“Murder by Syllabub” by Kathlenn Delaney Book Review

By Ruth on November 6, 2013 in book, mystery, review
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Murder by SyllabubMurder by Syllabub by Kathleen Delaney

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have to say that I struggled a little with what rating to give this book. Don’t get me wrong–the book is well-written, basically clean, and quite clever. I appreciated the blending of history and mystery since both are preferred genres for my taste. I never found myself bored, and the characters were strongly developed. And I certainly didn’t figure out the mystery. In fact, it was an incredibly complex mystery that still left me somewhat guessing towards the end. This is the first book I have read by this author, and she certainly writes a mystery novel that reminds us of the old mystery authors. I would easily compare her to Agatha Christie or the like.

My only misgiving in advocating this book is that it was so complex. I sometimes struggled to keep the characters straight (a cast list may help this matter), and I was still a bit nonplussed at the end of the story. There is no sex, and the profanity is very minimal (I was so happy about that–it clinched the 5-star rating for me!).

If you are looking for a cozy mystery that offers a bit of history and a robust story, this book is certainly for you!

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

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4 Comments

  1. Lance Wright November 6, 2013 Reply

    Thanks for your review. A good mystery with history is always a welcome treat!
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  2. Kathleen Delaney November 6, 2013 Reply

    Just got back from a trip to Spain to read this review. I want to thank the reviewer for her very kind words and what I feel is an honest evaluation of the book and am so glad she liked the story and the characters. I had a wonderful time writing it, and learned a great deal about the history of our country during my several visits to Colonial Williamsburg, where I did much of my research.

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      Ruth November 6, 2013 Reply

      Kathleen,
      I was glad to get this reviewed for you. It was a riveting read, and I look forward to reading more from you in the future!

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