Mayhem at the Orient Express
(League of Literary Ladies)
Brand New Series
A Berkley Prime Crime Mystery
The Berkley Publishing Group (June 4, 2013)
Published by The Penguin Group
Cover Illustration by Dan Craig
Cover Design by George Long
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
E-Book File Size: 660 KB
At a local Chinese restaurant, it’s the owner who gets taken out…
Ex-Manhattanite Bea Cartwright, hippy cat lover Chandra Morrisey, and winery owner Kate Wilder may be neighbors but they are definitely not friends. They end up in Community Court to voice their complaints against each other and the unusual ruling leaves them having to spend time together each and every week. Since the local library is about to lose its funding because it doesn’t have a book discussion group, they are sentenced to start one. The League of Literary Ladies is born.
They choose Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express as their first book. They quickly learn that they all love to eat the exact same thing at the new restaurant in town, The Orient Express. It may be the only thing they agree on. They all meet up there after their first book group meeting. Their appetites disappear rapidly when they arrive to find owner, Peter Chan, has served his last meal ever. Some one has permanently taken him out.
Now with detective Hercule Poirot for inspiration, The Ladies have a really mystery to solve. Hopefully they can catch the killer before they kill each other…
What a fun idea for a mystery series!! I loved it!!
These ladies are as fantastic characters. Quirky, bright, feisty, and engaging. Even Chandra who would rather watch the movie than read the book is someone I want to know better. A fourth woman, Luella, joins the group which is good because sometimes the other three need a referee.
Logan sets the book is a small tourist town that adds it own elements to the story. Where else would a book club be punishment for neighbors that just can’t seem to get along? Then there is a snow storm that knocks out power and that brings all the woman and their suspects together. Just like Christie’s classic mystery.
A fabulous story unfolds with several twists that keeps the reader entertained and the pages swiftly turning. Plan to read this one all in one sitting.
I can’t wait to see the book the League of Literary Ladies pick next!!
About This Author
You can find out all about Kylie Logan,her book and alter ego on her new webpage She has another new series coming in October and a new Button Box Mystery out in December.
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