Monday, May 24, 2021

Mystery at the Abbey Hotel by @ClareChase_, a #BookReview


This was a good read with a lot of interesting characters. Eve Mallow, the main protaginist, goes to the Abbey Hotel for a little R&R and finds herself a murder instead. Not right away, though, not until we get a handle on all the different players. It is much the same technique that Agatha Christie often utilized in her Hercule Peroit novels--introduce an ensemble of people and then leave you needing to figure out who had the most motive (or should I say "deduce").

Eve isn't a trained investigator--she's sleuth all the way. Her profession is actually quite a unique one. She's an obit writer, who tends to write about the more elite after they die. In this case, it's the owner of the Abbey Hotel who meets with foul play. It's in the course of speaking to everyone who knew the deceased that Eve begins to piece together who had reason to kill the motel owner.

But there's not just one murder to delight mystery readers. You'll need to read the book to see how the bodies stack up. Enjoy!

I received an advanced reading copy of this book for honest review. Thank you to the author, Bookouture, and NetGalley.

Available from popular retailers including Amazon Canada.