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for a Change
Dying for a Change is fresh and takes mysteries to a different
step and introduces the reader to Ellen McKenzie, who is attempting
to sell her first home in her new job as a realtor. Little does
she know until right before the prospective buyers arrive that she
would find something in a closet that she just was not expecting.
The “something” is Hank, a local carpenter who helps
the real estate agency that Ellen works for, plus working on the
addition of a large store. There is also a parallel story line about
how a small town is about to be converted by the addition of a large
store that will destroy the business of some small store owners.
for a Change is fast-paced and keeps the reader interested.
The idea of having a realtor as the main character who gets caught
up in murder is refreshing. The characterization of Ellen is good
and the reader feels how anxious she is about selling houses, and
the overwhelming feelings Ellen has about the new store versus the
old smaller stores. The plot could only take place in a small suburb
or rural town where bigger companies attempt to overtake the areas.