Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New on the Shelves – A Charlie McClung Mystery – Flirting with Time by Mary Anne Edwards

Welcome to another author who is going to join the cafe and bookstore. Flirting with Time is the 5th book so far in the Charlie McClung Mystery series by Mary Anne Edwards.

About The Charlie McClung Mystery series

The Detective Charlie McClung mysteries are gripping yet tender novels. The books are set in the early 1980s, a time without cell phones or laptop computers making life more simple but solving crime more difficult. The plots are filled with twists and turns. The characters are believable yet complex. They are people you know or want to know.

About Flirting with Time – Book Five of the series

Do you know what it’s like to feel someone stalking you, shadowing every move you make?

For months now, Detective Charlie McClung and his wife have been tormented by an elusive figure, toying with them, almost daring the detective to catch him.

Any hopes that this is the work of a harmless prankster vanish when an innocent man is found brutally murdered.

McClung will go to any lengths to protect his family, but how far is too far?

What people are saying about Flirting With Time –

“Haunting, but in a good way. Twisty, turny, and full of heart.
~Gretchen Archer – author of the USA Today Bestselling Davis Way Crime Capers

“Fans of Nick and Nora, fans of Tracy and Hepburn—rejoice. You’ll love Marian and Charlie. The talented Mary Anne Edwards weaves a charming, entertaining and delightfully romantic tale of small town deceit. It’s as if Agatha Christie wrote Hart to Hart—and happy readers will eagerly await the next page-turning puzzle.”
~Hank Phillippi Ryan – Anthony, Agatha, Mary Higgins Clark, and Macavity winning mystery author. Emmy-winning journalist.


One of the early customer reviews for the book

I love the McClung series. I highly suggest reading the series in order. The first book is deliberately slower paced to introduce the characters. After that, the mysteries get more complex. Each book gets better and better. Which brings me to Flirting with Danger, it is my favorite book so far. I say so far because I hope there are plenty more books in this series. Once again Marian and Charlie McClung find themselves in a mystery. Warning : there is a continuing story line, therefore I recommend reading Sins of my Youth which is the fourth book in the series.

I loved the 1980’s references. Characters discuss Fast Times at Ridgemont High, and they use the slang awesome. They gave me flashbacks. Marian and McClung remind me of a working class Hart to Hart. Their love is never a question , and they both have big hearts.

This mystery is the best one yet. Great pacing, continuing character development, and lots of suspense. There are reoccurring characters from the previous books including my favorite, Charlie’s Ma. She is such a giving person that takes everything that comes and makes it better. There are tons of suspects and revelations. I will not spoil the fun. I highly recommend this book to all mystery lovers. It is a must read.

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About Mary Anne Edwards

Born in Mercedes, Texas, Mary Anne has lived in Georgia most of her life. A life-long fan of authors such as Agatha Christie, Anne Perry, Caroline Graham, and Elizabeth Peters, it wasn’t until a few years ago that Mary Anne decided to listen to the voices in her head and began writing her own series of traditional mysteries featuring Detective Charlie McClung.

The first book in the series, Brilliant Disguise, was released to critical acclaim in January of 2014. The next three in the series, A Good Girl, Criminal Kind, and Sins of my Youth were released soon afterward. The fifth book in the series, Flirting with Time, was released June 30, 2017. Mary Anne is currently working on the sixth book, Good To Be King, with at least four more to follow.

Mary Anne and her husband currently live in Smyrna, GA with an ill-tempered Tuxedo cat named Gertrude. Mary Anne is active in the Sisters in Crime Atlanta Chapter and sits on the advisory board of Rockdale Cares, a non-profit advocacy group for the developmentally challenged.

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