Getaway With Murder: The Mountain Lodge Mysteries (Mass Market)
Getaway With Murder is the first in a cozy series from Diane Kelly set in a lodge in the Blue Ridge Mountains, where secrets hide behind every hill.
As if hitting the half-century mark wasn’t enough, Misty Murphy celebrated her landmark birthday by amicably ending her marriage and investing her settlement in a dilapidated mountain lodge at the top of the Blue Ridge Mountains. With the old inn teetering on both a bluff and bankruptcy, she must have lost her ever-loving mind.
Luckily, handyman Rocky Crowder has a knack for rehabbing virtual ruins and for doing it on a dime, and to Misty’s delight, the lodge is fully booked on opening night, every room filled with flexible folks who’d slipped into spandex and ascended the peak for a yoga retreat with plans to namastay for a full week. Misty and her guests are feeling zen—at least until the yoga instructor is found dead.
With a killer on the loose and the lodge’s reputation hanging in the balance, Misty must put her detective-skills to the test. Only one thing is as clear as a sunny mountain morning—she must solve the crime before the lodge ends up, once again, on the brink.
About the Author
Diane Kelly is a former state assistant attorney general and tax advisor who spent much of her career fighting, or inadvertently working for, white-collar criminals. She is also a proud graduate of the Mansfield, Texas Citizens Police Academy. Diane combines her fascination with crime and her love of animals in her stories. Diane now lives in North Carolina, where she spends her days catering to her demanding cats or walking her dogs in the region’s beautiful woods.
"Clever characters, witty humor, and a dangerous case to crack. . . this whodunit has it all."—Woman's World
"When I thought I was on the right path to solving this puzzle, the author threw in a monkey wrench that gave me pause . . . Overall, a terrific addition to the cozy genre and I look forward to the next book in this delightfully charming new series."—Dru's Book Musings
Praise for Diane Kelly:
"[Diane] is beloved for her delightfully fun amateur sleuth sagas."—Woman's World (A Book Club Pick of the Week)
"This is a pleasant and comfy read, particularly for dedicated HGTV fans familiar with the concept of flipping houses."—Mystery Scene Magazine
"A cat, a can-do heroine, and a corpse in the flower bed. You're going to laugh."—Christie Craig, New York Times bestselling author of the Texas Justice series
"[A] well-written mystery, interesting characters and a cat that shares feelings."—Red Carpet Crash
"The author does a fine job sussing out crazy characters, frenetic fans, and more in this finely tuned plot. Ms. Kelly definitely knows the winning recipe of cozy mysteries. I absolutely love her stories! Murder With a View is a perplexing page-turner!"—Romance Junkies