A Willing Murder A story of old secrets deadly grudges and an improbable group of friends who are determined to uncover the truth regardless of the consequences Sara Medlar is a household name in romance with millio

  • Title: A Willing Murder
  • Author: Jude Deveraux
  • ISBN: 0778308197
  • Page: 402
  • Format: Paperback
  • A story of old secrets, deadly grudges and an improbable group of friends who are determined to uncover the truth regardless of the consequences Sara Medlar is a household name in romance, with millions of books sold But lately, retirement has been boring her and she s found herself back in her hometown of Lachlan, Florida, remodeling the grand old mansion she admired as A story of old secrets, deadly grudges and an improbable group of friends who are determined to uncover the truth regardless of the consequences Sara Medlar is a household name in romance, with millions of books sold But lately, retirement has been boring her and she s found herself back in her hometown of Lachlan, Florida, remodeling the grand old mansion she admired as a child It s much too big for her alone, but she d die before letting anyone in town know that.Then Sara s niece, Kate, is offered a job in Lachlan a start in what could be a very successful career in real estate She accepts immediately, but with so little saved up, she ll have to approach her estranged yet incredibly famous aunt for a place to stay while she gets herself settled When she arrives at Sara s home, she finds she s not the only long term houseguest Jackson Wyatt already has his own room, and though it s impossible to deny his good looks and charm he s clearly got her aunt wrapped around his finger she s also never met anyone who irritates her quite like Jack does.However, when two skeletons are accidentally uncovered in the quiet town, this unlikely trio is suddenly thrust together by a common goal solve a mystery everyone else seems eager to keep under wraps United by a sense of justice and the desire to right old wrongs, Sara, Kate and Jack will have to dig into Lachlan s murky past to unravel the small town s dark secrets and work to bring the awful truth to light Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, 400 pages Expected publication February 19th 2019 by MIRA first published September 18th 2018 More Details ISBN 0778308197 ISBN13 9780778308195 Series Medlar Mystery 1 Other Editions 7 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about A Willing Murder, please sign up

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being sinful It just went ON AND ON Find another way to show how flawed your otherwise perfect character is Maybe don t have her love interest tease her about needing to go to the gym after she eats a sandwich So cringeworthy.Food is amazing I don t need this negativity in my life flag 18 likesLike see review View 2 comments Oct 01, 2018 Madison Warner Fairbanks rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves arc, free from conference, cozy mystery, publisher supplied, series A Willing Murder by Jude DeverauxA murder mystery story First in a series.A fun read Quirky character interaction I actually loved how Sara, Jack and Kate bounce off each other The three of them sitting on a couch together as they talk to suspects clearly shows how comfortable they are in each other s space, yet they all find it necessary to go off to their own section of the house and do their own thinking Intriguing personalities I d like to read the next and see how they solve the next A Willing Murder by Jude DeverauxA murder mystery story First in a series.A fun read Quirky character interaction I actually loved how Sara, Jack and Kate bounce off each other The three of them sitting on a couch together as they talk to suspects clearly shows how comfortable they are in each other s space, yet they all find it necessary to go off to their own section of the house and do their own thinking Intriguing personalities I d like to read the next and see how they solve the next mystery I received an early copy of this book from the publisher flag 10 likesLike see review Sep 15, 2018 Lesa rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves amateur sleuth, cold cases, humorous mysteries I won t say bestselling romance author Jude Deveraux has written herself into her first mystery, but the wonderful Sara Medlar character sounds familiar If you read Deveraux website, she s living in Florida, loves boxing and weightlifting, and drives a Mini Cooper Sara Medlar is a retired romance writer, lives in Florida, boxes, lifts weights, and drives a yellow Mini Cooper I hope Deveraux has as much fun writing the character as I did reading about her in A Willing Murder.Sara Medlar bough I won t say bestselling romance author Jude Deveraux has written herself into her first mystery, but the wonderful Sara Medlar character sounds familiar If you read Deveraux website, she s living in Florida, loves boxing and weightlifting, and drives a Mini Cooper Sara Medlar is a retired romance writer, lives in Florida, boxes, lifts weights, and drives a yellow Mini Cooper I hope Deveraux has as much fun writing the character as I did reading about her in A Willing Murder.Sara Medlar bought a big mansion in Lachlan, her hometown, and hired Jack Wyatt, grandson of her childhood sweetheart, to remodel it But, she s rattling around in that house When Jack breaks his leg in a