This book is the first one of a series in which the members of a book club, named Ashton Corners Book Club and Cheese Straws Society, solve crimes based on the experience they’ve got reading a lot of mysteries. I’ve decided to assign this author in this category because I think I’m not going to read the other books.
A man, who no one knew and who appeared without invitation, is murdered outside the house of one of the club’s members, Molly Mathews, when the club is at their first meeting, so, all of them become suspects.
Lizzie Turner, the book club organizer, receives three chapters of a manuscript that appears to be a diary or so she thinks, and she’s called, in the middle of the night, by someone who wants her to investigate what was her father doing at Stoney Mills, the place from where the murdered man came, therefore, she begins to investigate with the help of the other members.
In the meanwhile, Chief Mark Dreyfus, Lizzie’s platonic love when they were in the school, and Officer Amber Craig, are trying to solve the case, but, it seems they’re taking a wrong road.
I think this is an interesting book, where people who weren’t detectives, did what the police was meant to do and where the police didn’t have a clue of who was the killer. That seemed kind of odd to me, but, I enjoyed thinking that readers can use the stories they’ve read to solve crimes.
Oh! I also enjoyed that Lizzie’s cats were named like cheeses, Brie and Edam. And that all the members were brave and ready to do whatever was neccesary for solving the case.
I enjoyed this novel.
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