Murder Packs a Suitcase

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Random House Publishing Group, Oct 28, 2008 - Fiction - 336 pages
19 Reviews
Mallory Marlowe is ready to turn a corner—one lined with palm trees, plastic pink flamingo lawn ornaments, and snack bars shaped like giant ice cream cones. Thanks to her new job as travel writer for the New York magazine The Good Life, recently widowed Mallory is zipping around Orlando, assigned to rediscover the glory days of “old Florida.” It’s the first of what she hopes will be many exciting adventures . . . but she’s about to discover that the Sunshine State has a dark side.

Settled in among the faux volcanoes and tiki torches of the Polynesian Princess Hotel, Mallory is on the lookout for quirky attractions like alligator farms and pirate-themed diners hidden amid the glitzy theme parks. But she’s not prepared to find a cranky journalist speared to death in the Bali Ballroom—or to find herself a suspect in his murder. With her trip coming to a close, Mallory has no choice but to figure out if one of her fellow travel writers is a killer. Because if she doesn’t get out of Florida soon, her career—and her life—are about to come to a dead end.

Includes Mallory’s article for The Good Life, with tips and reviews of real Florida attractions!


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Review: Murder Packs a Suitcase (Murder Packs a Suitcase #1)

User Review  - Kathie Fahey - Goodreads

I thoroughly enjoyed this. A different twist with a travel writer solving the mystery. An easy read & quick moving story. Does not get bogged down in description or background info, but nicely tied in with real existing Florida locations. Looking forward to #2 Read full review

Review: Murder Packs a Suitcase (Murder Packs a Suitcase #1)

User Review  - Mark Baker - Goodreads

Mallory Marlowe is attempting to get her life back together after her husband's accidental death. Her new job is as a travel writer, and her first stop is Orlando, where she is part of a press tour ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
18
Section 3
36
Section 4
54
Section 5
69
Section 6
84
Section 7
99
Section 8
119
Section 13
183
Section 14
190
Section 15
202
Section 16
212
Section 17
223
Section 18
230
Section 19
242
Section 20
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
174
Section 21
263
Section 22
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About the author (2008)

Cynthia Baxter is a native of Long Island, New York. She is the author of the Reigning Cats & Dogs mystery series, featuring vet-turned-sleuth Jessie Popper, and the Murder Packs a Suitcase mystery series, featuring travel writer Mallory Marlowe. Baxter currently resides on the North Shore, where she is at work on her next mysteries in both series.


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