4 out of 5 stars.
Welcome! Today’s blog tour post is for Prestige, Privilege, and Murder, the first book in the Stacie Maroni mystery series by Christa Nardi. This was a delightful and fun read!
About the Book
Prestige, Privilege & Murder (A Stacie Maroni Mystery)Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Self Published (January 10, 2018)
Print Length: 182 pages
Purchase Links: Amazon
Money isn’t worth killing for, or is it?
When her estranged husband is murdered, Stacie Maroni Noth is quickly identified as the main suspect. With divorce papers not yet signed, she may get a substantial inheritance – a clear motive in the eyes of both Noth’s family and the police. His family and law firm strive to keep up the pretense that all is above reproach and idyllic. In her quest to prove her innocence, however, Stacie discovers she’s not the only one with a motive for murder. Could it be a colleague at the prestigious law firm where he worked? Or is it tied to the victim’s stance on domestic violence? Or maybe even his threats to reveal family secrets? Whatever the true motive may be, it soon becomes clear that Stacie might be the next victim.
This was a delightful first book in the series. I really enjoyed it all.
The characters are pretty well-rounded. There’s backstory that I hope we’ll get as the series goes on, but they seem to be complex with well-thought-out pasts and histories. I really like Stacie and am looking forward to getting to know her more in the future of the series.
The setting and character descriptions in this series were a little on the sparse side. I had trouble imagining things, but I’d rather an author err on the side of caution and being sparse than to over describe things.
The plot line was great. I had no idea at all who had killed the victim until just before it was revealed. There were some red herrings tossed in that made it hard to zero in on the villain.
I’m definitely reading more in this series and I definitely recommend it to cozy mystery lovers!
About the Author
Christa Nardi is and always has been an avid reader. Her favorite authors have shifted from Carolyn Keene and Earl Stanley Gardner to more contemporary mystery/crime authors over time, but mystery along with romance are her preferred choices for leisure reading. Christa also has been a long time writer from poetry and short stories to cozy mystery. She is the author of the Cold Creek Series and co-authors a young adult mystery series with Cassidy Salem.
Amazon Author page: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00G8SBCKK
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