A Very Merry Murder Book Review

Just the Facts

Title: A Very Merry Murder (Third book in the Professor Prather Mystery Series)

Author: Mary Angela

Publisher: Camel Press

About the Book

It is December and there is trouble in Copper Bluff and a jazz quartet is coming to town. Things take a sinister turn when one of the quartet members ends up murdered and suspicion falls in Emmeline. When Em starts to see parallels between the recent murder and an Agatha Christie novel she is teaching a class on, can she figure out the crime before the murderer runs out of patience?

Stuff You Should Know

Sub-Topics
Small town charm, university life, strong female protagonist, academic, Christmas, classic literature, Agatha Christie

Can You Start the Series in the Middle?
Yes. You would have no trouble picking this book up and enjoying Emmeline and her adventures. I did read book two in the series, but haven’t read the first yet and I have not felt left behind in any way.

If You Like …
Cynthia Kuhn’s Lila Maclean Mystery Series, you’ll like this book.

Marie’s Thoughts

This series gets my award for the best series you didn’t know existed. Don’t let Professor Emmeline Prather and her adventures fly under your radar. It is a fun series that is well written and full of enough twists and turns to keep you guessing until the very end. The author does a great job of incorporating a quaint and enjoyable setting into the book that really is a character unto itself. This series is becoming more of a favorite with each book I read. 

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Mary Angela
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Thanks so much for reviewing, Marie! I appreciate your kind words.

Dena Kittelson
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Dena Kittelson

I’ve never been a reader of mystery novels. However, after reading the first book in this series, I could not wait for the second book to come out. Once it arrived, I read it in 2 days and now I’ve waiting excitedly for another year for book #3. I love Christmas time so am especially thrilled to get my hands on A Very Merry Murder today.

Ta'Mara Hanscom
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Sounds great! Can’t wait to read it!

Celia Fowler
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Celia Fowler

I’ve really enjoyed the Professor Prather Mysteries and am really looking forward to one set at Christmas and talking about Agatha Christie. I’m looking forward to the party tonight!

Gayle
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This series sounds like one I would love. On my list! I like the with Agatha Christie.

Cecilia
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Cecilia

Thanks for the great review! The book sounds great.

Calvin
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Calvin

Great book to read especially when holiday is near.. get a good spirit from this

Ashley Cate
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Ashley Cate

I really enjoyed the Facebook party last night. I’m looking forward to reading this book!

Kara Vaughan Marks
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Kara Vaughan Marks

I’m sure wanting to read this–ty for the giveaway!