Murder at the PTA

Murder at the PTA

First in a new series!Someone is trying to turn Portland High into a school for scandal with a gossipy website called Dirty Laundry. The latest target of ruinous rumors is newly elected PTA president Sandra Wallage. After a heated meeting with outraged parents, Sandra runs into fellow school mom and private investigator Maya Kendrick, who's discovered the person behind the...

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Title:Murder at the PTA
Author:Lee Hollis
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Edition Language:English

Murder at the PTA Reviews

  • Karen

    This was a decent plot and competent writing, but I was not immediately impressed with the characters, especially Sandra.

    I was lucky to have some long reading periods on Saturday and Sunday, so I could read a big chunk of the mystery continuously, which raised this from a three star to a four star. I ended up liking the characters once they were more fully fleshed out. They appeared a bit shallow in the beginning.

    I liked that this was a woman focused investigation, without the need for male inte

    This was a decent plot and competent writing, but I was not immediately impressed with the characters, especially Sandra.

    I was lucky to have some long reading periods on Saturday and Sunday, so I could read a big chunk of the mystery continuously, which raised this from a three star to a four star. I ended up liking the characters once they were more fully fleshed out. They appeared a bit shallow in the beginning.

    I liked that this was a woman focused investigation, without the need for male intervention to "save the day".

    I did not get a very good feel for the location, it seemed it could have been set just about anywhere.

    I won a copy on Goodreads Giveaway and was more than delighted to offer a review.

    This is the first in a series. I would enjoy reading more.

  • Heather

    Thank you to Kensington Books for this copy in exchange for an honest review.

    Sandra Wallage is almost finished speaking at her first meeting as president of the Portland High School PTA when cell phones in the audience begin chiming with notifications. Suddenly, she is facing accusations in the anonymous gossip online newspaper that her husband, Senator Stephen Wallage, used taxpayer money to cover up a sex scandal.

    Maya Kendrick is working as a private investigator with her best friend, France

    Thank you to Kensington Books for this copy in exchange for an honest review.

    Sandra Wallage is almost finished speaking at her first meeting as president of the Portland High School PTA when cell phones in the audience begin chiming with notifications. Suddenly, she is facing accusations in the anonymous gossip online newspaper that her husband, Senator Stephen Wallage, used taxpayer money to cover up a sex scandal.

    Maya Kendrick is working as a private investigator with her best friend, Frances, after leaving the police force due to her husband, Max. Max is currently serving his sentence at the state penitentiary for his part in a corruption scandal. Maya's daughter, Vanessa, asks Maya to figure out who is publishing the Dirty Laundry column that is slowly tearing the community apart. However, when Maya arrives to confront the website's publisher, she finds the person dead by what seems like suicide.

    Maya and Sandra keep getting thrust into one another's paths through their children and the developing investigation into the death. As they spend more time working together, they build a friendship and an investigative team. Suspects are dismissed as quickly as they are added to the list and it seems that the truth may never be found. Will the women be able to navigate a series of bombshells to get to the truth or will their involvement cause new problems for Maya, Sandra and everyone around them?

    I enjoyed this book. There were so many twists and turns that I never expected the final outcome. There are quite a few red herrings and several story lines that weave together intricately while keeping the reader guessing. There is a lot of drama, cheating, lying and scandal for one little town! Once you accept that and enjoy the craziness, Murder at the PTA is an interesting mystery that is a quick, funny, light read despite the serious subjects. It is the first in a new series. I will absolutely continue reading and hope to follow Maya and Sandra on their next adventure.

  • The Cozy Review

    Series: A Maya and Sandra Mystery – Book 1

    Author: Lee Hollis

    Genre: Cozy Mystery/ Private Investigator

    Publisher: Kensington Mystery

    Page Count: 314

    Publishing Date: August 27th, 2019

    The debut book, Murder at the PTA in a new cozy mystery series from Kensington Books, Lee Hollis’ “A Maya and Sandra Mystery” starts with a hit. This book will have readers asking for more. Murder at the PTA is a hard-boiled detective story with a fantastic cozy book feel.

    Sandra is a politician’s wife in every way th

    Series: A Maya and Sandra Mystery – Book 1

    Author: Lee Hollis

    Genre: Cozy Mystery/ Private Investigator

    Publisher: Kensington Mystery

    Page Count: 314

    Publishing Date: August 27th, 2019

    The debut book, Murder at the PTA in a new cozy mystery series from Kensington Books, Lee Hollis’ “A Maya and Sandra Mystery” starts with a hit. This book will have readers asking for more. Murder at the PTA is a hard-boiled detective story with a fantastic cozy book feel.

    Sandra is a politician’s wife in every way that matters, but her husband is a better Senator than a husband. This character could use some improvement. Any new cozy mystery series require growth and development which will come as the series progresses. Currently, she seems to be a bit too easy-going where her husband is concerned and needs a bit more backbone when it comes to dealing with what life throws at her. She lacks confidence in herself, and she has an unusual ability to keep her mouth shut even when it’s not what would be best. There is no doubt about her love for her son’s or her loyalty to a friend.

    Maya is a lovely character full of spunk and knows how to investigate a crime. But like Sandra, she needs to have more confidence in herself and her abilities and stop worrying about what other people might think. It's her life, and Maya needs to get over the past. She shouldn’t worry as much as she does about what her husband did and the price he is paying for his crimes. Sooner or later, she will have to make him, and her daughter understands that there is no going back to what once was, and they must move forward.

    As a new cozy mystery series, this first book delivers on mystery and entertainment. The killer found, and justice is done. It isn’t easy, and there are lots of personal conflicts and emotions that threaten to tear apart the characters. Everything a good cozy book needs to keep readers engaged and satisfied.

    There is room for growth, adventure, excitement, and intrigue. The authors are a veteran brother and sister writing team. They have created a new cozy mystery series that can and will expand in time, with characters that will mature and become beloved by readers. I enjoyed and am happy to recommend, Murder at the PTA. I look forward to reading the next book in the series.

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