Motive for Murder by Marlene Bateman

June 19, 2013 | 3 Comments

Meet Erica Coleman: a gifted and quirky private investigator with a penchant for sleuthing and a passion for chocolate.

Erica imagined that her trip to Florida would be a slice of heaven a chance to get away from it all and catch up with her best friend, Wendy. But a mere day into her idyllic vacation, all hope of fun in the sun is dashed with a shocking discovery the body of an unknown man on the driveway. A failed second homicide attempt hits even closer to home when Wendy’s fianc√© barely survives poisoning.

There’s no way to sugar coat it a murderer is on the prowl, and no one is above suspicion.

Unsettled by the proximity of foul play, Wendy asks Erica to investigate. Erica is convinced that the near double murder was no coincidence, so she accepts her friend s request with her skill, solving the mystery should be a piece of cake. But as she sifts through mounting evidence, one thing becomes clear: everyone had a reason for wanting both men dead. And as the plot thickens, it appears that Erica may have bitten off more than she can chew.

Recipes included.

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Title: Motive for Murder (Erica Coleman #1)

Author: Marlene Bateman

Publisher: Covenant

Release Date: June 3, 2013

ISBN: 978-1608612413

Formats: 288 pages, 6×9, softcover; e-book

Genre: Cozy Mystery/Suspense

3 responses to “Motive for Murder by Marlene Bateman

  1. I LOVED this book!
    I loved Erica’s OCD’s! VERY FUN!
    I loved how Marlene keeps giving clues to lead to one person who did it and then gives more clues to clear that person. She is the BEST at doing that!
    I loved the whole multiple family drama!
    I was BLOWN AWAY by the ending! I so did not see that coming! I LOVED IT!
    I also LOVED the recipes…very tasty!

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