Title: Murder in the Mystery Suite
Author: Ellery Adams
Length: 277 pages (paperback)
Rating: 4 out of 5
Jane Steward manages Storyton Hall, a resort catering to book lovers in the rolling hills of western Virginia. Jane needs to determine a way to drive additional funds as the staff roof needs repairs, the orchard needs pruning, and a variety of other items need attention. After gaining inspiration from a book, she decides to host a Murder and Mayhem Week at the resort. This will include a variety of events including a ball, role- playing and fantasy crime solving.
The event starts off with great success! Guests arrive in full character. They are actively participating from the moment they arrive.
Guests are excited to participate in the scavenger hunt. Unknown to Jane, her twin sons are bribed by Felix Hampden to help him win the scavenger hunt. When he wins a valuable book, several other guests approach him. The next thing Jane knows, Felix is found dead and her week turns into a real mystery to solve!
This cozy mystery was a quick and easy read. I was able to dive in right away and be brought into the story. I appreciate that it didn't have lots of romance so that I could focus on the mystery myself.
This is the first book in a series. I am sure some of my unanswered questions will be answered in the next few books. However, unless I come across these books, I do not plan to actively search for them.