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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Book Review - Mayhem At The Orient Express: A League of Literary Ladies Mystery by Kylie Logan

About The Book:

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.

My Thoughts:

I adore cozy mysteries - and I especially love ones that involve book groups, bookstore, anything to do with books! (gee, I wonder why?)

So I was delighted to learn of this debut series featuring a group of lively and feisty ladies who are part of a small-town book group!  Author Kylie Logan does a great job of creating a cast of characters who are quirky, unique and rather loveable, and telling a mystery story that is intriguing, fun, and fast-paced. And any story that has a cat or two in it is ok in my book!

I highly recommend this first book in what promises to be a fun series!

About The Author:

Kylie Logan is the pen name for author Constance Laux. Writing as Constance Laux, she's published nine historical romance novels and as Connie Lane, she writes both category romance books and romantic suspense/comedy novels. As Kylie Logan, she also writes the Button Box mystery series and the Chili Cook-off mystery series. As Casey Daniels, she writes the Pepper Martin mystery series.  This is one busy lady!

She was born on January 21 in Cleveland, Ohio. She remembers the day she got her first library card and the first book she took out of the Cleveland Public Library; Horton Hatches the Egg. She studied English Literature in the Queen's College in the prestigious university of Oxford. She married with her love of adolescence, and they live in a suburb of Cleveland with their two children, and an oversized Airedale named Hoover.

My thanks to Berkley Prime Crime/Penguin Books for supplying the review copy of this book. I was not compensated for my opinion.

1 comment:

Casey said...

Hi Sharon!

Kylie Logan/Casey Daniels here. Thrilled you enjoyed "Mayhem." Thanks for helping get the word out.