"Bones in the Attic" By Marilyn Meredith: Review/Giveaway

by Cynthia Chow

Details on how to win a copy of this book at the end of the review a link to purchase it.

Detective Doug Milligan’s daughter is helping friends turn an old, abandoned building into a haunted house for Halloween. The house is owned by the city, and the kids have been given permission to use it, but the first floor only.

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Of course, one of the kids has to go to the attic, where he discovered an old trunk. Inside is a truly scary find: a dead body. Beth calls her father, and he responds. But who is the body? How long has it been there? And why?
I confess, I love all of Marilyn Meredith’s mysteries. They are often taken from current headlines. Writing as F.M. Meredith, she has created the believable small town of Rocky Bluff, California, similar to many of the towns dotting the coast between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Through the series, I have loved getting to know the members of the Rocky Bluff Police Department. They change and evolve from book to book.

In this one, Doug gets a new partner, a know-it-all, who leers at women and takes every opportunity to intimidate them. Doug is patient and tries to be understanding, but the new guy remains unrepentant.

Every time I open a new book in the series, I feel as though I’m coming home to visit with old friends. This one does not disappoint.

To enter to win a copy of Bones in the Attic, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line "attic,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen October 26, 2019. U.S. residents only. If entering via comment please include your email address. If entering via email please include your mailing address in case you win, we will not use your address for any other reason. You can read our privacy statement here if you like.

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Lorna Collins and her husband, Larry K. Collins, co-wrote 31 Months in Japan: The Building of a Theme Park, their memoir of building the Universal Studios Japan theme park, two cozy mysteries, Murder…They Wrote and Murder in Paradise, and The Memory Keeper, a historical novel set in San Juan Capistrano. Lorna collaborated on six sweet romance anthologies set in the fictional town of Aspen Grove, Colorado. One, Directions of Love, won the 2011 EPIC eBook Award. Her fantasy/mystery, Ghost Writer, set in Laguna Beach and Jewel of the Missions: San Juan Capistrano are solo works. Her latest is a children’s book: Lola: The Parrot Who Saved the Mission. In addition, Lorna is a professional editor.
Her website is: www.lornalarry.com and her blog is lornacollins-author.blogspot.com.

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  1. That would be spooky. Count me in!

  2. Love the review, but the police officer with the new partner is Gordon Butler.

  3. Ooh, mysterious body in the attic. Sounds intriguing.

  4. Sounds like a great Halloween read. Thanks for the chance.

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  6. sounds really good! JL_Minter(at)hotmail(dot)com

  7. I'd love to read this!


  8. Whoa!! The storyline sounds so intriguing. I would enjoy reading and reviewing.


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