Book Review: Trip to Birmingham by Lisa Reynolds

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Trip To Birmingham (Rory Murphy Mysteries #2)Trip To Birmingham by Lisa Reynolds
Trip to Birmingham is the second novella in the Rory Murphy Mysteries series by Lisa Reynolds. I read the first book in the series last year and an entirely different series by the author earlier this year. Some of the key elements I enjoy about her books are that they’re quick and easy reads, offer a non-American point of view, and focus on atypical characters (in terms of what you traditionally see in mainstream fiction).

In the opening scene, a gay couple are enjoying the day when one basically says to the other ‘hey, did you hear about the murder in Birmingham?’ Rory’s boyfriend knows what that means, and the next day he’s rolling Rory onto a train (Rory is in a wheelchair) to investigate it… all because of an agreement about sex! From there, the guys and two friends get cozy with the family of the deceased woman in order to determine their suspects. Rory and his boyfriend’s relationship changes in this book, and the ending while not entirely a surprise to me, presents a different kind of justice.

Another fun entry in this cute series… refreshingly honest and quirky, it’s a simple but dynamic tale to show you why you love to read.

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For those new to me or my reviews… here’s the scoop: I’m Jay, an author who lives in NYC. My stand-alone novels, Watching Glass Shatter and Father Figure, can be purchased on Amazon as electronic copies or physical copies. My new book series, Braxton Campus Mysteries, will fit those who love cozy mysteries and crime investigations but with a twist. There are four books: Academic CurveballBroken Heart Attack, Flower Power Trip, and Mistaken Identity Crisis. I read, write, and blog A LOT on this site where you can also find all my social media profiles to get the details on the who/what/when/where and my pictures. Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Thanks for stopping by. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators. Follow my blog with Bloglovin.

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14 thoughts on “Book Review: Trip to Birmingham by Lisa Reynolds

    robbiesinspiration said:
    July 11, 2019 at 12:01 PM

    This sounds like a great series, Jay.

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    Jacquie Biggar said:
    July 11, 2019 at 1:01 PM

    I like the idea for heroes who break the ‘normal’ mold. This sounds good!

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    AJ said:
    July 11, 2019 at 3:04 PM

    It’s nice to see different perspectives:)

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      July 11, 2019 at 4:13 PM

      Yes! How have you been? I’m trying to catch up on blogs again.

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        AJ said:
        July 11, 2019 at 4:32 PM

        I’m good. I’m trying to catch up too, now that I’m on holidays. I never seem to get there though

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    Beware Of The Reader said:
    July 11, 2019 at 3:55 PM

    OMG Jay rolling him in the train to investigate becaause of an agreement about sex! Just laughing here ;-)))

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    Rosepoint Publishing said:
    July 12, 2019 at 3:37 PM

    Whoa! That does truly sound like a non-traditional main character! When I see Birmingham, however, I always think of the name my grandfather used for it in his stories, “Brummagem.”

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      July 12, 2019 at 4:41 PM

      with the accent? 🙂 I was reading up last night about the work you’ve done. At some point, I’d like to read one of them.

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    lisarey1990 said:
    July 18, 2019 at 3:12 PM

    Thank you to you all for your comments about the book and for taking an interest in it. I appreciate each and every one of them. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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