Book Review: Ghost of a Chance, by Amy Patricia Meade

This book is an ARC & was received for free in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.

Book Review: Ghost of a Chance, by Amy Patricia MeadeGhost of a Chance Pages: 304
by Amy Patricia Meade
Published by Llewellyn Worldwide on 2007
three-half-stars
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Genres: Fiction, Mystery & Detective, Women Sleuths

When a man goes up the Ferris wheel very much alive, but comes down dead, local small-town police suspect a heart attack. But one person is calling it foul play, a Miss Marjorie McClelland, full-time mystery writer/part-time sleuth. In 1935, Depression-era Connecticut, Marjorie's dogged determination and independence is a breath of fresh air to some, and a source of consternation for others. Marjorie's fiancé, an achingly handsome police detective, wishes she'd just stay home and act a little more ladylike. Undeterred, blonde and lovely Marjorie charms her way into what becomes a full-scale murder investigation. But not without the maddening assistance of a bored, yet altruistic, millionaire, Creighton Ashcroft, who, when he's not swapping barbs with Marjorie, tries to impress her by doing a bit of aristocratic snooping on his own.

 

Review:

I love a good mystery novel! Call me biased, but I especially love a story that involves a strong female character.

Marjorie is a writer and lives in depression-era Connecticut. She’s waiting for the next big story to come along, but in the sleepy town where our story takes place, not much is going on – at least out-of-doors.

When a man is found dead at a carnival, Marjorie’s journalistic senses start to tingle. Despite what the authorities believe, and against all that is proper for her time, Marjorie and a friend follow their instincts and begin to unravel what they believe to be a murder!

The author is a wonderful storyteller and I think once the finished copy is out for public release that this will be a major hit with younger Murder Mystery fans!

 

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