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Stabbing in the Senate Washington Whodunit #1 ❮Reading❯ ➿ Stabbing in the Senate Washington Whodunit #1 Author Colleen J. Shogan – Thomashillier.co.uk Life is good for Kit Marshall She's a staffer in DC for a popular senator and she lives with an adoring beagle and a brainy boyfriend with a trust fund Then one morning Kit arrives at the office early Life is good for Kit Marshall She's the Senate MOBI î a staffer in DC for a popular senator and she lives with an adoring beagle and a brainy boyfriend with a trust fund Then one morning Kit arrives at the office early and finds her boss Senator Langsford impaled by a stainless steel replica Stabbing in ePUB ½ of an Army attack helicopter Panicked she pulls the weapon out of his chest and instantly becomes the prime suspect in his murderCircumstances back Kit's claim of innocence but her photograph has gone viral and the heat won't be off until the killer is found Well loved though the senator was suspects in the Senate eBook ¸ abound Langsford had begun to vote with his conscience which meant he was often at odds with his party Not only had the senator decided to uash the ambitions of a major military contractor but his likely successor is a congressman he trounced in the last election Then there's the suspiciously dry in the Senate Washington Whodunit PDF/EPUB ² eyed Widow LangsfordKit's tabloid infamy horrifies her boyfriend's upper crust family and it could destroy her career However she and her free spirited friend Meg have a pressing reason to play sleuth The police are clueless in ways than one and Kit worries that the next task on the killer's agenda will be to end her lifeBook in the Washington Whodunit mystery series.


10 thoughts on “Stabbing in the Senate Washington Whodunit #1

  1. LORI (Dollycas) CASWELL LORI (Dollycas) CASWELL says:

    Dollycas’s ThoughtsThis is an excellent whodunitKit Marshall’s life is good She lives with her wealthy boyfriend and they share a lovable beagle named Clarence She works for Senator Lyndon Langsford and her boyfriend works mostly from home They have what I would call a very comfortable relationshipKit was unable to present a memo to Senator Langsford yesterday so she goes in early to work to insure that he has it before a very important committee meeting She is surprised that her boss has beaten her to work He is in his chair with his back to her but he isn’t responding to her at all She moves forward and realizes she is not being ignored the Senator has been stabbed She rushes to help him but she is too late Things spiral out of control from there as people start to arrive and she has the murder weapon in her handsI was really impressed with this very smart story The author is a former Senate staffer so she is writing what she knows less the murder I hope Kit works with her friend Meg and together they become this dynamic duo trying to find out who killed their very popular boss and if it had anything to do with an upcoming vote This part really rang true for me With the gridlock in Congress I am surprised there aren’t dead bodies In this story there are plenty of people who could have killed the man From his wife to an important lobbyist members of Congress and even his staff They are so many twists that at one point I was completely confused it could have been anyone except Kit of course I figured it out right along with Kit the way it’s supposed to beWe leave Kit ready to start a new job and I hope it won’t be too long until we hear all about it You know someone’s going to die


  2. Lisa Ks Book Reviews Lisa Ks Book Reviews says:

    Washington intrigue written in cozy mystery style STABBING IN THE SENATE is a wonderful beginning to a promising new series When I first saw this book I wasn’t sure if it would be like the cozies I read and review While it surely isn’t a small town story my worries were unfounded STABBING IN THE SENATE is an amazing mystery that fans of all mysteries no matter the sub genre can and will enjoyI really enjoyed getting to know Protagonist Kit Marshall very much She felt very real to me I’m looking forward to learning about her and the rest of the characters from the series in future installments From the discovery of the body through pages and chapters of intrigue to the action packed reveal and take down of the killer I was totally engrossed in this stellar mystery The Washington Whodunit series has a solid place on my bookshelves So author Shogan please keep them coming


  3. Tracy Weber Tracy Weber says:

    An interesting snapshot into the world of Senate staffers from a Capitol Hill insider Political intrigue mystery and a rescue beagle named Clarence What could you ask for?


  4. Penny Marks Penny Marks says:

    I thought this book was excellent I couldn't believe it was the author's first book Everything about this book from the first chapter has you wanting and not wanting it to endThe main character in the book Kit is an up and coming staffer on Capital Hill She is working her dream job with Senator Langsford living with a wonderful man in a great condo with the cutest dog a beagle mix named Clarence She believes in everything that the Senator stands for and has been with him since the beginning Little does she know when she walks in his office on Tuesday morning that her life would change forever She finds her beloved Senator with a stainless steel model military helicopter sticking out of his chest Of course she thinks she maybe able to save him so she pulls it out Now she has major issues because she is now holding the murder weapon and everyone thinks she killed him She is now the main suspect and has every news agency reporting this with her picture on the front page Now she has to explain all of this to her boyfriend Doug who's family is very connected and will not look kindly on her because of their reputation As we all know gossip spreads like wildfire on Capital Hill To try and douce the flames she starts investigating the murder along with her friend Meg They come up with a list of suspects that will lead them all over Capital Hill She finds allies that she didn't know she had in the people she has worked with for four years Everyone wants to know why someone would want to kill the Senator There are a lot of twists and turns in this book You never know who to trust at any given time Will Kit and her friends find the killer or killers before they strike again? What does a company called Carter Power play in his murder? Could all of this be about the oldest motive in the book Money? Or is it something else know one will see coming? I hope their will be many books in this series I am not a person who enjoys political novels but this was a pleasant surprise The mystery adventure suspense and intrigue are not to be missed


