Book Tour Review: The Advice Column Murders

The Advice Column Murders: The Oakwood Mystery Series
by Leslie Nagel

About the Book

The Advice Column Murders: The Oakwood Mystery Series
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Alibi (April 3, 2018)
Print Length: 250 pages
ASIN: B073QYK1HS

What’s the couple next door really hiding? Vintage fashionista and amateur sleuth Charley Carpenter finds out in this engrossing cozy mystery from the USA Today bestselling author of The Book Club Murders. 

In a small town like Oakwood, Ohio, everyone knows everyone else’s business—except for Charley Carpenter’s standoffish new neighbors, who tend to keep to themselves. But behind closed doors, Paxton Sharpe’s habit of screaming bloody murder at all hours of the day keeps Charley awake all night. Coupled with the stress of the increasingly delayed expansion of her shop, Old Hat Vintage Fashions, the insomnia is driving Charley crazy. Her only distraction? The local paper’s irreverent new advice column, “Ask Jackie.”

Jackie’s biting commentary usually leaves Charley and her employees rolling on the floor, but her latest column is no laughing matter. An oddly phrased query hinting at a child in peril immediately puts Charley on high alert. After arriving home to a bloodcurdling scream next door, she follows the noise into the basement and makes a grisly discovery: the body of Judith Sharpe’s adult daughter.

With Detective Marcus Trenault off in Chicago, Charley decides to take matters into her own hands. Convinced that the murder is connected to the desperate plea for help in “Ask Jackie,” she embarks on a twisted investigation that has her keeping up with the Sharpes—before a killer strikes again.

The Advice Column Murders is book three in The Oakwood Mystery Series from cozy mystery author, Leslie Nagel. This is an all encompassing book:  A little bit of romance, humor, mystery, secrets, and murders makes for a well-rounded and engrossing read.

A murder may be linked with a local advice column “Ask Jackie” that leads our amateur sleuth, Charley Carpenter, as she is put in the midst of a murder while her boyfriend, Detective Marcus Tenault, is away. One of the many, many twists and turns is that “Ask Jackie” is actually Charley’s neighbor, Judith Sharpe, and it was she, Charley, who discovered the body, Sarah, Judith’s daughter. As we follow along figuring out the mystery, some are cleared, while secrets unearthed abound.

While I wouldn’t give this book the ability to be a standalone, especially at the off-set, as I delved deeper into the mystery and came to know the characters, it went to the wayside. Enjoyable read, a bit heavier than other cozy mysteries, which made it have more of an edge towards gripping page turner!

About the Author

About The Author

Leslie Nagel is a writer and teacher of writing at a local community college. Her debut novel, “The Book Club Murders”, is the first in the Oakwood Mystery Series. Leslie lives in the all too real city of Oakwood, Ohio, where murders are rare but great stories lie thick on the ground. After the written word, her passions include her husband, her son, and daughter, hiking, tennis and strong black coffee, not necessarily in that order.

Author Links

Website – http://www.leslienagel.com/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/LeslieNagelAuthor/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/@leslie_nagel

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/leslie_nagel/

Purchase Links

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