Murder in White: A Clean Traditional Mystery

A Wintergreen Mystery Book 3

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Pub Date 15 Nov 2022 | Archive Date 15 Dec 2022

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A female hiker disappears in a snowstorm

As president of the Old Virginia Gun Club, Cassandra Key calls for a trustees’ meeting at the beautiful ski resort of Wintergreen, Virginia. Cassandra–a huge fan of outdoor sports–ignores a harsh weather forecast to undertake a solo hike across mountainous terrain. But then she disappears.

Wintergreen Fire & Rescue organizes a search mission, and many volunteers respond–including retired homicide detective Bill O’Shea. Despite herculean efforts, the search effort fails, and the next morning, a ski patroller finds Cassandra buried in snow. She is deceased–shot twice in the chest by a high-powered rifle.

The short-staffed Wintergreen Police Department asks Bill O’Shea to assist them with the investigation. After initial interviews, Bill has suspicions about several gun club trustees, including Cassandra’s ex-lover, the ex-lover’s fiancé, and an underling scheming for Cassandra’s job. But what Bill can’t sort out is how anyone shot Cassandra in the middle of a snowstorm from four hundred yards. Will Bill and his friends solve the mystery of a murder in white, or will a Wintergreen killer go free?

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

A female hiker disappears in a snowstorm

As president of the Old Virginia Gun Club, Cassandra Key calls for a trustees’ meeting at the beautiful ski resort of Wintergreen, Virginia. Cassandra–a huge...

Advance Praise

"Who knew such a small town carried so many secrets! I love the series and look forward to the next." -- 5-star Amazon review

"Who knew such a small town carried so many secrets! I love the series and look forward to the next." -- 5-star Amazon review

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The rather unpleasant egocentric Ceo went missing in the mountains during a snowstorm. When the
Wintergreen Fire & Rescue team found her body, it was clear that she was shot twice in the chest by a high-powered rifle from a distance.
Bill is a retired homicide detective who has connections with the local law, he gets in on the due diligence as a consultant. They find an ever-widening pool of suspects, possible ties to a professional assassin, and a confusion of drones. The plot moves along at a relentless pace with engaging characters, beautiful imagery of places in the mountains, surprising twists, and ingenious red herrings. Smart policework wins again! Great read!
I requested and received a free ebook copy from BooksGoSocial via NetGalley. Thank you!

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This is the second book of this series that I have read. Bill O’Shea is again called out of retirement to help solve a murder. This book keeps you on your toes. So many twists and turns. Very enjoyable read.

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Murder in White is book three in this series. Patrick Kelly has a descriptive and easy way of writing that the reader feels like they are a part of the book. While part of a series, Murder in White can be read before the other books. There is enough background given that one doesn't feel lost. Retired homicide detective, Bill O'Shea, has helped the understaffed Wintergreen police department solve several cases. He is once again called in on the case, Cassandra Key, an arrogant gun store CEO, ignores warnings that a bad snow storm is approaching and goes out of a long hike. When she fails to return, a manhunt ensues but comes up empty. Finding her body the next morning, it is determined that she died from two bullets in the chest from a high powered rifle. How could someone have shot her during the storm? Will the Wintergreen police be able to solve who did it before all the suspects leave? This series has been so fun and filled with the twists and turns that keep the reader turning pages. I look forward to another Bill O'Shea mystery.

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Great book! I really enjoyed reading this one! This book had suspense, action, intrigue, murder, Romance, drones, a great who done it and some great police work! The storyline was really very interesting! I enjoyed learning more about drones, how they work the light show etc! The storyline definitely kept me glued to my Kindle! I highly recommend reading this book as it was well worth reading! I'm definitely going to look into reading the books before thus one too! Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for sharing this book with me!

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Murder in White: A Clean Traditional Mystery by Patrick Kelly is fast paced with unexpected twists, and clever red herrings. Retired homicide detective Bill O’Shea is once again called in to help in solving a mystery. Very good addition to the Wintergreen mystery series.

Thank you to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for the opportunity to preview the book

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An enjoyable and engaging procedural with little hints of romance. There were enough plausible suspects that I didn’t detect the murderer until near the very end. This is not the first in the series and I was able to comfortably read it as a stand alone. I’d recommend this for those that enjoy a hood who-dun-it. I would also read more of this author.

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Murder in White is the third book in the Wintergreen Mysteries series. This book is the first book I have read in the series. This can be a stand-alone read. There are references to the past that make me want to read the previous books.

This book starts with the murder of Cassandra Key. She is a retail gun sales owner with several locations. She is also the President of the Old Virginia Gun Club. Cassandra is hosting a retreat for the trustees at the resort in Wintergreen, Virginia. A snowstorm is forecasted but that will not keep her from the hike she planned. While hiking she hears a drone which annoys her and is then shot twice in rapid succession from a rifle.

Bill O’Shea has worked with the Wintergreen Police in the past and is asked to help as Cassandra has been reported missing. Bill will have his hands full while trying to solve the murder along when his ex-wife turns up for a visit.

There are many twists and turns in this investigation. A contract killer and drone technology make this a very entertaining story. I really enjoyed this book and am hoping there are more to follow.

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