  5. Yvonne Yvonne says:

    Senate Staffer Kit Marshall arrives at work early to make sure her boss receives a memo she wrote She’s shocked when she finds her boss Senator Langsford murdered with his own model helicopter Trying to help him she touches the murder weapon and naturally becomes the prime murder suspect In fact according to the police the only murder suspect All other possibilities have ironclad alibisTo make matters worse Kit’s photo is all over the internet which doesn’t sit well with her boyfriend’s wealthy family Not to mention that with her boss dead she’s going to need a new job That will be impossible to find under the circumstances With the help of her best friend and fellow senate staffer Meg they start their own investigation into the murder There’s no way Kit can leave her life in the hands of the policeThis book grabs you right from the start and holds your attention to the end The author gives a great insight to the inner workings of Washington without overwhelming the reader with too many details It’s just the right amount to make readers feel as if they are part of the storyThe characters come to life which isn’t always an easy task when a series is first starting I felt as if I already knew Kit and I liked what I read Her boyfriend Doug seemed nice enough but I’m hoping his character will be developed in future books Kit’s friend Meg added a great spark to the story she is full of energy and funThe story itself is fast paced and I enjoyed trying to figure out the killer along with Kit and Meg I wasn’t overly surprised at who it turned out to be but there were several choices it could have been So it was a story that kept you guessingOverall a great start to a new series I love the Washington setting and I will be interested to see where life takes Kit on her next adventureFTC Disclosure The author provided me with a copy of this book to review for this blog tour This did not influence my thoughts and opinions in any way All opinions expressed are my own


  6. Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews says:

    I would give this 3 12 to 4 stars I liked that it was set in Washington DC and in the Congressional offices that is a new location for me Kit does what all newbies to a crime scene do touch the murder weapon and therefore make themselves a suspect Of course she then has to go about clearing her nameI thought the book was well written and I did not suspect who the killer ended up being I was on the right track but thought it was someone else The characters were realistic with a good mix of good and bad characters There is a little insight into what happens in a Senator's office would have liked to learned maybe a little bit but a good balance overallThis could be an interesting series especially since Kit will be in a different job since her boss was killed in this book


  7. Vicki May Vicki May says:

    I was given an advanced copy of Stabbing in the Senate in exchange for a review Colleen J Shogan's debut novel was excellent I did not know the killer before the end which is rare for me The insight into the daily life of Senate staffers was detailed but fast paced enough to keep the pages turningThe main characters were ones I found myself thinking I could be friends with and have a great time Kit was very relatable at least to me I hope this is not the last time I solve a mystery with Kit Meg and Doug


  8. Sandy Sandy says:

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for a honest reviewHere it isI found it to be very interestingI was hooked from the first page and didn't want to put it down I had no idea who the murderer was which is was a good thing


