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HOW TO CAPTURE READERS
5 AUGUST 2018
FROM the opening sentence to the very end, author Ann Morven captures readers in her latest whodunit, Unfaithful Unto Death. For August release in paperback, it features the murder of a promiscuous princess on a cruiseliner.
Bumbling female sleuth Sheil B Wright is on board to entertain the passengers with her songs, and thus finds herself thrust into a mystery that will (as always!) threaten her own life.
This amateur detective appeared in earlier Ann Morven puzzles and is one of my favourites in the genre. I like her inevitable rivalry with a police investigator, which now seems to be a repeated pattern in Morven plots. The cop this time is a pedantic knowall female descendant of Sherlock Holmes, previously outsleuthed in Morven’s bestselling Murder Piping Hot.
Not all the action is on board. There are pageturning developments in a West Australian vineyard and pagan blood rites on a tropical island.
In innovative style the author takes readers inside flashbacks imagined by different suspects. It’s a technique that maintains the pace and teases with possible outcomes.
Happy reading! from Cathy.