Marriage Is Pure Murder by Staci McLaughlin

Marriage Is Pure Murder by Staci McLaughlin

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Marriage Is Pure Murder by Staci McLaughlinMarriage Is Pure Murder by Staci McLaughlin
Series: A Blossom Valley Mystery #6
Published by Kensington on May 30, 2017
Genres: Cozy Mystery
Pages: 352
Format: eARC
Source: a book tour, NetGalley
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Wedding bells are ringing at the O’Connell Organic Farm and Spa in California’s postcard-perfect Blossom Valley. The entire staff is pitching in to send one of their own down the aisle. But no one knew the nuptials could turn up so many secrets—or that marriage and murder could go hand in hand...

Dana Lewis is marrying Jason Forrester, a talented reporter and the love of her life. She couldn’t dream of a better venue than the farm where she works, and her friends are determined to give her the wedding of her dreams. Even her florist, Bethany Lancaster, is making sure she has just the right flowers. But Dana’s happiness wilts when she finds Bethany shot dead—and discovers her friend was a busybody with a blackmail list longer than a cathedral veil. With so many enemies, finding Bethany’s killer seems all but impossible. And when Dana herself is eyed as a suspect, she’ll have to chase down the culprit faster than she can say, “I do”—or she’ll be trading in her wedding dress for prison stripes . . .

Marriage Is Pure Murder by Stacie McLaughlin

is the 6th book in the Blossom Valley Mystery series. I have not read the other books in this series. However, I found it easy to jump right in where the story begins. I quickly felt like I knew the characters and the setting. This was a fast-paced and enjoyable cozy. I liked Dana; she felt very authentic and like someone I want to be friends with in real life. 🙂 I am really looking forward to going back and reading the earlier books in this series.


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About Staci McLaughlin

Author Staci McLaughlin

Staci McLaughlin graduated from the California State University, East Bay before becoming a technical writer for a number of years. Now she is a stay-at-home mom and a cozy mystery writer in my spare time (Ha!). Once she can wrangle the kids into bed, my husband and I enjoy watching scary movies and playing both board games and video games.

She is currently a member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime, as well as a contributor to the LadyKillers blog at She lives with my family in the San Francisco Bay Area.


6 comments / Add your comment below

  1. The cover really is cute. Staci McLaughlin is a new author to me, and I look forward to reading her books. Thanks, Brooke, for featuring Marriage is Pure Murder on your blog!

  2. I really like the sound of this book and I’m looking forward to reading the book. This is a new author and series to me and I’m definitely adding the series to my TBR list.

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