Good afternoon my loves,
Today is going to be a super fun post for me. As a Welsh blogger, I always get a little sad that the publishers that I am lucky enough to work with on a regular basis are all based in London (and occasionally elsewhere in England). However today, I have the pleasure of working with a lovely publishing house based in Wales! WOOHOO! It is my stop on the blog tour for The Art of Murder by J S Strange, the follow-up to Murder on the Rocks. Now, while I hadn’t read the first book before getting into this one, I do think that it is okay to do that. What I’ll be doing now though is going back and reading Murder on the Rocks.
* Thank you to Panther Publishing for sending me a gifted copy of this book in return for an honest review.
Title: The Art of Murder (Jordan Jenner Mysteries #2)
Author: J S Strange
Publication date: 1st October 2019
My rating: ★★★★☆
Goodreads rating: 3.89
Genre: Fiction, mystery
A murdered artist. A threatening group. A brother with a secret.
Artist Xander Draper needs help. Members of The Dirty Dolly gang are threatening him, and PI Jordan Jenner is hired to find out who the members of this elusive group are.
But when Xander is killed, his body displayed as a final exhibit, Jordan realises the extent of the trouble Xander was in. Now, there are people following Jordan. They know his name, and they want revenge.
Time is running out to solve the murder of this famous artist, and find the members in the elusive Dolly gang. And with the return of Ashley Jenner, Jordan’s brother, Jordan begins to fear his brother may be responsible.
There’s just something so special about reading a mystery set in a place that you are so familiar with. It’s not often that it happens to me, and when it does I am always slightly sceptical. There was no need for me to worry.
The theme of art and the art world is quickly becoming something that really makes me pick up a book. I have read many recently and it’s something that makes a book an auto-buy for me now.
As with all mysteries, I am conscious of saying too much – I want you all to read this for yourself and be able to unravel the mystery for yourselves. What I will say is that The Art of Murder is well plotted, has well developed characters (not all particularly likeable) that I am looking forward to getting to know better and has a great plot that kept me on my toes and left me reeling once the mystery was solved.
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