Jessica Mann’s Funeral Rites is in the spotlight in this post from the Confessions of a Mystery Novelist blog.
Welcome to another edition of In The Spotlight. It’s often a challenge for a crime writer to involve an amateur sleuth in a murder investigation. It’s got to be done credibly, and the sleuth has to have a believable way to get information. Let’s take a closer look today at how an amateur sleuth might work, and turn the spotlight on Jessica Mann’s Funeral Sites, the first of her Tamera Hoyland novels.
Architect Rosamund Sholto travels to Geneva to attend the funeral of her sister, Phoebe. It seems that Phoebe and her husband, Deputy Prime Minister Aidan Britton, were visiting their Swiss chalet when she died in what looks like a tragic fall from a mountain. It’s not long, though, before Rosamund becomes convinced that her sister was murdered. For one thing, Phoebe was a very experienced climber. If something had, say, startled her, she’d have instinctively…
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