The Main Line Is Murder
A Ginger Barnes Cozy Mystery #1
by Donna Huston Murray
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 12 May 2020 | Archive Date 23 Jul 2020
Donna Huston Murray, Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Members' Titles
2020 edition of First in Series; Bonus Alternate Ending
When her husband becomes headmaster of struggling Bryn Derwyn Academy, Ginger Barnes learns that murder on the campus can kill a school’s reputation in a heartbeat. To move the scandal off the front page before the school goes under, Gin attempts to hurry the investigation along. Will her amateur sleuthing save her husband’s career and her family’s new home, or will her good intentions backfire big-time?
Writer’s Digest award-winning author
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Paperback 9780986147258. Available now for posting reviews.
"Donna Huston Murray's voice is as familiar as a long-time girlfriend's yet provocative and wise as a favorite aunt's...intelligent and timely. I consider
each book a necessary addition to my mystery collection."
- Earlene Fowler, Agatha winning author
“Barnes’ irreverent attitude about her situation makes for a great character – almost as if Spenser was a housewife.”
-THE DROOD REVIEW OF MYSTERY
"The ending of the book was much different from anything I've read (which was a nice change of pace)".
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Average rating from 25 members
I remembered reading this book back in paperback book days, and remembered it fondly, but without many details. So, I was happy to receive an ARC of the new e-book edition from the publisher and NetGalley, in exchange for my honest review. As I started (re-)reading the book, I remembered why I had enjoyed it the last time – the main character, Ginger (Gin) Barnes, gets stuck with a lot of odd jane-of-all-trade jobs that she hates as much as I do, but still manages to keep a sense of humor throughout. And all while figuring out who the murderer was! I enjoyed the plot, and I liked the characters, so all-in-all, I was happy to have a chance to read this again. And, this is the first in the series, so if you like reading in order, you’re in luck! Please keep in mind that for me, 4 stars out of 5 is a really good ranking. I reserve 5 stars for a very few absolute favorite books, ones I am going to read and reread time-and-again, probably no more than one in twenty or thirty books. So 4 stars is my normal top limit, and means I very much do recommend the book.