Mad Money Murder

· Merry Wrath Mysteries Book 16 · Gemma Halliday Publishing
7 reviews

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From USA Today bestselling author Leslie Langtry comes another madcap Merry Wrath mystery that will leave you laughing til it hurts!


When Merry Wrath inherits an urn of cremains, she isn’t sure which is more surprising—that she was now the owner of a body or the fact that her family’s mythical Aunt June actually existed. Besides the urn and the deceased’s collection of lethal pets, from an assassin caterpillar to a deathstalker scorpion, the ex-CIA agent turned Scout Leader also inherits a mystery:


“If you’ve received this, it means that I need you to find out who murdered me.”


With her best friend and five mischievous little Girl Scouts, Merry takes a trip across the state to her aunt's tiny, rundown hometown of Behold, Iowa. Though, in hindsight, it probably wasn’t the best for the troop to stay at a famous scout camp that has a history of ghosts and aliens. Or to bring the precocious, ten-year old Betty who has started mastering some very sophisticated (and alarming) magic tricks.


Was Aunt June murdered?


Most in Behold think the death was an accident involving June's pet brown recluse spider, but Merry isn’t so sure. There are far more questions than answers about who Aunt June really was. Between a late-night dash for her life over a high ropes course, and dangerous interactions with deadly critters, Merry needs answers before a killer silences her questions…for good.


Merry Wrath Mysteries:

Merit Badge Murder – book #1

Mint Cookie Murder – book #2

Scout Camp Mystery – short story in the "Killer Beach Reads" collection

Marshmallow S'More Murder – book #3

Movie Night Murder – book #4

Mud Run Murder – book #5

Fishing Badge Murder – short story in the "Pushing Up Daisies" collection

Motto for Murder – book #6

Map Skills Murder – book #7

Mean Girl Murder – book #8

Marriage Vow Murder – book #9

Mystery Night Murder – book #10

Meerkats and Murder– book #11

Make Believe Murder – book #12

Maltese Vulture Murder – book #13

Musket Ball Murder – book #14

Macho Man Murder – book #15

Mad Money Murder – book #16

What critics are saying about Leslie Langtry's books:

"I laughed so hard I cried on multiple occasions! Girl Scouts, the CIA, and the Yakuza... what could possibly go wrong?"

~ Fresh Fiction

"Darkly funny and wildly over the top, this mystery answers the burning question, 'Do assassin skills and Girl Scout merit badges mix…?'"

~ RT BOOKreviews

"Mixing a deadly sense of humor and plenty of sexy sizzle, Leslie Langtry creates a brilliantly original, laughter-rich mix of contemporary romance and suspense."

~ Chicago Tribune

"Langtry gets the fun started from page one."

~ Publisher's Weekly

Ratings and reviews

7 reviews
Bernadette Cinkoske
September 29, 2020
I loved reading Mad Money Murder - and couldn't put it down. Merry, her friends and her girl scouts are so much fun. In this story we have an inheritance, a request to find the deceased's murderer, unusual pets, aliens, ghosts, the world's largest human tooth, ancient burial grounds and more. As always there are plenty of suspects and several possible motives. I can never figure out who did it in these well written mysteries!
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Kirsten Huskić
September 29, 2020
Loved this! Merry inherits a house, and a message from the deceased, asking Merry to find her murderer. Merry, Kelly and five of the scouts travel to this strange town, and begin their investigation. The town is full of quirky people, all potential suspects, and it's really hard to narrow down who the bad guy is! Betty is, as usual, a crack up in this one. She's getting more dangerous, but I love her. Her antics made me laugh repeatedly throughout this book. I love this series, and this book was great!
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October 25, 2020
I really like this series and the characters. I'm don't think this one is as good as the others. I still laughed, but the plot didn't really come together at the end. No conclusive evidence against the accused, no explanation of who knew the house enough to release the dangerous critters or who was in the knit caps. And why so many authors use ghosts in their stories?
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About the author

Leslie Langtry is the USA Today bestselling author of the Greatest Hits Mysteries, the Merry Wrath Mysteries, Sex, Lies, & Family Vacations, and several books she hasn't finished yet, because she's very lazy. Leslie loves puppies and cake (but she will not share her cake with puppies) and lives with her family and assorted animals in the Midwest.

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