The elderly ladies in Lynne Murphy’s condo stories are drawn with sly, often wicked, comedy. They are endearing like your granny, only they get up to trouble trying to help people, led by their ringleader, Charlotte Manners. On the other hand, the novella, A Damaged Heart, brims with black humor, the main character reminiscent of Patricia Highsmith. Kirsty is dealt a bad hand in life and reacts accordingly. But despite her dark nature and misdeeds, she draws us in as we eagerly follow her journey to a surprising finale.
~ Sylvia Maultash Warsh, Edgar Award winning author of the Dr. Rebecca Temple mystery series.
Lynne Murphy knows how to twist a deadly knife without drawing blood. Her stories go down like sweet iced tea on a hot summer day…with a double dose of arsenic. Full of wit, nuance and charm. A fun read!
~ Rosemary McCracken, author of the Pat Tierney Mystery Series and Derringer Award finalist
Lynne Murphy’s wit and sense of humor shine in the endearing characters who inhabit the Golden Elders Condo for seniors. Clean, fast-paced writing with a wry, dark edge make for an engaging, terrific read.
~ M.H. Callway, CWC Arthur Ellis Award, Derringer and Debut Dagger finalist