Publication date: February 5, 2018
Print length: 272 pages
When Josie Matthews buys a Victorian mansion with a notorious past, she hopes to turn it into a successful inn. While she expects all the headaches of renovating an old house, she isn't prepared to be sent back in time to the site of a double-murder which occurred at the mansion in 1929. While the murders were never solved, they were believed to have been committed by Wall Street financier, David Remington, forever known as the Tycoon Murderer.
At the height of the Roaring Twenties, David Remington has invited several friends and acquaintances to a house party, including a Chicago bootlegger and his moll, a Broadway playwright and his best friend, a corrupt U.S. Senator and his wife, a handsome silent screen star and a disgruntled federal agent. After a mysterious woman arrives uninvited, guests start dying one-by-one, making everyone wonder who will be next.
Determined to solve the murders before being sent back to her own time, Josie investigates the crimes and tries not to be the next victim. But the biggest mystery is whether David Remington was falsely accused or whether he truly is the Tycoon Murderer.
THE TYCOON MURDERER is a time-travel romance/cozy mystery with a retro flair. It contains mild violence, humor and a great deal of bootleg booze.
“She skillfully weaves in characters and storylines to the point where you care what happens to the ancillary characters as much as you do about the leads.” 5-star Amazon reader review, 2/23/20
“I especially loved the playwright and his female friend; he was clearly an Oscar Wilde and just as clever. And that’s what made this book so enjoyable: its cleverness. Don’t get me wrong, the mystery is great and though I did figure out one aspect of it, I did not see the ending coming and guessed the murderer wrong. But the cleverness of the book bleeds through in every exchange and makes the book a page-turner.” 4-star Amazon reader review, 11/5/19
“I haven’t laughed so hard while reading a book in a long time.” 5-star Amazon reader review, 2/9/18