Summary:Felix Decker has asked Frank Malloy to investigate a murder that happened at his exclusive club. Malloy is hesitant. If he fails will it cost him his job? Worse, will it destroy any chance he has of Decker approving of the growing love between Frank and Sarah?
My Rating: 4/5
Anyone who follows my reviews knows I absolutely love this series. I recommend it to any cozy mystery readers but do suggest you start at the beginning. This book is a hard series to enter midway through. There is a very rich back story and deep and in depth characters.
One of the things I loved about this particular book was that it felt like progress was being made on the Sarah and Frank romance. The last few books hadn’t seen much happen to move their relationship forward. There wasn’t much actual progress made between the characters themselves but having Malloy solve the mystery puts him in Decker’s good graces which is one of the huge stumbling blocks for the relationship between the two.
I enjoyed that some of the secondary characters in this series got some attention. I love the secondary characters and some of the more recent books didn’t have much going on beside the main story line. It felt like a breath of fresh air.
The mystery was a pretty good one and I didn’t fully guess what happened until very near the end. I also liked the “justice” in this story. In some of the past books the justice that the characters received left me rolling my eyes. This was historically appropriate and felt natural where some of the past books were too contrived for my taste.
I have no doubt that this series will continue to be amazing and I can’t wait to read the next book.
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