The artistic book cover caught my eye but I do dislike beginning a series on book ten so I found book one and loved it so much I read straight through to this one! If you haven’t hit on this series, love an intelligent mystery, witty characters and a humourous twist to serious happening, don’t miss out on these books by Sulari Gentill.
Our Australian friends have redirected from their return home when Rowly is named executor of the will of his old varsity mate in New York. It’s the 1930s, full of glitz and grit and it becomes apparent very quickly that they are in the midst of a mystery. In the hope of tracking town the truth, they are once again putting their lives on the line.
I love the interactions amongst the four friends, they are such fun! And I love the art references and descriptions. All in all, I am most grateful to the creator of the cover that drew me in and to Sulari for this wonderful adventure, I am looking forward, most eagerly, to the next one! It’s a five out of five on the enJOYment scale and highly recommended!
I’m hooked. This book was just brilliant. I may be a little late to the party by starting at book 10 but I was immediately drawn to the characters and their easy friendship. Their dedication to each other doesn’t mean there isn’t tension and the personalities are so different, Edna, in particular, is a force to be reckoned with. The plot is complicated, making it an intriguing murder mystery to boot!
The historical backdrop with the inclusion of some well-known personalities of the times adds further interest and charm.
I just couldn’t put this book down and look forward to tracking down and reading the others in the series.
I’m really grateful to my daughter for introducing me to these characters, and this incredibly talented author!
We received complimentary copies of the book from Poisoned Pen Press through NetGalley. The opinions expressed in these reviews are completely our own.
From the back cover:
Hell hath no fury like a family disinherited…
American millionaire Daniel Cartwright has been shot dead: three times in the chest, and once in the head. His body is found in Harvard Yard, dressed in evening attire. No one knows who he planned to meet there, or why the staunch Oxford man would be caught dead at Harvard—literally.
Australian Rowland Sinclair, his mate from Oxford and longtime friend, is named executor of the will, to his great surprise—and that of Danny’s family. Events turn downright ugly when the will all but disinherits Danny’s siblings in favor of one Otis Norcross, whom no one knows or is able to locate. Amidst assault, kidnapping, and threats of slander, Rowly struggles to understand Danny’s motives, find the missing heir, and identify his friend’s killer before the clock—and his luck—run out.
A deft blend of history and mystery, WHERE THERE’S A WILL offers an alternately charming and chilling snapshot of Boston and New York in the 1930s, with cameo appearances by luminaries of the day including Marion Davies, Randolph Hearst, Errol Flynn, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, and an arrogantly ardent Joe Kennedy, who proves no match for Rowly’s sculptress friend Edna…