This is the fourth instalment of the Lady Alkmene and Jake Dubois mystery but I personally think it can be read as a standalone story if you haven’t read the other books. The book gives us enough knowledge of each character to not spoil too much in the previous cases they have worked on.
I really warmed to Lady Alkmene Callender and found her a feisty character, a sort of younger version of Miss Marple (another character I love!). Her relationship with Jake Dubois is written brilliantly and I loved their interactions with each other even though they are from completely different ends of the ‘social’ scale.
Once again they are thrown into a murder mystery following a grand ball at the family home of Denise Hargrove, Lady Alkmene’s slightly snobby best friend. Herself and Jake are determined to stop an innocent person from being convicted of the crime.
I found this to be a lovely cosy crime, which I adore reading and I was kept guessing until the last pages.
A really enjoyable caper and it left me wanting more! Hopefully there will be more to come from this talented writer and the characters of Alkmene and Jake.
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|Kindle Price:||CDN$ 3.99|
HarperCollins Publishers CA
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Fatal Masquerade (A Lady Alkmene Cosy Mystery, Book 4) Kindle Edition
- ASIN : B06XGK3YSB
- Publisher : HQ Digital (Oct. 4 2017)
- Language : English
- File size : 1179 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 225 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #399,508 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
4.3 out of 5
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An excellent 1920s cosy mystery!Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 5, 2017
What a wonderful visit to the 1920's world of cosy mysteries with Lady Alkmene. The author paints the story so well that you are drawn in and the pages fly... I had really meant to make the book "last" but found I was unable to put it down. I won't give away the plot but the story is a very welcome addition to the series. More please Vivian!
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Loved the characters, the setting, the enthralling plot and the gentle language.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 11, 2018
Rarely do I give a 5 star review. Rarely do I find an author who draws me in so completely.
Insufficient endingReviewed in the United States on October 12, 2017
I do not care for books that leave the reader hanging insufficient ending. As a reader I want the story wrapped up not left with characters still in jeopardy
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Cliffhanger - no resolutions in sightReviewed in the United States on February 27, 2019
I really liked this book until I got to the end. Nothing was resolved except for the maid. Jake went off to some where leaving Lady Alkmene in limbo. No resolution to the murder and now a disappearance. Since this book was released in Oct 2017, I would have expected a follow up by now. By the time the next book comes out you will need to reread Fatal Masquerade to know what is going on.