tragic accident, she invites him to move in Then her niece Kate Medlar accepts a job as a realtor in Lachlan, and Sara is excited to offer her a suite in the house But, Kate s just a little suspicious of Jack s motives However, Kate s not there long when the trio finds something they all have in common They all troop over to check on Jack s properties when a tree goes down Sara has her camera, but it s Kate who accidentally backs up into a skeleton Twenty years earlier, someone planted a poinciana over the freshly dug grave of two murder victims And, Jack knows just who they are, Verna and Cheryl Morris.Although the local sheriff has little interest in opening a cold case when he suspects Jack s father was the killer, Sara, Jack, and Kate feel otherwise They re all determined to snoop and find justice for the dead women But, their best intentions go awry when some of their expected sources are killed Someone is just one step ahead of the trio, someone who is adept at throwing suspicion on others And, in a town sharply divided by money and class, the community would like to forget the murder of two women with reputations.Deveraux has been praised and won prizes for her romances Her debut mystery is just as delightful It s an amusing, witty mystery that never loses sight of the reason for the murder investigation, or the tragedies that arise because of secrets.The characters are well developed and engaging It s the banter filled conversations between the trio that make this mystery shine, though Kate and Sara are sassy, determined women And, there s just enough of a romantic spark to add interest A Willing Murder is a solid, entertaining mystery I m looking forward to the February release of the next Medlar Mystery flag 8 likesLike see review Jenifer Brown I totally got an autobiographical vibe from Sara Medlar Jan 30, 2019 05 50AM Jun 27, 2018 Rob Banks rated it really liked it review of another edition You can tell this author is usually a romance writer but she wrote a nice mystery I thought I knew the murderer fairly early but there were some surprises at the end It s written with characters and back story that will allow for additional books I heard Jude talk about her book at ALA and she described a strong backstory to really set this up for a lot of potential future books It was a fun read flag 6 likesLike see review Sep 24, 2018 Rebecca Kordesh rated it did not like it review of another edition This was a hard pass for me Way too much in story narration to explain away the plot points that didn t make sense and the very unrealistic things going on during a murder investigation I was not engaged, I did not care about the characters alive or dead and was especially annoyed that the author felt the need to close the story with a no the villain is really a bad person bit instead of allowing the story to rest I m also not sure what the tone of this was supposed to be it was a weird This was a hard pass for me Way too much in story narration to explain away the plot points that didn t make sense and the very unrealistic things going on during a murder investigation I was not engaged, I did not care about the characters alive or dead and was especially annoyed that the author felt the need to close the story with a no the villain is really a bad person bit instead of allowing the story to rest I m also not sure what the tone of this was supposed to be it was a weird mix of lots of angry people really obsessed with small town family dynamics and playful banter not well done plus people with short tempers who did a lot of throwing things or punching things and then quickly returned to playful banter Plus there was a murder mystery going on in the background with a lot of people being killed in real time and yet the tone never felt serious or ominous It was just odd Do not recommend flag 5 likesLike see review View 1 comment Sep 14, 2018 Alicia Proctor rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves giveaways 3 Stars what gives it 3 stars instead of 4 I did enjoy this novel it was a quick read, there were not pockets of time where the story dragged, and god, I love the relationship between Sara, Kate, and Jack the sarcastic joking and quips between one another are right up my alley The one thing that bothered me as I started reading and obviously still does was how quick some of the character relationship building happened for example, Kate walks into Sara s home for the first time hasn 3 Stars what gives it 3 stars instead of 4 I did enjoy this novel it was a quick read, there were not pockets of time where the story dragged, and god, I love the relationship between Sara, Kate, and Jack the sarcastic joking and quips between one another are right up my alley The one thing that bothered me as I started reading and obviously still does was how quick some of the character relationship building happened for example, Kate walks into Sara s home for the first time hasn t seen her for 20 plus years and they don t really acknowledge that they barely know each other It s hard to put into words exactly what I didn t like about how some of the characters originally meet, but it s almost unrealistic unnatural to me But that thought aside, I do look forward to the next installment I can t wait to experience the relationship between Sara and Kate, and especially Kate and Jack to grow flag 5 likesLike see review View 2 comments Oct 06, 2018 Susan