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Family would discover her corpse tucked into their guest room The cunning killer would strike again and again before vanishing into the mists of timeA century ago the Sleeping Beauty Murders terrified picturesue Mundy’s Landing The victims like the killer were never identified Now on the hundredth anniversary the Historical Society’s annual “Mundypalooza” offers a he For a hot minute I

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New York Times bestselling author Wendy Corsi Staub returns to Mundy’s Landing a small town where bygone bloodshed has become big businessHair neatly braided hands serenely clasped eyes closed the young woman appeared to be sound asleep But the peaceful tableau was a madman’s handiwork Beneath the covers her white nightgown was spattered with blood At daybreak a horrified Chaos descends on M MARTINIQUE. : Produits du terroir et recettes traditionnelles returns to Mundy’s Landing a small town where bygone bloodshed has become big businessHair neatly braided hands serenely clasped eyes closed the young woman appeared to be sound asleep But the peaceful tableau was a madman’s handiwork Beneath the covers her white nightgown was spattered with blood At daybreak a horrified Chaos descends on M

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Fty reward for solving the notorious caseAnnabelle Bingham living in one of the three Murder Houses can’t escape the feeling that her family is being watched and not just by news crews and amateur sleuths She’s right Having unearthed the startling truth behind the horrific crimes a copycat killer is about to reenact them beneath the mansard roof of Annabelle’s dream hom An uninspired redun

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  1. says:

    Blue Moon by Wendy Corsi Staub is a 2016 William Morrow publication I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review As the one hundred year anniversary of the “Sleeping Beauty Killer’ murders approaches Mundy’s Landing is gearing up for the annual 'Mundypalooza' where amateur sleuths and crime enthusiast flood into the community determined to solve the cold case If someone actually does solve the century old murder there will be a nice cash prize awarded to them For locals this annual event is a pain but for Annabelle Bingham it is especially annoying She and her family live in one of the houses where the 'SBK' deposited one of his victims all those years ago which means her home has been dubbed ‘a murder house’ It also means all those SBK fanatics have been circling by her home and gawking But on a couple of occasions she has sensed someone lurking on the property and she's not convinced it is one of the SBK crime solvers If that weren’t bad enough Annabelle is dealing with everyday stress such as serious money problems DIY home renovations and a son with a severe anxiety disorder However when Annabelle makes an interesting discovery in her home one that could actually be a clue to solving the SBK mystery she is cautiously optimistic hoping she could solve the case and help her family’s dire financial situation in the process But what she doesn’t know is that there is a killer lurking in Mundy’s landing who is also very interested in the SBK murders and in her house specifically and she could be his next victim I really liked the first book in this series “Blood Red” and couldn't wait to dive into this second installment But things got off to such a slow start I was afraid this book might be suffering from 'second book syndrome” However my patience paid off as the story finally found its groove and turned out to be a pretty solid mystery thriller after all The killer keeps a 'case file' and the reader is able to access his thoughts and actions but we are left totally in the dark about his identity The reader is also able to read excerpts from the SBK's journal which coincide with the current kidnapping and murder spree These musings are very disturbing and really creepy The best part for me was learning about the 'Sleeping Beauty Killer” and the lurid details of that ancient crime but this information is not revealed until uite late in the story but was very absorbing and uite shocking The present day crime spree is a bit of a sleeper and the pacing was just a little bit off kilter this time around and the suspense was muted in comparison to the first book at least in the beginning but at the end of the day the conclusion than made up for any imbalances and I was thrilled by the unlikely hero of the story which made my day Overall this book was not uite as strong as the first installment but is still an adeuate addition to the trilogy which I believe will conclude in 2017 35 rounded to 4

  2. says:

    Once in a Blue Moon I first started reading books by Wendy Corsi Staub over 20 years ago when she first published Her stories are always suspenseful and characters believable Blue Moon is about a series of murders back in the late 1890's and left the bodies of his victims in three separate houses known as The Murder Houses and recreated in present day buy a deranged killerWe have two serial killers one who killed three times to cover up the first one and the second known a copycat just because he was fascinated with the previous murders Sleeping Beauty Murders  Annabelle Bingham and her husband Trib have a son who has severe anxiety wanted a change and they purchased one of the murder homes Annabelle became fascinated with the history of the house and the other two murder homes Every year the community of Mundy's Landing has an event called Mundypalooza that draws tourists and other gawkers coming to Mundy's Landing to see if anyone can solve the old murders So far no one has At the same time Detective Sullivan Leary Sully is headed to Mundy's Landing to have a much needed vacation She chose Mundy's Landing because she really liked the area having been there previously in the first book of the series on a previous case with her partner Barnes She is hoping to get some needed rest but soon finds herself curious about the Sleeping Beauty MurdersThe reader is brought into the mind of two killers and why each one is doing what they are doing Both sets of murders are sadistic in nature and involve young womengirls Filled with suspenseful moments a mother's love for their child and believable characters and events that make this page turner another great story by a prolific author Even though this is the second in a series it can be read as a stand alone

