by Erica Ruth Neubauer
I first met series protagonist Jane in the author’s first book, Murder at Mena House. This was such an enjoyable historical mystery. Following this, there have been two other published books, with the newest one coming out soon. It is such fun to travel the world with Jane and her associate with the funny name of Redvers Dibble. Also, these books have wonderful covers. They draw me in.
This time the two are on the Olympic, a vessel that has a connection to the Titanic. There is so much going on in this book; a ship with its passengers is able to carry many plots. There is a wealthy bride, Vanessa, whose marriage is not going well. There is a codebook to (hopefully) be found, a German spy and more. It is entertaining to read how the events play out.
Lovers of historical cozies, should give this title and series a look. Recommended.
Many thanks to NetGalley and Kensington Books for this title. All opinions are my own.
They say that you can’t judge a book by its cover but I have to say that, as soon as I saw this one, the visual appeal made me want to read Murder at the Mena House. This is an historical mystery set in Egypt in 1926. The author does a wonderful job with the setting, both in terms of the indolent, luxury hotel and the sites, including the pyramids, museums, camel races and more. There are a variety of colorful characters and some interesting backstory for the majority of them.
I think that this is the author’s first published book. I enjoyed this read although the mystery itself was the least engaging part for me. I will read further adventures of Jane as they are published. She was a good guide to Egypt and those around her.
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title in exchange for an honest review.
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