Happy Monday, Savvy Readers! We hope you had a good weekend. If you’re spending more time at home due to COVID restrictions, gale force winds or you’re just one of those people who happens to hibernate in winter, we’ve got the perfect snuggled-up murder mystery for you: Moonflower Murders by Anthony Horowitz.
Susan Ryeland is stuck in a rut; her hotel in Crete keeps her busy from dawn until dusk, is barely afloat financially and has caused her relationship to crack. So, when the parents of a missing woman come to her for help, it’s the perfect excuse to take a much-needed break and head to England to investigate. Before Cecily went missing, she found a clue about a murder in a book that Susan edited and published long ago. Before she could tell anyone what she found, she disappeared, and her parents think Susan is the best person for the job as she knew the author and the book so well.
Before long, Susan is talking to a cast of interesting characters, many of whom had motivation to kill and who wouldn’t want Cecily digging up the past. This cast of characters, each with such a developed past and personality, is one of the reasons this book is so good.
As you read, you’ll notice yourself turning into the detective in this deviously dark take on vintage English crime fiction.