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A Fatal Booking: 09/25/22

A Fatal Booking

A Fatal Booking by Victoria Gilbert and Suzie Althens (Narrator) (2022) is the third book in the Booklover's B&B mystery series. Charlotte's bed and breakfast is booked for an Alice in Wonderland themed event. Unfortunately the most contentious participant ends up murdered.

As it turns out, the dead woman and the remaining guests all have ties to Charlotte's aunt and the days when she was hosting and attending high society parties. Of course by now we know that her aunt was a spy. With ties to events that happened decades ago, their interest is in the house itself and the secrets it might still hold.

Maybe I've read too many B&B or old house based mysteries but the murderer was obvious to me. I had to wait for Charlotte to catch up with my reasoning. They use some classic misdirection techniques. The other problem was knowing the murderer wouldn't accomplish their ultimate goal. So it was a bit of a frustrating read, knowing that Charlotte and the others were in unnecessary danger because the murderer didn't do their homework.

Four stars

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