Murder for Profit
by Veronica Heley
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Pub Date 01 Nov 2022 | Archive Date 31 Oct 2022
The shocking death of a student in one of her charity's properties draws Ellie into another dark mystery.
Ellie Quicke returns from Canada to find her home in chaos and her housing charity tearing itself apart. A student has fallen to his death from the top of one of the charity's properties, let through a reputable local estate agency. Accused of corruption, the agency is the victim of a vicious social media campaign.
Was the student's death really an accident or something more sinister? Does someone have a grudge against the agency, or are they being set up to ensure the truth never comes out? As Ellie fights to save her charity's reputation, it seems her troubles are only just beginning . . .
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Average rating from 7 members
Ellie Quicke is back in this twenty second in the series. Back from Canada, Ellie discovers a scene of devastation in more ways than one. It’s not long before she finds herself deep in another mystery chock full of troubling instances. As ever, there are several threads to this quirky and entertaining tale. A very worthy entry into this superlative, long running series and which can happily be read as a standalone
Thanks to the publisher and netgalley for my copy.
A tale of intrigue and sinister goings on.
A new author for me, great writing.
Murder for Profit by Veronica Heley book 22
I have read most of this series but I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with it. By that, I mean I love Ellie and Thomas and I hate Diana. Raphael was not very likable in this outing either. I missed the previous book and will have to go back and catch up.
Sometime I think I like the Bea Abbott series better. She also has a not very pleasant adult child but he is not as awful as the dreadful Diana. Also, Bea takes a lot less guff than Ellie.
The ending of this book was a bit abrupt and I hope the next book ties things up better.
Ellie and her husband Thomas enjoyed their trip to Canada but now they are back and Ellie's concerned. A student fell from a balcony at an apartment sponsored by a charity she founded. Turns out there's more going on in the real estate market than she knew but, ever the intrepid- and often underestimated- sleuth,, she gets answers. I like this series, which I've dipped in and out of over the years, both for the mysteries and for the characters. I especially like that Ellie has aged gracefully. Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC. A good read.
Another good mystery featuring Ellie Quicke : a well plotted and entertaining mystery that kept me guessing.
I was glad to catch up with the relatable characters and the twists surprised me
Many thanks to the publisher for this arc, all opinions are mine
This was an enjoyable read. It gave me something to look forward to and the end of the day. The author keeps you guessing until the end as to whose nefarious plot this was, giving several characters motives over the course of the book. I read this book quickly, mainly because I couldn't put it down.