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Review: Journaled to Death: A Journaling Mystery by Heather Redmond

***5 stars

JOURNALED TO DEATH: A Journaling Mystery by Heather Redmond

This review was first published in the February 15, 2020 issue of Booklist.

 Mandy Meadows is a journaling vlogger who works with her teenage daughter when she’s not at her shift at the hospital coffee shop. She rents her basement to her cousin Ryan to help pay the bills that her ex-husband neglects. When Ryan is found dead, lying on a journal at the bottom of her stairs, his death is termed murder from a hammer blow to the back of his head.

Trying to clear herself, Mandy sets out to find her cousin’s killer and learns that Ryan dabbled in drugs and women. Suspects in Ryan’s murder include the negligent mother next door and Mandy’s friend who both slept with him; a competing blogger; two of Ryan’s strange new acquaintances who’d visited him last; a doctor who holds a grudge against Mandy for turning down a date with him; and even Mandy’s ex-husband. When Mandy gets too close to the truth, will the handsome detective on the case be able to save her in time?

This first in a series will keep cozy mystery fans guessing.

About the Author

This is the bio from Heather’s Amazon author page.

Heather Redmond is a long-time author under another name. First published in mystery, she took a long detour through romance before returning. Though her last known British ancestor departed London in the 1920s, she is a committed anglophile, Dickens devotee, and lover of all things nineteenth century.

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I'm a librarian at a public library and author of the Cobble Cove cozy mystery series and other novels, short stories, articles, and a novella. My books include CLOUDY RAINBOW, REASON TO DIE, and the 5 books of my Cobble Cove cozy mystery series: A STONE'S THROW, BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE, WRITTEN IN STONE, LOVE ON THE ROCKS, and NO GRAVESTONE UNTURNED. I've also written a romantic comedy novella, WHEN JACK TRUMPS ACE, and short stories of various genres published as eBooks by Solstice Publishing and in anthologies published by the Red Penguin Collection. My standalone psychological thriller, SEA SCOPE, and my medical mystery, MEMORY MAKERS, are published by NEXT CHAPTER PUBLISHING who has also published my latest book, the time-travel thriller, TIMES RELATIVE. My non-fiction cat book, PET POSTS: THE CAT CHATS, features blog posts and articles "written" by 2 of my current cats and 2 previous ones about feline health and behavior issues told from a cats' point of view. I have also completed the first book of a new cozy series, THE CASE OF THE CAT CRAZY LADY, Buttercup Bend Mystery #1, for which I am currently seeking representation. I am a member of Sisters-in-Crime, Long Island Authors Group, International Thriller Writers, and the Cat Writers' Association. I live on Long Island with my husband, daughter, and 3 cats.

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