The Readaholics and the Poirot Puzzle

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The Readaholics and the Poirot Puzzle

A Book Club Mystery, #2

Outstanding! Pure entertainment at its best! Well-developed characters aid in providing a plot even Agatha Christie can relate! It also captivates the reader with a cast of suspects, their motives and opportunities to kill, as well as tight situations and humor galore. Note: once you're into the story, there is no point in setting it down, as it will be impossible.

Amy-Faye Johnson and her book club "The Readaholics" are busy discussing the plausibility of the conspiracy in Murder on the Orient Express. She barely has time for the book as she's also busy with her business: Eventful! As the sole owner, Amy-Faye is busy being an organizer. She does weddings and (at the moment) is helping her brother and his partner (Gordon Marsh) launch their business: Elysium Brewery.

All goes well with opening night, and everyone is having a good time; except Gordon, who's found dead in a dumpster. It's too bad for Amy-Faye's brother as the police suspect him. He winds up in jail, and his family rallies to keep the pub up and running. Meanwhile, Amy-Faye and her Readaholics come to Derek's rescue by searching through a gauntlet of suspects and motivations to discover who murdered Gordon Marsh. And it won't be easy. But then, murder never is.

Nothing beats a good murder mystery, especially this one! I enjoyed this novel tremendously. This is the second novel in "The Readaholics Mysteries". It does great by itself, and the rehashing of the first novel is artfully inserted, so the reader doesn't need to read the first novel. And if you like this story arc, or Ms. Disilverio's writing style, check out the first book as well as her other novels. As it is, I can't wait for August 2016 to come as the next novel in this series which is "The Readaholics and the Gothic Gala" arrive.

Book Blurb for The Readaholics and the Poirot Puzzle

Agatha Christie is on the book club’s reading list in the latest from the author of The Readaholics and the Falcon Fiasco. This time, Amy-Faye and her friends might have to read between the lines to catch a killer.

Amy-Faye Johnson’s book club, the Readaholics, is engrossed in Murder on the Orient Express, and Poirot’s surprising resolution is stirring up debate. Is the solution remotely realistic? Is justice served by Poirot's decision? Well, the book is fiction after all…

Then, just as Amy-Faye is planning the grand opening of her brother Derek’s pub, his hot-headed partner is murdered. To keep Derek from being railroaded as a suspect, Amy-Faye and the Readaholics take a page from Poirot and investigate. But as the clues lead to unlikely places, surprising motives, and a multitude of suspects, Amy-Faye and her pals wonder if truth can be just as strange as fiction.

Night Owl Reviews Jan, 2016 4.00