Saturday, January 8, 2022

Saturday's Blurbs feature Books by Joan Havelange #BWLAuthor #MFRWAuthor #Cozy mysteries #Russia #Golf #Egypt


Mable Havelock and Violet Ficher are on a scenic bus tour of the Nordic capital cities of Europe and Russia. The tour culminates in Moscow, where the tour director is murdered. There is a busload of suspects to choose from. A flirtatious woman and her jealous husband. A professor of Nordic History who is ill-informed. Two world travellers who describe themselves as gypsies and a mysterious man who is hiding something. The tour director’s assistant and bus driver; both have an axe to grind against the tour director Hilda Karlson. Add to the mix smugglers and thieves. And a case of mistaken identity. But unfortunately, the prime suspect is Mabel. Mabel and Violet will have to use all their skills and ingenuity to solve the murder in Moscow. And prove to the Russian police Mabel’s innocence.


Mabel slices her golf ball into the town cemetery and discovers a dead body, and he isn’t six feet under. To make matters worse, her golf ball rests in the middle of the dead man’s forehead.

Mabel and Violet decide to solve the mystery. Why and how did he end up in the graveyard? Who killed him? Using information gleaned from ‘Coffee Row’, a collection of eccentric townspeople, they pursue their investigation. Frustrating a newly appointed RCMP Officer, who does his best to stop their interference. But nothing stops the intrepid amateur detectives. Not the RCMP, a stampede of cattle, or even shots fired at them in the dark. The duo have an uncanny ability to find trouble and dead bodies. Almost getting themselves killed before solving the murders.

On her way to visit Egypt and its ancient past, Mabel Havelock stumbles upon a murder plot.

Mabel is trapped on board a boat with a dead body and a boatload of suspects. And in the middle of the Nile River, a passenger disappears. Although language difficulties put her at odds with the lone police officer on board the boat. Mabel is determined to untangle the web of lies and deceit. She will have to use all her wits and ingenuity to solve the murder in the locked cabin.


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