  9. Amber Amber says:

    I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest reviewIn Washington DC the political game can often get exceedingly cutthroat When it comes to pushing your own political agenda one really doesn't want to be on the receiving end of some of those staffers and lobbyists because the claws definitely come out While in the real world it's been uite some time since someone occupying a seat in the House of Representatives or the US Senate has been deliberately targeted and murdered Robert Kennedy may he rest in peace it still doesn't take away the inherent danger of playing the game However it's far often that a political misstep results in a loss of reelection not of life The way things have been going lately on Capitol Hill amongst the threat of government shut down and a looming presidential election it's not too hard to imagine someone taking a power trip far too seriously if things continue down this pathLongtime Senate staffer Kit Marshall has actually found herself in the midst of such a scenario Just days before an important committee vote for a government energy contractor her boss Massachusetts Senator Lyndon Langsford was found murdered in his office Unfortunately for Kit she was the one to come across the body and as such has found herself overwhelmed by the media circus as the lead suspect Now that her career as a staffer has met an end almost as grisly as her former boss' it's up to her and her savvy friend Meg to determine who really killed Senator Langsford to clear her name The thing is nearly everyone around her has a motive for assisting the Senator in meeting his maker but they all have an iron clad alibi to back themselves up In order to protect both her future and herself Kit must figure out the real killer or else she'll have to kiss her cushy way of life goodbyeGiven that this was my first mystery since reading Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None in the seventh grade I have to say that I definitely came into reading Stabbing in the Senate with an open mind Anything in the mystery genre be it a movie tv show whatever usually bores me to tears Granted I wasn't expecting this book to be anywhere near the level of Christie's works as she's considered to be a master of the genre for a reason but I wasn't expecting to actually find myself pleasantly entertained by the book either Having lobbied in the past at my state Capitol and rallied up at the actual Capitol reading something that took place in a familiar arena made the experience that much fun I felt like all of the schmoozing and other goings on were uite accurate based on my short time as a lobbyist which makes sense as Shogan is a former legislative staffer herself As gruesome as Langsford's death was it was fun to pretend to be a sleuth alongside Kit and Meg as I found myself eager to make sure the mystery was solved for her sake It was easy to like Kit's character because she felt like someone I could relate to competent in a lot of areas but not boastful about her abilities I was actually able to figure out the murderer before Kit; that was fun to feel accomplished in that manner during the climax of the story Kit also loves dogs which is always a plus in my book for a characterHowever there were uite a few snagging points for me in Stabbing in the Senate that held me back from getting overly excited about it First and foremost even though we heard a lot about Kit's personality which again is great the audience never really gets a physical description of her Granted there's some hints about her wardrobe sprinkled here and there when it's relevant but literally every other main character is described in such detail on a regular basis that I could probably hire a sketch artist to draw Meg Kyle Doug Mandy Vivian EVERYONE But to skip over the main character's appearance altogether? Were we supposed to put ourselves into her shoes and see things from her eyes? Further I felt like there was a lot of information repeated over and over and over again to the point where it was uickly becoming a point of irritation for me For example in almost every scene in which Meg appeared Kit goes into extreme detail about how much of a waif she is how much men are attracted to her her level of physical perfection Whenever Kit's beagle Clarence was mentioned we got a paragraph and a half about how much he was food motivated but it was pretty much the same explanations behind his food motivations every time It's little things like that which made me feel a little bit like Shogan was condescending to her readers as if within the span of two pages we were going to forget these aspects of the charactersWhile I'm still slow to hop on board the mystery train Stabbing in the Senate provided a fun uick little trip through a city that I hold near and dear to my heart I enjoyed solving the mystery alongside the sleuthing duo of Kit and Meg even though I came to the conclusion that a certain character was the killer long before the girls did However there were certain areas in which I felt that Shogan was talking down to the reader a little bit; intentional or not it's a bit of tone that could have been polished away during the editing phase All in all though I have to say I'm intrigued by the start of the Washington Whodunit series; we've already killed off a Senator so who's next?


  10. OpenBookSociety.com OpenBookSociety.com says:

    in the SenateWashington Whodunit Book #1By Colleen J ShoganISBN 9781603813310Author website to you by OBS reviewer KaytSynopsisLife is good for Kit Marshall She’s a staffer in DC for a popular senator and she lives with an adoring beagle and a brainy boyfriend with a trust fund Then one morning Kit arrives at the office early and finds her boss Senator Langsford impaled by a stainless steel replica of an Army attack helicopter Panicked she pulls the weapon out of his chest and instantly becomes the prime suspect in his murderCircumstances back Kit’s claim of innocence but her photograph has gone viral and the heat won’t be off until the killer is found Well loved though the senator was suspects abound Langsford had begun to vote with his conscience which meant he was often at odds with his party Not only had the senator decided to uash the ambitions of a major military contractor but his likely successor is a congressman he trounced in the last election Then there’s the suspiciously dry eyed Widow LangsfordKit’s tabloid infamy horrifies her boyfriend’s upper crust family and it could destroy her career However she and her free spirited friend Meg have a pressing reason to play sleuth The police are clueless in ways than one and Kit worries that the next task on the killer’s agenda will be to end her life Book 1 in the Washington Whodunit mystery seriesReviewAuthor Colleen J Shogan has written a wonderful whodunit and started what is bound to be a very entertaining new cozy mystery series Stabbing in the Senate is a great first novel and a fun first in a series Her writing style is enjoyable and easy This is shorter than a lot of cozies but packs a punch even so Main character Kit Marshall is interesting and someone I would enjoy knowing She is a staffer for DC Senator Langsford a popular man on the hill that has taken a different course lately He has been uite vocal about his changes in beliefs when it comes to voting Especially an upcoming vote that could have huge repercussions When Kit comes in to work a bit early to do some work she finds her boss impaled by a model Army attack helicopter Kit makes a big mistake as she pulls the murder weapon out hoping to give him first aid Now her prints are on the murder weaponKit has a great cast of characters surrounding her Best of course is her waif like coworkerbest friend Meg There is also her food motivated beagle Clarence and her intelligent boyfriend Doug who is a trust fund baby whose family is could trace their history back to the Massachusetts Bay Colony Her coworkers are interesting and diverse for sure Some she thought were not friends but are and some she thought were friends that aren’t Gossip on the Hill runs rampant and Kit has her face plastered in all the news This is not going to be good for her job prospects Kit and Meg decide they have to find the real killer before Kit is completely blackballed in politics The two are a fun pair of friends and their exploits are entertainingFull of political intrigue high stakes decision makers twists and turns and red herrings Stabbing in the Senate is a wonderful new cozy The characters are entertaining and the writing is spot on for a great whodunit I am not really a fan of politics or DC in particular but the way Colleen J Shogan presented this story drew me in and kept me excited about it I am sure fans of politics will love this new cozy series but those like me that don’t will not be put off The author somehow writes about the political word in a fresh and exciting style Anyone that enjoys a well written classic whodunit will love this book It bodes well for a continuation of this series and I for one hope it does continue


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