'Fatal Puzzle' by Catherine Shepherd is a tale of two murder mysteries. The first set in old Germany, in the town of Zons. The second mystery is set in present day Zons. We follow the dual stories as they a woven back and forth through the book. Five hundred years ago a serial killer is on the loose brutally killing women and craving a code into their scalps. The captain of the city guard must sift through the clues to figure out when and where the killer will strike next. In the present day, the police are dealing with a series of murders that appear to be copying the murders from 500 years ago. The present day police struggle to connect the clues and stop the killer.
I found this book to be entertaining and a nice change of pace for me. The characters were interesting, but the plot was a little light. The story ends with a possible second volume. I enjoyed this book enough that I will try the second book at some point. I would recommend this book to mystery fans, especially a reader who is looking to try a mystery book.