The Summer of Love and Death: Volume 3

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About the Author

Marcy McCreary is the author of the Ford Family Mystery series: The Summer of Love and Death, The Murder of Madison Garcia, winner of the Voice Arts Award for best audiobook in the mystery category, and The Disappearance of Trudy Solomon, which was a finalist for a Silver Falchion Award for Best Investigator Mystery. Her essays about crime fiction have appeared in Mystery & Suspense, Criminal Element, Women Writers/Women's Books, and Mystery Readers Journal. She graduated from The George Washington University with a B.A. in American literature and political science and pursued a career in marketing and communications. She lives in Hull, MA with her husband, Lew.


"An old case has repercussions on a new copycat killing in this excellent police procedural. With juicy twists, an engaging cast, and an intriguing case that's impossible to predict, The Summer of Love and Death is everything I want in a mystery. An addictive and entertaining ride!" --Christina McDonald, USA Today bestselling

"A compelling mystery that unfolds in two skillfully woven parallel narratives. McCreary pairs a haunting meditation on intergenerational trauma with an evocative rendering of that famous Summer of Love to deliver a suspenseful and deeply satisfying read." --Lori Robbins, author of Murder in Fourth Position

"McCreary unspools a lot of threads in The Summer of Love and Death, then masterfully weaves them all together atop the Ford family's compelling dynamic for an ending you won't see coming. It's a fun ride that kept me guessing the whole time!" --Tony Wirt, bestselling author of Just Stay Away

"In the summer of 1969, there was peace and love--but also a serial killer committing bizarre murders. When a copycat killing occurs at the local summer stock theatre, detective Susan Ford must call on her father's memory of his 1969 investigation to help her solve the present-day murder. The Summer of Love and Death offers page-turning suspense of how the legacy of murder can continue, leaving more than death in its wake." --Nina Wachsman, author of The Courtesan's Secret

"Vividly set in the Catskills, The Summer of Love and Death is excellent fun, chock full of murder, theater, and a diverse and devious cast of suspects. Detective Susan Ford is smart and sensitive, and is a delight to follow as she navigates the intricacies of her case and her relationships with her detective father, her fiancée, her new--and younger--partner, and, most poignantly, her aging mother." --Emilya Naymark, author of Behind the Lie

"Marcy McCreary's The Summer of Love and Death is a fiendishly smart modern who-dunnit with clever characters and a mystery that keeps you guessing . . . McCreary is a gifted writer who has created a page-turning mystery that will keep you up all night--then just when you think you've figured it out-you discover how wrong you are. Bravo!" --Elise Hart Kipness, author of Lights Out

"Fans of Agatha Christie will die for this smart, twisty tale of two parallel murders. Intricately plotted, with a motley cast of characters and dialogue that pops, this is one to savor." --Susan Walter, bestselling author of Good as Dead and Lie by the Pool

"The Summer of Love and Death is an engrossing, clever, and propulsive read guaranteed to keep you turning pages. Gripping without being gory, smart without trying too hard, McCreary's expert character development, web-weaving, and storytelling abilities shine. Add this to your TBRs now." --Mandy McHugh, bestselling author of Chloe Cates Is Missing and It Takes Monsters

"Past meets present as you're immersed into the authentic, gritty world of a murder during Woodstock and a copycat killing decades later. With likeable main characters, witty dialogue, and a slew of suspects, expect to be immediately drawn into this compelling whodunnit. Fans of police procedurals should be lining up for The Summer of Love and Death." --Jaime Lynn Hendricks, bestselling author of I Didn't Do It

"The Summer of Love and Death is an intricately plotted mystery loaded with colorful characters, tricky red herrings, and whiplash-inducing twists. McCreary's emotionally resonant mother-daughter subplot adds a satisfying layer of dimension to the deftly crafted police procedural. This book had me guessing until the end!" --K.T. Nguyen, author of You Know What You Did

"A moving exploration of intergenerational trauma and family bonds, wrapped up in a classic whodunnit. The Summer of Love and Death will have you rooting for Detective Susan Ford, trying to unravel knot after knot, feverishly flipping pages right up to the end." --I. S. Berry, author of The Peacock and the Sparrow

"The Summer of Love and Death is a stand out with buried clues and identities that keep the reader turning in giddy circles, and a plethora of viable suspects all concealing secrets. Along with this, we have the drama of the Ford family--three generations full of fierce love and deep wounds that echo through the years and backbone the story. I couldn't put this one down!" --Erin Flanagan, Edgar Award-winning author of Come With Me

"The Summer of Love and Death breaks the mold of the classic whodunit with characters that jump off the pages right into your living room. To solve a recent murder, two detectives are forced to dredge up the facts from a fifty-year-old homicide case. This is a rollercoaster mystery ride that will keep you guessing until the very end." --J. M. Adams, author of Second Term

"VERDICT: McCreary's entertaining police procedural stands apart with its rich characterization and exploration of life's complexities beyond the central crime. This is a series to watch and to suggest to fans of Ellen Hart's Jane Lawless novels." --Library Journal