Sunday, December 4, 2011

Review: Love, Honour and OBrien by Jennifer Rowe

  • Hardcover: 250 pages
  • Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press (January 3, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1590585437
  • ISBN-13: 978-1590585436

 Book Description

January 3, 2012

She stared into the speckled mirror, wondering how she had come to this. How could she, Holly Love, apple of her parents' eye, competent manipulator of invoices in Gorgon Office Supplies, have ended up alone and starving in a dead man's flat?

How indeed? Most reluctant heroines would throw in the towel at this point. But Holly Love is made of sterner stuff. She's sworn to track down the cheating swine who ripped her life apart, and make him pay. But as she tries to keep her head in the face of a bizarre mystery, a gloomy old house, a hearse-driving Elvis impersonator and a gang of vengeful thugs - not to mention a garrulous and possibly possessed parrot - Holly is forced to come to terms with a great truth. However bad things seem, they can always get worse.

About the Author


Jennifer Rowe is a devotee of the murder mystery genre; she enjoys reading these 'extended brainteasers' as much as writing them. A multi-award winning writer, Jennifer is the author of the Verity Birdwood and Tessa Vance mysteries, and creator of the television series Murder Call. Now she brings us the adventures of a new and reluctant/accidental P.I., Holly Love

My Review

I really enjoyed this quirky Australian set mystery novel about accidental private investigator Holly Love. The story starts off with Holly preparing for her wedding day to a man she only known a short period of time.  She has foolishly put all of her saving into a joint account with can start to see the writing on the wall here!  But the story takes some interesting twists and turns as Holly inadvertently takes over the dead O'Brien's detective agency.

This book is full of fascinating and interesting characters.  I loved that it was set in the Blue Mountains in Australia.  And I loved the fast moving plot.

I highly recommend this mystery novel from Poisoned Pen Press and I'm looking forward to more Holly Love adventures.


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