Book Review: “Stabbing in the Senate” by Colleen J. Shogan

April 21, 2016 at 3:53 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Colleen J. Shogan in her new book, “Stabbing in the Senate book coverStabbing in the Senate” Book One in the Washington Whodunit series published by Camel Press introduces us to Kit Marshall.

From the back cover:   Life is good for Kit Marshall. She’s a staffer in D.C. for a popular senator, and she lives with an adoring beagle and a brainy boyfriend with a trust fund. Then, one morning, Kit arrives at the office early and finds her boss, Senator Langsford, impaled by a stainless steel replica of an Army attack helicopter. Panicked, she pulls the weapon out of his chest and instantly becomes the prime suspect in his murder.

Circumstances back Kit’s claim of innocence, but her photograph has gone viral, and the heat won’t be off until the killer is found. Well-loved though the senator was, suspects abound. Langsford had begun to vote with his conscience, which meant he was often at odds with his party. Not only had the senator decided to quash the ambitions of a major military contractor, but his likely successor is a congressman he trounced in the last election. Then there’s the suspiciously dry-eyed Widow Langsford.

Kit’s tabloid infamy horrifies her boyfriend’s upper-crust family, and it could destroy her career. However, she and her free-spirited friend Meg have a more pressing reason to play sleuth. The police are clueless in more ways than one, and Kit worries that the next task on the killer’s agenda will be to end her life.

“Stabbing in the Senate” hits the ground running and actually begins to pick up speed, rocketing along against a vivid physical and cultural Washington, D.C. landscape populated with true-to-life characters. Somebody killed Senator Langsford and they think that Kit did it. So now, with the help of her friend, Meg, Kit is running around Washington sorting through clues looking to solve this case. “Stabbing in the Senate” is loaded with twists and turns and red herrings that will leave you guessing all the while you are flipping pages to find out what happens next.  I think Ms. Shogan has given us an excellent mystery and this is a terrific way to begin the series! And I am already looking forward until the next book in this series comes out.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Camel Press. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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