rated it it was ok review of another edition While I was reading I wrote a list of my thoughts which is became a list of all the things I found wrong with this book It includes everything from unnatural dialogue, baffling unfunny jokes, to fat food shaming Now that I ve finished I realize this long, nit picky list isn t going to help anyone decide to pick up this book or not Instead I m just going to say that this one was not for me I know Jude Deveraux is a very popular romance writer and this is her first foray into the mystery genre While I was reading I wrote a list of my thoughts which is became a list of all the things I found wrong with this book It includes everything from unnatural dialogue, baffling unfunny jokes, to fat food shaming Now that I ve finished I realize this long, nit picky list isn t going to help anyone decide to pick up this book or not Instead I m just going to say that this one was not for me I know Jude Deveraux is a very popular romance writer and this is her first foray into the mystery genre This is also the first book of hers I have read I feel like I m missing something because it was just straight up bad The writing, the characters, the story, it was all just done very poorly I m assuming this is not true of this author in general I m giving it two stars instead of one because I did finish without skimming but I do not recommend it and I will not be continuing this series flag 5 likesLike see review View 2 comments Sep 30, 2018 Sue rated it liked it review of another edition Way too slow It seemed like the entire plot hinged upon people not telling each other things view spoiler The simple fact the Jack sat through multiple tellings of how Cheryl sexually assaulted him as an 11 year old and never denied it absolutely stymied me The statement nobody would believe me just doesn t hold water And all of the times he heard how he was driving drunk when he knew he wasn t Stupid guilt and self flagellation hide spoiler Never warmed up to Kate It was SO STUPID Way too slow It seemed like the entire plot hinged upon people not telling each other things view spoiler The simple fact the Jack sat through multiple tellings of how Cheryl sexually assaulted him as an 11 year old and never denied it absolutely stymied me The statement nobody would believe me just doesn t hold water And all of the times he heard how he was driving drunk when he knew he wasn t Stupid guilt and self flagellation hide spoiler Never warmed up to Kate It was SO STUPID how she started spewing to Alistair a perfect stranger personal information about an aunt she hasn t even met yet within seconds of walking into a new town It didn t make any sense And it took her a very long time for the TSTL vibe to start to wear off And not once did her relatives call her on it Instead, they apologize to her I don t get it flag 4 likesLike see review View 1 comment Oct 03, 2018 Kirsten rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves library book, new releases 2018, cozy alphabet challenge 2018 Jude Deveraux, one of my favorite authors of historical and some contemporary romance, has decided to make a foray into the world of cozy mysteries A Willing Murder has well thought out characters, complicated family relations, and a town where every seems to be in two camps While the mystery was a little simple, it was nicely thought out A fun entry for the genre flag 3 likesLike see review Oct 01, 2018 Lara rated it it was ok review of another edition Well, it s not like her usual style of books at all It was an OK mystery but I had pretty much figured out the mystery murderer ahead of time No romance at all, which is odd for a Jude Deveraux book Maybe the lack of romance is what turned me off I don t know but I also got annoyed at the lame writing not sure how to describe it but it came across as if it had been written by a child, with dorky references to romance and other aspects of the characters relationships The entire premise of Well, it s not like her usual style of books at all It was an OK mystery but I had pretty much figured out the mystery murderer ahead of time No romance at all, which is odd for a Jude Deveraux book Maybe the lack of romance is what turned me off I don t know but I also got annoyed at the lame writing not sure how to describe it but it came across as if it had been written by a child, with dorky references to romance and other aspects of the characters relationships The entire premise of Kate going to live with her aunt was because she wanted to find out about her dad Did we find out about her dad Nope And what was the deal with Kate s and Sara s problem with weight Who cares Or is it because there are of these planned that we re left hanging Now that I think about it, I wonder if she s trying to write books like Janet Evanovich s number series Personally, I think she should stick to trashy romance novels I liked those much better.Just one of the annoying passages Immediately, Jack looked guilty Get the thick cut kind He swallowed Maybe Cheryl told me I m not sure And you re just now remembering that important fact Jack gave a weak smile Guess so You want some hot dogs No They re poison Kate pulled her cell out of her bag What Was The Point of that entire paragraph flag 3 likesLike see review View 2 comments Nov 08, 2018 Dawn romance rated it it was amazing review of another edition I enjoyed this story with plenty of action