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The Serenity Stone Murder

The Serenity Stone Murder The peaceful city of Thunder Bay is shocked when one of its most prominent businessmen is murdered with a stone stolen from a nearby church garden Visiting the city to attend a retreat friends Margar

  • Title: The Serenity Stone Murder
  • Author: Marianne Jones
  • ISBN: 9780981251684
  • Page: 427
  • Format: Paperback
  • The peaceful city of Thunder Bay is shocked when one of its most prominent businessmen is murdered with a stone stolen from a nearby church garden Visiting the city to attend a retreat, friends Margaret and Louise become intrigued by the circumstances surrounding the murder and quickly find themselves embroiled in the investigation Will they discover that they ve steppedThe peaceful city of Thunder Bay is shocked when one of its most prominent businessmen is murdered with a stone stolen from a nearby church garden Visiting the city to attend a retreat, friends Margaret and Louise become intrigued by the circumstances surrounding the murder and quickly find themselves embroiled in the investigation Will they discover that they ve stepped into something they won t be able to walk away from Will the murderer target them next

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    1. When Margaret and Louise set off to visit Thunder Bay, Ontario, for a church retreat they get a lot more than they bargained for. Instead of a nice relaxing holiday, they experience a series of unfortunate events that end up in a murder investigation. Will they solve the mystery of the Serenity Stone murder or will they become the killer’s next victims?This was a really fun short read. Louise and Margaret are lovely characters. They’re two women in their 50s and Jones did a brilliant job of [...]


    2. When Margaret reluctantly accompanies her friend Louise to a spiritually questionable retreat for artists, she’s hoping for a bit of a break from small-town boredom. The friends get more than they’d bargained for just finding accommodations and then there’s the murder.This cozy mystery takes place in Thunder Bay, Ontario, and the author does an excellent job of bringing the setting to life. It feels natural and real, not like the tourist brochures that some novels resemble when real-life s [...]


    3. I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.The Serenity Stone Murder by Marianne Jones is a cozy mystery.Artists and friends, Margaret and Louise travel to a touchy-feely retreat to open up their creativity. If that isn't enough, Louise insists on bringing her dog, Vince, along on the trip. From the car ride to Thunder Bay and on, the banter between the friends is hilarious. They don't seem to be much alike, however, their friendship is solid.Serenity Stone Mur [...]


    4. The Serenity Stone Murder is the story of Margaret and Louise, two women of a certain age who are taking a break from their small town of Jackpine, Ontario, to head to the big city of Thunder Bay. The scenery of the book involves breathtaking views of the north shore of Lake Superior, descriptions which I appreciated. The book has a bit of a hokey feel to it, the same feel I associate with much of Canadian art and music, but it's a feel that I very much enjoy. The murder takes place in a church [...]


    5. Like a softened version of Thelma & Louise: The Canadian Version, "The Serenity Stone Murder" fits like a favorite sweater on a cold winter afternoon. Sure, there's murder in the plot (hence the title), but the book acts as a read with comfortable, non-pretentious prose, and a clever representation of an old friendship that is instantly relatableThe story is set in the seemingly picturesque city of Thunder Bay, Ontario. The author, Marianne Jones' talent at depicting nature and environment a [...]


    6. The Serenity Stone Murder is a cosy murder mystery set in Thunder Bay, Canada. Louise Gagnon, a retired teacher and her friend Margaret Brodie are travelling to Thunder Bay to attend a women's retreat.The retreat workshop takes place in the local church rooms, but Margaret finds it's not really her thing. There is a shocking murder of a local casino manager, a man with few friends and plenty of enemies. He'd offered to buy the church gardens to help the churches finances and build a car park for [...]


    7. The Serenity Stone Murder was written precisely for February in Canada; wrap yourself in a warm blanket, pour something hot and enjoy a well-told story. When friends Margaret and Louise use a women's retreat as an excuse to escape their tiny northern Ontario town, their plans go quickly astray! Not only can they not stay in the luxurious hotel (whose amenities they day-dreamed about for weeks) but a murder of a businessman shatters their rejuvenating retreat. Jones knows what she writes; (not th [...]


    8. It is not often that I give a book five stars, but with “The Serenity Stone Murders” how could I not. I recommend that you buy this book. You will not be disappointed.When Margaret and her friend Louise travel to Thunder Bar to attend a new-age workshop, they stumble into the homicide investigation of a prominent businessmen, murdered with the “serenity” stone stolen from a nearby church garden. This is a charming and wonderful story covering everything from kooky new-age retreats, murde [...]


    9. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. A charming mystery set in a beautiful and tranquil environment. I loved the contrast, as well as the main character. This is a very well written mystery with smooth dialogue and well developed characters. While I loved the plot, I felt that the finale was a little anti climactic, but that's just a personal opinion. Overall a great book!


    10. I liked the book. I received this book as a first reads giveaway. It was a nice mystery with an interesting plot. It could've used a bit more detail in areas, and a more developed ending would have been preferable. Two friends go to a retreat for the spiritual path to creativity, and find themselves mixed up in a murder investigation. They end up helping to solve the mystery, and making some new friends along the way. It was an enjoyable read.


    11. This book is a good murder mystery for anyone. I liked to read it right before I go to bed. It loved trying to figure out the ending before the author told us. It was a good book. * I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*


    12. Cute cozy mystery with a nice setting in Ontario. Sometimes the plot moved along nicely with clues and characters developing along the way. Other times it seemed as if the story jumped ahead a bit, making the story feel contrived. I would have preferred to see the story of Margaret and Tom and Billy separate from this murder mystery. And Louise's dog was a bit of a distraction: first she won't stay in a hotel that won't accept her dog (she didn't check on this prior to booking?), then she stays [...]


