Thursday, October 25, 2018

Blog Tour and Review: BACK STABBERS : A Country Club Mystery by Julie Mulhern

All Ellison Russell wanted was an update on her stock portfolio. Instead, she found her broker dead.

With an unexpected out-of-town guest at her house, Ellison is too busy for a murder investigation. Only this time, Detective Anarchy Jones wants her help, and she can’t deny the handsome detective. Can Mr. Coffee supply her with enough caffeine to keep her brain sharp and everyone else happy?

Juggling bodies (one, two, three, four), two-faced friends, her social calendar, and a cat (yes, a cat) is taxing but Mother might be the biggest challenge of all.

With a killer drawing closer, can Ellison put together the pieces or will she be the one getting stabbed in the back?


Ellison not only finds one body, not two, but three, and Detective Peters is none too happy with her. For that matter neither is Detective Anarchy Jones, her father, or her mother who obviously thinks Ellison must plan to find these bodies or be the one to call the police at least. Only, while she deals with the family scandal of her father's other daughter, Karma, Ellison discovers lots of things have been going on in the brokerage house - possibly the motive for all the murders. 

As with the others in this series, Back Stabbers is well-written, well-paced, and includes an occasional touch of humor. 'Mother' rises to the occasion but only after chastising Ellison as usual. My favorite character, after Ellison of course, is Anarchy Jones. The family dynamic and the tension in relationships adds to the mystery. Although part of a series, this can be read as a stand alone. If you like smart, stubborn, and sassy women sleuths, though, you'd be better off starting at the beginning of the series. 

FTC Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in the hopes that I would post an honest review. This has not affected the content of my review in any way.

About the Author:

Julie Mulhern is the USA Today bestselling author of The Country Club Murders. She is a Kansas City native who grew up on a steady diet of Agatha Christie. She spends her spare time whipping up gourmet meals for her family, working out at the gym and finding new ways to keep her house spotlessly clean–and she’s got an active imagination. Truth is–she’s an expert at calling for take-out, she grumbles about walking the dog and the dust bunnies under the bed have grown into dust lions.

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  1. Christa, thanks for hosting me and #thatotherthing!

  2. Sounds like a series I should be reading.

    1. I'd recommend it and start at the beginning! Thanks for stopping by.