domenica 2 giugno 2019

Review: The Codebook Murders: The Oakwood Book Club Mystery Series by Leslie Nagel

The Codebook Murders: 

The Oakwood Book Club Mystery Series 

by Leslie Nagel

About the Book

Cozy Mystery
4th in Series 
Alibi (May 21, 2019)
Print Length: 250 pages 

Amateur sleuth Charley Carpenter discovers a coded journal that could crack her small town’s most infamous cold case wide open in this charming cozy mystery from the USA Today bestselling author of The Book Club Murders.
As the owner of Old Hat Vintage Fashions, Charley Carpenter supplies retro apparel to the residents of Oakwood, Ohio, but she’s been known to set business aside to play detective when a mystery rears its head. And there’s no bigger mystery in Oakwood than the murder of Regan Fletcher—a case that’s haunted the town for decades.
Regan’s boyfriend, Carter, did time for the crime—until another man’s confession freed him. But did the “real killer” really do it? Or did Carter walk away with blood on his hands? When Charley stumbles on an old journal written in code, it only complicates the case by revealing a blackmail scheme that targeted dozens of Oakwood’s citizens, giving them all a motive for murder.
Now, with a spate of new suspects to pursue, plus a fresh murder and the abduction of her sleuthing partner, Charley must dig deeper still into the past—even as she risks being buried by her shadowy prey. Joining forces with Detective Marcus Trenault and the newly formed Oakwood Mystery Book Club, Charley turns to a classic whodunit for clues on catching a killer—before more lives are lost, and the truth dies with them.
Leslie Nagel’s delightful Oakwood Mystery novels can be enjoyed together or separately: THE BOOK CLUB MURDERS • THE ANTIQUE HOUSE MURDERS • THE ADVICE COLUMN MURDERS • THE CODEBOOK MURDERS

My Review

I loved this story very much, I love the mystery books that talk about books, if they are by Agatha Christie even more.
During a tornado, Charley finds a diary that belonged to a girl who died in the 70s and the culprit was never found. With the help of her mystery club she will try to solve this complicated case. Provided she is able to codify the diary which is written in code and to overcome the reticence of the people to whom they ask for information. Meanwhile there is a murder and a kidnapping.
Charley runs a vintage clothes shop. She is part of a mystery club born as a reading club and then became a real investigative group. She is a strong woman, stubborn, generous, intelligent, with great intuition to solve mysteries. All members of the club are funny and bizarre. I also loved the atmosphere of this small town, where everyone knows each other, full of secrets, gossip.
It's the fourth book in the series, each book may be enjoyed as a stand alone novel but for more enjoyment read the whole series
It's an intriguing and interesting book with a great pace, full of twists difficult to guess the ending.
Highly recommended

About the Author

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.

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