The Serenity Stone Murder by Marianne Jones

The Serenity Stone MurderThe 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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Good Deeds Challenge, Year 2 week 40

Welcome to my second Year of Good Deeds, a challenge I set myself during April 2013. I decided to do at least one Good Deed a day for a whole year, now I am into my second year.

New Good DeedsThis week I’ve been doing the following;

January 18th – Sorting out book reviews, books for the team list and signing up for a blog tour. Visited my parents. Have started reading After The Goode by Cary Allen Stone

January 19th – My morning helping at school, a walk in the sun at lunchtime and picked up litter on my route.

January 20th – My list of books to review is growing ever longer again, but I hate to turn down any book. Took a quick walk to town and picked up litter. Gave money to a charity collecting for children with cerebral palsy.

January 21th – The postman delivered 3 books for review today, lucky me. A nippy walk in the cold today, picked up litter. Reading The Devil, the Diva and The Deep Blue Sea by Margaret Langstaff

January 22nd – Today I’m reading Death In A Dacron Sail a Rhe Brewster mystery by Noelle Granger. Went for my lunchtime walk and picked up litter. Offered to help a friend set up an account on Twitter.

January 23th – Began reading Trading Vincent Crow by D.C.J Wardle – dark British Humour about a young man determined to better himself. Left me chuckling. A cold day today so it was a power walk and power litter pick.

January 24th – Today I read The Serenity Stone Murder by Marianne Jones a cosy mystery set in Thunder Bay, Canada.