The Death of Amelia Marsh: A Sally Nimitz Mystery (Book 1)

Rated 4.57/5 based on 7 reviews
When Sally Nimitz discovers the body of her charming eighty-year-old neighbor she is devastated by how close violence has come to the quiet life she leads as mother, grandmother, and nurse. Sally can’t put the trauma of the murder behind her until she knows who could have done it and why. Early in her investigation, she finds there was much more to the sweet old lady than anyone ever guessed. More
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About MaryJo Dawson

MaryJo Dawson had a long and satisfying career as a nurse, most of it specialized in Obstetrics. She's lived in several states and one country abroad, but has settled happily in a small town in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains with her husband, Bill.
Always a lover of mysteries, biographies, and history, but especially fond of the British mystery authors of the mid-twentieth century, she set out to write a mystery series of her own using these as her role models. There are currently five Sally Nimitz mysteries in print, the latest released in June of 2015. The books reflect the author's own enjoyment of a good story based in solid values, yet realistic, and fun.
When not pondering a new adventure for Sally, there is time for family, friends, flowers, hikes, and the used bookstore.

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Review by: JaneofArch on July 24, 2017 :
Nicely-written mystery, but beware; the excitement is all in the anticipation. A wordy but rather colorless heroine and far less crime than you'd expect. Considerable pointless discussion of food. It kept me reading, though, right through the low-key denouement.
(review of free book)

Review by: Alan Brodie on Aug. 12, 2013 :
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was very different to other mystery books that I have read. Recommended reading for all murder mystery readers.
(review of free book)

Review by: Mark Rademaker on Aug. 07, 2013 :
It's great to know everything a main character knows throughout a mystery story when it comes to the punch. I really like the plot and appreciate the respect for characters and mysteries alike. Thinking is enjoyable but not optional. They don't make stuff like this anymore.
(reviewed 4 months after purchase)

Review by: Carol on Aug. 03, 2013 :
Down to earth mystery with believable characters. The author kept me interested as the investigation evolved.
(reviewed 2 years after purchase)

Review by: Ellen Politz on Feb. 07, 2013 : (no rating)
This book was a very enjoyable read. I found the characters believable and down to earth. So much more realistic than some of the overblown heros and heroines in modern fiction. I also enjoyed seeing Sally build a new life after the death of her beloved husband. It's nice to have a realistic character who could be my next door neighbor. I will definately keep Mary Jo Dawson on my list of authors to read when she has a new book out.
(reviewed 48 days after purchase)

Review by: Bill Dawson on Oct. 26, 2012 :
I found this book to be a very good combination of mystery, humor, great characters, and believable. Sally takes you through the mystery solving process so that you have the same information she has to see if you can solve the crime. I would recommend this book to anyone from 13 to 103.
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)

Review by: Mary Bridge on Aug. 11, 2012 :
I have to agree with Mr. Mann, this is well worth the read.
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)

Review by: John Mann on July 03, 2012 :
Wow, what a refreshing mystery! A modern tea cozy with some great characters and story.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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