Summary

Set among the beautiful mountain backdrop, The Overlook Murder will keep readers up late into the night as they follow retired police detective Bill O’Shea chasing suspects, tracking clues in a twisty-turny, edge-of-your-seat cozy mystery you don’t want to miss! 

5-STAR REVIEW: THE OVERLOOK MURDER By Patrick Kelly

The Description

Wintergreen Mystery: Book 2
Publication Date: May 14, 2022

It’s a short walk to the overlook but a long way down.

The rich entrepreneur Damian Susskind has recently survived a heart attack and quintuple bypass surgery. Suddenly aware of his own mortality, Damian summons his family and friends to Wintergreen to share the latest plans for his will. Unfortunately for Damian, one of those in attendance bears him malicious intent, and by the end of the day, Damian is dead.

Retired police detective Bill O’Shea is asked to help the short-staffed Wintergreen police department investigate an accidental death. Forensic evidence soon convinces Bill that this was no accident. There is plenty of motive to go around and more than a few suspects–the difficulty is tying a single killer to the crime. Will Bill and his friends solve the case, or will a Wintergreen murderer go free?

If you love beautiful mountain settings, a charming cast, and intriguing plot twists, you’re going to love the Wintergreen Mystery Series!

The Review

I need to tell readers how much I enjoyed The Overlook Murder by Patrick Kelly. The story moved fast, with some drama and suspense, too. I loved it. I really did. I think it read like a Mary Higgins Clark novel, which I’m a huge fan of, and I enjoy her writing style.

The Overlook Murder is the second book in the Wintergreen Mystery series. Each book is a standalone, so reading each book is unnecessary unless the reader wishes to.  

I like that this book was written from a man’s point of view. Bill O’Shea is the protagonist, and while I really liked him, he struggled with understanding women and how women think. His “friend” Cindy played a minor part in the story’s plot, but her interactions with Bill led to him wondering what he’d done to earn Cindy’s ire. I found it quite endearing. I have a real soft spot for Bill.  

I liked Bill’s interactions with each subject and tries to get into the mind of the killer. As usual, I had no clue who the killer was till the end. I love it!

I have to say that I did not like Cindy—AT ALL. I was upset with her trying to tell her son what to do. I was furious at her for thinking that Bill wasn’t as bright as her ex-husband because Bill didn’t go to college. In my opinion, Cindy’s a snob. She insults Bill, he leaves, then she has him come over the next day. He thinks they’ll clear the air, and she just wants to be friends. Unfortunately, Bill still hopes he and Cindy will be together as a couple. That she’ll come around. NO, NO, NO! She’s going to have to do some major groveling and a significant attitude adjustment before I allow this to happen (ha ha ha!)! Bill, you’re better than this!

Set among the beautiful mountain backdrop, The Overlook Murder will keep readers up late into the night as they follow retired police detective Bill O’Shea chasing suspects, tracking clues in a twisty-turny, edge-of-your-seat cozy mystery you don’t want to miss! 

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About The Author

Pat Kelly was raised in Yorktown, Virginia, graduated from UVA, and left the state to pursue a corporate career. After settling in Texas, Pat married Susie, and together they raised two daughters in the awesome city of Austin. With the girls now grown and gone, Pat has pursued a lifelong love of writing stories.

Pat has written eight novels–books one and two in the Wintergreen Mystery Series, the Joe Robbins Series of five suspense thrillers, and one standalone novel of historical fiction (The Sheila Stories)

Pat is the winner of a Beverly Hills Book Award and a silver medalist for the Wishing Shelf Book Awards for adult fiction. He serves as Membership Chair of the Heart of Texas Chapter of Sisters in Crime.

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Lori Van Buren
Lori Van Buren
I’ve reviewed before for the now closed Romancing the Book. I love reading whether it’s an ebook or a good old-fashioned book book. The smell of a book is such a nice smell. I work with handicapped adults in my real life and I live in New York State.

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5-STAR REVIEW: THE OVERLOOK MURDER By Patrick KellySet among the beautiful mountain backdrop, The Overlook Murder will keep readers up late into the night as they follow retired police detective Bill O’Shea chasing suspects, tracking clues in a twisty-turny, edge-of-your-seat cozy mystery you don’t want to miss!