Wedding bells become a funeral dirge in Alexia Gordon’s latest Gethsemane Brown mystery!
A domineering bride-to-be wants a picture-perfect wedding and part of that picture is the lighthouse on the cliff. Gethsemane has to work hard to stop her dead friend, Eamon, who formerly lived in the house, from killing the entire party. But it turns out that Eamon is the least of her concerns when members of the wedding party begin showing up dead. Gethsemane spots her friend Verna standing over one of the bodies and learns later that the groom was Verna’s ‘ex.’ Verna couldn’t possibly be responsible for the killings … could she? Gethsemane is in a race against time to prove Verna’s innocence before the Garda lock her away.
The previous Gethsemane Brown book was a little bit of a let-down for me, and I really missed the music connection that I felt defined Gethsemane and the Gethsemane/Eamon relationship. This book doesn’t have much of a music connection either, but I didn’t miss it as much this time around. The relationship with the members of the wedding party was tight and well-defined enough that I was really absorbed in the story.
This is one of the few mystery series’ that I look forward to reading. Our protagonist is a highly educated woman and typically makes smart choices. Too many of the other cozy-type mysteries I’ve read have protagonists who succeed more by accident than by plan. Gethsemane may get some help from the after-life (which is done exceedingly well) but the decisions are still hers.
This is a series to read, but I highly recommend starting with the first book to best understand the characters.
Looking for a good book? Execution in E by Alexia Gordon is a delightful cozy mystery (book #5 in the Gethsemane Brown Mysteries series) and well worth reading.
I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher, through Edelweiss, in exchange for an honest review.
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Execution in E
author: Alexia Gordon
series: Gethsemane Brown Mysteries #5
publisher: Henery Press
paperback, 262 pages