Review & Giveaway: The Musubi Murder by Frankie Bow
The Musubi Murder by Frankie Bow
The Musubi Murder Cozy Mystery Hardcover Publisher: Five Star (August 5, 2015) ISBN-13: 978-1432830748
In the remote college town of Mahina, Hawaii, Molly Barda just wants to stay out of trouble until she gets tenure, but there’s a problem. A grisly prank targeting a controversial donor puts her college in financial jeopardy. Molly’s hapless ex is implicated, and Molly soon finds herself neck-deep in a stew of corruption, revenge, and murder. Along the way, she finds herself drawn to a local fast-food entrepreneur, the too-good-to-be-true Donnie Gonsalves, who seems to like her for all the wrong reasons–and has a few secrets of his own.
It 's a thrilling mystery set in a beautiful island of Hawaii.
Molly Barda is a college teacher. Her college has serious financial problems. A businessman makes a great and rich donation but his affairs are not very lawful. Molly wants to discover what is behind the donation and also investigates the mysterious death of a student. She's aided by her friend and colleague Emma and their collague and bloggers local news Patrick. Molly has just started a relationship with the father of a student, Donnie Gonzalves. She has many doubts because it is not very ethical.
It was interesting to learn about the organization of the college, its bureaucracy and its policy. This college, however, is in serious financial difficulties, the teachers can't even scold the students for not to lose their registration.
The story was funny, easy-to-red, well plotted with amazing and quirky characters, the pace is not fast but the reading is never boring.
It's the first book in a new series and I'm looking forward to reading the next.
It's a really enjoyable summer read.
I received an advanced reader copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.
About The Author
Like Molly Barda, Frankie Bow teaches at a public university. Unlike her protagonist, she is blessed with delightful students, sane colleagues, a loving family, and a perfectly nice office chair. She believes if life isn’t fair, at least it can be entertaining.
In addition to writing murder mysteries, she publishes in scholarly journals under her real name. Her experience with academic publishing has taught her to take nothing personally.