Sunday, July 18, 2010

Review: That Way Murder Lies by Ann Granger


When Alison Jenner opened the mail and found the poison pen letter, she was taken aback. Way back, 25 years to be exact, to when she was acquitted of murdering her aunt Freda Kemp in Cornwall. When her husband confronts her with the malicious missive, he insists on having the police look into it.

The investigation stirs up a hornets nest and two more murders occur right in the Jenners' back yard, so to speak. The search for the poison pen writer and murderer leads investigations to Cornwall and back. Attempted murder number three is the undoing of the perpetrator and the resolution of the case.

A plot of murder motivated by greed, resentment and cover-up makes this a highly recommended novel. For some reason, I really like books that have a Cornwall setting. If you like British based mysteries with a little amateur help thrown in by the Inspector's fiancée and some truly believable supporting characters, romantic sub-plots, good local flavor, then this is the book for you. 4****

8 comments:

  1. Am not quite sure if i have ever read any British based suspense novels but this one sounds like a good read. I'll keep an eye out for it at my bookstore.

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  2. oh, I have read many British based mysteries..and I can agree with your affection for the Cornwall setting.

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  3. I love British based stories. This sounds good! Happy Sunday Kaye!

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  4. I love the sound of this really British based mystery!

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  5. Oh Cornwall....I so have to visit there!! This sounds like a fun book !! I keep forgetting to buy my lottery ticket, but I should buy one Friday. I know I will win (LOL) and when I do you will be getting an invite to join me on my trip to Cornwall!!!

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  6. I have to say, the last name caught my eye ... my blog alias is having murder problems!

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  7. Sounds like one I would enjoy. Thanks for the review.

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