A Day in The Life with Grace Russell by Julie Mulhern

send-in-the-clownsLife is so unfair.

Mom acts like this is all my fault. It’s not. Really. Peggy and I had an argument (David Cassidy isn’t that cute) and I decided to catch a ride home with Debbie. How was I to know she’d already left?

So there I was. Alone. No ride. I suppose I could have called Mom, but it seemed easier to call a cab. It took FOREVER for the cab to come. FOREVER. I missed curfew.

When I got home, Mom wasn’t even there. For a little while, I thought I was in the clear.

But, no. Mom had called Peggy and Debbie, realized I’d been left behind, and gone to get me. Mom and the Gates of Hell. Two things that don’t go together. Just thinking about her walking through a haunted house makes my head hurt.

It’s not my fault she witnessed a murder. It’s not my fault the murderer was a clown.

I can’t control who murders who. I can’t be held responsible for Mom’s fear of clowns.

You think Mom will listen to reason?

No. She keep insisting I missed curfew. She doesn’t seem to care that it wasn’t my fault.

She grounded me. Do you have any idea how many Halloween parties I am going to miss?


Send In The Clowns is the fourth book in the Country Club Murders mystery series, published by Henery Press, October 2016.

Haunted houses are scary enough without knife-wielding clowns. Especially murderous knife-wielding clowns. So thinks Ellison Russell, single mother, artist, and reluctant sleuth.

Now death wears a red nose and Ellison is up to the blood-stained collar of her new trench coat in costumes, caffeine, and possible killers. Who stabbed Brooks Harney? And why? Money? Jealousy? Drugs?

With Mother meddling, her father furious, and her date dragged downtown for questioning, turns out Ellison’s only confidante is Mr. Coffee.

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About the author
Julie Mulhern is the USA Today bestselling author of The Country Club Murders.

She is a Kansas City native who grew up on a steady diet of Agatha Christie. She spends her spare time whipping up gourmet meals for her family, working out at the gym and finding new ways to keep her house spotlessly clean–and she’s got an active imagination. Truth is–she’s an expert at calling for take-out, she grumbles about walking the dog and the dust bunnies under the bed have grown into dust lions.

All comments are welcomed.

Giveaway: Five people selected at random will receive a kindle edition of The Deep End. Leave a comment below for your chance to win. The giveaway ends October 29, 2016 at 11:59 AM EST. Good luck everyone!

17 responses to “A Day in The Life with Grace Russell by Julie Mulhern

  1. This sounds like fun to read.

  2. Thanks for offering this! I’d love to be one of the lucky winners! lindaherold999@gmail.com

  3. Julie Mulhern

    Dru, thanks so much for letting Grace vent! Always a pleasure to be here — thank you for having me!

  4. I love this series. I graduated from high school in the 70s. Julie Mulhern describes the 70s perfectly…the fashion and attitudes take me right back.

  5. This series sounds great! Thanks for presenting it in your blog. I’m checking out Amazon right now for the previous books. I would love to win a kindle copy! Thanks again!

  6. Love this series. And I was worried about the perfect author you described until I read the second part and realized she’s just like me!(except for the writing part, of course).

  7. I like your active imagination!

  8. Thanks for including Julie on your blog Dru. Her books are always entertaining. I’d love to win a copy of The Deep End.

  9. I want this one! I want this one! I want this one! Please!

  10. Clowns are especially apropos this year. Definitely on my TBR list.

  11. Barbara Hackel

    Sounds like a wonderful read-especially for Halloween!! Thanks for today’s blog Dru Ann! Thanks Julie for the chance to win a copy! 🙂 Happy Halloween.

  12. I think I have Grace’s twin living in my house — not my fault ~

  13. Doward Wilson

    This is one of the most wonderful series that I have read! I grew up in Kansas City during this time period & worked in the areas where these books take place. Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. Sounds like a great Halloween read. Perfect for this time of year. Looking forward to reading.

  15. Debra Woloson

    Sounds great for Halloween. I really am looking forward to reading this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

  16. Delightful, Julie. Can’t wait to read this.

  17. This sounds like a fun Halloween read. Thanks for the chance to win.