Review: Murder Ahoy by Fiona Leitch
I’m thrilled (yes, quite literally) to share my review of Murder Ahoy!, a quirky whodunit at sea, by Fiona Leitch. My thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for a copy.
Raise the gangway and be off on a fabulous and fun ride across the Atlantic!
Murder Ahoy! is a highly entertaining murder mystery set on a cruise ship where crime writer Bella Tyson’s life suddenly reflects her fiction.
Bella was booked to take part in a murder mystery play on board, together with two other famous authors. However, when she arrives she discovers that it’s not Peter James she’s teamed up with, but her gorgeous but no-good ex-husband, Joel Quigley, and the diva of crime writing, Louise Meyers. Both are no friends of hers, and Bella begins to dread her decision...
All set up their little groups of participants, and the murder mystery tour is ready to start. But when amidst the fake bodies a real body turns up, Bella becomes the main suspect. To the Head of Security on board it’s a clear-cut case. But as the body count increases, Bella's current husband Will, an ex-detective, begins to investigate, and suddenly it’s not so obvious ’whodunit’.
Murder Ahoy! could be described as a ’murder mystery meets chick lit’. The narrative is quirky, with a dry sense of humour and self-deprecation, but it’s also a clever mystery with plenty of red herrings. The setting on a cruise liner is realistic, and the characters strengths and weaknesses are wonderfully exposed.
Although I had an idea early on as to who the killer was, I enjoyed the read to find out how Bella and Will discover the truth. As for the murderer and their reasons? Well, you’ll have to read the book!
I’ll be looking out for other books in this new series. A highly recommended read.
Amazon Purchase Link: mybook.to/Ahoy