What do you get when you mix murder and international espionage with a seaside resort town’s Bread and Breakfast? One answer is Victoria Gilbert’s Booked for Death.
It began simply enough - a costume party held for the members of Chapters’ (a local Bed and Breakfast) book club and current B&B guests. Tonight, the club was going to discuss the work of Josephine Tey, a Scottish mystery author from the early 1900s. That was the plan. But by the end of the evening, the discussion would focus on the unexpected death of Lincoln Delamont in the old house’s carriage house.
The author has carefully crafted a cozy mystery that lays out enough clues that a careful reader might discover the murderer before the truth is revealed in the final chapters. There were times that this reader thought that some of the plot would not fit well with the story. In the end all the pieces fit together nicely. I enjoyed the book - others will as well.
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.