that moved right along Although there really wasn t much of the typical romance involved, I particularly liked the interaction between the main characters I did suspect the bad guy but had enough doubt to keep it interesting Kate is offered a job near a newly discovered Aunt so stays with her at the same time recuperating Jack is also in residence flag 2 likesLike see review Oct 05, 2018 Catherine rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves favorites Sometimes I get a little nervous when one of my favorite authors writes a different type of book then they re used to writing I m afraid that I won t like it, but I usually do This is one of those instances I ve read all Jude Deveraux s romances, but was nervous I wouldn t like her new series, mystery books This a great book I loved the characters, but would have loved to learn about Kate s father and his relationship, with his sister, Kate s Aunt Sara I also wish that Kate and Jack Sometimes I get a little nervous when one of my favorite authors writes a different type of book then they re used to writing I m afraid that I won t like it, but I usually do This is one of those instances I ve read all Jude Deveraux s romances, but was nervous I wouldn t like her new series, mystery books This a great book I loved the characters, but would have loved to learn about Kate s father and his relationship, with his sister, Kate s Aunt Sara I also wish that Kate and Jack would have gotten together, but there s always the next book And I guessed who the murderer was flag 2 likesLike see review Jul 29, 2018 Jenea Whittington rated it really liked it review of another edition A Willing Murder is the first book I ve read from Deveraux, and when I finished I was happy that I gave this little murder mystery a try.The story stars shortly after Kate Medlar moves herself to a little town in Florida with her very reclusive and mysterious Aunt Sara is an author, and wants to keep to her self, that is until she receives a second house guest, Kate This little town if Lachlan has some secrets that it would like to keep buried.Kate is a real estate agent and has big hopes of A Willing Murder is the first book I ve read from Deveraux, and when I finished I was happy that I gave this little murder mystery a try.The story stars shortly after Kate Medlar moves herself to a little town in Florida with her very reclusive and mysterious Aunt Sara is an author, and wants to keep to her self, that is until she receives a second house guest, Kate This little town if Lachlan has some secrets that it would like to keep buried.Kate is a real estate agent and has big hopes of making her a good career in this little town I have to say, that I really enjoyed Kate She is a woman who doesn t hold back and is quite sassy and very determined When she first meets her Aunts other houseguest, she doesn t like him at all In fact, he just rubs her the wrong way But after the discovery of a set of bones found on a property that Jackson owns, these three amateur sleuths set out to find out what happened and who they are.Kate, Sara and Jackson find themselves in some sticky situation, and it was clear who ever murdered these two was willing to do just about anything to prevent the truth from coming out There was plenty of creepy and dangerous situations that the trio didn t bargained for I enjoyed following the clues that were sprinkled from start to finish But while I was on the right track to figuring out who the murderer was, Deveraux threw a monkey wrench in my path and it ended up being a little different than I expected, but man was it good Overall this was a great read It had some great characters too, one you love and ones you love to hate too I thoroughly enjoyed Kate and Jackson with their slow building friendship turn slow burning romance It was a nice little addition to the story But at the heart of this was the murder mystery And if you enjoy unraveling clues and a little bit of romance along the way, this would be a great one to pick up flag 3 likesLike see review View 1 comment Oct 04, 2018 Kaitlyn Dunnett rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves cozy mystery I liked the characters in this first in a series enough that I ll probably read the next one, if only to find out of the backstory, but a couple of times I misread a section because a character was being sarcastic and I took their comment seriously, missing the few words that clued in the person she was talking to The ending was a bit rushed, with a TSTL moment and inadequate explanation for how the good guys got to a certain location I ve filed this under cozy but it s closer to a t I liked the characters in this first in a series enough that I ll probably read the next one, if only to find out of the backstory, but a couple of times I misread a section because a character was being sarcastic and I took their comment seriously, missing the few words that clued in the person she was talking to The ending was a bit rushed, with a TSTL moment and inadequate explanation for how the good guys got to a certain location I ve filed this under cozy but it s closer to a traditional mystery flag 2 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jul 30, 2018 Janie rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves netgalley The author s move to contemporary mystery is a fun venture The start is less cohesive than a solid murder suspense, but