Rosie’s #Bookreview Of #MurderMystery WHEN MURDER COMES HOME by Shana Frost

Today’s team review is from Liz. She blogs here https://lizannelloyd.wordpress.com/

#RBRT Review Team

Liz has been reading When Murder Comes Home by Shana Frost.

When Murder Comes Home: A suspenseful murder mystery with a hint of romance (Aileen and Callan Murder Mysteries Book 1) by [Shana Frost]

3 stars

Reopening her grandmother’s neglected inn set in a Highland village in Scotland proves much harder work than she expects for accountant Aileen McKinnon, but the locals remembering her from her childhood are keen to join in. Aileen soon becomes close to Bakery owner, Isla, who helps her with the cooking, but soon they are also working together to solve murder and theft.

As soon as ten guests arrive to the newly opened hotel, a gruesome murder occurs, and Det. Insp. Callan Cameron is certain he can solve the case without assistance. He and Aileen clash, seemingly unaware of an underlying attraction between them.  The case becomes increasingly complex as a valuable item is stolen from the safe and then another guest is murdered. Cameron agrees to involve Aileen in the investigation and they gradually discover secrets about every one of the guests.

This is an interesting cosy mystery, and the two main characters show promise for further adventures; the storyline makes it an enjoyable novel. However, it does need a good tidy up as there were too many spelling errors and incorrect word usages for me to ignore. Added to which there was also an overuse of adjectives, idioms and clichés which was a shame; it just needs a good polish to lift the writing to the level of the crime script.

Book description

An adventure she’d asked for, being a murder suspect? Not really.

A solitary inn in the Scottish Highlands welcomes ten new guests. But when one is murdered in his own bed and the other dangles over the windowsill, all hell breaks loose. Then a mysterious heirloom goes missing. Who is responsible?

Introverted yet brilliant (former) accountant Aileen Mackinnon needs to figure out whodunnit and save her grandmother’s inn from ruin. But when someone steals a family heirloom from the safe and her guests start to drop dead, her mission gets tougher by the minute. 

One-man-show Detective Inspector Callan Cameron finally has a murder to solve, but these ten new guests are not who they seem to be. Can he join forces with the new innkeeper and stay sane?

Aileen and Callan venture into a world of bloody murders, deception, and heists. The tension is high, so is the heat. They might not always see eye to eye, but can they agree: whodunnit?

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When Murder Comes Home: A suspenseful murder mystery with a hint of romance (Aileen and Callan Murder Mysteries Book 1) by [Shana Frost]

6 thoughts on “Rosie’s #Bookreview Of #MurderMystery WHEN MURDER COMES HOME by Shana Frost

  1. This book sounds like it held great potential as a cozy mystery. Too bad it came up lacking on editing. I’m drawn to books set in Scotland, but I’m not sure I’ll read this one. Or perhaps I should read it because I’m an aspiring novelist, and it might benefit me to see the errors you’ve mentioned. I appreciate your honest reviews.

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  2. Great review from Liz, highlighting both, the good and the not-so-good aspects of the book. I enjoy books set in Scotland, but I’m not so sure about cosy, and I’m doing far too much correcting at the moment as it is. Thanks, Rosie and Liz!

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