I'm really excited to take part in the Blog Tour for Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder by T.A. Willberg. I received a copy from the publisher through Netgalley for honest review. Thanks so much to Park Row and T.A. Willberg for letting me be a part of this mysterious and fun tour!
Author: T.A. Willberg
Published by: Park Row
Released: December 29, 2020
Source: Review Copy from Publisher
Synopsis: 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. (Synopsis from Goodreads)
My Thoughts: I don't know about you, but I find detective stories to be so much fun! I'm so excited to dive into this new series with Marion Lane as our Inquirer! I love how it's set in the past and takes some well worn mystery ideas, but makes them fun and not dated, fresh.
I thought this book was a blast. It's not exactly what you're expecting from a historical mystery series. It's unique and kept me turning the pages. I was very interested in this world of Inquirers' and enjoyed watching Marion's journey with them.
I found the case to be a real page turner and interesting. I couldn't say that I knew where it was going, but I enjoyed going along for the ride. It had a good pace to it and many twists and turns. I myself could have never solved this case, so I'm glad Marion was there to light my way.
This is definitely a different kind of mystery series, but I had fun reading it. I'd recommend it.
Thank you for checking out my Blog Tour Stop for Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder by T.A. Willberg. Thanks so much to Park Row and T.A. Willberg for letting me be a part of the tour. If you love mysteries and want to start a new series, I'd definitely recommend giving this one a try. I don't think you'll be disappointed.