Merit Badge Murder: Merry Wrath Mysteries book #1

· Merry Wrath Mysteries Book 1 · Gemma Halliday Publishing
22 reviews

About this ebook

From USA Today bestselling author, Leslie Langtry comes a mystery series of laugh-out-loud proportions...

When CIA agent Merry Wrath is "accidentally" outted, she's forced her into early retirement, changes her appearance, and moves where no one will ever find her—Iowa. Instead of black bag drops in Bangkok, she now spends her time leading a young Girl Scout troop. But Merry's new simple life turns not-so-simple when an enemy agent shows up dead at scout camp. Suddenly Merry is forced to deal with her former life in order to preserve her future one.

It doesn't help matters that the CIA sends in her former, sexy handler to investigate…or that the hot new neighbor across the street turns out to be the local detective in charge of her case. And when Merry is forced to take on a roommate in the voluptuous form of a turned KGB agent/bimbo, things become trickier than wet work in Waukegan or cookie sales in the spring. Nothing in the CIA or Girl Scouts' training manuals has prepared her for what comes next…


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

What critics are saying about Leslie Langtry's books:


"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 with a myriad of clever details."

~ Publisher's Weekly

Ratings and reviews

22 reviews
Dannetta Bauders
January 2, 2021
I was expecting this novel to be humorous and action filled with a little romance. Similar to the "Fortune Redding" novels. It so was not! Seriously if the main character was CIA it's a wonder our government hasn't been taken over. Character not funny bland and silly like a teenaged girl. By chapter 14 I knew the plot, villain and was bored. The further I read the more bored I became. Watching baseball on TV or golf on TV would've been more entertaining.
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CM Rodriguez
July 8, 2015
I really enjoyed this book. It was a good read, it was pretty funny, good plot twists and kept you guessing. It had good characters and kept you hoping that something would work out for the lead. It was not a book I would read out loud, since there was cursing, but overall not too much. It was good.
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Yasmin Rodgers-Crouch
October 11, 2022
What fun, can't wait to read all the books in all the series.
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About the author

Leslie Langtry is the 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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