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Murder at the Book Group (Book Group Mysteries) by Maggie King

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List Price: £6.13


Mass Market Paperback: 400 Pages.

Published: 30 December 2014 by Pocket Books

ISBN: 9781476762463

EAN: 9781476762463

For fans of Anne Canadeo comes a fun and sassy cozy mystery in which one woman must solve the murder of a book group member and untangle a web of secrets hidden by her bookish cohorts. Hazel Rose never dreamed that the murder mystery book group she and her friend Carlene started would stage a real murder. Nevertheless, the normally composed Carlene is unusually angry and rattled one night during a book group discussion and dies after drinking cyanide-spiked tea. Despite a suicide note, Hazel is skeptical; Carlene never seemed suicidal--she was busy making plans for her future. Incidentally, Carlene was married to Hazel's ex-husband, and Hazel has always suspected there might be something more to her past than she let on. How much does anyone really know about Carlene Arness? And did she die by her own hand or someone else's? Hazel begins a search for the truth that produces no shortage of motives, as she unearths the past that Carlene took great pains to hide. And most of those motives belong to the members of her very own book group... Featuring memorable characters and a wicked sense of humor, "Murder at the Book Group" shows the darker side of a book club where reading isn't about pleasure--it's about payback.


3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Sara Eames

Slow to start but worth sticking with

This book was very slow to start - with lots of characters so that it took me some time to sort out who was who in my head - but, once it got going, it developed into quite a good cosy murder mystery.  The characters were well-written and the plot moved at a steady pace.  I did find it confusing at times but I am glad that I persevered to the end.  I will probably read more by this author.

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