the plot tightens and moves forward The witty dialog mentioned by some reviewers seemed to be awkward than entertaining at the first, but that too smooths out and becomes part of the cohesive story line.A fun read with the murder resolved satisfyingly but not the relationships More to come Pub Date 18 Sep 2018 by HARLEQUIN MIRA U.S and Canada flag 2 likesLike see review Oct 16, 2018 Margaret rated it it was amazing review of another edition I really enjoyed this story Sarah reminded me of Jude Some of Jude s romance books have an element of mystery and thriller which is why she is my favorite I have been anxiously waiting to read A Willing Murder This is up there as one of my favorites as the story ties up nicely and has a great ending flag 2 likesLike see review Oct 04, 2018 Kristin rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves contemporary, mystery, series This isn t much different than her romances I knew who the bad guy was almost from the beginning but I still enjoyed it She s one of my favorite authors flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 19, 2018 Donna rated it really liked it review of another edition 3.5 stars Romance novelist Sara Medlar retires to her hometown of Lachlan, Florida where she s bought a large house Jack Wyatt, grandson of the man she loved, spends a year renovating the home for her Then he s in an auto accident where his brother dies and he is injured Sara persuades Jack to move in with her Sara s niece Kate comes to Lachlan to sell real estate and asks to stay with Sara As the trio begin to get used to each other, a tree blows over in one of Sara s properties and two s 3.5 stars Romance novelist Sara Medlar retires to her hometown of Lachlan, Florida where she s bought a large house Jack Wyatt, grandson of the man she loved, spends a year renovating the home for her Then he s in an auto accident where his brother dies and he is injured Sara persuades Jack to move in with her Sara s niece Kate comes to Lachlan to sell real estate and asks to stay with Sara As the trio begin to get used to each other, a tree blows over in one of Sara s properties and two skeletons are found Turns out one is Jack s crush from twenty years ago who he thought had simply left town The three are determined to find out what happened so long ago.Many, many years ago when I was so much younger and read only romance novels, Jude Deveraux was one of my favorite authors This book is her debut mystery novel and it s not a bad beginning The book is extremely easy to read I like large homes and remodeling projects I liked the 3 main characters, Sara, Kate, and Jack I thought Deveraux totally gave the murderer away in the middle of the book but she still came up with a twist at the end flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 11, 2019 Linda Smatzny rated it really liked it review of another edition This is a murder mystery with fun filled main characters who seem like real people The main characters are Sara Medlar, her neice,Kate and Jackson Wyatt, the grandson of the man Sara loved All of these people are living in a big house that Jack refurbished after Sara bought it from the Stewarts The story takes place in Lachlan, Florida which is located in Broward County and very close to Fort Lauderdale Lachlan is an old style Florida town run by the local blue bloods so that control stays i This is a murder mystery with fun filled main characters who seem like real people The main characters are Sara Medlar, her neice,Kate and Jackson Wyatt, the grandson of the man Sara loved All of these people are living in a big house that Jack refurbished after Sara bought it from the Stewarts The story takes place in Lachlan, Florida which is located in Broward County and very close to Fort Lauderdale Lachlan is an old style Florida town run by the local blue bloods so that control stays in their hands When two skeletons are discovered on property owned by Jack the rumors start flying and the trio decides to investigate but murders happen The relationships between the main characters really worked The book was a quick easy read flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 22, 2018 Marissa Engle rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves series to read Jude Deveraux goes mystery I loved it So many twists and turns and deaths The way the characters intertwined via friendships affairs children was neat to see develop throughout the novel Jack and Kate s love story is just beginning to develop I can t wait to see it grow and read about their next adventure in the novels to come Great job Jude flag 1 likeLike see review Oct 14, 2018 Sana Zameer rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves fiction, mystery suspense, series This year I thought had my fill of mediocre cosy mysteries It was the beautiful cover that made me pick this up It turned out to be a bit better than what I have read The plot was good but it was the execution that lacked The writting felt disjointed and I couldn t connect with the characters Their interaction with each other felt unrealistic I knew who the killer was halfway through the book so it lost the the surprise factor I read the rest of the book to see how the author worked it ou This year I thought had my fill of mediocre cosy mysteries It was the beautiful cover that made me pick this up It turned out to be a bit better than what I have read The plot