Murder in the Mountains

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 131 ratings

Miranda Warning Publisher's Summary

Child of the Appalachian mountains, Tess Spencer has experienced more than her share of heartache. The Glock-wielding, knife-carrying housewife knows how to survive whatever life throws at her. But when an anonymous warning note shows up in her best friend Miranda's mailbox - a note written in a dead woman's handwriting - Tess quickly discovers that ghosts are alive and well in Buckneck, West Virginia. Hot on a cold trail, she must use limited clues and her keen insight into human nature to unmask the killer...or the next victim might be Tess herself. Tinged with the supernatural and overshadowed by the mountains' lush, protective presence, this twisting psychological mystery is the first in A Murder in the Mountains series.

©2014 Heather Day Gilbert (P)2015 Heather Day Gilbert
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  • Book 1

    • Miranda Warning

    • A Murder in the Mountains Novel Volume 1
    • By: Heather Day Gilbert
    • Narrated by: Becky Doughty
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 116
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 101

    Child of the Appalachian mountains, Tess Spencer has experienced more than her share of heartache. The Glock-wielding, knife-carrying housewife knows how to survive whatever life throws at her. But when an anonymous warning note shows up in her best friend Miranda's mailbox - a note written in a dead woman's handwriting - Tess quickly discovers that ghosts are alive and well in Buckneck, West Virginia.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Twists like the Appalachian backroads.

    • By Susan K on 05-15-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Trial by Twelve

    • A Murder in the Mountains, Book 2
    • By: Heather Day Gilbert
    • Narrated by: Becky Doughty
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Tess Spencer loves her low-key job at the Crystal Mountain Spa, which allows her plenty of down-time with her one-year old daughter and lawyer husband, Thomas. But when a pool installation turns up eight skeletons in the spa's back yard, Tess becomes entangled in a sleuthing job destined to go awry. As the investigation gets underway, someone dumps a fresh body near the excavated burial site, confirming unspeakable fears.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Suspenseful West Virginia story

    • By allofakindmom on 03-31-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • Guilt by Association

    • A Murder in the Mountains, Book 3
    • By: Heather Day Gilbert
    • Narrated by: Becky Doughty
    • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Tess Spencer hadn't planned on returning to her hometown, but when her ex-prisoner mom puts in a special request, Tess overcomes her hesitance to help her turn over a new leaf. Pearletta Vee's drug-dealing past is resurrected when the body of an overdosed teen shows up - right next to her trailer. Tess decides to stick around and investigate, yet the evidence is stacked against Pearletta. Tess suspects a setup - but why? Never one to back down from a challenge, Tess takes on a wayward teen, an abusive grandma, and more than one drug dealer in her quest for the truth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining and meaningful

    • By Jocelyn Green on 11-06-18

    Regular price: $19.95