Friday, October 9, 2015

Law and Author by Erika Chase

Book clubs are so much fun, I belong to a few but we never have quite the adventure had by the Ashton Corners book club in Law and Author by Erika Chase, which is part five of An Ashton Corner Book Club Mystery series.

From the back of the book:

The author of Book Fair and Foul reconvenes the Ashton Corners book club to solve a murder in their own backyard . . .

Bob Miller, retired police chief and member of the Ashton Corners Mystery Readers and Cheese Straws Society, is stunned by the arrival of his twenty-one-year-old granddaughter, Darla, whom he has never seen. Bob has been estranged from his own daughter for decades and hopes to make up for his absence in Darla’s life. But some of the ladies of the book club find their Southern hospitality strained as they question the motives behind this sudden reunion.

After a dead man is found in Molly Mathews’s backyard, their concerns grow more serious. Lizzie Turner saw Darla arguing with the stranger the day before, but when the police question her, Darla proves to be an unreliable narrator. It’s up to the book club to uncover the real story . . . before another victim is written into the plot.

My thoughts:

I have read all of this series; I had to! It has such awesome characters. I also want to mention the quotes too, because you all know I especially appreciate the touches that set a book, series, or author apart from the rest. At the start of the chapters, there are quotes from other authors! Fabulous quotes that might even inspire you to do some further reading.

There was a lot of fun plot twists and I found it easy to sink into and enjoy the setting. I really have enjoyed watching these characters evolve and grow together over time. With each new part, it feels like I am getting to see old friends and it makes me excited for the next installment.

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