Author D S Nelson
Publisher Black Hat Books
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review
‘Honey is sweet, but the bee stings’ and Blake Hetherington knows this only too well. Blake is a gentleman in modern times; a milliner with mystery solving thrust upon him. Delilah is an enthusiastic archaeologist with an unhealthy interest in murder; DS Rob Claringdon is her beau. This unlikely trio is at the heart of a quirky, amusing and quintessentially English, murder mystery.
‘Live and Let Bee’, finds our heroes on a remote feudal island to celebrate a wedding, but after two mysterious deaths, are they able to resist investigating a case that involves warring honey farms, Russian oligarchs and a dark family secret?
What did I think?
‘Live and Let Bee’ is a very quirky murder mystery novel and unlike anything I’ve read in this genre for a long time. Nelson really has a talent for writing which keeps you on your toes at all time. It definitely has a very ‘classic’ crime feel to the book – think your Agatha Christie novels and you wouldn’t be far off. This is the sixth book in the Blake Hetherington series, and while I could tell that from certain parts of the book, it doesn’t stop you reading this as you got enough background to continue reading.
In ‘Live and Let Bee’, Nelson has managed to write about three murders and then some, with only very limited suspects due to the small population on the island, she makes it incredibly difficult for you to piece together who carried out these murders…that is until Nelson wants you to know.
I really enjoyed reading this book, I did feel that it took a lot of focus to read and wasn’t as easy-reading as I would usually like, but essentially Nelson has written a brilliant ‘whodunnit’ that is sure to keep you entertained. I will be adding the rest of the Blake Hetherington series to my read list!
My Rating? ♥♥♥♥
Will you be adding this to your TBR pile?