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***** Non-Stop Enjoyment Review by Rox Burkey

Linda Pirtle’s latest addition to the Magnolia Buff Crime Chronicles, Girlfriend Retreat… Cheaper Than Therapy, Book 22, ventures into uncharted territory. Set on the picturesque Circle R Ranch, librarian Caroline McClusky organizes a girls’ weekend filled with exciting and laid-back activities. Linda Pirtle provides the perfect backdrop of a tranquil Spanish ranch house for suspense and the unexpected. A surprise attack shatters their tranquility as the high school friends gather by the pool. This is just the beginning of an unimaginable get-together of friends.

As the plot unfolds, readers are immersed in the captivating world of Girlfriend Retreat… Cheaper Than Therapy. Linda Pirtle’s vibrant storytelling brings the getaway to life with its vivid colors and textured descriptions, making you feel right there. Magnolia Bluff’s familiar and new characters are skillfully woven into the narrative, creating a perfect balance for a superb mystery. Surprisingly, readers learn that Fergus has excellent reading taste. The unexpected incidents that disrupt their reunion catalyze Caroline and her friends to unite in their quest for the truth.

Fans of the Magnolia Bluff Crime Chronicles will laugh, cry, and hold their breath turning the pages of Girlfriend Retreat…Cheaper Than Therapy. Linda Pirtle delivers the type of story mystery writers wish they could. Readers won’t go wrong with this book or any of the stories from the series. Outstanding.

About the Author

Author Linda Pirtle

It is only natural that I would one day wind up in the literary field. I taught the art of writing and understanding literature for years as an English teacher at St. John High School, Lancaster High School, and Ennis High School as well as Business Communications at Navarro College.

When I retired, I turned my attention to working with my husband to create and build Venture Galleries, a book publishing company. Our website, is a literary Website devoted to connecting readers with today’s growing population of authors worldwide. I have served as editor for some great books presently in the marketplace, and a year ago I entered the field as an author myself.

It was a perfect transition. I have long read and reviewed mysteries, and I found myself infatuated with the kinds of cozy hometown mysteries produced by Agatha Christie and Diane Mott Davidson. I am fascinated with dastardly murder mysteries solved by the lady next door who relies on intuition, instinct, and deductive reasoning.

I decided to write cozy mystery series.

The Games We Play Series: The series focuses on how people bent on evil can ruin an innocent, fun game.

Book 1, The Mah Jongg Murders.

Book 2, Deadly Dominoes.

Book 3, Tarot Terrors.

Book 4, Scrabbled Secrets.

The Magnolia Bluff Crime Chronicles: All of the action occurs in Magnolia Bluff, a small town in the Texas Hill Country. This series is a cooperative effort of a group of authors who call themselves the Underground Authors. Members of the group are CW Hawes, James Callan, Charles Breakfield, Rox Burkey, Joe Congel, Cindy Davis, K.D. McNiven, Kelly Marshall, Caleb Pirtle, Linda Pirtle, Richard Schwindt, Jinx Schwartz, and Rob and Joan Carter. To date, I have written two novels for this series.

Book 7, The Dewey Decimal Dilemma.

Book 10, The Dog Gone Diamond Dilemma

Book 22, Girlfriend Retreat…Cheaper Than Therapy

I have been blessed with the following recognitions: Nominated as Top Female Author 2017; Author of the Month, KC Books and Music; and selected as a Readers Favorite for Deadly Dominoes.

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    2 replies to "Girlfriend Retreat… Cheaper Than Therapy"

    • Jan Sikes

      Congratulations to Linda! This sounds like a fun and intriguing read.

      • RoxBurkey

        Hey Jan, you are awesome to stop by. It is different. Wait until you learn what Fergus likes to read.

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