I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Send in the Clowns by Julie Mulhern
Length: 7 hours and 30 minutes
Published by Henery Press Pages: 238
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Callie Beaulieu
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Also by this author: The Deep End (The Country Club Murders #1), Guaranteed to Bleed, Clouds in My Coffee, Watching the Detectives, Cold as Ice, Back Stabbers
USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR
"An impossible-to-put-down Harvey Wallbanger of a mystery. With a smart, funny protagonist who's learning to own her power as a woman, Send in the Clowns is one boss read." - Ellen Byron, USA TODAY Bestselling Author of Plantation Shudders
Haunted houses are scary enough without knife-wielding clowns. Especially murderous knife-wielding clowns. So thinks Ellison Russell, single mother, artist, and reluctant sleuth.Now death wears a red nose and Ellison is up to the blood-stained collar of her new trench coat in costumes, caffeine, and possible killers. Who stabbed Brooks Harney? And why? Money? Jealousy? Drugs?With Mother meddling, her father furious, and her date dragged downtown for questioning, turns out Ellison's only confidante is Mr. Coffee.
Related subjects include: cozy mysteries, women sleuths, murder mystery series, whodunit mysteries (whodunnit), amateur sleuth books, book club recommendations, humorous murder mysteries, historical mysteries.
Books in the Country Club Murders Humorous Mystery Series:
* THE DEEP END (#1)* GUARANTEED TO BLEED (#2)* CLOUDS IN MY COFFEE (#3)* SEND IN THE CLOWNS (#4)
Part of the Henery Press Mystery Series Collection, if you like one, you'll probably like them all...
Here is what I thought
In book four we have Ellison looking for her daughter and it leads her to a haunted house where it has some really scary clowns especially because one of them was carrying a knife and leaving a victim behind. Ellison finds the young man that she had knew but he hadn’t been in town for a long time as he was a bit of the black sheep of the Harney family.
She calls Anarky Jones but when he gets there the body is missing but he believes her and it wasn’t too long when they found the body elsewhere. When Ellison got home she finds some business cards that the young man must have put in her jacket and one them is Hunters (Anarky’s rival for Ellison’s affection), she can’t believe that Hunter would have anything to do with such a thing and of course she can’t help but ask a few questions.
Money is a powerful motive behind things as Ellison starts to unravel things and ends up getting herself into trouble again.
I really like Ellison because she comes from a wealthy family but she is not snooty like they can be, she like Anarky and she likes Hunter, but her mother thinks Hunter is the only one because he is a lawyer. I personally like Anarky Jones better. 🙂 She seems to have a knack for finding bodies which also makes her mother squirm. She has been through a lot since the first book and I have enjoyed watching her put her life back in order.
There was a character named Stormy and I thought I might have to smack the author for her comment that came out of Ellison’s mother’s mouth, “Who would name their kid Stormy?” or something like that…I was like hey! LOL It was really funny because this was in the year right before I was born with that lovely name, Stormi. 🙂
This one was a perfect pick for this time of the year with it’s fall theme and really enjoyed the mystery and can’t wait to listen to the next one. If you haven’t tried this series you need too!
Callie Beaulieu is one of my favorite narrator and she has become Ellison and I just love to listen to her talk. 🙂
Audio rating: 4