Wednesday, 28 October 2015

May Queen Killers - Lorna Dounaeva

                If you’re in the mood for a suspense filled mystery then May Queen Killers is the book for you. Set in a quaint little village, Agatha Christie style, the main character, Jock, is a successful writer who is often compared to the mystery queen. He’s currently working on his latest novel when a local shop owner and current May Queen goes missing. Questions arise as to whether the accused May Queen killer is actually dead or whether they had the wrong person all along. Jock and a local drunk, Dylan, start digging up information about the previous missing May queens and put their own lives in danger. With a plethora of suspects and multiple twists and turns, I had no idea who the killer was until it was revealed and even then there were still more twists. This was the perfect cozy mystery with a little harder edge that I really loved. The characters are quirky and true to village life. The story is fast-paced and it’s hard to put the book down. I loved how the author showed the killer’s viewpoint, easily evident by using italicized font. This is the perfect book for a rainy afternoon or relaxing at the beach. My hope is that Jock will become the main character in a series. My copy was a digital version and formatted to my ereader well. The cover was particularly enticing and is what first drew me to the book.