Somebody Killed the Cart Girl

Mandy Carter, the pretty 18-year-old cart girl, is found buried in a sand trap at an upscale country club in New England. Who clubbed her to death … and why? That’s the question haunting Detective Abby Sanders, whose own teenage daughter looks so much like the victim they could have been sisters. A former competitive golfer herself, Abby quickly lets the country club crowd know that no one is above suspicion.

Who killed the cart girl?

  • Mandy’s devoted boyfriend, Josh, the son of a wealthy plastic surgeon and his snobbish wife who live on the golf course
  • Josh’s mother, who thought the cart girl wasn’t good enough for her son
  • Josh’s former girlfriend who hated Mandy
  • The attractive golf pro who flirts with anyone in a skirt and has an endless supply of tasteless jokes
  • His jealous country club wife who is the city golf champion
  • The female assistant pro who hates the head pro and wants to play on the golf tour
  • The college golf star who is as competitive as she is beautiful
  • A caddy at the club who was vying for Mandy’s affections
  • The victim’s brother, a college student who got Mandy the job at the club
  • The aging proprietor of The 19th Hole snack bar, who has some secrets in his past?
Synopsis
Mandy Carter, the pretty 18-year-old cart girl, is found buried in a sand trap at an upscale country club in New England. Who clubbed her to death … and why?
Judy Moore writes primarily mysteries and thrillers, as well as lighter family fiction. A longtime news writer, editor, and magazine feature writer, she has a master's degree in journalism and was a college journalism professor.

Maryann Dawes is out golfing with her husband and brother at the Oakwood Country Club when, to her horror, she discovers a womanʼs body in a sand trap.The victim turns out to be eighteen-year-old Mandy Carter, who drove around in a golf cart selling food and drinks to the golfers, thus dubbed “the cart girl.ˮ
But who would do such a thing and why? According to the staff, “everybody loved Mandy.ˮ Among the suspects are Josh, her caddy boyfriend; another caddy named Derek; Tom, the ladieʼs man golf pro; Janet, his rich wife; Connie the female assistant golf pro; the bartender; and a new night watchman. Will homicide detective Abby Sanders, find the killer? This is a great whodunit that will keep you guessing.