A Quiet Kill by Janet Brons

A quiet killA Quiet Kill is a fascinating debut mystery.

The story opens with the brutal murder of the head of the Canadian High Commission’s trade section in London. She is found dead in the Canadian official residence in the city, which prompts a joint investigation by Scotland Yard’s Detective Chief Inspector Stephen Hay and Royal Canadian Mounted Police Inspector Liz Forsyth.

Ms. Brons has created an interesting setup and has weaved an equally intriguing tale. I could not help but think of Agatha Christie’s mysteries as I flipped through the pages as soon as I could. The dialogue and the descriptions ring true and it is a very plausible story. The cast of characters and suspects is impressive and the plot unfolds quite nicely.

Who killed Natalie Guevin and what was their motive? And how will Forsyth and Hay discover the truth?

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