Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Murder in the Arboretum by Christa Nardi Contest

Murder in the Arboretum:
Cold Creek #2
Paperback: 266 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 7, 2014)
ISBN-13: 978-1496132291
E-Book File Size: 1423 KB

Another murder in small town Cold Creek has tensions rising. Clive Johnson, the groundskeeper at Cold Creek College, is a convenient scapegoat for a police chief who seeks an easy solution. Convinced Chief Pfeiffe has it all wrong, professor and psychologist Sheridan Hendley sets out to help prove Clive’s innocence. But not everyone is pleased by her enthusiastic search for the truth. Just as her life is looking up personally, it looks like she might be the next victim.

About This Author

Christa Nardi is and always has been an avid reader. Her favorite authors have shifted from Carolyn Keene and Earl Stanley Gardner to more contemporary mystery/crime authors over time, but mystery/crime along with romance are her preferred choices for leisure reading. Christa also has been a long time writer from poetry and short stories growing up to technical, research, and nonfiction in her professional life. With Murder at Cold Creek College, Christa is joining many other reader/writers in writing one genre she enjoys reading – the cozy mystery. Christa Nardi is a pen name for a real life professor/psychologist from the Northeast.

Blog: Christa Reads and Writes (

My review :Murder in the Arboretum (Cold Creek #2)

4 stars

Dr. Sheridan Hendley and friends are back for the second book in the Cold Creek series. I enjoy this set of mysteries. I like that Sheridan did not find the body. So many stories all have the main character find it time after time. I like all the characters relationships with each other. We got to see another side of Max which was nice.

another death occurred on Cold Creek campus in the Arboretum. The police send for Sheridan and Kim to help calm things down. Police Chief Barney Pfeiffe rushes to arrest someone right off the bat. Sheridan does not agree with him. So comes up with an idea to help.

State Police detective Brett was called to stand by and see if he was needed. The police Chief Pfeiffe thought he was in town anyhow. Brett did not mind spending more time with Sheridan. While the Police Chief comes off looking stupid the rest of the cops don't. I like that Brett does not talk about his cases that he is working on unless it affects that person.

I am still not clear why the one suspect kept threatening Dr. Sheridan. But I guess in real life we don't get every question answered either.

The setting for this book is Cold Creek Collage in Virginia. It is a small college in a small town.

Their is a lot of mysteries to who the dead person was and why was he in town? Some suspects. Brett and Sheridan are getting closer together. This is a clean read.

I would like to see more of Dr. Sheridan and Brett and their friends back for another book.

I was given this ebook to read so I could give Murder in the Arboretum a honest review and be part of its blog tour.


2 - Signed Copy of Murder in the Arboretum

Tour Participants
January 5 –  Shelley’s Book Case – Review, Interview
January 6 – Community Bookstop – Review
January 7 – Back Porchervations – Review
January 7 - readalot – Review
January 8 – The Gal in the Blue Mask – Review
January 9 – Books-n-Kisses – Review
January 10 – off
January 11 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – Interview
January 12 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! – Review
January 13 – deal sharing aunt – Interview
January 14 – Socrates’ Book Reviews – Review
January 15 – Omnimystery News Interview


Christa Nardi said...

Thank you for being part of the blog tour and the review!

cyn209 said...

a must-read for me!!!
congrats to Christa!!!