was good but it was the execution that lacked The writting felt disjointed and I couldn t connect with the characters Their interaction with each other felt unrealistic I knew who the killer was halfway through the book so it lost the the surprise factor I read the rest of the book to see how the author worked it out Yet, it managed to keep me some what engaged It s Jude Deveraux first mystery book so I m willing to give the next book a try in the hope that it will get better flag 1 likeLike see review View 1 comment Jan 27, 2019 Lynne Tull rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves contemporary, mystery This is a really cozy mystery Keep in mind this is Jude Deveraux first venture in the the Mystery Genre This is not Agatha Christie or Elizabeth George However, I liked the characters and the small town setting The mystery and its solution were not so intriguing or hard to figure out flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 18, 2019 Debbie rated it really liked it review of another edition I really enjoyed this book and I m pleased to see that this is a series I ll be on the look out for the next installment flag 1 likeLike see review Oct 05, 2018 Connie Janzen rated it it was amazing review of another edition Absolutely loved this book I can t wait until book 2 Refreshing characters and storyline It had me from the first page to the end flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 16, 2019 Dianne Napier rated it really liked it review of another edition It s a good book Not what I would call a spell binder but good Looking to see what she does with the three main characters in the coming books flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 07, 2018 Erika rated it really liked it review of another edition I enjoyed this book, even though I figured out who had a part of the murders early on in the book flag 1 likeLike see review Aug 05, 2018 Susan Krich rated it really liked it review of another edition This book was given to me through.There are stories within the main story.I enjoy books by Jude Deveraux but this one was a bit hard to get into the story.There are a lot of characters and it took a bit to keep them and their relationships to each other straight without having to look back at previous pages.Once I was able to remember who was who, the plot moves right along with many twists.There is some good natured bantering that made me smile The surprise ending finally explains th This book was given to me through.There are stories within the main story.I enjoy books by Jude Deveraux but this one was a bit hard to get into the story.There are a lot of characters and it took a bit to keep them and their relationships to each other straight without having to look back at previous pages.Once I was able to remember who was who, the plot moves right along with many twists.There is some good natured bantering that made me smile The surprise ending finally explains the title flag 1 likeLike see review Sep 03, 2018 Cheryl Riecke rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves great read I have read many of Jude Deveraux s books This one was a mystery with constant action and back stories.It started a bit hectic as much happened at the beginning and as it began to unravel things progressed.It is a great read, just different than her other books.I won this book in a giveaway, thanks for that flag 1 likeLike see review Jul 19, 2018 Evelyn rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves mystery, netgalley, romantic suspense Thanks to Mira Books and NetGalley for an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.Ok, I admit I was skeptical one of my all time favorite romance authors writing a mystery Kate Medlar moves to Florida to sell real estate, staying with her aunt, world famous romance author Sara Medlar in hopes of learning about her father who died when Kate was only four Also staying with Sara is bad boy Jack Wyatt, a local contractor updating her mansion, as well as rehabbing neighborhood homes Thanks to Mira Books and NetGalley for an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.Ok, I admit I was skeptical one of my all time favorite romance authors writing a mystery Kate Medlar moves to Florida to sell real estate, staying with her aunt, world famous romance author Sara Medlar in hopes of learning about her father who died when Kate was only four Also staying with Sara is bad boy Jack Wyatt, a local contractor updating her mansion, as well as rehabbing neighborhood homes But when a large poinciana tree topples during a storm, the three become amateur sleuths, attempting to learn the identities of the pair of skeletal remains found entangled in the roots This is a great cozy mystery with lots of red herrings and quirky characters I thought I had things figured out early on, but nope, there was a final twist flag 1 likeLike see review Oct 22, 2018 Regan rated it it was ok review of another edition I can t believe this was written by Jude Deveraux She was one of the first romance writers I read and am pretty sure I have read everything she has ever written The voice in this one is no where near her usual voice It is billed as a mystery but it s of a cozy which is fine I enjoy cozies they re usually fun reads with quirky characters and entertaining plots This one started out sort of in the cozy mold but the writing was just bad I figured out who did it almost