Death at the Mariners Hotel A Sukey Reynolds Mystery Book 8)
by Betty Rowlands
Pub Date 28 Aug 2019
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At the stately Mariners Hotel, a breathless man rushes into the lobby and dashes upstairs to see a dapper guest. But moments later he discovers that his friend has been murdered…
Sukey Reynolds has finally realised her ambition to become a fully-fledged detective, earning her stripes and joining the police force. After years as an amateur sleuth, she is now a proper investigator. But will she do it by the book? Can she resist a bit of extra snooping?
When Sukey receives news of her first murder case at the elegant Mariners Hotel, she is intrigued. Who could possibly have wanted to hurt Dr Whistler, a shy and retiring archaeology professor? The dusty documents he was carrying couldn’t possibly be of value, could they?
You would never expect this sophisticated establishment to be home to murder. What secrets are hiding inside the charming Mariners Hotel?
Sukey’s superiors are convinced that Dr Whistler’s visitor is his killer, but Sukey isn’t so sure and decides to do a little side-sleuthing. Someone in the hotel has a secret, but who is it? The bewildered bellboy, the meddlesome manager or the reclusive receptionist?
A mysterious phone call leads Sukey to the truth, but as a rookie detective, will anyone believe she has what it takes to solve this baffling mystery?
Do you love cozy mysteries by Agatha Christie, Faith Martin and Joy Ellis? If so, make this twisty and absolutely page-turning whodunnit your next read!
This book was previously published as Alpha, Beta, Gamma… Dead.
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What readers are saying about Betty Rowlands:
‘Riveting, can't put it down! I love this story… a wonderfully twisted tale of a crime that has more twists than I thought possible... fantastic.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘OMG I loved this book! A proper whodunnit with great characters and a fabulous plot. This reminded me of the Agatha Christie mysteries I used to read as a child… Excited for the next in the series!’ Mrs Roadley Reads, 5 stars
‘BRILLIANT!... Having read and enjoyed the Melissa Craig series as well, I find the Sukey Reynolds even more engaging and I can’t wait to read more in this series!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘It was unwise of me to begin this book in late afternoon because it held me to the pages until I finished it!... diabolical twists and red herrings… addictive!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘Yay, a new series by Betty Rowlands and a new heroine to cheer for in Sukey Reynolds. I am a huge fan of this author’s books and this one with all its twists and turns is another delicious book and series to follow.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars
‘I really enjoyed this book – it has a great plot, excellent main characters and is a real page-turner. I would highly recommend this book.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars
‘I thoroughly enjoyed meeting Sukey… a jolly good murder mystery with a satisfying number of clues and twists. I would not hesitate to recommend this book and I will be reading more of this author's work.’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘An amazing start to a series that gives us an honest and relatable character… Intriguing, gripping, suspenseful to the end.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘If you have read and enjoyed Betty Rowland's Melissa Craig series, then I think that it's highly likely that you will enjoy these too… Sukey herself is an interesting and engaging character… I have to admit that I didn’t solve the mystery this time… a great start to a series and I’m looking forward to reading more about Sukey soon.’ Goodreads reviewer