Death at The Dakota by MK Graff @GraffMarni @damppebbles #bookreview #deathatthedakota

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I have another review for you all for another great book! Thanks Emma for my invitation to the tour!🎬

Book Blurb:

Nurse Trudy Genova is making plans to take her relationship to NYPD detective Ned O’Malley to the next level, when she lands a gig as medical consultant on a film shoot at the famed Dakota apartment building in Manhattan, which John Lennon once called home. Then star Monica Kiley goes missing, a cast member turns up dead, and it appears Trudy might be next. Meanwhile Ned tackles a mysterious murder case in which the victim is burned beyond recognition. When his investigations lead him back to the Dakota, Trudy finds herself wondering: how can she fall in love if she can’t even survive?

Readers of Death Unscripted, the first book in the Trudy Genova Manhattan Mystery series, will find the same pleasures in this sequel: fast pacing, engaging characters, twists and turns on the way to a satisfying close. From the award-winning author of The Nora Tierney English Mysteries, this second series is a winner. Once again M.K. Graff reveals her talents in crafting this delightful mix of amateur sleuth and police procedural.

My Thoughts

This is the second book in the Trudy Genova Manhattan Mystery series, but it can absolutely be read as a standalone. This was a cozy mystery with a bit of an edgy vibe. Trudy is a nurse who works on movie sets as a medical advisor. What an interesting job. MK Graff formerly worked as a medical advisor on a soap opera that filmed in NY and I thought that added a lot of authenticity to this book. Trudy was also a smart sassy character who I took to right away. A great deal of this book takes place at the Dakota apartments where John Lennon once lived. I googled this location and there is so much fascinating history even a suggestion of a ghost, I’d recommend googling it, quite fascinating.

In this book somebody is murdered on the movie set that Trudy is working on. Then Trudy‘s boyfriend Ned a NYC police officer is involved in a murder that loops back to the Dakota. Now Trudy’s life is in danger, what is going on? And will the Mystery be solved in time? I enjoyed playing amateur sleuth right alongside Trudy. I loved the setting of the movie set, so many potential suspects. I also felt as though this book had the perfect amount of Trudy’s personal life infused into it including some romance. Simply put this was a perfectly paced well plotted Mystery that kept me engaged throughout.

About M.K. Graff:

Marni Graff writes The Nora Tierney English Mysteries, featuring an American writer living in England with a nose for murder, and The Trudy Genova Manhattan Mysteries, based on Graff’s real work as a medical consultant for a movie studio. She is Managing Editor of Bridle Path Press, a member of Sisters in Crime, the NC Writers Network, and The International Association of Crime Writers, and writes crime book reviews at Auntie M Writes,

Social Media:

Twitter: @GraffMarni




Purchase Links:

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Publishing Information:

Published in paperback by Bridle Path Press on 1st April 2019.

6 thoughts on “Death at The Dakota by MK Graff @GraffMarni @damppebbles #bookreview #deathatthedakota

    1. Thanks Kim! I don’t even think the books on Goodreads I need to get someone to add it?


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