R.J. MINNICK has spent a lifetime working at various jobs (she even sold Fuller Brush!) and another lifetime raising six terrific offspring with her husband. During both those lifetimes she kept writing - poetry, reviews, short stories, nonfiction, mysteries, mainstream novels, and Christmas epics. She has credentials in national and local magazines and community news publications.
Where the Bodies Lie Buried is her first mystery, and the first in her Mackenzie Wilder/Classic Boat mystery series.
She grew up the youngest of five girls in upstate New York, then lived in Maryland and Vermont before settling in Nashville, Tennessee where her family spent 24 years before moving to North Carolina. With her children now adults, she has moved from being a full-time mom to being the family's on-call consulting guru. She is also a part-time Parish Administrator and occasional web designer.
For 16 of the years they lived in Nashville, RJ coached writing in their children’s schools. She now continues working with people who love to write by being part of a writer's group and by helping with local writing workshops.
She writes for a local magazine, ARRAY, but her fiction work is currently focused on novels.
R.J. Minnick lives in Fayetteville, North Carolina with her husband, two dogs, five cats and - from time to time - a child or two.
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Sweet Corn, Fields, Forever
by R.J. Minnick
When Jason Fields and Mackenzie Wilder discover the body of a country musician in a conference room of Jason's Research and Design facility, the authorities presume Jason is at fault. Especially when they overhear him say the dead man is the reason he doesn't write country songs any more. They have to stop the killing, but will it cost them more than the diamonds on a country singer's costume?
Where the Bodies Lie Buried
by R.J. Minnick
When Mackenzie Russell Wilder returns home to take over Dr. Kesselman's medical practice, she thinks she'll spend her future taking care of patients and relaxing on the Hudson River in her classic Chris Craft runabout. But skeletons uncovered on the old family farm seem to dictate otherwise.
Was her outlaw father responsible, as New York State troopers think? Or can she and Bryan prove otherwise?
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- House Of Consequence
on May 04, 2014
House of Consequences is the first in a series and the first novel by Nienna Luinwe.
The DeGaul family is extensive, wealthy, powerful, and full of secrets. One secret in particular puts young Genevieve at risk of harm from old enemies who carry a long, hateful grudge. The book moves along quickly, and the plot is sufficiently convoluted to keep the reader guessing. Luinwe’s characters are engaging if not fully drawn.
I found this book to be entertaining, but suffering from incomplete editing, which distracted from my pleasure. There were numerous proofreading errors, but also an overabundance of narration. When the author gets fully into a scene with action and sufficient dialogue, the book reads much more easily. The characters breathe better and become more real. The scenes connect better. Taking the time to write more fully would lengthen the novel to a more comfortable length, too. In addition, it would help if the characters could settle into either French or English patterns of speech, rather than a mixture of both. If the author can solve these problems with her next book, she will be on her way to creating an intriguing and entertaining series.