[KINDLE] ↠ Tumbling Blocks | By ↠ Earlene Fowler #2020

  • Title: Tumbling Blocks
  • Author: Earlene Fowler
  • ISBN: 9780425215197
  • Page: 152
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Tumbling Blocks By Earlene Fowler With Christmas just a few weeks away, Benni s queenly boss, Constance Sinclair, demands that she investigate the death of a local socialite It s not long before Benni recognizes that there may be some deadly truth to Constance s suspicions But with a famously reclusive artist about to put Benni s quilting museum on the map and her daunting mother in law and her surpriseWith Christmas just a few weeks away, Benni s queenly boss, Constance Sinclair, demands that she investigate the death of a local socialite It s not long before Benni recognizes that there may be some deadly truth to Constance s suspicions But with a famously reclusive artist about to put Benni s quilting museum on the map and her daunting mother in law and her surprise new husband visiting Benni s holiday is already hectic Nevertheless, she ll need to crack the exclusive circle of suspects before one gourmet goose gets cooked.
    Earlene Fowler
    Earlene Fowler was raised in La Puente, California, by a Southern mother and a Western father She lives in Southern California with her husband, Allen, a purple pickup truck, and many pairs of cowboy boots She is currently working on the next Benni Harper mystery.Series Benni Harper Mysteries Love Mercy Johnson Mystery

    Tumbling Blocks By Earlene Fowler


    Does reading a book count if you listened to the audio book That s what I did with this.At first, the story seemed to be about Benni Harper Ortiz dog sitting a puppy and her mother in law s upcoming Christmas visit to San Celina, Calif and ensuing drama between her husband, police chief Gabe Ortiz and his mother, Kathryn than about finding whether Pinkie Edmondson, a member of the prestigious 49 Club, was murdered, and, by whom.But I realized the ancillary characters of Hud, Dove and Alvia, and [...]

    This one seemed a little lighter after the last couple novels in the series as Benni is puppy sitting for Hud and preparing for an opening of Outsider Art at the museum while hosting Gabe s mother for Christmas She s also faux investigating a murder for her socialite employer, Constance As with all her novels, the family relationships are the biggest part of the story and that is on display here as Gabe deals with old baggage with his mother The opening letter from Dove to Benni s deceased mothe [...]

    Tumbling Blocks is the 13th book of the Benni Harper mystery series by Earlene Fowler, set in fictitious San Celina along California s Central Coast.Benni is curator of Josiah Sinclair Folk Art Museum in San Celina Famous outsider artist Abe Adam Finch has donated a painting to the museum, and Benni must write a speech for the museum s celebration.Her mother in law Kathryn is coming to visit for the Christmas holidays, and her longtime friend Hud begs her to puppy sit while he travels And if tha [...]

    Katharine Kimbriel
    Earlene Fowler seems like a supremely nice person, and she writes a great cozy, amateur detective mystery The continuing stories of Benni Harper and her extended network of family, friends and frenemies are the perfect comfort reads The books have real life intrude, with a dollop of danger, and sometimes people die But it s never gratuitous, never put there for shock value Benni is a tough gal born of ranch stock who occasionally runs into the dark side She understands people, has an eye for det [...]

    A Christmas book, although I didn t realise it at the time Benni s Mother in Law is coming from Kansas for the holidays and Benni is terrified at the thought of what she will make of Benni s home Kathryn Ortiz, however, has a surprise for Gabe and Benni She has remarried and not told them Now, Gabe did the same thing to his Mother but that was different The tension between the mother and son remain all through the book as does the question of how Pinky Edmonson died if it wasn t just a heart att [...]

    I finished this book rather quickly It happens just 1 month after Delectable Mountains and it is the Christmas season, California style And yes there is another murder Gabe and the NE are sure that Pinky died of natural causes, Benni isn t so sure, and Constance, Benni s overbearing boss is sure that poor Pinky was murdered Gabe decides to let Benni do a faux investigation to keep Constance off his back Benni, one who loves the hunt and the investigation is a stickler for details and that leads [...]

    The holidays bring their own kind of stress,but this Christmas Benni has a larger than usual share An exhibit of outsider art is opening at the Sinclair, Hud has persuaded her to babysit a new puppy, and her intimidating MIL is coming to town for Christmas Then, Constance decides to hire Benni to investigate the murder of a dear friend whose death has already been ruled of natural causes One final trial to totally ruin everything when she and Gabe arrive to pick up his mother at the train statio [...]

    Most Benni Harper mysteries are inspired by a quilting design This one is Tumbling Blocks Much of this plot revolves around domestic drama concerning Benni s husband, Chief of Police Gabe Ortiz, and unresolved feelings that come to the surface when his mother comes to visit for Christmas.His mother has unexpectedly married and Gabe can t seem to accept this shift Playing against previous habits, he actually encourages Benni to become involved in solving a local mystery concerning a women s club [...]

