The letter was short. A name, a time, a place. Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder plunges readers into the heart of London, to the secret tunnels that exist far beneath the city streets. There, a mysterious group of detectives recruited for Miss Brickett’s Investigations & Inquiries use their cunning and gadgets to solve crimes that have stumped Scotland Yard.
Late one night in April 1958, a filing assistant for Miss Brickett’s named Michelle White receives a letter warning her that a heinous act is about to occur. She goes to investigate but finds the room empty. At the stroke of midnight, she is murdered by a killer she can’t see—her death the only sign she wasn’t alone. It becomes chillingly clear that the person responsible must also work for Miss Brickett’s, making everyone a suspect.
Almost unwillingly, Marion Lane, a first-year Inquirer-in-training, finds herself being drawn ever deeper into the investigation. When her friend and mentor is framed for the crime, to clear his name she must sort through the hidden alliances at Miss Brickett’s and secrets dating back to WWII. Masterful, clever and deliciously suspenseful, Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder is a fresh take on the Agatha Christie—style locked-room mystery with an exciting new heroine detective at the helm. [Goodreads Summary]
Threads of steam rose from the warm tarmac. The alleyway was quiet tonight, the perfect setting for the conveyance of secrets. The woman in the red headscarf checked over her shoulder. No one would have followed her, but she had to be sure.
Bill stared at her with a look of bewilderment, 'Blimey.''What?' Marion shifted in her seat.'You're just, I've never seen this side of you. I'd almost encourage it if it wasn't about to get us fired, or worse.'
My thoughts: Something is about to happen. Or rather Marion is about to do something that could put her placement as an apprentice at risk.
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Do you own more than one e-reader? (submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)
I have two (three if you count my mobile phone). I have an older Kindle Fire which I sometimes break out if I am reading a PDF file that I just cannot manage to read on my preferred e-reader. I do most of my e-reading on my Oasis. It is easier on my eyes for reading than the Fire ever is.
This isn't to say I do not like to read physical books! I enjoy reading those too, and the occasional audio book.
What about you?
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