In a charming cozy mystery series debut, Leslie Nagel’s irrepressible small-town heroine finds that her fellow mystery book club members may be taking their Agatha Christie a bit too literally—and murder a bit too lightly.
Charley Carpenter has poured heart and soul into her clothing store, Old Hat Vintage Fashions. She’ll do anything to make it a success—even join the stuffy Agathas Book Club in order to cultivate customers among the wealthy elite of Oakwood, Ohio.
Although mixing with the most influential women in town has its advantages, Charley finds the endless gossip a high price to pay. But after two women with close ties to the Agathas are brutally murdered, everyone falls under threat—and suspicion. When key evidence indicates that both murders are the work of the same hand, Charley realizes that the killer has arranged each corpse in perfect imitation of crime scenes from the Club’s murder mystery reading list. She uses her membership in the Club to convince Detective Marcus Trenault to use her as an inside informant. Not that he could stop her anyway.
Intelligent, fearless, and every bit as stubborn as Marc is, Charley soon learns the Agathas aren’t the only ones with secrets to protect. Passions explode as she and Marc must race against time to prevent another murder. And if Charley’s not careful, she may find herself becoming the killer’s next plot twist.
Great debut for this new series, a perfect mystery for those who love books, I would love to be part of Agathas Book Club. Charley Carpenter owns a clothing store, Old Hat Vintage Fashions. To increase her customer decides to joins the Agathas Book Club. When some members are killed, detective Marcus Trenault decides to use Charleyas a spy to find out if the murderer is within the group. She can't refuse. The relationship between them is very complicated, are very different from one another but very attracted to each other. Between a quarrel and another they form a perfect couple. It was a really compelling read, a perfect mix of mystery, romance and book club. There are several twists, so many suspects and so many false leads. The characters are lovable and charming, enjoy each time that I get to spend with them. It was really hard to put down the book before the end, I look forward to reading the next episode. Highly recommended for those who love cozy mystery and book club.
About The Author
Leslie Nagel is a writer and teacher of writing at a local community college. Her debut novel, “The Book Club Murders”, is the first in the Oakwood Mystery Series. Leslie lives in the all too real city of Oakwood, Ohio, where murders are rare but great stories lie thick on the ground. After the written word, her passions include her husband, her son and daughter, hiking, tennis and strong black coffee, not necessarily in that order.