The Secluded Village Murders
by Shelly Frome
on Tour November 1-15, 2018
For tour guide Emily Ryder, the turning point came on that fatal early morning when her beloved mentor met an untimely death. It's labeled as an accident and Trooper Dave Roberts is more interested in Emily than in any suspicions over Chris Cooper's death. For Emily, if Chris hadn't been the Village Planner and the only man standing in the way of the development of an apartment and entertainment complex in their quaint village of Lydfield, Connecticut, she might have believed it was an accident, but too many pieces didn't fit.
As Emily heads across the pond for a prescheduled tour of Lydfield's sister village, Lydfield-in-the-Moor, she discovers that the murderer may be closer than she thought.
Book Details:Genre: Cozy Mystery
Published by: BQB Publishing
Publication Date: September 1st 2018
Number of Pages: 339
ISBN: 1945448202 (ISBN13: 9781945448201)
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads
What I Thought:
This one was a little different from what I normally read. While this one had a good mystery, it was a little hard to follow and took me a while to get through. I did like how the author set the book in two similar but very different locations and the characters were well developed. Emily is a tour guide and when her mentor is found dead, the police deem it an accident, Emily knows he was murdered. When she goes on a tour of her Connecticut villages sister village in England, she realizes the killer is closer than she ever expected. I would recommend giving yourself time to read this one, it isn't a book you can really sit down and read in one setting. The plot was well thought out though and it was an entertaining book.
I received a complimentary copy of this book.
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Shelly Frome is a member of Mystery Writers of America, a professor of dramatic arts emeritus at the University of Connecticut, a former professional actor, a writer of crime novels and books on theater and film. He is also a features writer for Gannett Media. His fiction includes Sun Dance for Andy Horn, Lilac Moon, Twilight of the Drifter, Tinseltown Riff, and Murder Run. Among his works of non-fiction are The Actors Studio and texts on the art and craft of screenwriting and writing for the stage. Moon Games is his latest foray into the world of crime and the amateur sleuth. He lives in Black Mountain, North Carolina.
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