Subscribe and enjoy more than 800,000 books
Add this book to bookshelf
Grey 902feb64d8b6d481ab8ddda06fbebbba4c95dfa9b7936a7beeb197266cd8b846
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey 902feb64d8b6d481ab8ddda06fbebbba4c95dfa9b7936a7beeb197266cd8b846
Read online the first chapters of this book!
All characters reduced 7236434c7af12f85357591f712aa5cce47c3d377e8addfc98f989c55a4ef4ca5
Murder by the Book - cover

Murder by the Book

Frances Lockridge, Richard Lockridge

Publisher: MysteriousPress.com

  • 0
  • 3
  • 0

Summary

While vacationing in Florida, Mr. and Mrs. North investigate a doctor’s murder It’s morning in Key West, and Pamela North has gone fishing for pelicans. Her husband, Jerry, insists it’s impossible to go fishing for birds, but when he finds her later on, she’s surrounded by pelicans on all sides. He shouldn’t be surprised; Pamela has made a career out of doing the impossible—and she’s not finished yet.   A blizzard is battering New York City, but the Norths have come south for sun and sand and a spot of tennis in old Key West. Murder wasn’t on their agenda, but Pamela has a way of finding it wherever she goes. She’s just gone out for another morning of luring pelicans when she finds a local physician at the end of the pier, a bullet in his chest and his blood all over the dock. The birds will have to wait; the Norths are about to go fishing for a killer.  Murder by the Book is the 26th book in the Mr. and Mrs. North Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

Other books that might interest you

  • Without a Word - A Rachel Alexander Mystery - cover

    Without a Word - A Rachel...

    Carol Lea Benjamin

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Private investigator Rachel Alexander and her pit bull Dashiell return in this stylish, dark, emotionally complex seventh mystery from former detective and noted dog trainer Carol Lea Benjamin.  
     When a distraught father approaches private investigator Rachel Alexander in a New York City park, asking her to help find his missing wife, Rachel accepts––reluctantly. After all, the chances of finding a woman who disappeared without a trace––and without a word––five years earlier are slim. But it's the missing woman's daughter who touches her most deeply––a troubled young girl whose mother's disappearance has rendered her mute. The child is also suspected of the murder of her doctor, a rich neurologist who was brutally stabbed one night while he was alone in his office. Rachel knows the disturbed girl can't be a murderer, but her investigation reveals that against all odds, it could be someone from her past. And against a backdrop of betrayal, neglect, and a city at times as lonely and frightening as a child's worst nightmares, Rachel's involvement in the case uncovers issues more complex, and more heartbreaking, than she's ever seen––problems that someone was willing to die, or even kill, for.
    Show book
  • The Last Darkness - cover

    The Last Darkness

    Campbell Armstrong

    • 0
    • 3
    • 0
    Detective-Sergeant Lou Perlman takes center stage in the investigation of a hanged man that leads him on a twisted trail through Glasgow in international bestselling author Campbell Armstrong’s suspenseful crime novel Amid Glasgow’s icy streets and Christmas decorations, a well-dressed businessman kills himself in a most public manner—hanging himself from Central Station Bridge. When it appears that the dead entrepreneur somehow dragged himself up that bridge, suicide is ruled out, and murder takes the lead.   As Lou Perlman investigates the hanged man, something about the corpse reminds him of his childhood in the crime-ridden Gorbals section of the city. As one death follows another, his hunt for the killer takes him into dangerous territory.   Glasgow’s wintry streets shimmer with menace in this top-notch thriller about a good cop with a few too many secrets.The Last Darkness is the 2nd book in the Glasgow Novels, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.  
    Show book
  • Sins of the Fathers - A family mystery set in Scotland and England - cover

    Sins of the Fathers - A family...

    Anthea Fraser

    • 1
    • 2
    • 0
    Three families, separate yet joined by the sins of the fathers; sins that will ultimately lead to tragedy.Mark Richmond’s trip to York takes a surprise detour when he runs into Helena Crawford and ends up accompanying her to her parents’ ruby wedding anniversary in Drumlee, Scotland.Six months earlier, Mark attended Peter Kingsley’s sixtieth birthday party – the father of his now-estranged wife, Sophie – where Peter was unexpectedly taken ill. Mark’s father, Charles, has been friends with Peter for forty years, but how well does he really know him?As Peter’s health continues to deteriorate, it seems the Richmonds and the Kingsleys are inextricably entwined by devastating secrets, resentment, betrayal and deceit. And who is Ellie, the girl in the hooded anorak, who appears on the cliff path in Drumlee, pale and shivering from the cold?
    Show book
  • Trial Run (Fault Lines Book #1) - cover

    Trial Run (Fault Lines Book #1)

    Thomas Locke

    • 0
    • 2
    • 0
    Reese Clawson's work is mind-bending--literally. Her company specializes in global data analysis for an elite group of industry executives, and now a lucrative government contract is moving her into the realm of cutting-edge intelligence gathering. She is determined to crack the limits of consciousness--and in doing so, the boundaries of secrets and lies. But her experiment crashes as test subjects slide into a coma-like state. Reese is left scrambling to maintain control, drawing three disparate people into the search for answers--an adrenaline-amped thrill junkie with altered brain chemistry, an Italian scientist working on remote-viewing technology, and a math prodigy whose algorithms subvert computer encryption.Will this piecemeal team prevail when a government operative is sent to investigate? As the threads of perception and reality become tangled and even time itself twists in unexpected directions, one warning remains clear: what you don't know can kill you.With a concept so daring and writing so gripping, readers will swiftly fall under the spell of Thomas Locke's endlessly creative mind. This thrilling psychological journey into the very nature of causation and consciousness will leave them turning the pages and grasping for solid ground.
    Show book
  • Brainfire - cover

    Brainfire

    Campbell Armstrong

    • 0
    • 2
    • 0
    Master thriller writer Campbell Armstrong delivers a chilling espionage novel about an intrepid American who tries to stop the Russians from launching a terrifying mind-control weapon John Rayner is perplexed, angry, and grief stricken; his brother Richard, a powerful diplomat in London, has just died. While some believe that it was suicide, Rayner suspects something more sinister. A State Department official with a stalled career, Rayner has no way to force an official investigation. But as Rayner looks into it himself, he uncovers an international network dedicated to murder, torture, mind control, and the planning of an unprecedented attack that could cost the world its freedom.
    Show book
  • Motherlove - cover

    Motherlove

    Thorne Moore

    • 0
    • 2
    • 0
    One mother’s need is another’s nightmare 1990, and three woman are contemplating motherhood. Lindy is homeless and longs for a family. Heather is stressed and dreading another baby. Gillian is childless and aching. When two babies are born in Lyford hospital, it’s the start of a new life for all three. For two, it’s a dream come true. For the third, it’s the beginning of a nightmare. 22 years later, two girls set out to discover who they really are, But answers aren’t easy to come by, or easy to accept. A gripping psychological thriller from the author of A Time for Silence, Thorne Moore mixes mystery and family drama in this gripping novel of secrets and love. Welsh Books Council Independent Bookshops and National Museums of Wales Book of the Month March 2015Praise for Motherlove "I can't remember the last time I read the final paragraph of a novel and then immediately turned back to the first chapter and started reading all over again. But that's what I did with Motherlove. I loved this book - I mean I really loved it"!" Judith Barrow"a fantastic fast paced book... a thrilling read. If you like a moving psychological story that will keep you on the edge of your seat you will love this book." " Librarian Lavender"...a heart-wrenching tale of three mothers and their love for their children... which kept me enthralled until the end." Rosie Amber
    Show book