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Friday, March 15, 2019

A Testament to Murder by Vivian Conroy



Nine heirs and one billionaire. You know there is going to be trouble. Wherever money accumulates very seldom will you find the heirs amicable. This is one difficult bunch of people -relations and outsiders and all heirs to the particular frame of Malcolm's will.

It seems that Malcolm is actually inviting someone to murder him. One attempted murder, two murders, three incidents which are not murder but almost there puts a lot of tension within one house whose inmates are prohibited from leaving till the inquiries are over. The list of suspects can cover all and Jasper, retired British police living in France is giving a hand to the French authorities in trying to solve these murders.

All the people in the house have a history related to Malcolm - our billionaire. Some are known like his ex wife, his ex partner who stole his wife, his secretary, his nephew, There are some who are unknown and when the story unravels it shows all have grudges and cudgels to take up with Malcolm for slights done to them, injustices shown in the past some of which he is unaware to give him his due.

The ending is most enlightening. Something I did not envisage and even that ending though clear enough, still left you with one doubt clouding your vision at the end as to who was the real culprit here.

A very different take on mystery murder, similar to an Agatha Christie.

Sent to me by Netgalley for an unbiased review, courtesy of Canelo. 




6 comments:

Alyssa Nelson said...

OOh sounds great! I love when a book can surprise me at the end. Great review!

Harvee said...

An unusual one, from the time period to the story. Glad it was a good one.

jenclair said...

It sounds good, and I love the cover!

shelleyrae @ book'd out said...

Glad you enjoyed it!

Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out

Greg said...

Oh this looks so fun! And I love that cover... seeing the house from on high.

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