Murder, Madness and Love

Murder, Madness and Love

Yolanda Renee / Apr 03, 2020

Murder Madness and Love Sunlight blazes on an empty canvas Arctic winds gather snowflakes on a frosty window ledge as a statuesqueform appears She moves past a table littered with papers Headlines splash news of murder but

  • Title: Murder, Madness and Love
  • Author: Yolanda Renee
  • ISBN: 9781520985176
  • Page: 351
  • Format: Paperback
  • Sunlight blazes on an empty canvas.Arctic winds gather snowflakes on a frosty window ledge as a statuesqueform appears She moves past a table littered with papers Headlines splash news of murder, but it s the photo of another young woman with features mirroring her own that draws her attention.A different headline peeks from underneath the Anchorage Times.Wealthy BusinesSunlight blazes on an empty canvas.Arctic winds gather snowflakes on a frosty window ledge as a statuesqueform appears She moves past a table littered with papers Headlines splash news of murder, but it s the photo of another young woman with features mirroring her own that draws her attention.A different headline peeks from underneath the Anchorage Times.Wealthy Businessman Dies in Car Crash BLACK WIDOW SUSPECTED Graphic images swirl through her head and a tear rolls down her cheek She drifts toward an easel and a trembling hand dips a sable brush into a palette of paint.The Westminster doorbell chimes The brush slips and blood red paint stains the floor.Detective Steven Quaid waits His Tlingit, Indian features carved from granite, mask his Irish passionWill he arrest her this time All fingers point to her guilt.But, is she guilty of this cunning plot Or, just a victim of circumstantial evidence The door opens

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      • Yolanda Renee

        At one time Alaska called to me and I answered I learned to sleep under the midnight sun, survive in below zero temperatures, and hike the Mountain Ranges I ve traveled from Prudhoe Bay to Valdez, and the memories are some of my most valued The wonders, mysteries, and incredible beauty that is Alaska has never left me and thus now influence my writing.Despite my adventurous spirit, I achieved my educational goals, married, and I have two wonderful sons Writing is now my focus, my newest adventure


    1. Read all my reviews on urlphantomhiveoklikes They suspected her of being a black widow, killing her husband in a car crash. Now she claims she is being stalked. I'm not quite sure about Murder, Madness and Love, even though it provided everything that was advertised in the title. While it had me guessing for quite some time I still felt like something was missing. But maybe it was just that I feel like detective stories are not really what I want to be reading right now.Thanks to the publisher a [...]

    2. Murder most foul and the horror of being stalked are wrapped around a love story made almost impossible by the circumstances.The question: Is Sarah the Black Widow, the woman who killed her husband and maybe her friends, or is she the victim? You think you know, and then you don't, not until the very end of the story. This first book in the Steven Quaid series provides one tense and horrifying moment after the other. Even if you think you understand who the killer is on one page, you're unsure o [...]

    3. 3.5 starsMurder, Madness, and Love deliver just what the title promises. We have murders, a lot of them. We have some young women who are murdered by a mysterious stalker who signs every murder with a red valentine sent to Sarah, a young woman beautiful and rich, that has a stalker with a passion and that may or may not have killed her husband. And we have Michael's murder. Michael was Sarah's husband and his murder is older than the other, but it seems that all the new murders are in one way or [...]

    4. Thank you kindly to Curiosity Quills for offering me this book for review.Wealthy Businessman Dies in Car Crash BLACK WIDOW SUSPECTED!To escape headlines such as the above, Sarah Palmer moves back to her home, Alaska, to grieve and to carry on her late husbands work. It seems as if there is no escape however as she starts to receive strange phone calls and cards in the post. Meanwhile, Steven Quaid is investigating the murders of local womenl of whom bear a resemblance to Sarah.For a start I can [...]

    5. I really did not like this book. At the beginning, it seemed interesting, and I thought it would be. However, as I got farther into it, I started thinking, "Why is almost every male character in this book so enchanted with Sarah?" I think pretty much the only one who wasn't was her assistant, Jackson, and I was left with the impression that he was supposed to be gay. From John, to Eddie, to Steven, to Gerry, to Scott, to poor, deceased MichaelI just didn't get it. Sure, she was beautiful, but th [...]

