After being jolted from a sound sleep by police early in her vacation, Meg Daniels discovers that her former boss at Markshell Publications, D.K. Bascombe, has turned up dead near her rented beach house in Ocean City, New Jersey. A series of suspicious circumstances turns Meg into a prime suspect in his murder, and the evidence against her seems to be mounting every minuteAfter being jolted from a sound sleep by police early in her vacation, Meg Daniels discovers that her former boss at Markshell Publications, D.K. Bascombe, has turned up dead near her rented beach house in Ocean City, New Jersey. A series of suspicious circumstances turns Meg into a prime suspect in his murder, and the evidence against her seems to be mounting every minute. Along the way the action shifts from Ocean City to Atlantic City to the Pine Barrens, with Meg frantically hunting for answers while she herself becomes a target of the killer. This novel from Plexus Publishing, Inc. is an exciting and suspenseful thriller based in southern New Jersey. The familiarity of the author to the shore areas of South Jersey brings a fun, real life dimension for the local reader to this suspense filled "whodunit". The easily readable short chapters will keep you turning the pages from the moment the body is discovered through the book's exciting conclusion....
|Title||:||Killing Time in Ocean City|
|Number of Pages||:||325 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Killing Time in Ocean City Reviews
A good, light mystery -- in the "cozy" genre.Meg Daniels is on a bad luck streak. She reserved a beach house with her boyfriend, but he dumped her so she's staying alone, and it's a bit of a dump. She discovers the beach house next to hers is being rented by her unpleasant boss. And then her boss is murdered -- and she's the obvious suspect.The police suspect her. In fact, they're really pretty sure she did it. Turns out her boss had stolen a great deal of money from the company and it's now missing. It makes a pretty good motive. Several of her co-workers show up, just to check things out, and they are ALL sure she did it. And they're all sure she either has the money or knows where it is. And they all think they deserve a cut.This is a fun, quick read. There's nothing really deep or unexpected going on, and some of the scenes really stretch credibility. On the other hand, the author is familiar with the Jersey shore, so the setting is handled very believably.This is a good read if you're looking for something that's fun and not too deep.
Oh, Jane Kelly is funny! I knew I was in good hands right from page 1, which includes this stream of consciousness from heroine Meg Daniels when confronted with her boss's corpse: "I was afraid he'd be all gruesome and bloody but really, he looks pretty much like he's asleep. Not that I ever saw him sleep, mind you. Actually I never saw him lying down before but you know there's that thing when you lie on your back--your skin falls into place and you appear younger. Or so they say." The novel continues on from this auspicious beginning, documenting the worst beach vacation ever--how'd you like it if you inadvertently rented the house next door to your awful boss, and then became both a suspect in his murder and a possible next victim? I am looking forward to spending more time with Meg Daniels in this series that visits several of New Jersey's shore communities.
Meg Daniels and her boyfriend were planning a vacation in Meg's old haunts, but when David dumped her at the last minute, Meg decides to go anyhow. She finds that her obnoxious boss is staying next door to her. Could this vacation get any worse? Yes, when the police find his dead body and think Meg may have a) been his mistress (ugh!), and b) killed him. She meets a hunky guy who turns out to be a private investigator, and every time she's doing something that she shouldn't be doing, one of her old classmates turns up. Meanwhile, a lot of her co-workers from New York decide to visit her in Ocean City, and some of them seem to have rather odd agendas.
Can't believe I just found this author. Great south jersey mystery series. Enjoyable and characters are a good mix.