Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for A Portrait of Death by Rhen Garland. Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for my stop on the tour! Check out my review and let me know what you think.
In the quiet English village of Marmis Parva, a weekend house party is organised by a society hostess and all the top names are invited.
But this is no ordinary party.
Two men are savagely murdered during the course of the first evening and a young man, presumed dead, returns home after two years imprisonment in South Africa bringing with him proof of treason.
Detective Chief Inspector Elliott Caine’s long-awaited holiday in the Lake District is cancelled as he is brought in to investigate the peculiar nature of the murders. More bodies are discovered and Elliott has to manoeuvre between high society, Government protocols, and the heinous nature of the crimes if he and his old friend Detective Sergeant Abernathy Thorne, are to catch the sadistic killer, and the traitor lurking amongst them.
When Caine’s past comes back to haunt him, will his judgement be too clouded to focus on solving the crime?
Will the Boer spy’s identity be uncovered before they can flee?
How are these murders connected to another in New York?
A Portrait of Death is a wonderful mystery. It’s a very unique story that was different from anything I’ve read. It’s a Victorian mystery with a bit of paranormal mixed in.
Rhen Garland’s writing is very intriguing. He writes about murder and torture set in the environment of a worsening political situation in South Africa. The writing is captivating. I had trouble setting it down.
Rhen Garland’s writing is very promising and I am very excited to read more from her. This is the first novel and I’m looking forward to the next. Complex characters and a brilliant plot. I definitely recommend this one!
Rhen Garland lives in Somerset, England with her folk-singing, book-illustrating husband, approximately 4000 books, an equal number of ancient movies, and a large flock of stuffed sheep.
She enjoys the countryside, peace, and Prosecco and the works of Ngaio Marsh, Glady Mitchell, John Dickson Carr/Carter Dickson, Agatha Christie, and Terry Pratchett.
“I watch far too many old school murder mystery films, TV series, and 1980s action movies for it to be considered healthy.”
“A Portrait of Death” is a murder mystery thriller with paranormal touches set in late Victorian England and is the first book in the Versipellis Mysteries Series.
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Wow you read so many genre. Not for me
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Haha. That was my goal this year.