    6. I just finished reading book three in this series, and happened to notice the review I'd written for the first book wasn't here on . Dunno why; it's still on . At any rate, I did a quick copy-and-paste to bring the original review for this book back. THEN I'll think about how to tell you about how much I loved the THIRD book in this series***************Is the beautiful Sarah Palmer an innocent victim, or did she actually murder the husband she claims to grieve? Is she the clever and deceptive B [...]

    7. Oh. My. God. This book was MADDENING! What started out promising turned to a complete mess to the point I actually laughed out loud at places where there should have been the most tension.I'll leave my review from when I had only read about 8 or 9 chapters below this one, since I stand by what I said. However, the book only got worse. So much I could say, so instead of rambling, I'll try to stick to bullet points.-Sarah got worse, becoming more and more a fragile damsel-in-distress as the book g [...]

    8. I couldn't finish this. I made it about 38% and decided I didn't care what happened and didn't want to waste any more of my life on it. Quite frankly, I'm surprised I hung in as long as I did. The story was no longer progressing, it became only about how wonderful Sarah is and how every man alive loves her. People are being murdered, but who cares when you can stare into the beautiful green eyes of a snow angel?!?! The characters were all just awful, there were a lot of editing mistakes, and the [...]

    9. Here's the basic premise: beautiful and wealthy Sarah Palmer has been tagged a "Black Widow" by the press and some cops, under suspicion of having murdered her extremely well-to-do husband, Michael, in Seattle. Seeking peace, Sarah returns to her native Alaska, intending to go about doing the good work of setting up her husband's foundation so as to honor him, and in adjusting to her "new normal" of loss.Here's the hitch: when she gets back home, Sarah receives some rather creepy valentines, but [...]

    10. The novel starts with a murder of a beautiful woman in the snowy streets of Anchorage, the same night Steven Quaid and Sarah Palmer first spot each other across the distance. In a rare light moment, in an attempt to "vanquish the blackness of winter to another time", Sarah has rushed into the fresh snow to make snow angels. Despite his initial annoyance at a woman alone on the streets at midnight, Steven henceforth regards Sarah as his "snow angel". The chase is on to find the murderer of the fi [...]

    11. This one was really good! At the start, you really wanted to like the main character, but the facts appeared to be stacked against her! There were so many twists and turns, that no sooner had you clarified your missions and thoughts of the main character and the other characters, everything was different! But the twists and changes did not appear contrived and unnatural. It's all a very involved and complicated story, and not only did the author keep the reader gassing, but the author kept the r [...]

    12. MURDER, MADNESS & LOVE is like a jigsaw puzzle with a thousand tiny pieces and only half the box cover to show how the picture is supposed to look. Just when you put one piece in, the picture takes on a whole new look different from what you first thought it would be.Narrator Piper Goodeve does an excellent job giving unique voices to each of the characters. Her cadence and accents add depth to the story. Her dramatic range and pacing are perfect as she interrupts the varying emotions of the [...]

    13. Murder, Madness and Love was one strange twist after another. Just when you thought you had it figured out another twist comes.Sarah was considered a black widow cause everyone thought she killed her husband, but then she gets wrapped in the twisted games of a serial killer who kills women on the 14th of every month and sends her a nasty little valentine.She has some great friends who believe in her innocence and will do anything to protect her from the psycho. Detective Steven Quaid fell in lov [...]

    14. Thank you to Curiosity Quills for offering me this book for review.Set in Alaska and Seattle mosly, the book features Sarah Palmer who has moved home after the death of her husband, Michael. Sarah’s accused of murdering Michael for his millions. She says no. The evidence hints otherwise but isn’t convincing enough for an arrest warrant.In Alaska, she heads up her husband’s corporation and sets up his new Foundation. However, with their wedding anniversary coming up on Valentine’s Day, wo [...]

    15. An unexplainable, deplorable death opens, Murder, Madness and Love, the first book of a series by Yolanda Renèe. The scene in itself, an alley, leading to a car park, outside of a noble bar where the woman worked, is detestable, but it captivated my attention, throwing me into Renèe well-crafted book like a fireball. Sarah Palmer, labeled as The Black Widow, due to the circumstances behind her husband’s death becomes the first suspect on Quaid’s list after he talks with his colleague and f [...]

