You may notice, I never read a bad book. Mostly 5 hearts. There is a reason for that. If I start it and it doesn’t grab me, I put it down. I am not one of those people who will struggle through a book just because I started it. Also, I select carefully. The recommendations of people with like tastes, reading the previews on Amazon, sometimes the reviews. Plus, if I did read a book that somehow was fatally flawed at the end and worthy only of one or two hearts, I would just not post about it. Some author worked hard on it and I will not be the one to tear them down. But once in a while you read a book that is beyond good. THE CORPSE WITH A SILVER TONGUE by Cathy Ace (a Cait Morgan Mystery) is one such book. Mature, intelligent protagonist, wonderful writing, a great mystery that you just do not want to put down. Cait is a criminologist who profiles victims. She goes to Nice to deliver a paper for a colleague who cannot attend. While there, she runs into Alistair – a former boss who she loathes. She finds herself attending a birthday party for Alistair’s very young wife, however, and during the meal Alistair dies and the rest of the guests are sick to varying degrees. The next day, one of the guests dies in her apartment. As the only outsider to the group, Cait is a primary suspect so she investigates. There are elements of the ancient Celts and Nazis in the story and some very interesting characters. A must read. ♥♥♥♥♥ + + +

Published by Kate Eileen Shannon

Artist, Crafter, Writer, purveyor of ephemera and bagatelle

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