Mayhem at the Orient Express
At a local Chinese restaurant, it's the owner who gets taken out... Most folks aren’t forced by court order to attend a library-book discussion group, but that’s just what happens to B and B proprietor and ex-Manhattanite Bea Cartwright, hippy cat lover Chandra Morrisey, and winery owner Kate... show more
At a local Chinese restaurant, it's the owner who gets taken out...
Most folks aren’t forced by court order to attend a library-book discussion group, but that’s just what happens to B and B proprietor and ex-Manhattanite Bea Cartwright, hippy cat lover Chandra Morrisey, and winery owner Kate Wilder after a small-town magistrate has had enough of their squabbling.
South Bass, an island on Lake Erie, is home to an idyllic summer resort, but these three ladies keep disturbing the peace. The initial book choice is Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, and that sets their mouths to watering. The Orient Express is the island’s newest Chinese restaurant. They might not agree about much, but the ladies all love the orange chicken on the menu.
But their meal is spoiled when the restaurant’s owner, Peter Chan, has the bad fortune of getting murdered. Now, with Christie as their inspiration, the League of Literary Ladies has a real mystery to solve
if they can somehow catch a killer without killing each other first.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: 2013-06-04
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
Series: League of Literary Ladies (#1)
Three different Booklikes reviewers clued me onto this series and I want to take this moment to say a big thank you to: Murder by Death, Lyssa's novel ideas, and Sheila's Reads! I'll admit, my cozy mystery reading is a very on again, off again affair. It's not that I don't like series I pick up.....
I really enjoyed this one. The murderer had a nice twist. I got invested in the characters. No love triangle...all in all a good cozy. Looking forward to the next one.
This is probably a 3.5 star read, but am going with 4 instead of 3 since I love this author's Pepper Martin books that she writes as Casey Daniels and I also enjoy her button series written as Kylie Logan. 3 neighbors who can't get along with each other are sentenced to be a book group. Sounds lik...
I ::Loved:: this book! I never say that about firsts-in-series; most of them are a bit clunky and awkward, as the author is getting to know their characters on paper for the first time. This book was just excellent and I felt like it took off from the first page. I love the setting - an island 12 ...