I’m so excited to be participating in the blog tour for Murder in Myrtle Bay. So, let’s get into my review.
When writer Ruth Finlay, and her friend Doris, visit an antique shop they never imagined that they would get wrapped up in a murder investigation. The victim, David, had plenty of people that might hold a grudge. But can Ruth and Doris solve the mystery before another murder takes place?
My Thoughts on Murder in Myrtle Bay
Overall, I really enjoyed Murder in Myrtle Bay. Sometimes I just need a good cozy mystery. This one was full of antiques, baked goods, and intrigue. The murder happened at the very beginning and it’s just full steam ahead from there. I did wonder why Ruth got so involved from time to time, but she explains her reasoning later on.
There were plenty of suspects in the story. The list kept growing throughout the story, and all of them had a plausible motivation. But there were a couple that were written off in an odd way. For example, two of them were tradesmen. After Ruth found a letter that had been typed with an antique, mechanical typewriter it pretty much proved they were innocent, because tradesmen wouldn’t have or use typewriter. But I come from a family of tradesmen who are perfectly capable of owning and typing on typewriter. So, to me those suspects were written off too easily, and not in a believable way. However, I did enjoy how the rest of the book was wrapped up, and the final murderer did take me by surprise. Murder in a Myrtle Bay was a fun, fast-paced read perfect for this time of year.
My Rating: 4/5