Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Book Review/Giveaway Criminal Kind by Mary Anne Edwards

Title: Criminal Kind
 Author: Mary Anne Edwards
 Series: Book 3 A Charlie McClung Mystery
 Publisher: CreateSpace Independant Publishing Platform
 Genre: Mystery
 Source: Received for Review from Author
 Format: PDF
 Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
 Reviewed by: Marlene

 Marian and Charlie have finally made it to their honeymoon. A ten day cruise in the Caribbean, ten days filled with good food, drinks, dancing and exotic ports to explore. One night Charlie goes to see what the disturbance is in the room next door he finds an intoxicated man along side a dead woman. Suddenly their trip is overshadowed with the untimely death of the women in the neighbouring cabin. What was once thought of an accidental death turns into much more.

 As Charlie and Marian juggle their honeymoon and the investigation along side the ships Security officer Mr. Watson, the ships doctor Dr. Nelson and his good friend Dr. Jack Jackson, a Medical examiner who is vacationing with his recently divorced sister Sophia. They find a tangled web of deceit, infidelity and revenge that reaches out from the past. Although they are not short on suspects that had means and opportunity the motive is what seems to be on shaky ground.

 The story leads you through a maze not of who-done-it but of who would have. The murderer is quite clever and creative with his method of killing. I only mentioned this because I was impressed with the delivery in which the murder was carried out. It isn't hard to believe someone would try to kill in this way but how it was concocted in such a domestic way was diabolical.

 As always I loved the chemistry between Marian and Charlie, they are the perfect couple. But this story has a rainbow of characters in it. Some you love and some you love to hate. There is Bella and Henry long time friends and crew on the ship who are intertwined in a love triangle. Jack and Sophia, the doting brother trying to watch out for his recently divorced sister that will stop at nothing to celebrate her new found freedom. And Peter the grieving (or maybe not) widow.

FTC Disclosure: Thank you to the publisher for providing me a copy of this book for review.This did not influence my thoughts in any way. All the opinions of the book and review are my own and my reviews are honest.

 Author Mary Anne Edwards Online:http://www.maryanneedwards.com/
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  1. Criminal Kind sounds like an exciting book! Thank you for the giveaway.

  2. a new-to-me series/author.............
    thank you for the giveaway........

    cyn209 at juno dot com

  3. Sounds great! I haven't read this author yet...can't wait! robin.christofaro@yahoo.com

  4. A mystery on a honeymoon---how perfect! Thanks for the contest.

  5. This would be a new author for me, so it would be great to win. I am always looking for new authors I enjoy. carhicks@cogeco.ca

  6. This book looks like a good read, thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  7. Would love a chance to go on a cruise ship adventure. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Carol Smith
    penelope223(at) yahoo(dot) com

  8. Great...a new Series at least to me. Sounds wonderful.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com



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