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Donna Huston Murray

Author of The Main Line Is Murder

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About the Author

Includes the names: Donna Huston, Donna H. Murray


Works by Donna Huston Murray

The Main Line Is Murder (1995) 105 copies
Final Arrangements (1996) 67 copies
No Bones About It (1998) 40 copies
School of Hard Knocks (1997) 37 copies
A Score To Settle (1999) 32 copies
Lie Like a Rug (2001) 29 copies
Farewell Performance (2000) 27 copies
For Better or Worse (2018) 10 copies
What Doesn't Kill You (2015) 4 copies
Stranger Danger (2023) 4 copies
Dying for a Vacation (2013) 1 copy

Associated Works

Lethal Ladies (1996) — Contributor — 22 copies
Lethal Ladies II (1998) — Contributor — 14 copies


Common Knowledge

Canonical name
Murray, Donna Huston
Places of residence
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Mystery Writers of America
Sisters in Crime



This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
Review of Advance Reader Copy eBook

Not at all prepared for her beloved Miata to give up the ghost during her long drive from Maryland to her father’s home in New Mexico, Lauren Beck finds herself bargaining with the owner of a used car dealership for his Jeep. When she finally sets out again, it takes her forty minutes to reach her father’s home.

Only no one is home and none of the neighbors admit to having seen either her father, Bernie, or her stepmother, Ana. And, hoping to surprise her dad, Lauren hadn’t told them she was coming.

When Lauren is mugged on her father’s front steps, it’s her dad’s bright spotlight and alarm that scares the thug away. But her father’s news . . . that Ana is missing . . . plunges Lauren into an ever-deepening mystery.

Why was she mugged on her father’s doorstep? And what happened to Ana?


Third in the author’s Lauren Beck Crime series, “Stranger Danger” gives readers sufficient backstory for the book to work as a standalone. Anchored by a strong sense of place and a cast of delightful characters, the unfolding narrative promises to keep readers on the edge of their seats, turning pages as fast as possible.

Haunted by a young girl she could not save when she was a police officer, Lauren brings a relentless determination to the case of her missing stepmother, proving her instincts are spot-on. An undercurrent of tension throughout the telling of the tale keeps readers guessing as new aspects of the case become known. Suspenseful and intriguing, readers are quickly pulled into the telling of this unputdownable tale.

With its trademark humor, its doggedly-determined, quirky heroine, and a plot filled with unexpected twists and turns, readers will find much to appreciate here.

Highly recommended.

I received a free copy of this book through the LibraryThing Early Readers program
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jfe16 | 1 other review | Apr 26, 2023 |
This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
A real page turner, with likable main characters and twists and turns throughout – especially the end. Really enjoyed this book, and it left me wanting to learn more about Lauren Beck. Wait … I just learned there are two more books in the Lauren Beck series! Gotta go shopping! 😉
StephanieTG | 1 other review | Apr 18, 2023 |
When Iffy Bigelow gets herself killed at the Philadelphia Flower Show, her friend and mother of Ginger Barnes asks her to discover the killer.
Vesper1931 | Jul 29, 2021 |
At first this book was boring, but I kept reading and I was pleasantly surprised by the outcome! Ginger had solved one mystery and she was back at it again and refused to heed her husband's or the police to not get involved, but of course she didn't listen. First there had been robberies in their neighborhood, then one woman had been attacked, and then another. Her neighbors were concerned about whether they should move especially when an old woman recluse refused to take control of the very high weeds. I liked that Ginger took care of the old woman as no one else had bother to show up, then Letty's money was stolen and the two hundred dollars was what she lived on. I never read the first two books, but I was not disappointed with book three.… (more)
HOTCHA | Apr 8, 2021 |


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