** PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED AS The Agatha Christie Book Club **
When Alicia Finlay walks out on her boring old book club and decides to start a new one—one totally devoted to her favourite genre, crime—she can not imagine the trouble she is about to unleash…
After gathering seven crime devotees together—including ditzy librarian Missy, fashionista Claire, paleontologist Perry, dashing Dr Anders, a poisons expert, and socialite Barbara Parlour—Alicia grows suspicious when one of them fails to show for the next club meet. Barbara has vanished and her husband, Arthur, is curiously unconcerned. The group suspects him of foul play until he meets his own foul fate.
With two baffling mysteries on their hands, the book club decide to do as their favourite fictional sleuths would do, and investigate!
So begins the first instalment of THE MURDER MYSTERY BOOK CLUB, a motley collection of amateur sleuths who must sort the real clues from the red herrings to solve the murder of Arthur Parlour and the mystery of his missing wife. They must also look closer to home because each of them is hiding a secret that could crack the case wide open.
A contemporary cozy mystery for those looking for fun and adventure at their next book club.
Can you solve the mystery before the crime buffs do?
THIS BOOK follows British English spelling and usage, and contains some Australian slang. Clean read: no graphic violence, sex, or strong language.
GENRE: humorous, cozy mystery series, amateur sleuths, international mystery, police procedural, romance. NB: This book and all books and other materials associated with it have not been endorsed, licensed or authorised by the estate of Agatha Christie or by Agatha Christie Limited.
I was pulled into this story right from the beginning. I am an avid reader, and a mystery lover, so the idea of a book club whose members attempt to solve a mystery was very appealing to me. Also, being able to “sit in” on the book club and listen to them discuss many of my favorite mystery stories was an added bonus. I found it a great, fun addition to this story.
I enjoyed the characters, their unique personalities, and they way they interacted with each other. Alicia did a great job choosing the members of this club (with the exception of one...). This book club was a fun, entertaining group.
The mystery kept me guessing throughout the book. I found myself suspecting one person after the other in trying to figure out their secrets and motives. There were enough clues to figure some things out, but enough red herrings to make you doubt yourself at the same time. It was a very well thought out and clever mystery. I enjoyed it very much!
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.