It’s been an intense week and I didn’t have time to post this yesterday, but here it is! This week’s quote comes from the eARC ‘The book club murders’ by Leslie Nagel. I love, love this book. It has the right dose of romance and mystery, and they mentioned Agatha Christie as well as J.D. Robb some of my favorite authors.
‘…Last year we read The ABC Murders. This year it’s And then there were None. Everyone’s read those so many times, we don’t have a presentation. It’s pretty much a Christmas party.
“Sounds fun,” Paul said encouragingly
“Its sounds like a bunch of desperate housewives sitting around, talking about how to commit the perfect murder,” Marc said grimly.
What the blurb says
Charley Carpenter has poured heart and soul into her clothing store, Old Hat Vintage Fashions. She’ll do anything to make it a success—even join the stuffy Agathas Book Club in order to cultivate customers among the wealthy elite of Oakwood, Ohio.
Although mixing with the most influential women in town has its advantages, Charley finds the endless gossip a high price to pay. But after two women with close ties to the Agathas are brutally murdered, everyone falls under threat—and suspicion. When key evidence indicates that both murders are the work of the same hand, Charley realizes that the killer has arranged each corpse in perfect imitation of crime scenes from the Club’s murder mystery reading list. She uses her membership in the Club to convince Detective Marcus Trenault to use her as an inside informant. Not that he could stop her anyway.
Intelligent, fearless, and every bit as stubborn as Marc is, Charley soon learns the Agathas aren’t the only ones with secrets to protect. Passions explode as she and Marc must race against time to prevent another murder. And if Charley’s not careful, she may find herself becoming the killer’s next plot twist.
Have you read any Agatha Christie’s books? what about JD. Robb? Let me know in the comments below.