It's Murder, Dontcha Know

"It's Murder, Dontcha Know will keep you reading past bedtime. Bravo, Jeanne Cooney, for another well-told tale.“

~ Candace Simar
Award-winning author of The Abercrombie Trail Series,
Escape to Fort Abercrombie, and Shelterbelts

After a hard life on a farm in northwestern Minnesota’s Red River Valley, Doris Connor buries her philanderer husband and moves her century-old Sears and Roebuck farmhouse into the small Scandinavian community of Hallock, located on the edge of nowhere. She longs for a retirement heavy on solitude and serenity, but her plans are put on hold when her flamboyant sister and a ninety-year-old friend of the family move in. 

To further complicate matters, the local pharmacy is robbed, the suspect is murdered, and the sheriff believes Doris’s two adult children of being complicit in the crimes. Doris realizes that a placid existence is possible only if she first proves her children’s innocence. But can she find the killer among the folks in Hallock? And if she does, will the sheriff, an old flame but a new headache, believe her?

Professional Reviews

There are plenty of twists and turns that keep the murderer a mystery until the very end

“There are plenty of twists and turns that keep the murderer a mystery until the very end!  Cooney captures the northern Minnesota vernacular and wit and has a knack for snappy metaphors that add humor to unusual situations.”

Book Details
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ North Star Press of St. Cloud (March 15, 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 276 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 168201133X
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1682011331
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.11 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 0.24 x 5.98 x 8.98 inches
Amazon Customer
July 22, 2019

I bought this as a Christmas gift for my wife. She found the story entertaining and even tried some of the recipes

June 11, 2015

Wonderful story. Enjoyed both in the series. Well written.

September 30, 2014

I just finished snickering, snorting and guffawing as I read and finished. Now, darn it anyway, I have to start packing and throwing out all things I can get rid of as we move across the hall from one apt to another. I have been putting it all off as I read your book - and loving it! Thank you for making me smile and laugh. And actually snort.

September 12, 2014

I enjoyed reading about small town Minnesota and I remember the basement church hot dishes from my childhood.

Sandra L. Long
August 16, 2014

Love the story and the food! Can't wait for the next one

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