she and her free-spirited friend Meg have a more pressing reason to play sleuth. The police are clueless in more ways than one, and Kit worries that the next task on the killer’s agenda will be to end her life.
About The Author
Colleen J. Shogan is the deputy director of the Congressional Research Service (CRS) at the Library of Congress. She is a former Senate staffer who started reading mysteries at the age of six. A political scientist by training, Colleen has taught American government at George Mason University, Georgetown, and Penn. Stabbing in the Senate is her first novel.
Webpage – colleenshogan.com
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/washingtonwhodunit
Twitter – twitter.com/cshogan276
GoodReads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25775813-stabbing-in-the-senate
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