About the Book:
A Grand Murder is the first book in the Catherine O'Brien mystery series. When a prominent local businessman and friend of the chief of police is murdered on the front steps of his posh Grand Avenue Hill home, Catherine O'Brien a pithy, vertically challenged, St. Paul, Minnesota, homicide detective with a monstrous coffee habit and her partner Louise are given two days to find his killer. They soon discover their victim had a list of people with motives to murder him, including his fashion designer ex-wife, his mistress's husband, and the chief of police. The only evidence they have to go on is a missing cell phone, a stolen book, the victim's letter opener, and an ugly pair of Alpaca wool mittens.
About the Author:
Stacy Verdick Case was born in Willmar, Minnesota. After a brief stint as a military brat, where she lived in Fort Sill Oklahoma and Fort Campbell, Kentucky, her family moved back to Minnesota.
Stacy currently lives in a suburb of St. Paul with her husband and her daughter. Her Catherine O'Brien mystery, A Grand Murder, is available from Before the Fall Books. Her second Catherine O'Brien mystery Murder is a Family Affair, will be released shortly. Stacy is hard at work on her third book in the series.
Visit Stacy on the web at www.StacyVerdickCase.com
I started off really liking Catherine and her partner Louise. They both balance each other out pretty well. One is feminine and in total control and the other is the opposite. Together they have been the most entertaining duo I've read recently. The mystery is pretty nice too. I was impressed by how it had me guessing from the start to the end. I didn't know who the killer was until it was announced, which for me is pretty awesome!
This will definitely satisfy anyone that loves a good mystery. The characters are solid and the writing is very smooth. It's a quick read but it's a juicy one! I highly recommend it.
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