An Intimate Murder by Stacy Verdick Case

An Intimate Murder by Stacy Verdick Case
Publisher: Before the Fall Books
Genre: Contemporary, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Full Length (288 pgs)
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Cholla

When Jonathan and Susan Luther are murder in their home, St. Paul homicide detective Catherine O’Brien and her partner Louise discover this isn’t the first time the Luther family has been visited by tragedy. Is it a case of bad family luck or is there something more?

When a couple, Susan and Jonathan Luther, are found murdered in their own homes, Detective Catherine O’Brien is called to the case. The more she digs into the mystery, the more dirt she digs up. It seems that this isn’t the first time the Luther family has been involved in something tragic. Is the family cursed with bad luck or is there more to it? Detective O’Brien is determined to find out.

Catherine O’Brien is my kind of woman. She’s stubborn, she’s down-to-earth, and she’s addicted to caffeine. But more than that, she’s honest and hardworking, the kind of detective you’d want working your murder, should it ever happen. Her husband is a wonderful, loving man, who understands when she misses dinner, and never holds it against her. They make quite an amusing and realistic couple.

Louise, Catherine’s partner, is a beautiful woman and has more tact in her little toe than Catherine has in her entire body. Which is a good thing because Catherine often needs a little reminding when dealing with suspects. She and Catherine couldn’t be more different but this is what makes them work so well together. They see different sides of the coin and put them together to make a whole. The two women are also good friends and that is what makes the partnership for me.

An Intimate Murder was my first Catherine O’Brien novel but I can guarantee you, it won’t be my last. Catherine has a bit of Stephanie Plum flair in that she can crack a joke with the best of them, often at her own expense. It’s this humor that makes the book, as well as the intricate murder mystery. Every time I thought I knew who had done the deed and why, I was proven wrong and left wondering again. I love a good mystery, but more than that, I love a good laugh. An Intimate Murder and Catherine O’Brien gave me both, with plenty to spare.


  1. Thank you for hosting

  2. Salisa Waheed says:

    I love good Mysteries ….

  3. Great review!

  4. Juanita Decuir says:

    Sounds like an intriguing story and characters would love to learn more by reading this novel and I have been looking for a book with humor!

  5. Juanita Decuir says:

    Sorry, I did not complete my e-mail address…An Intimate Murder by Stacy Verdick Case…Blessing to you, Stacy!

    • Thank you Juanita! I’m sorry it took me so long to respond. I hope you find the book you’re looking for and if it’s one of mine then so much the better! Just kidding. Thank you for stopping by.

      Best wishes,

  6. Juanita Decuir says:

    O’ darn! My first comment did not go thru…I just wanted to say I have been looking for an intriguing story of mystery with a good sense of humor!

  7. I really loved the sound of this story. Love that the detectives are women.

  8. Serena S. says:

    I’d like to read this book, seems great.

  9. I enjoyed the title and cover photos to tie it all together!

  10. Thank you Long and Short Reviews for agreeing to review An Intimate Murder. I feel so blessed to be able to reach out to your readers. Thank you so much for such a great website where readers can find reviews they can trust!

    Many blessings to you!

  11. Nice review

  12. Great review.

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