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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 retired librarian and the author of the Cobble Cove and Buttercup Bend cozy mystery series and other novels, short stories, poems, articles, and a novella. My books include CLOUDY RAINBOW, REASON TO DIE, SEA SCOPE, MEMORY MAKERS, TIME'S RELATIVE, MEOWS AND PURRS, and MEMORIES AND MEOWS. My Cobble Cove cozy mystery series published by Solstice Publishing consists of 6 books: A STONE'S THROW, BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE, WRITTEN IN STONE, LOVE ON THE ROCKS, NO GRAVESTONE UNTURNED, and SNEAKY'S SUPERNATURAL MYSTERY AND OTHER COBBLE COVE STORIES. My new Buttercup Bend series published by Next Chapter Publishing includes THE CASE OF THE CAT CRAZY LADY and THE CASE OF THE PARROT LOVING PROFESSOR. I've also written a romantic comedy novella, WHEN JACK TRUMPS ACE, and short stories of various genres published as eBooks and in anthologies published by the Red Penguin Collection. My poetry appears in the Nassau County Voices in Verse and the Bard's Annual. I'm a member of Sisters-in-Crime, International Thriller Writers, and the Cat Writers' Association. I live on Long Island with my husband, daughter, and 2 cats.

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