person Zoe Zola is an author with a penchant for mysteries.
Zoe writes about the lives of famous authors and is presently
working on a book about Agatha Christie. She receives an invitation
to an Agatha Christie symposium in the Upper Peninsula.
There are nine other Christie scholars
in attendance, and events unfold in a manner resembling storylines
Christie herself created. As the other guests begin disappearing,
Zoe becomes fearful and wants to leave immediately, but her
car won’t start. She calls her friend and neighbor,
Jenny, to come and rescue her, but Jenny has to wait for a
storm to pass before she can get to Zoe. Meanwhile, Zoe has
to remember all the twists and turns of Christie’s mysteries
in order to remain alive.
I like many things about this book.
The mystery within other mysteries is plotted well. I enjoyed
learning more about Zoe’s back story and how it made
her the kind of person she is today. The atmosphere at the
lodge is rich, although it is dark and with an inherent sense
I recognize that it must have been
a daunting task involving a great deal of effort to get details
exactly right. Unfortunately, though, the level of detail
and the number of characters made reading it a daunting task
as well. I like this author and hope that this book has just
slightly veered off course and that the next will be less
dark and less complicated.
One thing that may have helped readers
would be a list of characters names and who they were at the
front of the book.
it is a good enough read for me to recommend it to mystery
lovers. If you are a fan of Agatha Christie, I think that
you will enjoy it that much more.
Want of a Knife #3
Notes: The author also writes the Emily Kincaid mysteries