Friday, March 6, 2020

Execution in E - A Review

Alexia Gordon brings back the paranormal world of Gethsemane Brown on the coast of Ireland. Gethsemane and Eamon McCarthy’s friendly and annoying ghost as they discover the person responsible for murdering Sunny Markham’s wedding party one by one. The motive focuses on a crime committed half-a-world away and a decade earlier - but then “revenge is a dish best served cold”, very cold.

The story brings back many of the key inhabitants of Dunmullach Ireland - Father Tim, Niall O’Reilly (the cold case detective), and Inspector Sutton (the local Garda Chief). What did make this story stand out was a stronger appeal to the occult than in other books in the series. I came close to putting down the book and not finishing it, The author also wove in more Irish slang and nomenclature - a page of definitions at the front of the book would have helped this reader.

The book will appeal to the classical music enthusiast (especially with the use of classical works as “sound”: effects) and for those who enjoy a hint of the occult in their reading (I did not enjoy it as much this time). The frequent mention of classical music works occasionally drove me to YouTube to hear snippets of the mentioned pieces. I even thought of building a Pandora station built off of those pieces - I did not, but it might be fun. I would give the author 3-½ stars for the latest book.

This review is based on a free electronic copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review. The opinions expressed are my own.

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