Murder at the Mikado, A Book Review

9780764210976When a celebrated ACTOR IS FOUND MURDERED IN HIS DRESSING ROOM, all signs point to Drew’s old flame. But behind the curtains nothing is what it seems and this quickly becomes hisMOST puzzling case YET.

Just as Drew Farthering thinks his life has calmed down some, Fleur Landis, a former girlfriend, reappears, in dire need of his help. She’s married now, no longer an actress–but the lead actor in her former troupe’s production of The Mikado has been murdered, and Fleur is the police’s number one suspect.

Drew would rather focus on his fiancée, Madeline Parker, and their upcoming wedding, but he can’t leave Fleur and her family in the lurch–even if she did break his heart once. As Drew, Nick, and Madeline begin investigating, they discover more going on behind the scenes of the theater troupe than could ever have been imagined. It seems nearly everyone had a motive, and alibis are few and far between.

Both the murder case and the presence of the beautiful, exotic Fleur put a heavy strain on Drew and Madeline’s relationship. Will their still-young romance survive the pressure?

 

 

I absolutely loved this book! When I first agreed to review it, I did not realize that it was part of a series, so after I received it, I had to hurry to the library to find copies of the first two books in the series to read first. I can’t stand to read out of order! I am so glad that I did, and that I decided to review this book. I love the whole series. It’s the perfect kind of cozy mystery series I love. Amateur sleuths who stumble their way into murder investigations, and set in the 1930’s, one of my favorite time periods for reading. The unique thing about this series, is that it is a Christian publication. I am unaware of any other of this genre in Christian literature, and for that I am even more excited. Drew Farthering is a very charming, likable lead character, and his sweet fiance, Madeline is just adorable. The characters all come to life and the writing style is very well done. The mysteries themselves are full of intrigue and that classic who-dun-it feel that keeps you guessing until the very end. I hope this series continues on for a long time. Very highly recommended!

 

 

*I received this book free of charge from Baker Publishing Group in exchange for my honest review.

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