Address To Die For by Mary Feliz
Book 1: A Maggie McDonald Mystery Series
Publisher: Lyrical Underground / Penguin Random House Publisher Service
Publication Date: July 19, 2016
Format: Paperback - 250 pages
Kindle - 730 KB
Nook - 431 KB
Genre: Cozy Mystery
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Maggie McDonald has a penchant for order that isn’t confined to her clients’ closets, kitchens, and sock drawers. As she lays out her plan to transfer her family to the hundred-year-old house her husband, Max, has inherited in the hills above Silicon Valley, she has every expectation for their new life to fall neatly into place. But as the family bounces up the driveway of their new home, she’s shocked to discover the house’s dilapidated condition. When her husband finds the caretaker face-down in their new basement, it’s the detectives who end up moving in. What a mess! While the investigation unravels and the family camps out in a barn, a killer remains at large—exactly the sort of loose end Maggie can’t help but clean up . . .
My Book Review:
In Address To Die For, the first book in the Maggie McDonald Mystery series, author Mary Feliz weaves an intriguing cozy mystery tale that easily draws the reader into the trials and tribulations that professional organizer Maggie McDonald and family go through when they move into a dilapidated hundred year old house that husband Max inherited in Orchard Valley, California. Maggie takes the reader along on her amateur sleuth adventure as she tries to uncover who murdered Javier Hernandez, the estate's caretaker, and coping with episodes of vandalism while Max is working overseas in India.
Rich in detail and vivid descriptions, the story takes place in the small town of Orchard Valley, in the hills above Silicon Valley. This captivating and fast-paced whodunit tale has enough quirky characters, witty humor, drama, intriguing twists and turns, and conspiracy theories that will keep you guessing.
This entertaining cozy mystery tale will keep you engaged as you turn the pages following along with Maggie's investigative adventure, and you can't help but get caught up in the drama and calamity that ensues as she tries to solve the murder while creating a home out of the fiasco that they inherited. Maggie's story unfolds with a wonderful balance of comedy, drama, suspense, and intriguing twists and turns that easily kept me guessing, and left me wanting more. I would be remiss I didn't mention how much I enjoyed the organizational tips that the author provides at the beginning of each chapter.
Address To Die For is an entertaining cozy murder mystery that will engage you to join in the crazy adventures and trials and tribulations that occur, while providing you with an intriguing mystery to solve.
Address To Die For is the first book in the Maggie McDonald Mystery Series.
RATING: 4 STARS
About The Author
Mary Feliz has lived in five states and two countries but calls Silicon Valley home. Traveling to other areas of the United States, she’s frequently reminded that what seems normal in the high-tech heartland can seem decidedly odd to the rest of the country. A big fan of irony, serendipity, diversity, and quirky intelligence tempered with gentle humor, Mary strives to bring these elements into her writing, although her characters tend to take these elements to a whole new level. She’s a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and National Association of Professional Organizers. Mary is a Smith College graduate with a degree in Sociology. She lives in Northern California with her husband, near the homes of their two adult offspring.
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