Murder at the Wedding Book Review

Murder at the Wedding Book Review

Title: Murder at the Wedding
Author: Jane Adams
Published: November 9, 2024, Joffe Publishing
No. of Pages: 274
Cover Price: $8.99 Paperback, $.99 Kindle

Followers of the Rina Martin mysteries by award-winning author Jane Adams, will welcome the ninth addition to the series Murder at the Wedding . Rina is attending a wedding for one of her close friends, Bridie Duggan at Milbourne House located on an Island. While Bridie is an upstanding citizen, her previous husband had some dealings with organized crime, and some of those mobsters are invited to the wedding. When a dead body is found, Rina starts investigating (one of her favorite things is being an amateur sleuth since she is a retired actress and played one on her television show) and assists the main detective, Mac, who is the best man, in solving the murder. Unfortunately, the weather is horrid, and that causes problems with the investigation, as some of the guests are being murdered while there is no escape from the island.

Generally, a series is named after the protagonist, but in this particular novel, Rina Martin is a sub-character and while she is featured and helps with the investigation, Mac is definitely the star. It’s possible that the previous novels have built her as the main one, but those who haven’t read them, she really doesn’t seem to be the star. .

The storyline is different from many thrillers in that readers know who the murderer is early in the novel. The intrigue is for Mac, Rina, et al to figure it out. Adams is a good storyteller, and the novel keeps readers on the edge.

All told, this is an excellent thriller that fans of Adams will love. It has just enough twists and turns, and Adams captures the English charm of the setting. The dénouement isn’t a particular surprise, but puts things right for the ending.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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