Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The Readaholics and the Gothic Gala (Book Club Mystery #3) by Laura DiSilverio

I was so excited to see the next part to the Book Club Mystery series, The Readaholics and the Gothic Gala (Book Club Mystery #3) by Laura DiSilverio. First off, as you know, I adore this series. Second, Gothic! That is my kind of book theme. I was tickled to see the book club was reading a Gothic classic.

From the back of the book:

One sleuthing book club finds themselves in the midst of a gothic-esque mystery as they read Du Maurier’s Rebecca in the latest from the author of The Readaholics and the Poirot Puzzle.

Reading the gothic classic Rebecca already has the Readaholics spooked, and the chills only get worse when someone in town actually gives up the ghost....

Amy-Faye Johnson has her hands full coordinating the Celebration of Gothic Novels in Heaven, Colorado. The festivities start off smoothly, but the weekend is soon cursed with large egos, old resentments, and uninvited guests. Matters become truly grave when a dead body is found at the gothic-themed costume party.

The out-of-town authors claim not to know the victim, but Amy-Faye has doubts. With skeletons turning up in all of the suspects’ closets, Amy-Faye and the Readaholics must tap into their knowledge of gothic literature to find a killer who lurks in the shadows.

My thoughts:

As I said the Gothic theme was a big draw for me, but, I already knew no matter what they are reading, I love this group.One of my favorite things about this is the way the group works together. Each of them adds a bit of themselves that makes this world come to life. They feel like my reading group, real, and friends.

The mystery was nicely layered , with several angles to consider. The pacing made it impossible for me to stop reading as  there was no dull spot to pause. The stories, with the various authors was really interesting and scandalous. I loved it, every single bit.

This is the third in a series and if you like, it is free standing, but since I have read all three, I can safely say you won't regret starting at the beginning. This is a fabulous series.

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