Murder at the Mansion

Murder at the Mansion

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The first in a brand-new series from New York Times bestselling author Sheila Connolly!

Katherine Hamilton's goal in high school was to escape from her dead-end hometown of Asheboro, Maryland. Fifteen years later she's got a degree in hospitality management and a great job at a high-end boutique hotel in Baltimore. Until, that is, the hotel is acquired by a chain, and she's laid off. When Kate's high school best friend calls with a mysterious invitation to come talk with the town leaders of Asheboro, she agrees to make the trip, curious about where this new opportunity might lead.

Once Kate arrives, the town council members reveal that their town is on the verge of going bankrupt, and they've decided that Kate's skills and knowledge make her the perfect person to cure all their ills. The town has used its last available funds to buy the huge Victorian mansion just outside of town, hoping to use it to attract some of the tourists who travel to visit the nearby Civil War battle sites. Kate has less-than-fond memories of the mansion, for personal reasons, but to makematters worse, the only person who has presented a possible alternate plan is Cordelia Walker--Kate's high school nemesis.

But a few days later, while touring the mansion, Kate stumbles over a body--and it's none other than Cordelia. Kate finds herself juggling the murder investigation and her growing fascination with the old house, which itself is full of long-hidden mysteries. Kate must clear her name and save her town--before she ends up in hot water.

Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, ©2018.
ISBN: 9781250135865
Characteristics: viii, 322 pages ;,22 cm.

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hankgriffin
Apr 10, 2019

This book was pretty lousy. Repetitive, slim on story, grammatical errors throughout. There were whole paragraphs that repeated a few pages later. The author seriously needs a better editor.

2295004750964 Nov 27, 2018

I really enjoyed it. It about a woman lose her job. The town (Ashmore ) which she was born. She need a person to put Ashmore on the map again. Kate would rescue this town by solving a mystery about Henry Barton's mansion and the factory. And who kill Cordelia ?

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kozykettle
Jul 10, 2018

I hope this new series gets better, it is just boring and has little mystery to it.

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