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The Advent of Murder: A Faith Morgan Mystery Paperback – August 19, 2013
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The Advent of Murder is the second novel in the Faith Morgan Mystery series and I enjoyed it very much although I would recommend reading the first book in the series first because I never had a chance to before this tour and while following the story was not difficult, I felt as though I was missing some information about Faith that I would have liked to see.
I thought that the Advent of Murder was a quick, well written quaint British mystery with a wonderful setting and a very well written sleuth. At first I wasn't sure what to think of Faith because as I said I felt like I was missing things about her since I hadn't read the first book but she did grow on me and by the end of the novel I thought she was wonderful.
The writing was also very good. Since this was the first book I've read by the author and I loved the story line because it had a more depth than I thought it would and the mystery aspect was very well fleshed out.
Overall, I had some issues with the book, sometimes I thought it got a little slow, and I wish the author made the characters a little more detailed. However, despite that, I thought it was still well written and I look forward to reading another book by this author soon.
I highly recommend this series to fans of cozy British mysteries who want a new series to try and a read set in a quiet and quaint town.
*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my free and honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed herein are 100% my own.
Fortunately, I did not find ‘The Advent of Murder’ to be quite in this category. However, even though author Martha Ockley did quite a good job of seeking to have book #2 stand alone, I did find the characters and a few of the relationships from book #1 carrying over and therefore not fully explained. I don’t think this took away from the plot, but it kept me on my toes a bit more than usual when reading a fictional novel.
I think this is also why I found the opening chapters of ‘The Advent of Murder’ to move a bit slowly, even though the reader is thrown into the ‘case’ within the first few pages. I didn’t give up on it (and not simply because I had to write a review; trust me, there are books I’ve given up on and still written the review). And I’m glad I didn’t. There was plot twist gold to be found well into this work and the wealth mined from that perseverance paid off.
All in all, an enjoyable read; good for a cold, winter’s night (it’s early December here in southern Minnesota and the temps this late fall are dipping below zero on a regular basis) along with a hot cup of tea or chocolate.Read more ›
Leaving aside her busy schedules, Faith started investigating the murder case which revealed the dark side of the choir members. Her inquiries opened a can of worms, establishing beyond doubt that the choir was a breeding ground for tensions and romantic rivalries in the congregation. Her investigations also revealed the existence of a local drug trade and their nefarious activities.
During the course of her investigation, Faith's former detective partner and ex-boyfriend, Inspector Ben Shorter, had to rescue her during a run-in with one man. Did Faith succeed in solving the murder case? Was Oliver the real murderer? Is the murder connected with the local drug trade?
The Advent of Murder by Martha Ockley, and published by Lion Fiction, is a crime-mystery novel set during the Christmas season. It is a simple story in a simple setting with simple folks as the main characters. With the story comfortably paced, it is a truly enjoyable read which should find favor with both Christians and non-Christians.
Though the book is not preachy, one can learn from the situations in the story that behind the beautiful voices in the choir lurks the dark side of every face. Sometimes, things are not what they seem to be!
Series: A Faith Morgan Mystery
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Lion Fiction
Publication Date: August 19, 2013
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I really enjoyed this book. I'm a big Agatha Christie fan, so I enjoyed reading an English mystery. It was very long, which some people will like but I skimmed over parts to get to... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Loves roses
Wasn't crazy about this one. In fact I didn't finish it, which is a rarity. I really enjoy reading, and generally keep at it.Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
It takes too long to get to the meat of the story. Too much talk and not enough action for me.Published 11 months ago by Kay Ennis
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loved both of Martha Ockely books very easy read can't wait to read next faith morgan mystery when is it to be releasedPublished 22 months ago by MBM