sabato 2 aprile 2016

Review & Giveaway: The Corpse With The Garnet Face by Cathy Ace

The Corpse With The Garnet Face
by Cathy Ace

The Corpse with the Garnet Face
(A Cait Morgan Mystery)

7th in Series
Genre – Cozy Mystery
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: TouchWood Editions (April 12, 2016)
ISBN-13: 978-1771511650


The seventh book in the Cait Morgan series, the eccentric Welsh criminologist–sleuth travels to Amsterdam to track down the murderer of her husband’s long-lost uncle.
Cait’s husband, Bud, is just as surprised to find out he has an uncle as he is to find out that Uncle Jonas is now dead. Bud’s mother insists that Uncle Jonas was a bad child—a disposition made apparent, she believes, by the large purple birthmark covering most of his face. But in a letter he left for Bud, Uncle Jonas insists that he was driven away by hatred, and entreats his nephew to clear his name.
With an old iron key as their only clue, Cait and Bud travel to Amsterdam to solve the cryptic message left by Jonas, and honour the dying wish of a long-lost relative.

My Review

This cozy mystery was a very enjoyable reading, really intriguing, a compelling "treasure hunt" in the wonderful city of Amsterdam.
Bud has never known to have an uncle until the day he received the news of his death. His mother claims that he was a bad boy and had fled from her house stealing a precious object. His uncle has left a letter to Bud in which he begs him to go to Amsterdam and follow the instructions that he has left. He hopes so to be known by his nephew and to redeem his negative image. Bud and his wife Cait leave for Amsterdam at his uncle's research and soon discover they will also investigate his mysterious death.
Cait is a great character and I loved all the time spent with her. I also loved how Bud and Cait work together. Their relationship is truly enviable, are in love, accomplices.
Although it is the seventh book in the series can be read as a standalone, I can't wait to have time to read the first books in the series.
The plot was well written and it was just nice to solve the mystery along with Cait. It reminded me very much of Agatha Christie novels. The descriptions of the landscapes and the food are so well-made, realistic, vivid that really seems to be there, to stroll along the charming canals eating crepes stuffed with ham.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a riveting story.


About The Author

Originally from Wales, now-Canadian Cathy Ace writes the Cait Morgan Mysteries. Her series has found her criminal psychologist, foodie sleuth stumbling upon Corpses with a Silver Tongue, a Golden Nose, an Emerald ThumbPlatinum HairSapphire Eyes,  Diamond Hand and, now Garnet Face, a during her globetrotting. The winner of The Bony Blithe Award for Best Light Mystery in 2015, when not helping Cait solve traditional, closed-circle mysteries, Cathy’s a keen gardener, ably assisted by her green-pawed chocolate Labradors.
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Twitter: @AceCathy

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