A welcome throwback to the days of intriguing murder mysteries that didn’t rely on sex and violence to disguise thinly veiled plots, Missing Alibi proves a welcome sequel to A. K. Lakelett’s “Remember Me?”. A timely and classic blend of suspense laced with one twist after another it’s one of those rare offerings that actually encourages the reader to solve the crime. Dense with plot intricacies, thick with atmosphere, and packed with a well-nuanced ensemble of characters it’s hard to be innovative in such a popular genre but as with “Remember Me?”, Lakelett does just that. By delivering a stage play disguised as a novel she maintains a real sense of legitimacy and urgency that pervades her pages as multiple narrative threads come together. On this level, she delivers a taught narrative that elevates the Faukon Abbey Mysteries to the next level whilst typically strong character development sees Green, Ford and Carter continue to develop as both eclectic and endearing protagonists.
Sure to be well received by fans of the Faukon Abbey Mysteries, Missing Alibi continues to build on an original theme and one that would transition well to other mediums. It is highly recommended.
4 stars – It felt more like I was reading a play rather than a novel … March 28 2017
I received a free copy of this book and voluntarily chose to review it. I was unsure what to think of it when I first picked it up as I am not used to reading novels written in the present tense. It felt more like I was reading a play rather than a novel. I quickly got past the “discomfort” and found myself really enjoying the book. The characters are interesting, and the twists and turns in the plot kept me enthralled (and guessing) until the very end. A.K. Lakelett has been added to my list of authors I am following, and I will be reading the first novel in this series, “Remember Me?” in the near future.
5 stars – Beans recalled … March 19, 2017
I predict we will still see great things from A.K. Lakelett, who kindly gave me a free copy of this book.
4 stars – English countryside Murder … March 25, 2017
This is a good classic murder mystery book in the genre of Midsomer Murders ect… but with a twist: The investigators are the detectives ( you get their point of view and a journalist who also is investigating. I quite like this style of writing, in the beginning a bit confusing but after a few pages the reader gets it. (almost like a playwrite). I enjoyed reading the book and find that considerable work has been done for research. Sure to read another book from the author;
5 stars – Where’d You Get the Great Meatballs? …. January 21, 2017
5 stars – A good English mystery …. January 20, 2017
4 stars – Different sort of story … January 20, 2017
5 stars – I purchased a copy in order to help support the author and I cannot think of a better way to express how much I enjoyed the book … January 20, 2017
4 stars – Builds suspense and mystery with a bit of humor PERFECT! ….. January 18, 2017
4 stars – Great mystery… January 21, 2017
Great mystery story that leaves you trying to guess the end. Two detectives and a journalist try to figure out what happened to a popular mystery writer. Was she killed because of her stories, or was it totally some other reason. Loved the story, first time with this author, but not the last. Voluntarily reviewing this book.