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Dying to Read – ‘Whodunit”

January 13, 2015

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Dying to Read by Lorena McCourtney

This book starts off with a Whodunit Mystery Book Club meeting at which the leader is found dead. The Associate PI, sent for other reasons, is a niece living with her uncle and aunt. She can’t find work. At one point her uncle, who owns the detective agency falls off the roof while cleaning its gutters and…well, surprise after surprise continues (the best is when the niece takes on a cat, belonging to the dead woman, as her client).

I think I discovered the secret of a good mlystery here. Have two explanations for what happens, each equally convincing, so the reader is left wondering which is true. And the truth ends up being a third option, which didn’t even seem a possibility though it was hinted at all along.

These are not only surprises, but well written surprises. Lorena McCourtney dun it.

5 out of 5_edited-1

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