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Saturday, August 1, 2020

Mary Treadwell Review A Five-Star Cozy Mystery

Title: A Place With A Past
Author: Marlene Ratledge Buchanan 
ISBN:  978-1950308224
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Reviewed by  Mary Treadwell 
5 star

Reviewed by Mary Treadwell originally for Amazon, Goodreads, and IndieAuthorBookReviews
Some secrets stay dead and buried. Some come back to haunt you.

Patty was mourning the death of her beloved Great Aunt Belle, or “Ring a Ding, as she called her. As the only living family member, she became the heir to the family farm and the surprising contents. Patty never expected to inherit two ghosts, and family secrets that had long been buried. In a town where everyone knows everything about their neighbors, murder, moonshine, and mystery threatens her happiness with William. Will Patty and William be able to solve the mystery and put the spirits to rest or will Clarisse and Morton drive them away? This cozy mystery will have you thinking twice about opening closed doors.

Southern Humorist, Marlene Ratledge Buchanan debuts her cozy mystery, A Place With A Past. The story, set in her beloved South, has mystery, romance, and her trademark humor. It’s a great book to grab a glass of sweet tea and escape with.  I look forward to more books by this gem of an author. 

About the Author:

Southern Humorist, Marlene Ratledge Buchanan has been entertaining readers with her observations about life through her column, Hey Y'all, published in the Gwinnett Citizen. The subject matter for her columns primarily center around life events she has experienced, but no topic  or any person is off limits. After 34 Years in public education she retired and a few years later began writing for the local newspaper. 

Marlene lives with her husband of over 40 years and her adult son on a little patch of heaven outside of Atlanta. You can often find her on the bush hog or accidentally losing a rubber boot in the pond.  Marlene loves history, jewelry, antiques and coffee. Lots and lots of coffee. One thing you won’t find her doing is cooking. Her husband and son are quite happy about that. 
 You can connect with Marlene on her FB page @marleneratledgebuchanan
Her books are available at the following retailers

About the Reviewer

Mary Treadwell like most book lovers began her love for books at an early age.  She devoured all the books in her school library that interested her by the 6th grade. Her accomplishment gained her permission to check books from the high school library.
She has put two successful careers behind her as a Social Worker and 911 Communication Officer and returned to her true passions: books., cooking, and being a savvy shopper.  
Mary lives in Metro Atlanta with her husband of over 30 years and her two rescue pups. When not enjoying the four children and three grandchildren, Mary and her husband love to travel. In her spare time she runs Creative Indie Author Services and helps her longtime friend with her bookshop that carries only indie authors. She is also the co-host of Between The Pages Live with The Southern Pen Bookshop.  She also reviews only indie authors on her website Indie Author Book Reviews.
Mary Treadwell Review A Five-Star Cozy Mystery


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1 comment:

Marlene R Buchanan said...

Thank you so much for including my latest book, A Place with a Past in your review. I truly appreciate it.