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Sunday, November 5, 2017

The Tarkington Treasure

The Tarkington Treasure (The Charlotte Ross Mysteries)
by Evelyn Cullet

The Tarkington Treasure (The Charlotte Ross Mysteries)
Cozy Mystery
4th in Series
Self Published
Paperback: 338 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1540852106

"In the world of logic, it's always our assumptions that lead us astray."
A spooky old house, rumors of a hidden Civil War treasure, a neighbor’s murder, and an ex-fiancĂ© falling unconscious at her feet—Charlotte Ross has her hands full when she’s invited to stay at her friend, Jane Marshall’s home while her apartment is being renovated.
Jane and her new fiancĂ© have sold everything to move to the large estate she’d just inherited near the small town in Illinois, where she grew up. She’s always loved the house, but the cost of living in, and fixing up, a deteriorating old mansion is more than both their incomes combined. If she can’t come up with the money for the next property tax payment, she’ll be forced to give it up.
Charlotte is intent on winning back her ex, but her efforts are stymied when he’s suspected of murder.
The two couples soon discover the rambling old house holds more than one secret when they join forces to find the real killer—and the elusive, Tarkington treasure.
What I Thought:

I figured I would like this book because I like cozy mysteries and I also like history.  This one did not disappoint.  It was well written with a believable plot, though I wondered about that hence the name. Jane and her friend Charlotte are staying in an old mansion that Jane has inherited.  There is rumors of a treasure in the house, and they need to find it.  So they embark on a mission but end up solving a murder also. There are also some romantic twists in this story to help make it entertaining. When it looks like Jane and Charlotte have solved the mystery or mysteries, there are more twists to keep them looking, and the reader guessing.  This was a real page turner and I look forward to reading more by this author.

I received a complimentary copy of this book.


About the Author
Evelyn Cullet has been an author since high school when she wrote short stories. She began her first novel while attending college later in life and while working in the offices of a major soft drink company. Now, with early retirement, she can finally write full time. As a life-long mystery buff, she was a former member of the Agatha Christie Society, and is a current member of the National Chapter of Sisters In Crime. She writes cozy mysteries with warm romance and a little humor. When she’s not writing mysteries, reading them or reviewing them, she hosts other authors and their work on her writer’s blog. She also plays the piano, is an amateur lapidary, and an organic gardener.

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  1. Thanks so much for your wonderful review of The Tarkington Treasure. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. And I appreciate your support.

  2. Thank you for hosting Evelyn Cullet and her latest book on your blog. I am adding her and her book on my want to read list.

  3. I like when mysteries keep the reader guessing.

  4. I read this book, too, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Love your review.