Synopsis: Rare books expert Brooklyn Wainwright is invited to the fiftieth birthday party of her neighbor Suzie’s aunt Grace. A retired founder of a major video game corporation, Grace is a larger-than-life character who’s turned her Lake Tahoe mansion into a fun house. Part of the fun involves a seance, but after the lights flicker, one guest is dead, poisoned by a cocktail intended for Grace. It seems someone is determined to turn Grace’s playful palatial estate into a house of horrors. Brooklyn suspects the key to the killer’s identity may lie in the roman a clef Grace has written about her life. With Grace in great peril, “must-read” takes on a whole new meaning, as Brooklyn tries to stop a murderer who’s through playing around.
Thoughts: What a fun story! A fabulous homage to English house parties, with an Agatha Christie feel to it.
My biggest problem with this book was that, with Derek out of town, Brooklyn was a HUGE whiner through most of the story. I just wanted to shake her and tell her to grow up!!
The numerous mysteries were well written,as usual. And I had trouble figuring them all out on my own, which I love.
Looking forward to reading/listening to more of this series soon.
My rating: Four stars