    13. Margaret and Louise are friends on a road tripwith a dog. Said dog is not part of their hotel reservation and quite against hotel policy, and that sets them apart. Pile on top of that a parting of the ways over their conference, and they appear set to spend their week's vacation bickering. They soon make up, and take a stab at being sleuths, trying to solve a murder in the church garden. Very amateurbut they know it. Jones writes them well, not making them out to be instant-sleuths. Being touris [...]


    14. The Prying PairI liked the characters in this book. Margaret and Louise decide to have a few days away at a Find Your Inner Goddess event. A murder occurs and they decide to try solving it. Naturally this leads them into some trouble and they leave loads of clues for us to help us solve the case. There are excellent characters in this book and it is an enjoyable way to spend a few hours reading it.


    15. An interesting enough read, if a bit formulaic. I enjoyed the interaction between the two friends. Although I can't find any indication that this is the case, it seems like this could be the start of a book series with the two bumbling friends as our heroines. I know I want to know more about the developing relationship between Margaret and the two men she met in this story!


    16. Comical cozy mystery, not LOL comical, more like a quiet but out loud laugh that has you looking around to see if anyone has noticed. Really enjoyed the totally opposite friends and their pouting sessions. Surprise ending too, what more could you ask for? You've just got to read this one!



    17. EntertainingEntertaining reading. Enjoyed the story. But was really nice because did not have vulgar language and \or a lot sexual details.


    18. The EndThere were a lot of characters to contend with which makes you wonder who really commited the crime. It compelled you to read to the end.


    19. Interesting story First time reader for this author and I enjoyed reading the book and was sorry for it to end. Will be looking for more books by this author!


    20. Margaret and Louise have come to Thunder Bay in order to attend a women's retreat.By their second morning in attendance, there has been a man who was murdered.The things I liked: The mystery was interesting. Faith is woven throughout the story and I like that. The description of the area around Lake Superior was described in an entertaining and colorful manner.The things I did not like: Solving the mystery got bogged down under other stuff which just seemed to slow everything down. The biggest p [...]


    21. “The Serenity Stone Murder” tells the story of two women, a dog, and their adventures in and around the city of Thunder Bay, Ontario. These adventures include everything from experiencing local cuisine and the handling of interpersonal relationships to, of course, becoming involved in solving a murder.Right from the start, the author shocks the reader with a style not usually found in mainline Christian fiction. As the story unfolds, it becomes evident that the feistiness of the author is re [...]


    22. I thoroughly enjoyed The Serenity Stone Murder by Marianne Jones. The picture on the cover was vibrant and reminiscent of watercolors and was peaceful. The story moved along at a good pace. Given that the word “serenity” is used in the title, I would love to say the book moved at a leisurely pace, but then some people would think the pace was slow. I say it was leisurely because the main characters are artists and the plot is unwoven for the reader in a way that makes you feel you are in the [...]


    23. Thank you to the author, Marianne Jones, for sending me a free digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.My Review:This book is a fun, quick read at 198 pages. However, being only 198 pages, a lot more could have been added to it.We follow Margaret and her friend Louise as they travel away from home for a conference. While there, a murder occurs in the local town.Margaret and Louise are very fun characters to follow around. They make a friend there and she’s a hoot as well. Th [...]


    24. "The Serenity Stone Murder" is a cozy mystery about two elderly women, Margaret and Louise, who attends a spiritual retreat, only to find themselves in the midst of a murder.I found the characters were very well developed, especially the lead women. They are two unlikely friends who find themselves at odd with one another, but never for long. Margaret and Louise have a brief falling out when Margaret is upset by the accommodations they find after they are denied their room at the inn. The inn ha [...]


    25. Free book for honest review. juliesbookreview Margaret and Louise, along with Vincent, Louise's dog take off for a women's retreat in Thunder bay. Thunder Bay is a quiet little town on the shores of Lake Superior. Like all the big towns, they have their fair share of issues. Looking for a weekend to get away becomes more than sleep, peace and relaxation.Thunder Bay is rocked with a disturbing murder that takes place in the church garden of all places.Casino manager, Doug Whalen, was found murder [...]


    26. The Serenity Stone Murder is an entertaining Cozy Mystery with "women of a certain age" as the main characters. I really enjoy stories with older characters since I can relate to them so well. There are enough twists in the story that I was hooked from start to finish. The story is well-written and the characters are believable as well as interesting and likable.Margaret and Louise are so different in the way they view life but their friendship is strong. Their witty banter is a delight to read. [...]


    27. I can imagine reading Marianne Jones’ Serenity Stone Murder on a cold, windy night, bundled up in a robe before a crackling fire. Not that these conditions are in any way part of this murder-mystery. Far from it. As a matter of fact, the story takes place during a warm August in Thunder Bay. Two middle-aged friends, one a widow, the other a retired, never-been-married school teacher set out to take part in a spirit/tranquillity retreat. What they find is anything but. The murder of a notorious [...]


    28. The Serenity Stone Murder by Marianne Jones was fun to read. The author illustrated the development of the continuing friendship of Margaret and Louise, two middle aged single women, through their interest in the solution of a puzzling murder. This novel is similar to an Agatha Christie novel in the sense that this is simply a murder story with several possible suspects, not a thriller. The characters are the primary focus of the novel, not the murder of the casino manager. Their relationship is [...]


    29. Quirky mystery with an amusing beginning. Two very different friends with very different views on things go to a conference and end up investigating a murder. Amusing scenes in the only place with a room available and some intriguing minor characters with romantic interest move the book along. Also a dog with his own issues. These two are obviously part of a ongoing series. Good reading with many chuckles. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


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