MURDER ON SEA a gripping cozy crime mystery full of twists By JANE ADAMS
MURDER ON SEA a gripping cozy crime mystery full of twists (Rina Martin Murder Mystery Book 1) By JANE ADAMS
Book/Novel Author: JANE ADAMS
Book/Novel Title: MURDER ON SEA a gripping cozy crime mystery full of twists
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A new and better Miss Marple . . . you’ll fall in love with the characters!” Vicki⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Cool little multi-layered mystery about a quaint seaside town. Intriguing.” Mamatufy_______________________Originally published as A Reason to Kill.Meet Rina Martin, a retired actress with a taste for tea, gardening and crime solving.She played a TV sleuth for years, but now she has to do it for real.She retires to the sleepy town of Frantham-on-Sea. Here on the Dorset coast, she runs her own immaculate guest house and life is blissfully quiet.Until . . .A few doors down, harmless old Mrs Freer is bludgeoned to death, and Rina can’t help but be drawn into the mystery.Mrs Freer’s home was ransacked, but this was no ordinary burglary.Who knew the old lady kept a gun stashed under her pillow?And who wanted it badly enough to kill?Detective Sebastian McGregor is called in to solve this baffling case.But with her neighbours’ safety at stake, Rina knows she needs to give him a helping hand.If you love Agatha Christie, Jeanne M. Dams, The Thursday Murder Club, Glenda Young, Stella Cameron, Frances Evesham or Ann Cleeves, prepare to be hooked by this enchanting character-driven mystery!What readers are saying about Murder on Sea:“Miss Marple fans will find a lot to like.” Publishers Weekly“Rina’s kickoff emphasizes people and place, letting the reader in on secrets early and relying on psychological conflict to drive the appealing plot.” Kirkus⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A new and better Miss Marple . . . she is intelligent, observant and a most welcome to the DI . . . you’ll fall in love with the characters. This reads like a good movie . . . I heartily give this a big thumbs-up.” Vicki⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Three cheers for Jane Adams!” Linda⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “This is my first book by this author and I will eagerly await more!” Nancy⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Murder She Wrote is an apt comparison — Rina Martin is sharp and no-nonsense. She knows a bit about law, a bit about murder — and a lot about human nature.” Carmen⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “If you like Agatha Christie and Patricia Wentworth, give these books a try.” PamelaALSO BY JANE ADAMSRINA MARTIN MYSTERY SERIESBook 1: MURDER ON SEABook 2: MURDER ON THE CLIFFBook 3: MURDER ON THE BOATBook 4: MURDER ON THE BEACHBook 5: MURDER AT THE COUNTRY HOUSEBook 6: MURDER AT THE PUBMERROW & CLARKEBook 1: SAFEDETECTIVE MIKE CROFT SERIESBook 1: THE GREENWAYBook 2: THE SECRETSBook 3: THEIR FINAL MOMENTSBook 4: THE LIARDETECTIVE RAY FLOWERS SERIESBook 1: THE APOTHECARY’S DAUGHTERBook 2: THE UNWILLING SONBook 3: THE DROWNING MENBook 4: THE SISTER’S TWINDETECTIVE ROZLYN PRIESTBook 1: BURY ME DEEPSTANDALONESTHE OTHER WOMANTHE WOMAN IN THE PAINTINGTHEN SHE WAS DEAD
I found this on Recommendations for me. Loving British murder mysteries of all kinds, this was a great find. Will read the entire series. Author weaves a thrilling tale!
Liked the characters. I’m sure they will be fleshed out more in upcoming books. There’s no mystery. It’s obvious ‘who done it’. Well written and a very smooth read.
The title is a bit confusing. I was expecting this story to be set on a ship of some kind. The only thing the sea actually has to do with the story is a low tide in one scene and the name of the town – Frantham-on-Sea. Which is where Detective Sebastian McGregor has moved to for a quieter assignment after having to take time off from an extremely difficult case. As far as Rina Martin goes? I’m 70% in, and the only thing that Rina has investigated was things to sage her own curiosity and to be kept in the loop of the DI’s investigation, that for some really odd reason, he’s become comfortable using Rina as a sounding board for his ideas. Rina is a retired actress and runs a type of guest house for other active and retired entertainment people. But, her and her companion’s unconventional thinking does help and actually solve parts of the mystery. This being said, I found the story to be well written, and even though the killer was identified early in the story, it was fun learning the process of him being outed, and the following consequences that happened afterward.
Moves along beautifully, grips from the start, shows a compassion for the characters, a poignancy not often found in some mysteries. Looking forward to Ms. Adams’ next book.
A man trying to put his life back together after a tragedy, a family looking peace and safety and an angel to he!p them find it. Great mystery.
Don’t recommend this reading. Poorly written hard to follow and very unpleasantly boring.borin.boring cruel cruel