- File Size: 4593 KB
- Print Length: 266 pages
- Publisher: La Plume Press (January 22, 2018)
- Publication Date: January 22, 2018
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B076QDBSL9
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,700 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Your Memberships & Subscriptions
Murder at the Mortuary: a 1920s cozy historical mystery (A Ginger Gold Mystery Book 5) Kindle Edition
|Length: 266 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
|Page Flip: Enabled||
Switch back and forth between reading the Kindle book and listening to the Audible book with Whispersync for Voice. Add the Audible book for a reduced price of $7.49 when you buy the Kindle book.
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Customers who bought this item also bought
"I rank Lee Strauss as the best living cozy mystery writer. Her characters are believable but interesting, her stories are fun to follow and her use of language is superb. She makes the 1920s come alive in my imagination. I constantly read cozies and Lee's Lady Gold Mysteries are the very best." - LoriLynn, Amazon reviewer
"Another deftly crafted mystery by the master of the genre..." Midwest Book Review
From the Author
Researching for the Ginger Gold Mysteries has been so much fun. I hope you sense that as you read. The fashions, the dances, the CRIME. I admit to being heavily influenced by the Miss Fisher Mysteries TV series, and you might find some similarities between Ginger Gold and Phryne Fisher, but I assure you, they are two very different characters when you dig deep. The character of Haley Higgins, a medical student at the London Medical School for Women allows me to further delve into another keen interest of mine: forensics. Never fear, the Ginger Gold Mysteries are COZY, so no scary, graphic on-stage violence. You'll find these books to be clean reads, with no swearing or sex. I hope you enjoy the Ginger Gold Mystery series!
LADY GOLD INVESTIGATES
HIGGINS & HAWKE MYSTERIES
Book 1 - Death at the Tavern
Book 2 - Death on the Tower
For fans of Rhys Bowen, L.B. Hathaway, Jacqueline Winspear, Susan Elia Macneal, T E Kinsey, Leighann Dobbs, Charles Todd, Vivian Conroy, Hamilton Crane, Frances Brody, Ashley Weaver, Patricia Wentworth, Dorothy L. Sayers, G.K. Chesterton, Clara Benson, M.C. Beaton, Charles Finch, Gladys Mitchell, Margery Allingham, Ngaio Marsh, Carola Dunn, Georgette Heyer, Kate Parker, Alyssa Maxwell, Maia Chance, Cecil Freeman Gregg, Barbara Cleverly, Kerry Greenwood, Elizabeth Edmondson, Edmund Crispin, Mary Roberts Rinehart, James Runcie, Catriona McPherson, Anne Perry, Sue Grafton, Martha Grimes, Emma Jameson, Beth Byers, cozy mysteries, historical mysteries, historical fiction.
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
This is Ginger's first paid job as an investigator, and she and Chief Inspector Basil Reed are no longer working together--his wife has come back and he's giving his marriage another try. Her sister-in-law, Felicia is upset with Ginger and partially blames her for the death of her fellow actor Angus Green. Ginger wants to solve his murder. Her investigation leads her down to the docks and the racehorse stables. Are these two seemingly unrelated places connected? If so, how? Ginger ends up working with Basil despite the change in their friendship status.
I enjoyed this mystery and didn't figure out who was helping to get the bodies into the mortuary. I was happy to see Ginger and Basil working together but was thrown by the relationship cliffhanger at the end of the book. I'll have to hurry and read the next book in the series to see what happens.
Everyone makes an appearance in the story--Haley, Ambrosia, Felicia, Pippins, Basil, and of course Boss. I love Ginger's generous heart and how she reaches out to those in need like Matilda and Scout, although I do wish Ambrosia would stop acting so high and mighty. She gets on my nerves, but Ginger handles Ambrosia's comments far better than I would be able to.
I love all the descriptions of Ginger's clothes and usually end up looking at the author's Pinterest board about Ginger's clothes. This is a great addition to the Ginger Gold Mystery series.
Top international reviews
These books are an easy read and are so well written with a little bit of imagination you could be transported back to the 1920s
Once again Lee Strauss weaves an authentic historical tapestry of rich characters, societal drama and mysterious intrigue. The world of 1920's London, England comes alive with her rich descriptions of the people and the places they frequent, if not habitually, then as new settings for this particular volume. The choice of a mortuary as a premier setting is both creepy and familiar, as we have seen it on and off as Haley attends school in the previous books.
Things get more dangerous and dramatic for Ginger as the mob enters the picture and she takes her first professional investigation, but she handles it with her usual aplomb. Her generous nature shines through in this book as well, and her personal life takes some new turns.
This page turner is well written, impeccably researched and a must read!
The stories so far have been entertaining and leave open the odd loose thread (or even whole fabric panels) for further exploration.
Love the characters and can't wait to find out about the on going on again off again relationship with Lady Gold and the Inspector.