Skeleton in a Dead Space

Skeleton in a Dead Space An endearing sleuth a skeleton behind the spice cupboard and a fistful of subplots that will keep you guessing A nicely done debut by an author to watch Susan Wittig Albert author of the China Bayl

  • Title: Skeleton in a Dead Space
  • Author: Judy Alter
  • ISBN: 2940013621039
  • Page: 281
  • Format: Nook
  • An endearing sleuth, a skeleton behind the spice cupboard, and a fistful of subplots that will keep you guessing A nicely done debut by an author to watch Susan Wittig Albert, author of the China Bayles mysteriesKelly O Connell never thought real estate was a dangerous profession, until she stumbled over a skeleton in a dead space in an early twentieth century CraftsmanAn endearing sleuth, a skeleton behind the spice cupboard, and a fistful of subplots that will keep you guessing A nicely done debut by an author to watch Susan Wittig Albert, author of the China Bayles mysteriesKelly O Connell never thought real estate was a dangerous profession, until she stumbled over a skeleton in a dead space in an early twentieth century Craftsman house she was transforming into a coveted modern home in an older urban neighborhood in Fort Worth, Texas.From that moment, she runs into teen age gang members, a manipulative ex husband, a needy and single pregnant friend, a cold blooded murderer, and a policeman who wants to be than her protector As free spirited as the chocolate peanut jalape o candy she craves, Kelly barges through life trying to keep from angering her policeman boyfriend, protect her two young daughters, pacify her worried mother a thousand miles away, and keep her real estate business afloat Too often she puts herself in danger, and sometimes it s the girls, not Mike, who come to Kelly s rescue.

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    About “Judy Alter

    • Judy Alter

      A novelist and author of books for both adults and young readers, Judy Alter is the author of seventitles in the Kelly O Connell Mysteries, three in the Blue Plate Caf Mysteries, and two Oak Grove Mysteries Her mysteries are all set in Texas She has also written frequently about women and girls of the American West, and many of those books are available as ebooks Her Web page is judyalter.The mother of four and grandmother of seven, she lives in Texas.Newest mystery is due Sept 8, 2017 Pigface and the Perfect Dog Oak Grove Mysteries, 2 Available now for pre order on.



    606 thoughts on “Skeleton in a Dead Space

    • I love discovering new authors. Alter may be new, but it's clear she's been honing her craft for a while. Kelly O'Connor is a realtor/renovator, single mom. And she's struggling with all the usual questions. Is she doing right by her kids, is she doing right by her business, was she responsible for the break-up of her marriageWhen her general contractor/handy man finds a skeleton in a dead space of a wonderful craftsman house she is renovating for sale, it seems a matter for the cold case squad. [...]


    • Reviewed by AprilBook provided by the publisher for reviewReview originally posted at Romancing the BookI am a huge lover of cozy mysteries, so when I came across Skeleton in a Dead Space by Judy Alter and read the blurb, I was instantly intrigued! Kelly sounded like an interesting character and the story line sounded like something that would hook me quickly. Did it live up to my expectations? Somewhat. I did enjoy the story line and the twists and turns that took place. The writing was smooth [...]


    • You should really read this book. I mean if you like cozy mysteries with spunky heroines and situations that could easily happen to you. from the opening chapter, Judy Alter takes the reader through the adventures of a real estate agent who just happens to own a property with a skeleton in the closet. Literally.When first we meet Kelly O'Connell it appears she is at the beginning of a normal day. But one phone call changes all of that. She's got a remodel going on and now there's a dead body, an [...]


    • I found a new series and I like it. The main protagonist is a divorcee with two daughter who are not a statement but a living, breathing and doing various things(like most children)characters. The story is written in first person and Kelly's person is perky, warm and caring. I cannot find anything that I wouldn't like about this book - the story was thrilling, it moved swiftly and the solutions all came into place like a perfect puzzle. I also enjoyed getting to know new characters - Kelly, Offi [...]


    • Judy Alter is a new author to me. I was intrigued by the title and the fact that she was in the Real Estate business which I'm also involved in. She lives in an older section of Ft. Worth called Fairmont which is a neigborhood of old craftsman style and bungalow homes. The neighborhood had been allowed to decay but now people are moving into the area and restoring those homes. I love hearing about those old houses which she discusses frequently. The cast of characters is pretty small and all are [...]


    • This is the first book in the new "Kelly McConnell Mystery" series. This is a cozy-type mystery that is set in Fort Worth, Texas. Since I have lived in Texas for years (although not a native Texan), I am very familiar with the DFW area; it was great to read about landmarks and neighborhoods that were quite familiar. This is a very entertaining book, and I am looking forward to the next book, "No Neighborhood for Old Women", in this new series which is scheduled to be released in 2012.


    • LOVED this book, probably because it is set in Fort Worth (close to where I live) and in an area that I am familiar with, and she is a realtor (which I am not but hubby is so familiar with the industry). I thought that her depiction of Fort Worth and the places she mentioned were well done. The killer was a surprise but I knew something was up with this character as weird as they acted!Adding this series to my TBR list!


    • This was another 'cozy mystery', but somehow got my attention more than most. Maybe it's the competence of the main character, who's not ditzy at all, but a business woman and single mother. Since she's a realtor, there's a lot of information about house styles, carpentry and furniture. The mystery, involving a skeleton, obviously was from years ago, which gave it a bit of historical depth, too.


    • An interesting story. A single mother of two and a real estate agent, who purchases houses and remodels before selling, finds a skeleton in a dead space. That and trouble from her ex makes up the story.








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