Getaway With Murder: The Mountain Lodge Mysteries (Mass Market)
Getaway With Murder is the first in a cozy series from Diane Kelly set in a lodge in the Blue Ridge Mountains, where secrets hide behind every hill.
As if hitting the half-century mark wasn’t enough, Misty Murphy celebrated her landmark birthday by amicably ending her marriage and investing her settlement in a dilapidated mountain lodge at the top of the Blue Ridge Mountains. With the old inn teetering on both a bluff and bankruptcy, she must have lost her ever-loving mind.
Luckily, handyman Rocky Crowder has a knack for rehabbing virtual ruins and for doing it on a dime, and to Misty’s delight, the lodge is fully booked on opening night, every room filled with flexible folks who’d slipped into spandex and ascended the peak for a yoga retreat with plans to namastay for a full week. Misty and her guests are feeling zen—at least until the yoga instructor is found dead.
With a killer on the loose and the lodge’s reputation hanging in the balance, Misty must put her detective-skills to the test. Only one thing is as clear as a sunny mountain morning—she must solve the crime before the lodge ends up, once again, on the brink.
"Clever characters, witty humor, and a dangerous case to crack. . . this whodunit has it all."—Woman's World
"When I thought I was on the right path to solving this puzzle, the author threw in a monkey wrench that gave me pause . . . Overall, a terrific addition to the cozy genre and I look forward to the next book in this delightfully charming new series."—Dru's Book Musings
Praise for Diane Kelly:
"[Diane] is beloved for her delightfully fun amateur sleuth sagas."—Woman's World (A Book Club Pick of the Week)
"This is a pleasant and comfy read, particularly for dedicated HGTV fans familiar with the concept of flipping houses."—Mystery Scene Magazine
"A cat, a can-do heroine, and a corpse in the flower bed. You're going to laugh."—Christie Craig, New York Times bestselling author of the Texas Justice series
"[A] well-written mystery, interesting characters and a cat that shares feelings."—Red Carpet Crash
"The author does a fine job sussing out crazy characters, frenetic fans, and more in this finely tuned plot. Ms. Kelly definitely knows the winning recipe of cozy mysteries. I absolutely love her stories! Murder With a View is a perplexing page-turner!"—Romance Junkies