Getting Away Is Deadly by Sara Rosett is the third book in the “Ellie Avery” mystery series. Publisher: Kensington, April 2008
Air Force wife and professional organizer Ellie Avery goes to Washington, D.C., expecting some r & r while her pilot husband attends classes – but it’s Ellie who gets a deadly lesson when this getaway turns out to be murder…With swollen feet and swelling belly, pregnant Ellie bravely joins the nation’s tourists in seeing the sights in Washington D.C. Husband Mitch has to attend military training, but as Ellie visits monuments and museums, she has other Air Force wives for company, including her best friend Abby. She also plans to catch-up with Mitch’s scatter-brained sister Summer, who is finishing college while working as a nanny for a Washington media star, and do a personal favour for her favourite cousin.Factor in some serious shopping, and this sounds like a fun trip. But before she can take care of her cousin’s request, the man she is supposed to meet breaks their date…because someone tried to kill him on his way to see her.Is it a random mugging? Ellie almost buys that explanation. Then a fatal incident at the Metro station, Summer’s furtive behaviour, and too many people telling lies, as well as keeping secrets, convince Ellie that something is rotten in the nation’s capital. Should she do the safe thing and pack her bags? Not likely when Ellie Avery is just the right woman to clean up the most mysterious cases of murder.
Ellie Avery is a military wife, mother and a professional organizer. Ellie and friends are touring the nation’s capital while their spouses attend military classes. While waiting for the metro, someone is pushed onto the path of an incoming train. When Ellie’s sister-in-law, Summer, becomes a person of interest, Ellie gathers clues to prove her innocence. [3.5 stars – liked it]