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    Chaos descends on Mundy’s LandingAnnabelle starts to wonder if buying one of the notorious Murder houses was such a good idea Sure it was cheap but with a socially challenged son and all of the lookie loos gathering outside it’s not such a good dealOne hundred years ago three young girls the Sleeping beauties were murdered Their bodies dressed in white nightgowns arms crossed and left in three different houses They didn’t live in them In fact their identities were never discovered And their deaths remain unsolvedNow the town overflows as people from all over crowd the streets during Mundypalooza the 100th anniversary of the murders hoping to solve the crime and win the large rewardWhen Annabelle spies a stranger lurking in her back yard she’s hesitant to report it as she fears the police will brush it off as just another snoop Perhaps they’re right But what if they’re not?Told from several different perspectives this was a chilling mystery and not easily solved I had no idea who the killer was past or present until the author revealed itHow Wendy told the story was a good choice giving us insights from the killer of a hundred years ago through his diary entries thoughts from the present copycat killer and the desperate sleuthing of AnnabelleSure keeps you guessing as you flip through the pages I watch a lot of crime shows and Criminal Minds came to mind while I read this I used it to visualize scenes and that made it especially creepyGood stuff for mystery suspense and thriller readers Wendy never fails to get your heart pumping and your body jumping at those strange noises outsideI received this book for my honest review

  4. says:

    Mundy's Landing is famous for the murders that occurred years ago Three girls were found dead in three different houses and the murderer was never found The houses came to be known as the Murder HousesEven though they had second thoughts about purchasing a Murder House they went ahead and bought the house Annabelle Bingham and her husband Trib were thrilled with all the room the house provided for the couple and their son Oliver The couple felt they could put the bad memories of the house behind themThat is hard to do in Mundy's Landing particularly at the time of Mundy's Landing Sestercentennial Vault to be opened in 2016 People are gathering to see the town and stare at the Murder Houses which isn't making Annabelle Bingham very comfortable but living where she does she is bound to have tourists coming aroundBut girls are disappearing again in Mundy's Landing No way could the killer of years ago return but it seems there is a pattern being followed and there will be murder before the festivities are overI am anxiously awaiting Book 3 Bone White

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    This is the first book I've read by Staub and it won't be the last Be prepared to give a few days for reading as the book is long but very engaging It would make a good beach or vacation novel Just don't read it right before you go to bedThe plot is a little complex There had been three murders one hundred years ago in Mundy's Landing The victims had remained unidentified and the killer never captured This novel centers around a couple buying one of the houses where one of the murdered young women was found What they don't know is that someone is going to replicate the murdersThis novel is a good combination of character revelation and suspense It is written from a number of viewpoints Annabelle is the wife and mother who now lives with her family in the murder house Their son Oliver suffers from an anxiety disorder Even though he's twelve he is terrified of many things Holmes is the name the would be killer has given himself We follow him too obsessed with the murders of 1916 He's got three young women chained in an old ice house just waiting for the exact day Another character's viewpoint is that of the elderly woman who is caretaker of the museum containing the murder history We also read entries from the original murderer's journal Sully from the first novel in this series is vacationing in Mundy's Landing and we experience some from her viewpoint tooAlong with multiple viewpoints the narrative freuently changes from current events to those of the past That might sound a bit confusing but actually it came off uite well The different viewpoints are clearly identified and are written in the present tense The historical parts are written in past tense and were easy to identifyI recommend this novel to those who enjoy getting caught up in a rather complex plot with lots of character development and a good amount of suspense I really got caught up in Annabelle's life as she came to grips with living in a “murder house” with a very busy husband and a son demanding much emotional attention I really liked the way the secondary characters were presented too All in all an enjoyable readI received a complimentary digital copy of this book through Partners in Crime Virtual Book Tours for the purpose of an independent and honest review

  6. says:

    For a hot minute I almost fell for one of the red herrings but twenty pages later I realized I was wrong Otherwise this was pretty mehThe historical aspect was a journal filled with 19th20th century poetry Does the SBK dare disturb the universe? He and Prufrock are eually uninterestingThe main characters have no heatThe big city cops with sparks remain unsparkyHOWEVER the cat loving octagenarian spinster lived and so did her cat WIN This is the 2nd Staub novel I've read in which I was under whelmed And I was totally in the mood for a Lisa JacksonTami Hoag spinster killing Lifetime novel

  7. says:

    Wendy Corsi Staub brings us back to Mundy's Landing in the second installment of her Mundy's Landing series If you enjoy eccentric colorful characters then take a trip to your local bookseller today Some of the characters from the first book in the series Blood Red have made their return in Blue Moon They are of secondary characters but ones you will recognize The new characters are delightful in getting to know What I like about returning characters is the familiarity it brings to the table Mundy's Landing is a small uaint town where evil lurks It will keep you turning pages to find out who the killer is Could it be that there are than one evil killer in Mundy's Landing? Well you'll just have to read it to find out I'm not telling Years ago in Mundy's Landing there were unsolved murders known as The Sleeping Beauty murders Rest assured Nothing like reading the fairytale Be prepared for a brilliantly written psychological suspense novel It will be uite an adventure to read it Put the coffee on keep the lights onThank you Harper for an ARC of Blue Moon in return for an unbiased review No compensation was received Blue Moon can be read as a stand alone novel but why would you not want to buy the first in the series Blood Red?Thank you Wendy You hit it out of the ball park once again

  8. says:

    This book was hard to get into and stay interested I gave up barely a uarter of the way in because nothing was happening It did not hold my interest I hate giving low ratings but I really didn't like this book

  9. says:

    An uninspired redundant seuel to Blood Red

  10. says:

    This is the WCS story that I have come to know and love I read this one so fast because I just couldn't put it down The SBK murders were so interesting and I had no idea who was behind them until the end I did have a feeling that view spoiler Officer Ryan Greenlea was behind the new murders though Fascinating to learn that George Purcell was the original SBK and his wife Florence had a baby with his father The baby was named Zelda and they locked her in a room in the attic because George would be mortified if anyone found out that his wife had been unfaithful Zelda came to be the child that was murdered and found in the house on 46 Bridge stI enjoyed this book so much than Blood Red and am really looking forward to finishing up the story hide spoiler

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