Published November 8th 2016 by Alibi
If you’re like me and you used to love Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple as much as her more famous detective, I think you might enjoy this book.
Don’t make the same mistake that I’ve made – this is the second book about Maggie Dove. I did not know that so I started reading and I think I did ok, considering that I’ve never read the first book. There’s a lot of talk about past events so, if you haven’t read the first book, you may understand this one just fine.
Maggie Dove is an older lady with a tragic past who has a detective agency and a partner who also makes decisions in that agency. She had some luck solving mysteries in the first book and this is why she tries to make a business out of her talents. Why would she think that it’s a good idea to make a detective agency in a small village is not really clear to me but it somehow works. Maggie is also an ex-teacher and in a Sunday school no less. That explains some religious motives right on the start. And her first job is – to stop a girl who just may be the Devil.
I enjoyed this as a fan of mystery novels driven by female characters and also as a fan of mystery stories that include elements from Christian religion. Those of you who have a similar taste may just enjoy it too.
*I received this book on NetGalley and gave it my honest review. Thanks for sharing!