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Marked Down for Murder (Good Buy Girls, Bk 4)
Marked Down for Murder - Good Buy Girls, Bk 4
Author: Josie Belle
Between spending Valentine's Day with her sweetheart, Sam, and shopping upcoming Presidents' Day sales with the Good Buy Girls, everything is coming up roses and bargains for Maggie Gerber. But when the mother of Maggie's nemesis comes to town, things stop looking so rosy. Summer's mom is hoping to set her spoiled daughter up wit...  more »
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PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780425271360
ISBN-10: 0425271366
Publication Date: 9/2/2014
Pages: 272
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 46 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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cathyskye avatar reviewed Marked Down for Murder (Good Buy Girls, Bk 4) on + 2253 more book reviews
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No two ways about it-- I love this series. It's a bit of a surprise since I believe the best bargain is getting out of shopping altogether. Just goes to show that these books are about so much more than bargain-hunting women on a mission to shop. Out of all the crime fiction that I read, Maggie Gerber is one of my favorite characters. Her depth of spirit and heart make her a wonderful mother and friend; she's got a good sense of humor; and she's feisty and not afraid of standing up for what she believes in. Maggie sounds like a paragon, doesn't she? Well, she almost is... that feisty temper of hers leads to some rash decisions sometimes.

Maggie's group of friends-- her Good Buy Girls-- is one of the best supporting casts you'll find in any traditional mystery series. Each friend has her own personality, her own quirks, but together they become one formidable team. As the series progresses, each character's life becomes as real as your own. In Marked Down for Murder, I particularly enjoyed watching how Maggie agonized over a potential obstacle in her growing relationship with Sam-- undoubtedly because I faced something very similar myself.

Another thing that puts this series-- and this book in particular-- a cut above the rest is how author Josie Belle (AKA New York Times bestselling author Jenn McKinlay) deals with Maggie's nemesis, Summer Phillips. Summer has always been a bit over the top for me, and I tended to scringe whenever her scenes came up. Not in Marked Down for Murder. By bringing in Summer's mother as a character, we're able to see why Summer behaves the way she does, and although we still may not like her, at least we have a better understanding of her. The author knows that, if you're going to have a highly irrational character, it's better to explain a little of her behavior; otherwise, she's just a caricature.

After singing so much praise of the characters, you're probably wondering if there's a mystery at all in the book. There is, and it's a good one that I enjoyed trying to piece together as the pages turned. There's no doubt about it: if you're in the mood for an enjoyable mystery filled with wonderful characters, all you have to do is get your hands on the Good Buy Girls.
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Jitterbug3 avatar reviewed Marked Down for Murder (Good Buy Girls, Bk 4) on + 198 more book reviews
Another great entry in this series! I love how the "girls" band together for good, bad and mystery. Good mystery and some really nice progress forward in many relationships! Highly recommend.


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