Book of the Month Poll Winner ~ The Turnbull Murders by R.J. Koreto

The Turnbull Murders by R.J. Koreto
Publisher: Level Best Books
Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Contemporary
Rated: 5 stars
Reviewed by Snapdragon

Voted BoM by LASR Readers 2013 copy

Movie star Nicky Tallon selects architect Wren Fontaine to renovate Turnbull House, where he’ll be filming his next movie. Even to Wren, used to old homes, this one is special: a 200-year-old federal-style home on a private island in New York harbor, designed by the most celebrated architect of the day. But Turnbull House hides many secrets, such as the disappearance of the sea captain who built it. That’s just a historical curiosity, until a studio executive no one likes is killed.

Wren just wants to keep her worksite safe, but then another murder occurs, and she starts noting eerie connections between the mysteries surrounding the Turnbull family and Nicky and his entourage. The handsome star seems to have two girlfriends, a childlike folk singer and a cynical fashion model. Meanwhile, renowned actress Veronica Selwyn renews a friendship with Wren’s father, which Wren finds more disturbing than she wants to admit. She concludes it’s time she and her girlfriend Hadley take the next step and find a place together, an exciting but stressful change.

As the attacks continue, Wren realizes she will have to solve the mysteries surrounding Captain Turnbull and Nicky Tallon. Turnbull House speaks of order and harmony, and Wren must dig deep to see how the house has affected its owners, old and new. Fortunately for her, the eminently practical Hadley is by her side, pepper spray at the ready—because a frighteningly clever killer is about to find that Wren is getting too close to the horrific truth.



  1. Sharon white says

    I loved Precious Burdens by Avery Sterling! It was very intriguing and kept me on the edge of my seat wondering what was next! I highly recommend this historical romance!

  2. Abby Hartigan says

    The incredible fine attention to detail, the richly developed characters, the story that in complex but clear, makes this mystery one of my favorites

  3. Abby Hartigan says

    My comment is referring to The Turnbull Murders

  4. Janice Fioravante says

    The Turnbull Murders by R.J. Koreto. Extremely well written and engrossing. Who wouldn’t love a mystery entailing history, architecture and a female lead character–or two!

    • Couldn’t put the book down once I picked it up. The plot thickens with each page turn. Precious Burdens is a masterpiece.

  5. Roger Rivero says

    Loved the Turnbull Murders by RJ Koreto. I simply couldn’t put it down!

  6. Precious Burdens was a great read! A page turner!

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