Wednesday, January 6, 2016

The Readaholics and the Poirot Puzzle by Laura DiSilverio

You may recall when I very excitedly came to you about a brand new series, A Book Club Mystery series by Laura DiSilverio, after having read and loving the first part. Now I am excited to tell you that the second part, The Readaolics and the Poirot Puzzle, is available and just as fantastic.
From the back of the book:

Agatha Christie is on the book club’s reading list in the latest from the author of The Readaholics and the Falcon Fiasco. This time, Amy-Faye and her friends might have to read between the lines to catch a killer.

Amy-Faye Johnson’s book club, the Readaholics, is engrossed in Murder on the Orient Express, and Poirot’s surprising resolution is stirring up debate. Is the solution remotely realistic? Is justice served by Poirot's decision? Well, the book is fiction after all…

Then, just as Amy-Faye is planning the grand opening of her brother Derek’s pub, his hot-headed partner is murdered. To keep Derek from being railroaded as a suspect, Amy-Faye and the Readaholics take a page from Poirot and investigate. But as the clues lead to unlikely places, surprising motives, and a multitude of suspects, Amy-Faye and her pals wonder if truth can be just as strange as fiction.

My thoughts:

It was so much fun to get to revisit these characters. Since this story involved Derick, Amy-Faye's brother, more it was really nice to get to know him. I was also so happy to see more of Detective Hart who I simply adore.

The mystery was very well written, perfectly paced, and the reveal was totally heartbreaking. I didn't figure out who the killer was but I was gripping the book as I read. I think it is a really neat touch to have the reading group be reading mysteries as well and even using them as models to help solve the real life mystery. 

If you didn't jump on this when I recommended the first part, you can still jump in now, as this is a freestanding story. However, I am so in love with this series that I recommend you read both parts! 

Take some time to browse the other great mysteries available from Berkley Prime Crime. While you are there, you can sign up for the newsletter so you never miss a new release. I must warn you though, after browsing my wish list is longer than I could probably read. You can also connect with them on Twitter where you can happen across a fun giveaway as well. 

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