Saturday 29 May 2021

Book Review: A Public Murder by Antoinette Moses

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AD* | 'My mother was a very difficult person, Inspector, and not always a very nice one. I can think of any number of people who would want her dead.’

The shocking murder of the archaeologist, Stephanie Michaels in the new Leotakis Gallery in Cambridge is clearly going to be a troublesome high-profile investigation from the outset. But to track down the killer, DI Pam Gregory has to travel to the Greek island of Crete where she finds herself on a journey she never expected, one which will change her life forever.

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I'm thrilled to be taking part in the blog tour for A Public Murder by Antoinette Moses! For my stop, I'm sharing my thoughts on the book. 

The story follows a horrific murder case; a prominent archaeologist has been found dead in the museum where the treasures she discovered are due to be displayed to the public. It's down to DI Pam Gregory and her team to solve the case and identify the killer before the high profile investigation attracts the attention of the media. 

High-stakes and fast-paced, this is a story that will keep you on your toes throughout. It's packed full of twists and turns, creating a highly engaging, compelling read. There are plenty of suspects and suspicious circumstances - and a few red herrings, too - keeping you guessing as Pam and the team try to find out whodunnit. 

DI Gregory is a brilliant detective and exactly the kind of main character you want in a book like this. She's interesting and multi-faceted, sharply portrayed and clearly highly skilled at her job. Her insights and deductions really help to make the case stand out in a sea of murder mystery novels. 

From the academia of Cambridge to the beautiful vistas of Crete, this book is the ideal travel companion for a year when international travel is off the cards. The Ancient Greek history and mythology add an extra special touch to the story, really bringing it to life and adding to the uniqueness of the book. It's clear that the author has done plenty of research, and the result is a cohesive, engaging plot that easily captures your attention.

The premise is unique and original, ensuring the book stands out from the crowd. It's memorable and exciting - the perfect combination! 

Uniquely thrilling, A Public Murder is a real gem of a book.

Rating: 4 stars

A Public Murder is available to buy now. 

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* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

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