    16. I was lucky enough to win a copy of this book.Murder, mystery and crime isn't a genre I often read, so I was looking forward to the change of pace. The first scene grabs with a violent murder, and although it's a bit confusing since characters and circumstances aren't clear for a bit, the mood of the book is perfectly set. The characters are well done. Even when sympathy for them rises, there's always a shadow of doubt as to what their intentions might be. The author does a terrific job of keepi [...]

    17. Having been branded a black widow, Sarah Palmer moves to Alaska where she grew up and hopes she can find the peace she's been seeking. Yet the shadow of her husband's death follows her and darkens are murders of women who look similar to her begin to happen. Detective Steven Quaid always trusts his gut. It has never let him down. At first he distrusts Sarah, but then his feelings for her grow and he finds himself caught in her spell. Maybe his gut was wrong this time. Or could he be the black wi [...]

    18. Murder, Madness and Love is an excellent thriller set in the landscape of an Alaskan winter. I loved the Alaskan setting from the start, and was intrigued from the get-go when Det. Steven Quaid sees Sarah Palmer making snow angels in the freshly-fallen snow. The story takes many twists and turns and I loved that I didn't know for sure if Sarah really was the "black widow" she was accused of being. There were times that I was as suspicious of her as Quaid was. But regardless of what happened betw [...]

    19. I was in the mood for a good mystery, and this book delivered! Once I got started, I had trouble putting it down, and found myself walking around the house with my Kindle. Sarah Palmer recently lost her husband in an accident, and many people blame her, earning her the nickname, Black Widow. Her husband used to send her cards on the 14th of every month, and now, she starts getting the cards again, starting with one from "My Dead Valentine." She also begins getting calls from an unknown number at [...]

    20. Twisted LoveA murder mystery of the highest caliber, Yolande Renee weaves a twisted tale of murder, money, madness, and unrequited love. A well written story with rich descriptions and exceptionally vibrant characters. This story which jumps from the Alaskan wilderness, to the city of Anchorage, and Seattle. A young widow, branded a black widow by the Seattle Police Department after the death of her husband goes home to Alaska only to find herself the recipient of "Valentine's" from a murderer w [...]

    21. Detective Steven Quaid is following the trail of a serial murderer. The only clues seem to point to Sarah Palmer, the recently widowed wife of executive Michael Palmer, who died suddenly in a car accident. Could she be a black widow? If she is, then why is someone stalking her?The author has done a great job of creating a number of potential and very valid suspects, and ratcheting up the tension. The gruesome murders and terrifying stalking and kidnap scenes lead to an exciting and totally unexp [...]

    22. Murder, Madness, and Love is a confusing story a d maybe I'm just getting old but I found it hard to follow.Murder,Madness and Love started out good but to me all the twists and turns messed it up. It's not like the movie where you think the bad guy is dead and then he pops up again. This book just went on and on from crazy plot to crazy plot. I began to think poor Sarah's troubles would never end.

    23. This book was a good book. I had to re-read a couple spots and change the he to a she due to a clerical error. Sarah Parker is a beautiful lady to which someone hates and is out to destroy. Murder after murder keep piling up. Is it Sarah that killed her husband or is it someone out to get her. Trouble and attempts on her and her acquaintances lurks at every turn, in every chapter. Great read for sure!

    24. A very good mystery novel .It kept me reading for hoursere was nothing that I disliked. It is not often that I Did not figure out who the murder was till the end. I liked Sarah and Steven together At the end. It was a very good murder mystery . Thank you very much for good reading. Claire

    25. Kept me on the edge of my seat .Fast paced. Loved it. The characters were realI still think that Detective Terry in Seattle should have lost his job. Steven should definitely ked him.

    26. Page turningLoved this book couldn't put it down.How the mind hides the hurt just keeps you on your toes doubting what you're thinking and whether the black widow really is innocent.Looking forward to starting the next in the series.

    27. Great love story!Mystery and romance, this book has it all. Her husband's murder was made to look like an accident but still Sara was labeled "The Black Widow". Quade was trying to solve the mystery before the killer got Sara too.

    28. A good debut novel. The writing could have been a bit more polished and some parts seemed to drag a bit, but overall an enjoyable read! Looking forward to reading book 2

    29. CapTotally captivating. Suspenseful, exciting, and romantic. I felt I was part of the story. I would recommend this read. Aeesome

    30. Oh puhleeze!! One woman has at least four men in love with her?! One is pitiful, one is crazy, one is dead, one is the hero! Defies believability!

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