    Okay, I had about a zillion things I should have been doing and I was just going to read one chapter a few hours later and I had finished the book Just love the Benni Harper mystery series It almost feels like the characters are old friends In this book, Benni and Gabe are still recovering from the events that took place in Delectable Mountains just the month before when Gabe announces that his mother is coming to visit Meanwhile, Hud imposes on Benni to puppysit his not yet housetrained new pu [...]

    It is a great treat to be back to the Benni Harper series I always enjoy Fowler s novels, and I think I enjoy them as much for what they are not as what they are They are well plotted the characters and their relationships definitely grow on you as you read the series I like the setting, particularly with Benni s job as curator of the Folk Art Museum because the little tidbits are always interesting In the are not category, I enjoy the lack of over sophisticated posturing as far as morals and fa [...]

    Murder for admission into an exclusive social club but it really appears to be a heart attack In the midst of a forthcoming art show at the museum where Benni Harper works, one of the town s matriarchs dies and her friend insists Benni investigate It s almost Christmas and her intimidating mother in law is coming to visit Pressure The museum has been given a painting by a reclusive artist whose work has been highly acclaimed as a great piece of outsider art and is quite a coup The artist s niece [...]

    Virginia Hill
    I ve read and enjoyed all of Earlene Fowler s books This one may be her most personal novel yet The addition of the Pembroke Corgi, Boudin, to the series had me comparing the parallel lives of the author and the main character, Benni, than ever I ve been reading about Earlene and her Boudin on her website for years.I always enjoy her description of San Celina San Luis Obispo and surrounding areas, ranch life, and her loyal friends and family Benni s view of family and friends seemed relatable [...]

    I have to admit that this is NOT typically the genre of book I read however, a friend lent it to me because I was under the weather, so I thought I would give it a go I was stunned at how much I enjoyed it Great storyline without being gratuitous in any way In fact, it was kind of a wholesome story which was a great change of pace I look forward to investigating her other pieces in the Benni Harper mystery series.

    Emily Cullen
    Museum curator Benni Harper is asked to investigate when her boss thinks her dear friend was murdered, even though no one else thinks so Meanwhile Christmas is coming and so is her mother in law I love the Benni Harper cozy mystery series Benni is a great heroine and the supporting cast is well thought out with great personalities I also enjoy the romance between Benni and Chief of Police Gabe Ortiz in their not so perfect marriage.

    Nichole Rottinghaus
    My least favorite in the series The mystery in this book was overshadowed by all of the relationship issues I don t mind reading about Gabe and Benni s lives and the personal struggles they have, but since this is a mystery novel, I would rather see a bigger emphasis on the mystery itself.

    This book is part of a quilting murder mystery series the author throws in some interesting history about different quilt patterns in each book I love this light, easy to read series Benni, the main character, is so lovable and fun As the wife of the local police chief, she gets into her fair share of trouble and solves many of the town s mysterious murders.

    ❂ Jennifer
    Great story, although the murder mystery takes a back seat in this one Most of the time the book focuses on the fractured relationship between Benni s husband Gabe and his mother Coming from a very vocal background, it was hard for me to understand the lack of communication, but the author does a good job making everything seem real and true.

    A series I began years ago and have enjoyed, however sometime during the writing the author seems to have found god and I find it a bit of a turn off other than that I like the books being a quilter and lover of light mystery.

    Diane Perkins
    I cannot get enough of Benni HarperI wait with great anticipation for Earlene to write the next one and then try to read it slow because it makes me so sad to finish.I have read every book in the series and will continue as long as she will write them

    I just started this series with the previous book Delectable Mountains I found this one to be fairly good but Benni s relationship with her husband is really intense at times Other than that it was good.

    Christmas is just a few weeks away, and Benni Harper has tons to do to prepare for a visit from her mother in law When her boss demands her help in investigating the death of a friend, Benni has her hands full Another good story full of small town flavor and good personal interactions.

    Bonnijean Marley
    I enjoyed reading this mystery The mystery part was great Gabe s brooding got a little tedious Reading about Benni s day is almost enough to make the reader tired Those two things aside, this book is an enjoyable read.

    Arlene S
    Domestic setting, and I like the quilt pattern tie in A little low on suspense as far as murder mysteries go She s no John Grisham, or even Sue Grafton, but enjoyable Likely this falls into sub genre of cozy mystery Protagonist Benni Harper

    Bonnie Drummond
    A story that will have you pulling the tissues out and wanting to be a part of this family that saw its chair of heart brake on both sides of each family Last night I ve finished book 13 Tumbling Blocks of Benni Harper Ortiz she final took the Chiefs last name by Earlene Fowler.

    I haven t read the other books in this series, but was able to catch up to the story quickly, as it seems each book is its own story while using the same characters I enjoyed the mystery and trying to piece together what was happening.

    Partridge Public
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    It passed the time.ly.

    This book is about 14 in the series The writing isn t wonderful but the characters seem like old friends to me so I keep reading them.

    Central Coast Forged painting at folk art gallery Gabe s mother remarries and brings husband.

    Another in the Quilt mysteries Benni Harper mystery I love her writing Easy and funny I m looking forward to finding another one.

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