immediately I I can t believe this was written by Jude Deveraux She was one of the first romance writers I read and am pretty sure I have read everything she has ever written The voice in this one is no where near her usual voice It is billed as a mystery but it s of a cozy which is fine I enjoy cozies they re usually fun reads with quirky characters and entertaining plots This one started out sort of in the cozy mold but the writing was just bad I figured out who did it almost immediately I can t see myself continuing with the series flag 1 likeLike see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book topics posts views last activity Librari Please consolidate duplicate books covers 2 12 Dec 26, 2018 02 49PM Kindle Book Club SPOILER ALERT, A Willing Murder, Reading Completed 5 9 Nov 20, 2018 09 58AM Kindle Book Club Discussion, A Willing Murder, Reading In Progress 32 6 Nov 17, 2018 12 04PM Lake Wales Public September 2018 New Titles 1 3 Aug 31, 2018 10 48AM More topics Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed She began writing in 1976, and published her first bo Jude Gilliam was born September 20, 1947 in Fairdale, Kentucky She has a large extended family and is the elder sister of four brothers She attended Murray State University and received a degree in Art In 1967, Jude married and took her husband s surname of White, but four years later they divorced For years, she worked as 5th grade teacher.She began writing in 1976, and published her first book, The Enchanted Land 1977 under the name Jude Deveraux Following the publication of her first novel, she resigned her teaching position Now, she is the author of 31 New York Times bestsellers Jude won readers hearts with the epic Velvet series, which revolves around the lives of the Montgomery family s irresistible men Jude s early books are set largely in 15th and 16th century England in them her fierce, impassioned protagonists find themselves in the midst of blood feuds and wars Her heroines are equally scrappy medieval Scarlett O Haras who often have a low regard for the men who eventually win them over They re fighters, certainly, but they re also beauties who are preoccupied with survival and family preservation Jude has also stepped outside her milieu, with mixed results Her James River trilogy River Lady, Lost Lady, and Counterfeit Lady is set mostly in post Revolution America the popular, softer edged Twin of Fire Twin of Ice moves to 19th century Colorado and introduces another hunky man clan, the Taggerts.Deveraux manages to evoke a strong and convincing atmosphere for each of her books, but her dialogue and characters are as familiar as a modern day soap opera s Historicals seem to be all I m capable of, Jude once said in an interview, referring to a now out of print attempt at contemporary fiction, 1982 s Casa Grande I don t want to write family sagas or occult books, and I have no intention of again trying to ruin the contemporary market Still, Jude did later attempt modern day romances, such as the lighthearted High Tide her first murder caper , the contemporary female friendship story The Summerhouse, and the time traveling Knight in Shining Armor In fact, with 2002 s The Mulberry Tree, Deveraux seems to be getting comfortable setting stories in the present, which is a good thing, since the fans she won with her historical books are eager to follow her into the future.Jude married Claude White, who she later divorced in 1993 Around the same time she met Mohammed Montassir with whom she had a son, Sam Alexander Montassir, in 1997 On Oct 6th, 2005, Sam died at the age of eight in a motorcycle accident Jude has lived in several countries and all over the United States She currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina and has an additional home in the medieval city of Badolato, Italy Other books in the series Medlar Mystery 2 books Books by Jude Deveraux More Trivia About A Willing Murder No trivia or quizzes yet Add some now renderRatingGraph 520, 610, 423, 106, 30 if rating_details 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      Jude Gilliam was born September 20, 1947 in Fairdale, Kentucky She has a large extended family and is the elder sister of four brothers She attended Murray State University and received a degree in Art In 1967, Jude married and took her husband s surname of White, but four years later they divorced For years, she worked as 5th grade teacher.She began writing in 1976, and published her first bo Jude Gilliam was born September 20, 1947 in Fairdale, Kentucky She has a large extended family and is the elder sister of four brothers She attended Murray State University and received a degree in Art In 1967, Jude married and took her husband s surname of White, but four years later they divorced For years, she worked as 5th grade teacher.She began writing in 1976, and published her first book, The Enchanted Land 1977 under the name Jude Deveraux Following the publication of her first novel, she resigned her teaching position Now, she is the author of 31 New York Times bestsellers Jude won readers hearts with the epic Velvet series, which revolves around the lives of the Montgomery family s irresistible men Jude s early books are set largely in 15th and 16th century England in them her fierce, impassioned protagonists find themselves in the midst of blood feuds and wars Her heroines are equally scrappy medieval