Review of Murder With A View

Murder with A View

A House-Flipper Mystery, Book #3

Diane Kelly

5 Stars


Murder With a View is the third book in the delightful cozy mystery series from Diane Kelly set in Nashville, Tennessee—where the real estate market is to die for…


Carpenter Whitney Whitaker, her cousin Buck, and guard-cat Sawdust just scored a hot property near downtown Nashville in a tax sale. While the Music City Motor Court might not be much to look at now, the two plan to transform the motel’s twelve units into six one-bedroom condominiums with popular mid-century styling. But surprises await when Whitney discovers a squatter living in Room 9 and her cat Sawdust uncovers a body in the bed next door.


The murder victim is none other than Beckett Morgan, an up-and-coming country-western singing sensation who’s taken Nashville by storm with his number-one hit “Party in the Pasture.” Beckett’s left a long trail of broken promises and broken hearts, and the list of suspects seems endless. So does the line of female fans intent on halting the flip and turning the construction site into a shrine for the deceased star. If Whitney and Buck don’t help Detective Collin Flynn nail the killer, they’ll never be able to clear out the star-obsessed groupies, complete the remodel, and recoup their investment. But just who silenced the singer and why?  (Amazon)


The characters are well rounded and well developed.  Whitney and Buck are hard workers and they are good at their jobs.  When a country music star is killed at the construction site of their newest flip, Whitney feels she must solve the case before their remodel is derailed.  She will need the help from her boyfriend, Detective Collin Flynn, to help her solve the case.  

The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read.  The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and it pulled me into the story from the very beginning.  The mystery was well plotted  and there were enough clues to sift through and suspects to consider.  I did not figure out who did it until it was revealed at the end.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery.  Grab a copy of this book and enjoy.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher, St. Martin’s Press, and NetGalley, which I greatly appreciate.

Murder With a View (A House-Flipper Mystery Book 3) by [Diane Kelly]