Flash! Promising new Mystery writer! And if this first book is any
indication her “Jane Wunderly Series” will be very popular. Classified
as historical fiction/mystery, Murder at the Mena House is a credit to
Set in early 1920’s Egypt this novel is chock-full of historical details. From the
Great Pyramid of Giza to the bustling streets of Cairo, the author stunningly
depicts the many well-loved tourist attractions. Sadly, these are soon to be
shrouded in mystery and drama. You guessed it…. a murder most foul!
Correction, make that MURDERS.
Lest you be deceived, don’t let the supposed festive and light-hearted,
congenial atmosphere at the Mena House Resort fool you. There is evil afoot.
Who could possibly want the beautiful Anna dead? Did the delightful newlywed
couple decide to choke the life out of her between dips in the pool? What about
the classy American tourist and her spunky secretive aunt, did the jewels Anna
flaunt look like souvenirs worth killing for? And who is that handsome, eligible
sophisticated gentlemen whose connection to an array of questionable characters
makes him a too obvious suspect.
Now don’t make the mistake of overlooking the servants as possible
murderers. But isn’t it their job to happily and contentedly provide five-star
service to the guests, you ask? Well it is unless they have a nasty gambling habit
and their empty coffers could be filled with the victims impressive and valuable
trinkets! I’m just saying…….
Blackmail, smuggling, murder, deception and a possible romance create a
plot that is full of intrigue, suspense, action (gotta have a chase scene!) and
humor. Ok, maybe a deadly scorpion ready to sting is not hilarious.
It is always a good sign when I cannot wait to read another chapter of a book
and yet don’t want to read too fast and have it end……and this was exactly that
kind of novel. Personally, I can’t wait for the next book in the series.
Submitted by Mary Lyons Hall
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