Scarlett O Haras who often have a low regard for the men who eventually win them over They re fighters, certainly, but they re also beauties who are preoccupied with survival and family preservation Jude has also stepped outside her milieu, with mixed results Her James River trilogy River Lady, Lost Lady, and Counterfeit Lady is set mostly in post Revolution America the popular, softer edged Twin of Fire Twin of Ice moves to 19th century Colorado and introduces another hunky man clan, the Taggerts.Deveraux manages to evoke a strong and convincing atmosphere for each of her books, but her dialogue and characters are as familiar as a modern day soap opera s Historicals seem to be all I m capable of, Jude once said in an interview, referring to a now out of print attempt at contemporary fiction, 1982 s Casa Grande I don t want to write family sagas or occult books, and I have no intention of again trying to ruin the contemporary market Still, Jude did later attempt modern day romances, such as the lighthearted High Tide her first murder caper , the contemporary female friendship story The Summerhouse, and the time traveling Knight in Shining Armor In fact, with 2002 s The Mulberry Tree, Deveraux seems to be getting comfortable setting stories in the present, which is a good thing, since the fans she won with her historical books are eager to follow her into the future.Jude married Claude White, who she later divorced in 1993 Around the same time she met Mohammed Montassir with whom she had a son, Sam Alexander Montassir, in 1997 On Oct 6th, 2005, Sam died at the age of eight in a motorcycle accident Jude has lived in several countries and all over the United States She currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina and has an additional home in the medieval city of Badolato, Italy

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    1. I had a not so nice review typed up, but I ve deleted it Here s the gist I love OG Jude and am willing to forgive her many things as a result I was almost on board with this story by the end, but I could NOT get past the protagonist obsessing about food being sinful It just went ON AND ON Find another way to show how flawed your otherwise perfect character is Maybe don t have her love interest tease her about needing to go to the gym after she eats a sandwich So cringeworthy.Food is a I had a no [...]


    2. A Willing Murder by Jude DeverauxA murder mystery story First in a series.A fun read Quirky character interaction I actually loved how Sara, Jack and Kate bounce off each other The three of them sitting on a couch together as they talk to suspects clearly shows how comfortable they are in each other s space, yet they all find it necessary to go off to their own section of the house and do their own thinking Intriguing personalities I d like to read the next and see how they solve the next A Will [...]


    3. I won t say bestselling romance author Jude Deveraux has written herself into her first mystery, but the wonderful Sara Medlar character sounds familiar If you read Deveraux website, she s living in Florida, loves boxing and weightlifting, and drives a Mini Cooper Sara Medlar is a retired romance writer, lives in Florida, boxes, lifts weights, and drives a yellow Mini Cooper I hope Deveraux has as much fun writing the character as I did reading about her in A Willing Murder.Sara Medlar bough I w [...]


    4. You can tell this author is usually a romance writer but she wrote a nice mystery I thought I knew the murderer fairly early but there were some surprises at the end It s written with characters and back story that will allow for additional books I heard Jude talk about her book at ALA and she described a strong backstory to really set this up for a lot of potential future books It was a fun read.


    5. This was a hard pass for me Way too much in story narration to explain away the plot points that didn t make sense and the very unrealistic things going on during a murder investigation I was not engaged, I did not care about the characters alive or dead and was especially annoyed that the author felt the need to close the story with a no the villain is really a bad person bit instead of allowing the story to rest I m also not sure what the tone of this was supposed to be it was a weird This was [...]


    6. 3 Stars what gives it 3 stars instead of 4 I did enjoy this novel it was a quick read, there were not pockets of time where the story dragged, and god, I love the relationship between Sara, Kate, and Jack the sarcastic joking and quips between one another are right up my alley The one thing that bothered me as I started reading and obviously still does was how quick some of the character relationship building happened for example, Kate walks into Sara s home for the first time hasn 3 Stars what [...]


    7. While I was reading I wrote a list of my thoughts which is became a list of all the things I found wrong with this book It includes everything from unnatural dialogue, baffling unfunny jokes, to fat food shaming Now that I ve finished I realize this long, nit picky list isn t going to help anyone decide to pick up this book or not Instead I m just going to say that this one was not for me I know Jude Deveraux is a very popular romance writer and this is her first foray into the mystery genre Whi [...]


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