Scroll down this page a bit and you’ll find information about the very talented mystery writer Marja McGraw. Since that post, I’ve been reading the first book in her Sandi Webster mystery series, A Well-Kept Family Secret. If you’ve made a note to read this series, add this book to the top of your “must read” list!
A great cast of characters and a well-crafted mystery set the stage for this terrific read. There are actually two stories—one a century-old murder, the other a contemporary tale—converging in a highly satisfying conclusion. Writing two different time lines can be tricky, but Marja handles it beautifully. I don’t often read mysteries with a private investigator as the main character, but Sandi Webster is endearing, and downright funny at times. She’s surrounded by quirky relatives and friends, all of whom want to be involved in the investigation. As you might imagine, that can create some interesting situations!
I already have book #2 on my “must read” list, and eager to see what Sandi and friends get up to next. Thanks, Marja, for an entertaining read!
UPDATE: Marja’s in the process of moving her website and blog. I’ll post the new links as soon as she’s up and running. Meanwhile, you can reach her by leaving a comment here.