Today I am so thrilled to be taking part in the blog tour for The Matinee Murders by Jeannette de Beauvoir. This was released on the 1st of June published by HomePort Press.
The Matinee Murders by Jeannette de Beauvoir
A Provincetown Mystery
Sydney Riley Series Book 6
Release Date: 1st of June 2020
Print Length: 289 pages
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Hera Books
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It’s time for the Provincetown International Film Festival, and wedding planner Sydney Riley has scored a coup: her inn is hosting the wedding of the year. Movie star Brett Falcone is to marry screenwriter Justin Braden, and even Sydney’s eternally critical mother is excited. The town is overflowing with filmmakers, film reviewers, film buffs, and it’s all the inn can do to keep up with the influx of glamorous celebrities and host their star-studded events.
But when Sydney opens a forbidden door in the mysterious Whaler’s Wharf, she discovers the body of a producer—and a legion of unanswered questions. Who strangled the innocuous Caroline Cooper? What dark force followed Brett and Justin from LA? Why is her boss Mike tense and double-checking every room at the inn? And is Mirela really leaving P’town forever? Sydney and her boyfriend Ali need to find the answers fast before another victim takes a final bow.
It is time to get out your best and glam up as you are invited to the wedding of the year between heart throb movie star Brett Falcone and screenwriter Justin Braden! But the event is upstaged when main protagonist, wedding planner and amateur sleuth, Sydney Riley discovers the body of producer Caroline Cooper and it isn’t long before she is caught up in the mystery trying to solve the crime before another murder takes place.
The Matinee Murder’s puts two of my favourite things together, film and a good murder mystery, which makes for the perfect combination in this sixth instalment in the Provincetown Mystery series. This is able to be read as a stand-alone as Jeannette gives you just enough information so that you will have no trouble getting up to speed, if like me you haven’t read any of the other books.
The mystery itself has been very well plotted and with a host of suspects for you to second guess, makes for more of an enjoyable read, without it being obvious as to who the culprit is. The story flows really well, moves at a fast pace and had my Kindle in overdrive as I was furiously flicking through the pages. I was enjoying it so much that I was actually sad when it had come to the end. I also appreciated the humour that was interwoven throughout that had me laughing out loud on so many occasions!
I thoroughly enjoyed all of the assembled cast of characters and loved the diversity of them. I adored Sydney and her forthrightness and how she doesn’t pussy foot around. She really is a breath of fresh air and has been created as the opposite of how most of the female protagonists are portrayed in a cozy mystery. Don’t get me wrong I do love these characters too, but a bit of sass is good every now and then to spice things up!
Jeannette captivated and kept me engaged with her writing, which is so vivid that I was able to see myself set up in my own makeshift theatre, popcorn and soda on hand, as I watched all the drama unfold on the big screen. Although I can only judge from the strength of the plot in this story, its characterisation and its stunning picturesque coastal setting, it would really make for a perfect televised mystery series.
The Matinee Murders is a super fun read that will you have you completely immersed and hooked right from the get go. I love a good cozy mystery and this just delivers and reinforces why I do love them. I am so glad I was made aware of this one and I hope to go back and acquaint myself with the other books in the near future, as well as eagerly awaiting the next instalment!
Thanks to Emma from damppebbles blog tours for my spot on The Matinee Murders blog tour, an advanced copy of the ebook which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily, the promotional materials and most importantly for introducing me to Jeannette and this delightful cozy mystery series.
This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play, Barnes & Noble & Waterstones if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK.
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Let’s Get to Know Jeannette
Award-winning author Jeannette de Beauvoir writes mystery and historical fiction that’s been translated into 12 languages. A Booksense Book-of-the-Year finalist, she’s a member of the Authors Guild, the Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and the National Writers Union.
All her novels are firmly rooted in a sense of place, and her delight is to find characters true to the spaces in which they live. She herself lives and writes in a cottage in Provincetown, on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and loves the collection of people who assemble at a place like land’s end.
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