The Serenity Stone Murder by Marianne Jones
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The Serenity Stone Murder is a cosy murder mystery set in Thunder Bay, Canada. Louise Gagnon, a retired teacher and her friend Margaret Brodie are travelling to Thunder Bay to attend a women’s retreat.
The retreat workshop takes place in the local church rooms, but Margaret finds it’s not really her thing. There is a shocking murder of a local casino manager, a man with few friends and plenty of enemies. He’d offered to buy the church gardens to help the churches finances and build a car park for the casino.
Margaret and Louise start some amateur super-sleuthing when they hear more about the people who were linked to the casino and the anger the proposed new car park caused amongst local members of the church. Their nosey investigations don’t go unnoticed and more than once they put themselves at risk.
A good quick easy read and I enjoyed all the Canadian food and scenery.
This review is based on a free copy of the book given to me by the author via Split Tree Publishing.
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Hi Rosie – This sounds very nice. I don’t read many cozies because many of them are too silly. However, this sounds like a good read. 🙂
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Thanks to Rosie Amber for this review of The Serenity Stone Murder!
This sounds delightful, and Canadian. Yay.
If you ever travel to Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, you will find the poetic work of Marianne Jones etched on waterfront benches. Additional information about Marianne and the literary scene in that area appears in one of my blog posts: https://okunhill.wordpress.com/2014/10/18/in-thunder-bay-poetic-words-on-waterfront-benches/ With your permission I would love to share it with your readers. Marianne was most kind and generous with her time. I look forward to reading more of her work.
Thank you I’ve popped over and had a look, fascinating.
A cozy! I would like this!