The Murder Pit - Jeff Shelby

The Murder Pit

By Jeff Shelby

  • Release Date: 2014-05-01
  • Genre: Cozy
Score: 4.5
From 627 Ratings


Daisy Savage finally has everything she wants. A new husband. A bunch of kids. A charming old house.

What she doesn't want is a dead body.

When a frozen pipe in the basement of her century-old home leads her and her husband downstairs into a newly discovered crawl space, they find a coal chute they didn't know they had. And a corpse inside of it.

Things become complicated when Daisy realizes she knew the victim. And things get even worse when it becomes increasingly clear that the body was placed there to make Daisy look like the killer.

Against her husband's advice and her own common sense, Daisy makes it her mission to prove to the denizens of Moose River that she is innocent. But doing so may be more dangerous than she planned.


  • Loved it

    By jgfrrr
    Exce;lent review 594
  • ebsc

    By mtmbsc
    to much lead in couldn't get past chapter 10, bored to death, good thing book was free.

    By bruhita
    A light, fun read.
  • A cute and funny mystery story

    By Rhonda GC
    A cute and funny mystery story. Daisy is crazy (lol), just kidding. She's funny, quirky, and a bit of a nosy control freak. Jake is really loving and tolerant and an overall great guy. Not sure why his first wife let him get away. The kids are really well behaved and smart especially since I never 'seen' her actually teach them anything. Enjoyed the secondary characters and learning some of their quirks.
  • The murder pit

    By Bam bam7
    Easy read with a great story line. Keep me guessing until the end. This was the first book I have read of Jeff Shelby can’t wait to read more of his books.
  • Good read

    By stunlee
    It was odd to never know the cause of death. That information could have kept me interested in the “suspects” involved. Nevertheless, it was a good read. Thank you.
  • The Murder Pit

    By Coolmary
    I found a new author I like! Well fleshed out characters that I can care about and an unpredictable plot line. What's not to like! Looking forward to reading the next installment!
  • Awesome

    By Deros62
    This book had me from the beginning, read it in one night. Love books that get ur attention and keep it.
  • Murder Pit

    By shayej1122
    Honestly,didn't pick up who the killer was till it was thrown out there. Love it.
  • The Murder Pit

    By 2P26T17
    This is the first book I have read by Jeff Shelby. I liked the story setting in a small town; the principals as dealing with all the issues of a newly-formed mixed family; and the townsfolk ever- spreading opinions through its grapevine! The murder plot was nicely intricate, leaving a lot of details to be exposed in the course of reading. Yet, there was also the needed levity to keep the many personal interactions from being too antagonistic Missing - A natural detail that was not necessary to reveal at first, but ought to have been stated sometime = the authorities never shared what was the cause of death. Included - A good manner of expressing husband/wife interactions on many levels - a talent lacking in some male writers. I am looking forward to reading more books from the author. Paul T.