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A justified murder, Jude Deveraux

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A justified murder
Title
A justified murder
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Jude Deveraux
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eng
Summary
The small town of Lachlan, Florida, was rocked last year when two bodies were uncovered in the roots of a fallen tree. Despite their lack of investigative experience, Sara Medlar; her niece, Kate; and Jack Wyatt found themselves at the center of the mystery, working together to reveal the truth behind a decades-old secret in the sleepy town. After a narrow escape, they vowed to never again involve themselves in something so dangerous--until Janet Beeson is murdered. When Janet's body is discovered, everyone is shocked by the violence of the attack. The sweet little old woman has been shot, stabbed and poisoned, but no one can imagine who would want to harm one of the town's kindest, most helpful residents. Sara, Kate and Jack are determined to leave this case to the professionals. But they are soon bombarded by townspeople eager to tell their stories and clear their names with the trio who solved the Morris murders. Even the sheriff is hoping they'll lend their skills to a crime that seems to have no explanation and no motive. And once the town gets talking, they begin to see that there are more secrets buried in quiet Lachlan than anyone could have imagined"--Provided by publisher
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  • In bestseller Deveraux’s entertaining sequel to 2018’s A Willing Murder, Kate Medlar is happier than she has ever been since moving in with her aunt, Sara Medlar, and her aunt’s ex-lover’s grandson, the incredibly handsome Jack Wyatt, in Lachlan, Fla. Though the trio recently solved a multiple murder, they’re determined not to get involved in another case, even when Janet Beeson, a lonely widow, is found poisoned, stabbed, and shot in her home. This proves difficult when everyone in Lachlan, including the sheriff, insists on coming to them with new information. Soon, the trio will discover that the whole town knows more than they’re saying, and Kate, Sara, and Jack are the only ones who can piece together all the stories. What they uncover is a conspiracy that runs deeper than they could have imagined, and involves everything from the local crochet competition to the apparent suicide of Janet’s best friend. Kate and Jack’s undeniable chemistry helps compensate for one-dimensional characters and sometimes tedious subplots. Fans of Deveraux’s romance novels will be particularly charmed. Agent: Robert Gottlieb, Trident Media. (Feb.) --Staff (Reviewed 12/24/2018) (Publishers Weekly, vol 265, issue 52, p)
  • When Sheriff Daryl Flynn is called to Janet Beeson's house, he suspects the elderly woman died of natural causes. But the corpse he finds has been shot, poisoned, and stabbed. He immediately calls Sara Medlar to photograph the scene, and she calls her partners in investigation, including niece Kate and Jack Wyatt, the grandson she never had. The "Medlar trio" looks over the crime scene, but vow they won't investigate a murder case again. Then half the population of Lachlan, FL, shows up at Sara's house to confess to killing Janet. Everyone has a story as to how they were cruel to the woman, who returned only kindness. Something sounds fishy. The story of a cold case, the kidnapping and return of an infant, adds to their curiosity. No matter how much they insist they won't get involved, the three are intrigued when a reporter and a retired police chief show up. This leisurely paced mystery allows plenty of time to introduce characters and for the sexual tension between Kate and Jack to rise. VERDICT Deveraux's second book doesn't quite live up to the promise of A Willing Murder. While the interactions among the primary team are still spirited, there are too many characters and the conclusion is rather implausible. [See Prepub Alert, 7/31/18.] --Lesa Holstine (Reviewed 02/01/2019) (Library Journal, vol 144, issue 1, p64)
  • In the second installment of the Medlar Mystery series, an author and her partners-in-solving-crime investigate the murder of an elderly woman in Lachlan, Florida. "Today, living alone is considered to be an almost criminal act," says Sara Medlar, author and amateur sleuth. Perhaps that's why Janet Beeson was found dead in her home with a knife in her chest, poison dripping from her mouth, and a bullet in her head. Other than her best friend, Sylvia Alden, who killed herself two years ago, Janet had no close friends—and no real enemies. According to all the neighbors who admit they've taunted her, vandalized her property, and called her a witch over the years, Janet hadn't done anything to deserve it. If anything, they're surprised she'd never tried to murder any of them. Sara doesn't want to get involved, but when Sheriff Daryl Flynn asks her to stop by the crime scene to take pictures, she can't get Janet's story out of her head. With the help of her niece, realtor Kate Medlar, and Jack Wyatt, the grandson of her old flame, Sara continues to poke her nose around town to find out why this supposedly sweet old lady's life went sour. And she seems to find a new scandal around every corner. Meanwhile, Kate prods the neighbors for stories about her late father, and Jack's crush on Kate remains unrequited. Readers who are new to the series will quickly catch up. Juicy neighborhood gossip and a good dose of humor build up to a dramatic ending that's equal parts wicked and fun. (Kirkus Reviews, December 1, 2018)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10754980
Cataloging source
AJP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Deveraux, Jude
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3554.E9273
LC item number
J87 2019
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Medlar mysteries;
Series volume
[2]
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Murder
  • Secrecy
  • Small cities
  • City and town life
  • Florida
  • Secrecy
  • City and town life
  • Murder
  • Small cities
  • Florida
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A justified murder, Jude Deveraux
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Series numeration from www.goodreads.com
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
on1085645023
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
330 pages
Isbn
9780778308294
Lccn
2019299173
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)1085645023
Label
A justified murder, Jude Deveraux
Publication
Copyright
Note
Series numeration from www.goodreads.com
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1085645023
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
330 pages
Isbn
9780778308294
Lccn
2019299173
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1085645023

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