Review – Everybody Wanted Room 623

Psychologist Julie West went to Cartledge Inn in response from an urgent call from one of her clients, Stefan Lauber, a supposedly reformed criminal recently released from prison. But when Julie arrives at the Inn, a near hysterical desk clerk tells her that Stefan has been murdered.

Now everyone is trying to get into Stefan’s room, number 623, searching for diamonds that allegedly might be hidden in that room. The police have already examined the room, but others broke in and ransacked it.

Another murder and suspicious activities abound. What is the secret of Room 623?

Everybody Wanted Room is book two in the Everybody’s a Suspect series, but it easily stands alone. It seemed everyone that came into the Inn was a suspect, and it was rather entertaining trying to guess which one was the murderer. Having read Mr. Murphey’s previous book, I had an idea what to expect, but I was still taken by surprise.

I enjoyed reading Everybody Wanted Room. This is another excellent cozy mystery from the Spyglass Lane Mysteries line up. The characters are well developed and there are enough twists and turns to keep the story interesting. While not as funny as some of the others, this is still a wonderful story. Don’t miss Everybody Wanted Room 623.

Everybody Wanted Room 623 (Everybody's Suspect in Georgia mystery series)
Everybody Wanted Room 623 (Everybody’s Suspect in Georgia mystery series)
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Review – Everybody Wanted Room 623
Reviewed by Laura Hilton
The characters are well developed and there are enough twists and turns to keep the story interesting.

Psychologist Julie West went to Cartledge Inn in response from an urgent call from one of her clients, Stefan Lauber, a supposedly reformed criminal recently released from prison. But when Julie arrives at the Inn, a near hysterical desk clerk tells her that Stefan has been murdered.

Now everyone is trying to get into Stefan’s room, number 623, searching for diamonds that allegedly might be hidden in that room. The police have already examined the room, but others broke in and ransacked it.

Another murder and suspicious activities abound. What is the secret of Room 623?

Everybody Wanted Room is book two in the Everybody’s a Suspect series, but it easily stands alone. It seemed everyone that came into the Inn was a suspect, and it was rather entertaining trying to guess which one was the murderer. Having read Mr. Murphey’s previous book, I had an idea what to expect, but I was still taken by surprise.

I enjoyed reading Everybody Wanted Room. This is another excellent cozy mystery from the Spyglass Lane Mysteries line up. The characters are well developed and there are enough twists and turns to keep the story interesting. While not as funny as some of the others, this is still a wonderful story. Don’t miss Everybody Wanted Room 623.

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Laura Hilton


Laura HiltonLaura Hilton, her husband, Steve, and their five children make their home in Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas. She is a pastor’s wife, a stay-at-home mom and home-schools her children. Laura is also a breast cancer survivor.

Her publishing credits include Hot Chocolate and Shadows of the Past from Treble Heart Books; a devotional in a compilation from Zondervan; and the first book “Patchwork Dreams” in her Amish of Seymour series from Whitaker House will be released in April 2011, the second book in September 2011, and the third in April 2012. Laura has her business degree from Ozarka and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. Laura is a professional book reviewer for the Christian market, with over a thousand book reviews published at various online review sites.

Laura is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray at Hartline Agency




About Cecil Murphey

Veteran author Cecil (Cec) Murphey wrote his first mystery at age nine after he had seen an Alfred Hitchcock moved called Saboteur. A crucial scene takes place when the heroine, locked inside an office in a New York City skyscraper, writes a note in lipstick. She throws the paper out the window, and holds her compact mirror so that it reflects the sun. The note lands in front of a taxi stand, a driver picks up the note, sees her flashing sign, and rescues her.

Cec decided to try something like that. He wrote, “Help! My husband is trying to kill me.” He wrote an address of an apartment complex a block away and laid the note on the street. After what seemed like a long wait and no one picked it up, he forgot about it.

Two days later, Cec’s mother and he were in a neighborhood grocery store and the owner, Mrs. DeRuse, said, “Did you hear about all the excitement over on Second Street?” After his mother said no, Mrs. DeRuse told them that the police received a note saying the woman’s husband was trying to kill her. When they came to the house, the woman yelled and cursed the policemen.

“I did it.” Cec told them what happened and felt bad that he had caused so much trouble.

Both women told him to forget it and not to talk about it. After that, however, whenever he came into the store, Mrs. DeRuse would call out to him, “Have you written any good mysteries lately?”

More than 120 books later, Cec’s readers can say that yes, he has written some good mysteries lately. Cozy mysteries, that is. As the result of an agent-friend’s challenge, he wrote the Everybody’s Suspect in Georgia series for Barbour Publishing.

Neither Psychologist Julie West nor Pastor James Burton fancy themselves detectives until one after another of their mutual acquaintances is found murdered.

• Discover who would love Roger Harden little enough to want him dead in Everybody Loved Roger Harden.

• Why would everybody want to book room 623 when they know a murder took place there the night before? You’ll find the reason in Everybody Wanted Room 623.

• Crime doesn’t take a vacation when West and Burton agree to grant a friend her dying wish by accompanying her on an Antarctic cruise. But why would someone want to murder a dying woman who everybody called a saint? You won’t know the answer until you read Everybody Caller Her a Saint.

Cecil Murphey is the author or co-author of more than 120 books, including the bestsellers 90 Minutes in Heaven (with Don Piper), Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (with Dr. Ben Carson), and Rebel with a Cause (with Franklin Graham). Some of his newer releases include When a Man You Love Was Abused; Knowing God, Knowing Myself; and When Someone You Love No Longer Remembers. His books have sold in the millions and have brought hope and encouragement to countless readers around the world.

Books by Cecil Murphey
 
Everybody Called Her a Saint (Everybody’s Suspect in Georgia mystery series)
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Release date: 05/14/2012


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Everybody Wanted Room 623 (Everybody’s Suspect in Georgia mystery series)
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Release date: 01/09/2012


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Everybody Wanted Room 623 (Everybody’s Suspect in Georgia mystery series)
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Release date: 01/09/2012


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Everybody Loved Roger Harden (Everybody’s Suspect in Georgia mystery series)
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Release date: 10/10/2011


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Everybody’s Suspect in Georgia: Everybody Loved Roger Harden/Everybody Wanted Room 623/Everybody Called Her a Saint (Everybody’s a Suspect Mystery Series Omnibus) (America Loves a Mystery: Georgia)
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Release date: 03/01/2009


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Everybody Called Her a Saint: An Everybody’s Suspect Mystery (Heartsong Presents Mysteries)
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Release date: 09/16/2008


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Everybody Wanted Room 623: Everybody’s a Suspect Mystery Series #2 (Heartsong Presents Mysteries #19)
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Release date: 06/24/2008


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Everybody Loved Roger Harden: Everybody’s a Suspect Mystery Series #1 (Heartsong Presents Mysteries #4)
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Release date: 12/07/2007


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