Thursday, June 29, 2017

Blog Tour: Death on West End Road by Carrie Doyle (Review/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

Death on West End Road
by Carrie Doyle

Death on West End Road (Hamptons Murder Mysteries)
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Dunemere Books (June 20, 2017)
Paperback 268 Pages
ISBN-13: 978-0997270181

Like a basket of warm cinnamon buns, an unsolved crime is something that Hamptons innkeeper and sleuth Antonia Bingham just can’t resist. Despite a busy high-season schedule and an inn booked to capacity, Antonia has agreed to investigate a cold case in her beloved adopted hometown, East Hampton, NY: the killing of Susie Whitaker, whose brutal 1990 slaying on a tennis court in the poshest part of town was never solved. And the person who has hired Antonia? Prime suspect Pauline Framingham, a manipulative pharmaceutical heiress from a powerful family. The crime scene is compromised, the circumstances are complicated, and former witnesses are cagey, haunted and very reluctant to revisit what happened on that sun-splashed afternoon decades earlier. As Antonia attempts to unravel the mysteries of the past she unearths even darker secrets and ultimately wonders if it would have been best to let sleeping dogs lie. To make matters worse, past acquaintances and love interests reappear in the Hamptons, disrupting Antonia's world and causing her to scurry to the fridge for comfort.

Death on West End Road is the third book in the Hamptons Murder Mystery Series. Along with a colorful cast of supporting characters, the beating heart of the book is Antonia Bingham, restaurateur, gourmand, and nosy carb-lover.
My Review

Innkeeper, Antonia Bingham, is hired to play amateur sleuth in a cold case. One thing Antonia loves is playing amateur sleuth. This particular case happened in 1990 when a teenager was murdered. Oddly enough, she’s hired by the prime suspect in the murder, Pauline Framingham. Antonia’s investigation leads her in a dangerous direction which could cause her to lose the lovely East Hampton inn she has grown to love. Not to mention that many lives seem to be in danger since the investigation has started up again.

This is the third book in the series. I did not read the previous two books, but I really want to. It would give me a better feeling for the characters. The story itself is self-contained in this book. It’s not a continuing storyline, but I do think it would be beneficial to read the first two books. I want to know Antonia better. It seems like she has an background to read about.

It took me some time to get into this book, but when I did, I couldn’t put it down. I had to know who was involved and what the scenerio involved in this cold case was all about. It’s touching how Antonia grew to care about the victim, who she never met, but I could also understand it. I cared too.

There were many twists and turns along the way. I didn’t see the ending coming at all. I knew something was up, but I didn’t put it all together quite accurately. The author did a great job of keeping the readers guessing and captivated until the end.

For reading challenges:
Craving for Cozies Reading Challenge 2017
Cloak & Dagger Reading Challenge 2017
Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge 2017

FTC Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.


About Carrie Doyle 

Carrie Doyle was the founding Editor-in- Chief of the Russian edition of Marie Claire Magazine. She is currently a Contributing Editor of Hamptons Magazine and has written extensively for Harper’s Bazaar, Town & Country and has also written for Women’s Health and Avenue on the Beach. With Jill Kargman, Carrie co-wrote the film Intern (which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 1999), as well as several screenplays sold to Showtime, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon Films and the Oxygen Network. Carrie and Jill co-wrote five books together, including three teen books for HarperCollins and two bestselling women’s fiction books, The Right Address and Wolves in Chic Clothing (Broadway Books). Carrie also penned the popular novel The Infidelity Pact (Broadway Books). Carrie lives in New York City with her husband and two children and is currently at work on an animated series for broadcast as well as her new series, the Hamptons Murder Mysteries.

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  1. Really enjoyed the description of the book. I would enjoy reading about life in the Hamptons.

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  3. The cover really grabbed me right away and I can never resist a cold case! This sounds like a book I'd really enjoy.

  4. Thank you for hosting this great summer giveaway, Yvonne! It sounds terrific!

  5. Death on West End Road sounds like a lovely cozy murder mystery! The cover's pretty, but I really like the blurb! Adding to my list of wants.


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