About the Author...
Judy L. Murray is an Independent Publisher Silver Medalist, a Silver Falchion Award Winner, and an Agatha Award Nominee for Best First Novel with Murder in the Master – A Chesapeake Bay Mystery. Killer in the Kitchen is second in the series. A Philadelphia real estate broker and restoration addict, Judy has worked with enough delusional sellers, jittery buyers, testy contractors, and diva agents to fill her head with back-office insight and truth versus gossip. She began her professional writing career, after graduating in newspaper journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School at Syracuse University, as a reporter and magazine columnist. She holds a Master’s in Business from Penn State University. She lives atop a cliff on the Chesapeake Bay with her husband. They’re buffeted by winds in winter and invaded by family and dogs in summer. Judy is a member of Sisters in Crime Chesapeake Chapter and Mystery Writers of America. Sign up for her newsletter at www.judylmurraymysteries.com to learn more.
About the Books...
The Chesapeake Bay Mysteries
Murder in the Master (2021)
Killer in the Kitchen (2022)
Peril in the Pool House (2023)
News and Reviews...
For Murder in the Master
“With dead ends, wrong ends, and loose ends, the drama gets ramped up. Whew! Brilliant! Helen Morrisey is a mature character with whom many cozy fans, like me, can identify, and her cleverness rooted in the mysteries she’s read over her lifetime is a fun element…She’s real…I’m eager for more.” — Kings River Life Magazine
“A gruesome discovery turns a Maryland realtor into a sleuth in Murray’s series-starting Murder in the Master mystery…plenty of romance, surprises, and a climax that’s quite the cliffhanger. Murray’s vivid prose captures…the beauty of the surrounding Chesapeake. But Murray’s greatest accomplishment is her Twizzler-chomping citizen detective whose devotion to fictional female investigators guides her through her own adventures.” — Kirkus Reviews
"We should all have a friend like Helen Morrisey--smart, loyal, with a penchant for channeling a Detectives Club's worth of famous sleuths. Judy L. Murray offers a well-crafted debut whodunit that will keep you guessing until the very end."—Annette Dashofy, USA Today Best-Selling Author, Zoe Chambers Mysteries
“Murder in the Master opens with a bang, when the engaging protagonist, realtor Helen Morrisey, finds the dead body of a much-loathed builder. After her best friend is charged with murder, Helen draws inspiration from fictional sleuths, from Nancy Drew to Nora Charles, in her quirky, but believable, quest for the truth. Filled with clever plot twists, well-placed red herrings, and a very satisfying conclusion.” —Lori Robbins, Indy Award Winner On Pointe Mysteries
“Meet Helen Morrisey, full-time realtor, part-time amateur sleuth who takes her inspiration from famous literary female detectives. Fans of traditional mysteries will cheer as she steadfastly gathers the clues to solve a double murder. The twist at the end was both surprising and satisfying.” —Colleen Shogan, Washington Whodunit Mysteries
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