Rosie’s #Bookreview Of #Mystery MURDER AT THE COLUMBARIUM by @TheEmilyGallo @ImChrisBarboza

Murder at the ColumbariumMurder at the Columbarium by Emily Gallo

4 stars

Murder At The Columbarium is a relaxed paced contemporary mystery which is set in San Francisco.

Jed is the caretaker of the Columbarium which is a building with niches where funeral urns are stored. One morning he finds the body of a Pakistani woman inside the gates, and beside her a baby.

While the police investigate the murder, Jed takes it upon himself to also do some sleuthing.

The reader is easily enveloped into Jed’s multi-racial world and the story smoothly incorporates HIV, racialism, Parkinson’s disease, and several elements from the LGBTQ community lifestyle. The author wrote these parts without preaching to her audience, which I appreciated.

I liked Jed’s dedication to his caretaking job, especially the moments when he took time to sing to the ‘occupants’ during his daily rounds. He was a very likeable character and went out of his way to help others.

I understand that this book has some characters from a previous book, but I didn’t feel that I missed anything by not reading it.

Overall a pleasant amateur sleuth style mystery which expressed the current multi-culture of the American city in a natural and very readable format.

View all my reviews on Goodreads

Book description

Jed’s quiet life as caretaker of the San Francisco Columbarium is turned upside down when he comes upon a dead woman’s body and a crying baby just inside the gate. His search for answers thrusts him into a world of corruption, bigotry and drug trafficking and he becomes one of the principal suspects.

AmazonUK | AmazonUS

42079560. sy475

One thought on “Rosie’s #Bookreview Of #Mystery MURDER AT THE COLUMBARIUM by @TheEmilyGallo @ImChrisBarboza

Let's get some great discussion going on here.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.