Friday, June 17, 2022

Blog Tour and Review: THE OVERLOOK MURDER (A Wintergreen Mystery) by Patrick Kelly



It’s a short walk to the overlook but a long way down.

The rich entrepreneur Damian Susskind has recently survived a heart attack and quintuple bypass surgery. Suddenly aware of his own mortality, Damian summons his family and friends to Wintergreen to share the latest plans for his will. Unfortunately for Damian, one of those in attendance bears him malicious intent, and by the end of the day, Damian is dead.

Retired police detective Bill O’Shea is asked to help the short-staffed Wintergreen police department investigate an accidental death. Forensic evidence soon convinces Bill that this was no accident. There is plenty of motive to go around and more than a few suspects–the difficulty is tying a single killer to the crime. Will Bill and his friends solve the case, or will a Wintergreen murderer go free?

If you love beautiful mountain settings, a charming cast, and intriguing plot twists, you're going to love the Wintergreen Mystery Series!


The catering company with staff including Bill O'Shea, helping out his lovely neighbor, bring everything over to prepare breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as providing snacks. There's a high level of tension with Suskind's meeting with his two proteges, his admin, and his attorney. After lunch, Suskind has a burst of energy, and insists on climbing to the overlook where he dies.

There are twists and turns, tension in Bill and Cindy's relationship, and the sense the Cindy's new assistant may have an interesting background. Cindy's son, Justin, adds to the mix as they work together for the catering gig. Although they barely knew Suskind, they all are under investigation. 

Throughout, Bill is the one putting the pieces together as the interim chief has no experience. He's a great MC - thoughtful, kind to animals (including Mr. Chips who loves tomatoes), and methodical. I like him, Mitch, and Krista.  

This is my second in the Wintergreen Mysteries and just as enjoyable as the first. I think it straddles traditional mystery and  a cozy mystery. Whichever, it is well written with enough red herrings to keep you reading.

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 Patrick Kelly

Pat Kelly was raised in Yorktown, Virginia, graduated from UVA, and left the state to pursue a corporate career. After settling in Texas, Pat married Susie, and together they raised two daughters in the awesome city of Austin. With the girls now grown and gone, Pat has pursued a lifelong love of writing stories.

Pat has written eight novels–books one and two in the Wintergreen Mystery Series, the Joe Robbins Series of five suspense thrillers, and one standalone novel of historical fiction (The Sheila Stories)

Pat is the winner of a Beverly Hills Book Award and a silver medalist for the Wishing Shelf Book Awards for adult fiction. He serves as Membership Chair of the Heart of Texas Chapter of Sisters in Crime.

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  1. Hi Christa, thank you so much for hosting me and for your thoughtful review of The Overlook Murder. I love chatting with readers and will stop by later to answer any questions! Have a great Saturday! Patrick Kelly

  2. What a wonderful review and tour. Mysteries are great.