MURDER IN THE DOG DAYS (Maggie Ryan 1975), the sixth Maggie Ryan mystery. An Edgar Award nominee.

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MURDER IN THE DOG DAYS (Maggie Ryan, 1975)
Finalist for the Edgar Award

MURDER IN THE DOG DAYS, Maggie Ryan, 1975

On a sweltering summer day in Virginia, reporter Olivia Kerr and her husband Jerry Ryan invite Olivia's colleague Dale Colby and his family to the beach. Also coming along is Jerry's visiting sister, a very pregnant Maggie Ryan, and her family. At the last minute, Dale decides to remain at home to follow up on an important story. But when the beach-goers return, they find Dale lifeless in a pool of blood inside his locked office.

Vietnam veteran turned police officer Holly Schreiner leads the investigation, battling Maggie—and demons of her own.

MURDER IN THE DOG DAYS, the sixth novel in the Maggie Ryan series, was nominated for an Edgar Award.



About MURDER IN THE DOG DAYS (Maggie Ryan, 1975)

“An ingeniously plotted, fair-play, locked-room mystery, one of the best we’ve encountered.” – The Denver Post

MYSTERIES & DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

AUDITION FOR MURDER (Maggie Ryan 1967)-- "Very literate, sprinkled with surprises and starring that rarity of rarities -- fully fleshed out characters." -- Los Angeles Daily News
MURDER IS ACADEMIC (Maggie Ryan 1968)-- “treats violation of truth in tandem with assault and rape—true violations of person, mind, and body—and presents a cogent case for the inviolability both of persons and truth.” — The Armchair Detective
MURDER IS PATHOLOGICAL (Maggie Ryan 1969) “The vandal is elusive. When at last the mystery is solved, the conclusion is stunning.” –– The Armchair Detective
MURDER UNRENOVATED (Maggie Ryan 1972) "Terrific characters, funny incidents, genuine suspense, and an absolutely right sense of period and place." -- The Purloined Letter
REHEARSAL FOR MURDER (Maggie Ryan 1973)-- “A tightly woven thriller, warm and beautifully paced with a bittersweet finale. This show must go on!” -- Dorothy Salisbury Davis, MWA Grand Master
MURDER IN THE DOG DAYS (Maggie Ryan 1975)-- "An ingeniously plotted, fair-play, locked-room mystery, one of the best we've encountered." -- The Denver Post
MURDER MISREAD (Maggie Ryan 1977)-- "A tasty blend of irreverence and sincerity... [Maggie] conducts her crime-busting with quiet panache.” –– Entertainment Weekly
MARTY HOPKINS NOVELS
GRAVESTONE --- "Chock full of everything a mystery reader loves: fully drawn characters, a strong sense of place, keen pacing." Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine
BLOODSTREAM --- "Carlson's characters are sharp and strong, and the story's unexpected twists and turns will leave you reeling." New Woman
DEATHWIND --- "A genuinely shocking climax. Believable characters and an unusual setting close the deal: this one's a winner." Booklist
CROSSFIRE --- "Deputy Marty Hopkins lands in the middle of an arson case that forces her to confront her own terrifying memories.... A virtuoso climax." Kirkus
SHORT HISTORICAL MYSTERIES
RENOWNED BE THY GRAVE --- "The final word on Bridget is that she's full of verve, meets fascinating people, and we hope to encounter her often again." The Drood Review
TRANSLATIONS
P.M. Carlsons Krimis in deutscher Übersetzung
Roman Patricije M. Carlson na hrvatskom jeziku