Romance is in the air. Or on the ’Gram, anyway.
When an influencer-turned-bridezilla shows up at the lighthouse to capture Insta-perfect wedding photos designed to entice sponsors to fund her lavish wedding, Gethsemane has her hands full trying to keep Eamon from blasting the entire wedding party over the edge of the cliff.
Wedding bells become funeral bells when members of the bride’s entourage start turning up dead. Frankie’s girlfriend, Verna, is pegged as maid-of-honor on the suspect list when the Garda discover the not-so-dearly departed groom was her ex and Gethsemane catches her standing over a body.
Gethsemane uncovers devilish dealings as she fights to clear Verna, for Frankie’s sake. Will she find the killer in time to save Frankie from another heartbreak? Or will the photos in her social media feed be post-mortem?
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EXECUTION IN E by Alexia Gordon | A Henery Press Mystery. If you like one, you’ll probably like them all.
“The repartee between the two amateur sleuths is sprinkled with good-natured humor, and the plot is filled with well-defined and often obstreperous suspects. This is a fun, fast cozy.” - Publishers Weekly
A writer since childhood, Alexia Gordon won her first writing prize in the 6th grade. She continued writing through college but put literary endeavors on hold to finish medical school and Family Medicine residency training. She established her medical career then returned to writing fiction. Raised in the southeast, schooled in the northeast, she relocated to the west where she completed Southern Methodist University’s Writer’s Path program. She admits Texas brisket is as good as Carolina pulled pork. She practices medicine in North Chicago, IL. She enjoys the symphony, art collecting, embroidery, and ghost stories.
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Cozy mystery with a side of paranormal
Grab a cup of tea (or something stronger like some Irish whiskey!), put on some Beethoven, and settle into a comfy chair for the most recent adventures of Gethsemane Brown.
“Tim, in the midst of the apocalypse, if the world was literally going to hell, I believe you’d offer the four horsemen a cuppa.”
Hah! I love that quote. There is certainly a lot of tea drinking in this novel.
Execution in E is a fun and fast paced read. I chuckled through numerous interactions between the characters, especially Eamon and Gethsemane. They have such a great relationship. I really appreciate Eamon wanting to use his special powers to rid the village of Dunmullach of social media influencers!
The writing in this novel is exceptional. The plot is intricate, with several red herrings pointing toward different characters. I especially appreciate how Ms. Gordon subtlety weaves in the story from the previous books into the most recent one in the series. I haven’t read all of the series, and these subtle nods to previous adventures really make me want to read the other novels! The banter between the characters is witty and often humorous. This time around, we also see more notes of the paranormal, including trips to the local occult bookstore, palm readings, and spell books.
Ms. Gordon’s characters are well written. I just love how Eamon is in tune with today’s lingo, even as a ghost. We see Great growth of the existing characters. Gethsemane plucks up her courage and goes to places and circumstances that she’s nervous about. Father Tim is helping young Saoirse learn about culinary history by baking a medieval pie. (I remember having a similar project back in the olden days of my own middle school!) In new characters, we meet the wedding party, including bride to be Sunny and groom to be Ty. These characters are so well written that I honestly can say I wouldn’t want to socialize with any of them!
In an unusual twist, I suspected who the killer was pretty early on in the novel. Though, I did not foresee the why. That took me completely my surprise. I don’t normally guess who the killer is while reading. I’m generally always taken in by one red herring or another. Maybe it’s a sign that I’ve been reading too many mysteries?
Overall, I really enjoyed Execution in E. If you are in the mood for a cozy mystery with a side or paranormal, check this one out. Yes, it can be read as a stand-alone, but is enhanced by reading the full series. 4.5 Stars!