"Just Murdered" A Ms. Fisher's Modern Murder Mystery By Katherine Kovacic: Review/Giveaway

Review by Sandra Murphy

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

In 1960, Phryne Fisher went missing in the jungles of Papua New Guinea. Only her distinctive gun was found. Now her niece, Peregrine, who never met Phryne, has “inherited” her chair at the Adventuress’ Club. Of course, one cannot just inherit a place at the table, one must earn it.

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Peregrine sets out to do just that when a model is found dead during a fashion show—on top of the giant prop wedding cake. She’d just changed employers, was rumored to be having an affair with the store’s owner, and was a prima donna besides. One of the Adventuress members is implicated by the top cop in charge. He’d often butted heads with Phryne and expects to get his way with her out of the way, so to speak.

The detective assigned to the case is a dish, but his boss has rules and can make life miserable for everyone if they’re not followed. Peregrine sees no need for rules. Who will solve the case of the murdered faux bride? It’s a race to the finish with the action moving at the speed of Peregrine’s inherited convertible—with her behind the wheel, of course.

For fans of Miss Fisher, this is an updated version, switching the fashions from the flapper style ‘20s to the mod style of the ‘60s. If you’ve watched Miss Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries, the book follows the story (rather than the other way around) to a T.

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Sandra Murphy lives in the shadow of the Arch in St. Louis Missouri. She writes about eco-friendly topics, pets and wildlife for magazines and reviews mysteries and thrillers for KRL. A collection of her short stories, published by Untreed Reads, From Hay to Eternity: Ten Tales of Crime and Deception can be found at all the usual outlets. Each one is a little weird and all have a twist you won't see coming.

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  2. Sounds like an interesting read.
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  3. I love the original Miss Fisher. This sounds like a great read. A modern Miss Fisher sounds interesting.

  4. New author for me! tWarner419@aol.com

  5. We have a winner!
    Lorie Ham


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