Sunday, September 20, 2015

5-Star Review of "Midnight on the Mississippi"

Review of Midnight on the Mississippi

(Secrets of the South Mysteries #1)

by Mary Ellis

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Midnight on the Mississippi begins the new Secrets of the South Mysteries from bestselling author Mary Ellis. These complex crime dramas follow an investigator's quest to make the world a better place...solving one case at a time.

New Orleans--Hunter Galen, a stock and securities broker, suspects his business partner, James Nowak, may be involved in embezzling their clients' money, but he's reluctant to jeopardize their friendship based on suspicion alone. After James turns up dead, Hunter realizes his unwillingness to confront a problem may have cost James his life.

Nicki Price, a newly minted PI, intends to solve the stockbroker's murder, recover the missing millions from the client accounts, and establish herself in the career she adores. As she ferrets out fraud and deception at Galen Investments, Hunter's fiancee, Ashley Menard, rubs Nicki the wrong way. Nicki doesn't trust the ostentatious woman with an agenda longer than the Mississippi River. Ashley seems to be hiding something, but is Nicki's growing attraction to Hunter--a suspected murderer--her true reason for disliking Ashley?

As they encounter sophisticated shell games, blackmail, and murder, Nicki and Hunter's only option is to turn to God as they search for answers, elude lethal danger, and perhaps discover love along the way.
 

MY REVIEW:  Warning!  Reading this book will likely make you hungry!   Nicki and Hunter are constantly enjoying New Orleans cuisine and I have not tried any of it and wow, it made me so hungry to try some!!!   Even crayfish and boudin!   But unfortunately, Hunter is in deep trouble and in danger of a life in prison and Nicki is a new private investigator who is determined to prove him innocent.  Meanwhile someone is out to get rid of Nicki permanently!   
         If you love mysteries and romances that just seem like they'll never make it, then this is the book for you to read!   Mary Ellis hooked me from the very beginning and oh, yes, who wouldn't want to attend a birthday bash on a huge private yacht??   I could definitely imagine being a guest in the crowd.    
      I rate this book 5 stars and I am certainly eagerly anticipating the second book in the series.    
      I received a kindle version of this book from netgalley in exchange for my honest review.   

About the Author:
Mary  Ellis

Mary Ellis has written twelve award-winning novels set in the Amish community and several historical romances set during the Civil War. Her latest, Midnight on the Mississippi, first of a new mystery series, Secrets of the South, is set in New Orleans. Before "retiring" to write full-time, Mary taught school and worked as a sales rep for Hershey Chocolate, a job with amazingly sweet fringe benefits. Mary enjoys traveling, gardening, bicycling and swimming, and lives in Ohio with her husband, dog and cat. She can be found on the web at:www.maryellis.net

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