River Road

4 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 3 ratings

To Helen Back Summary

In this fun and sassy new mystery, USA Today best-selling author Susan McBride introduces us to Helen Evans, a modern-day Miss Marple who must expose a murderer in a town full of suspects!

When Milton Grone turns up dead in tiny River Bend, Illinois, nearly all the would-be suspects have the perfect alibi: attending Thursday night's town meeting. And as Milton was hardly beloved, plenty of folks had a reason to do him in.

Grone's next-door neighbor was furious about a fence that encroached on her property, among other wicked deeds. A pair of zealous tree huggers wanted Grone's hide for selling a parcel of pristine land to a water park. Grone's current and ex-wife both wanted a cut of the profits, which Grone seemed unwilling to share. Even the town preacher knew Grone's soul was beyond saving.

Though most of River Bend would rather reward the killer than hang him, Sheriff Biddle's not about to let this one go - and neither is Helen Evans. With a penchant for puzzles and an ear for innuendo, Helen quickly fingers the culprit before Biddle puts the wrong suspect in jail.

©2014 Susan McBride (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers
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  • Book 1

    • To Helen Back

    • A River Road Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Susan McBride
    • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
    • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When Milton Grone turns up dead in tiny River Bend, Illinois, nearly all the would-be suspects have the perfect alibi: attending Thursday night's town meeting. And as Milton was hardly beloved, plenty of folks had a reason to do him in.

    Regular price: £20.99

  • Book 2

    • Mad as Helen

    • A River Road Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Susan McBride
    • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
    • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When tiny River Bend, Illinois, is hit by a string of burglaries even Sheriff Frank Biddle can't solve, the clients of LaVyrle's Cut 'n' Curl can hardly talk of anything but. There are no signs of forced entry and no fingerprints, and valuables are missing from secret hiding places - as if the thief knew what he wanted and just where to look.

    Regular price: £20.99

  • Book 3

    • Not a Chance in Helen

    • A River Road Mystery, Book 3
    • By: Susan McBride
    • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
    • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When 80-year-old Eleanora Duncan is found dead on her kitchen floor, Sheriff Frank Biddle suspects it isn't from natural causes. Eleanora wasn't exactly your average senior citizen. She was a widow worth millions, although all her money couldn't buy her happiness - not after losing both her husband and son. Eleanora's bitterness alienated those around her, but did that bitterness make her the victim of foul play? Soon Jean Duncan, Eleanora's daughter-in-law, becomes the prime suspect. But the sheriff gets more than he bargained for when Helen Evans comes to the aid of her friend.

    Regular price: £20.99

  • Book 4

    • Come Helen High Water

    • A River Road Mystery
    • By: Susan McBride
    • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Spring has sprung, the river is rising, and when Luann Dupree, the head of River Bend's Historical Society, vanishes into the night, everyone in town is convinced she's run off with her Internet Romeo. But her lifelong friend, Sarah Biddle, is convinced Luann is the victim of foul play. No one believes her - not even her husband, the local sheriff, so she turns to Helen Evans for help.

    Regular price: £20.39