Telephone Line (The Country Club Murders Book 9)
By: Julie Mulhern
Rating: 5 of 5
I love to spend time visiting with Ellison Russell in the Country Club Murders mystery series. The series is set in the 1970’s in Kansas City. Ellison is the well-to-do widow, daughter, mother and artist who is our sleuth.
Her friend Libba invites her to a yoga class in order to relax. Well, the class is anything but relaxing (try exhausting) and when a death occurs, any thought of relaxing flies out the door.
In this story, there are lots of funny situations and characters including an evil cat that Ellison has to take care of. There is also a serious issue that is dealt with and is done with care.
Ellison’s mother is a hoot. Her friends make me laugh. The situations are so unusual and yet so real that it makes me wonder about the author and where she is getting her plots from. She’s obviously too young to have lived through the 1970s but, though I was fairly young, I can tell you she is spot on.
A continuing theme in this story line is the museum gala that Ellison is in charge of. She was about to rest on her laurels having done everything she had been asked for. Her mother ups the game and sends Ellison scurrying around, in the midst of the murder madness, to raise even more money through the event.
I’m looking forward to the gala actually occurring at some point. I’m looking forward, even more, to the next book in this series.
I was provided a digital advance reader copy of this book by the publisher via Edelweiss.