Framing the Dialogue

A Haunting Homicide

I purchased this Halloween Cozy Mystery Boxed Set as they are often just as advertised…cozy, not too intense, but a nice read.  This four box set sat in my queue for a while, months actually before I started the series.  The first novel, Calamity Jayne and the Haunted Homecoming was the only book that I read.  It was just okay for me so I didn’t read any of the other books.

In this story a reporter gets a tip about a famous author returning to her roots.  This reclusive author seem to take her privacy to the extreme…working only through her assistant with emphatic “no”s.

“Drew Van Vleet thought he was so superior. Just because he had a college degree and his daddy owned the paper didn’t give him the right to ridicule my credentials or my standing as a newspaperwoman. I had a pretty impressive portfolio going. Okay, so more of it than I’d have liked was due to dumb luck, but I’d thought I’d gotten past having to meet a burden of proof every time I stepped out as Tressa Turner, ace cub reporter. I thought of the slogan on the coffee mug my sister-in-law had given me for my birthday last year. Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought as good…luckily, this is not difficult.”

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