Sunday, June 26, 2016

Book Review/Giveaway: Dead End Street By Sheila Connolly

 Title: Dead End Street
 Author: Sheila Connelly
 Series: Book 7 A Museum Mystery
 Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime Mystery
 Format: Paperback
Source: Received for review from Publisher
 Star Rating: 4 out 5
 Reviewed by: Marlene

 Nell Pratt, Museum President at the Society has her love life and work life on track, her and James have moved in together and she recently acquired enough funds to finish the renovations on the building their offices are in. That all gets muddled up when two eager young professionals come to ask her and the Society's aid in bringing a dilapidated neighbourhood back to life in North Philly. She then gets herself in the cross hairs of a drive-by shooting by visiting a supposed run down townhouse owned by her museum.

 She knows better than to get herself involved again in another investigation but she can't help herself from asking to many questions. Instead she focuses her efforts on what the society can do to shed light on the neighbourhoods that once was the heart of the city and now are war zones. As she educates herself in the city's history she also struggles with the mandate set forth by the Society, a constant tug a war if this will be accepted and pursued by the membership. While Nell is desperately trying to find the right grounds in which to bring such a project forward, even inviting her staff to give ideas.

She also struggles with post effects of the shooting. As she desperately tries to move forward to function through the events she finds she is not alone. Although not alone she also can't let go of her independence and let her man take care of her. Finally pieces start falling into place for the project, the motive and then the murderer.

I really enjoyed this book. There should be more initiative taken in the real world to bring our bad neighbourhoods back to good. It was also a nice journey through Nell's mind. I thoroughly enjoy her as a character she is independent but can also accept help (unlike myself). Looking forward to the next Museum Mystery.

FTC Disclosure Thank you to the publisher and/or author or Net Galley for providing us with a copy of this book for review.This did not influence our thoughts in any way. All the opinions of the book are our own. Click the link to Purchase on Amazon and check out the author website: www.sheliaconnolly.com


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31 comments:

  1. I love this series and this sounds like another good one. Nice review. Thanks for the chance
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  3. Love Sheila Connolly's books, this is a great series!!!

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  4. Not read this author but the book sounds good.

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  5. I love this series. seascapelife at gmail dot com

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  6. I have this on my wish list.
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  7. I love reading cozy mysteries! Thanks for offering this chance to win!! lindaherold999@gmail.com

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  8. Dead End Street sounds great. Thank you for introducing me to a "new-to-me" author.
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  9. I haven't read any of her books but I would like to. This one sounds good. Thank you!
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  10. I love her Orchard series but have not read any of the Museum series - yet! Nice review/giveaway.

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  11. I attended the recent RWA NY event and literally "bumped" into Sheila as I was leaving Linda O. Johnston's table. Talk about embarrassed. I'm a huge fan of all her books and would love to add this latest one to my home library.

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  12. Great review, thanks
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  13. Have added this to my TBR list and can't wait to read it. brichardson0056@yahoo.com

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  14. Great series!!! Want rread this one.
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  15. I haven't read the museum series yet, but I look forward to reading this series. I love museums and I'm sure I will enjoy this series as much as I like Shelia Connolley's other series.
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  16. Thanks for the review and giveaway, looks like a good book.
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  17. Wonderful feature and giveaway. Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. I've read several of the Apple Orchard series books but I haven't read any in this series yet. Thanks for the review and opportunity to win.. salvatoresmom71@yahoo.com

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  19. Intriguing cozy. Thanks for the great review and feature. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  20. I have explored this series, and am eager to start my reading journey with this Museum Mystery series. I've read Sheila's Orchard Mystery series. Connoly's writing is fun and makes for an enjoyable time.
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  21. This sounds so good haven't started this series but would love to read the book ptclayton2@aol.com

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  22. Love this series!
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  23. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!!! Jillian.lauder@yahoo.com

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  24. Looks like a fun read
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  25. Great review - makes me want to read it!
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  26. Would love to read this; thanks for the chance.
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  27. Looking forward to reading Sheila's latest.

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  28. Great review. I have this series on my must read list but haven't started it yet. Thanks for the chance to win a copy. doward1952@yahoo.com

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  29. This sounds like a great series, thanks for offering the giveaway, lilflynracer at msn.com

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  30. Another summer read for me!!!!
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  31. Another summer read for me!!!!
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