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Murder in the Worst Degree By F.M. Meredith


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by Lorie Lewis Ham

Enter to win a copy of Murder in the Worst Degree at the end of this review.

Murder in the Worst Degree is the tenth book in F.M. Meredith’s (aka Marilyn Meredith) Rocky Bluff PD series. In this book the Rocky Bluff police department not only has to deal with an elderly man found washed up on the beach, but a serial rapist, drug deals, and auto accidents.

As to the body on the beach, Detectives Milligan and Zachary’s investigation leads them to consider the victim’s family members, his housekeeper, three long-time friends and even a mystery woman as suspects. There are also a lot of relationship issues going on within the department, along with getting used to a new chief of police that no one quite seems to know what they think of, or what she thinks about them. And if that weren’t enough tension for this story, Meredith also throws in an earthquake.

While this was my first Rocky Bluff PD book, I didn’t really find myself lost and still enjoyed the story. The mystery is well plotted and filled with twists and turns. I also enjoyed the personal side of the lives of the people working in this police department.

If you enjoy a good, quick mystery read, don’t miss this book. And while you’re at it, why not go back and read the entire series. I look forward to having the chance to do that myself, as I would like to get to know these interesting characters better.

To enter to win a copy of Murder in the Worst Degree, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “Degree,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen April 12, 2014. U.S. residents only.

Check out other mystery articles, reviews, book giveaways & short stories in our mystery section.

Lorie Lewis Ham is our Editor-in-Chief and a contributor to various sections, coupling her journalism experience with her connection to the literary and entertainment worlds. Explore Lorie’s mystery writing at Mysteryrat’s Closet.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lynn April 5, 2014 at 10:40am

I have already read this book and it is really a GREAT read, you’ll enjoy it muchly if you win it! Good luck!


2 Lorna Collins
Twitter: @LornaCollins
April 5, 2014 at 11:07am

I ADORE this book–and I love the whole series. This one has one of the greatest first lines ever!


3 sara hyman April 5, 2014 at 3:26pm

Always looking for new authors and new reading material


4 Jill April 6, 2014 at 6:10am

I’m looking forward to checking out this series.


5 Valerie Hoynacki April 6, 2014 at 3:02pm

Would love to be introduced to a new (to me) author!!


6 Judy April 8, 2014 at 12:36pm

Cute title and would like to get to know this author’s works.


7 Lorie
Twitter: @mysteryrat
April 22, 2014 at 11:32am

We have a winner
Lorie Ham, KRL Publisher


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