Monday, July 21, 2014
Book Review: Murder at the Breakers
Book 1 in the Gilded Newport Mystery series
AUTHOR: Alyssa Maxwell
PUBLISHED: March 2014
GENRE: Historical Mystery
PREMISE: When her brother is accused of murder, Emma Cross goes on the case to clear his name.
MY REVIEW: This is one of the latest historical mystery series (a genre near and dear to my heart) and it was a fun one.
Sure, it didn't change the genre or anything. But if you're in the mood for a female sleuth who does actual sleuthing and doesn't just dance around with two men while sort of maybe trying to solve a mystery, this book is for you. Not that Emma doesn't have the love interests. She absolutely does. But it's nice in the fact that it doesn't take over the whole book. Much of this is devoted to the mystery as it should be.
This was just a plain good solid mystery. If you're in the mood for a historical leaning mystery, I definitely would recommend this.
WHO SHOULD READ: Historical Mystery fans
MY RATING: Four out of Five women cleaning up after their wayword brothers