#Blogtour #Review: Murder Ahoy by Fiona Leitch @fkleitch @rararesources #MurderAhoy #Mystery #MurderMystery #IndieAuthor
Book length - 252 pages
Publisher - Self-Published
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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Famous crime writer Bella Tyson is hired to co-host a Murder Mystery cruise, on a luxury liner sailing from Southampton to New York. She’s expecting an easy ride; fun and games, surrounded by amateur sleuths and fans of her books, all the while staying in a deluxe cabin and enjoying the spa and the amazing restaurants on board, culminating in a visit to one of her favourite cities in the world - the Big Apple.
She’s NOT expecting to be stuck on a boat in the middle of the Atlantic with her two least favourite people in the world, her hot but unfaithful bastard ex-husband Joel Quigley and fellow crime writer, bitch goddess and Twitter frenemy, Louise Meyers. And when real live dead bodies start turning up - as well as fake not-really-dead bodies - Bella’s dreams of being pampered on the high seas turn sour.
Accused of a murder she would have liked to commit but didn’t, and helped (or hindered) by a gang of unlikely detectives, can Bella find out who the real murderer is before the ship reaches its destination and New York’s finest drag her off?
A cosy murder mystery with excellent characters and plenty of madness and mayhem along the way, MURDER AHOY by Fiona Leitch left me very excited for the next book in the Bella Tyson series.
When Bella Tyson gets the opportunity to host a murder mystery cruise with her husband, she jumps at the chance. Luxury accommodation, exquisite food, and some fun and frolics with some of the guests - what could go wrong? Well, for starters, her ex-husband, Joel, and her writing nemesis, Louise, are also on the cruise. But at least she has her beloved husband, Will, with her every step of the way, and they can always make their own entertainment! But when a real murder takes place, Bella finds herself as suspect number one, and soon she must try to uncover a real mystery that could destroy her life if she doesn't get to the truth. As the clock ticks and the bodies begin to pile up, Bella will find out who her friends are among her fellow passengers, as she tries to figure out which one is behind it all.
I loved this story - the setting, the characters, the laughs, and the drama - it all works perfectly together and I didn't want it to end. While this book is the second in the series, it can be read as a standalone but it is such a good read, you should definitely read the series. Bella is my kind of gal - honest, funny, kind, and determined - and she felt like a friend by the end of the first page.
MURDER AHOY reminded me of an episode of Murder She Wrote (one of my absolute favourites) but with a saucier edge to it, and while I had only planned to read for an hour, I ended up finishing the story in one sitting - I simply couldn't put it down. There are plenty of opportunities for the reader to put on their detective hat alongside Bella, and I found myself analysing everyone, trying to figure out the who and the why.
MURDER AHOY by Fiona Leitch is an excellent story from start to finish and I will miss Bella until we meet again.
Fiona Leitch is a writer with a chequered past. She’s written for football and motoring magazines, DJ’ed at illegal raves and is a stalwart of the low budget TV commercial, even appearing as the Australasian face of a cleaning product called 'Sod Off'. After living in London and Cornwall she's finally settled in sunny New Zealand, where she enjoys scaring her cats by trying out dialogue on them. She spends her days dreaming of retiring to a crumbling Venetian palazzo, walking on the windswept beaches of West Auckland, and writing funny, flawed but awesome female characters.
Her debut novel 'Dead in Venice' was published by Audible in 2018 as one of their Crime Grant finalists. Fiona also writes screenplays and was a finalist in the Athena Film Festival Writers Lab, co-run by Meryl Streep's IRIS company.
Fiona is represented by Lina Langlee at the North Literary Agency.
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