I try not to give detailed reviews of mysteries so that I do not give too much of the story away. This is going to be a short and somewhat vague review!
In Killing in C Sharp Gethsemane faces a more malicious ghost who basically wants people to keep her name out of their mouths and will take things into her own hands when an opera is written about her. Ghost hunters are being foisted onto Gethsemane and invading her space along with an unintentional and unwanted house guest. With the arrival of the new opera a curse is released with death and mayhem following.
The fact that ghosts play a part in each story makes them different from the other mysteries that I generally enjoy. This story was another enjoyable quick read in a series that I will continue. Although this is book three in the series, it can be read as a stand alone. However, book one is on sale for only 99 cents for a limited time. I would recommend grabbing that bargain and reading how Gethsemane's Irish adventure began! Details below.
**I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.**
She saved Carraigfaire—but can she save her friends?
Gethsemane Brown fought off an attack by a sleazy hotel developer who wanted to turn her Irish cottage into a tourist trap. Now she must face a vengeful ghost determined to exact revenge for her murder centuries ago.
This ghost’s wrath spares no one—not Gethsemane’s students, Inspector Niall O’Reilly, fellow teacher Frankie Grennan, or a group of ghost hunters descended on Dunmullach to capture proof ghosts exist.
Proof Gethsemane has to quash to keep Eamon, her resident ghost and friend, from becoming an internet sensation.
As if a spiteful specter wasn’t bad enough, a crooked music reviewer turns up dead in the opera house orchestra pit, a famous composer is arrested for the crime, and Gethsemane must team up with a notorious true-crime author to clear his name.
If she doesn’t, friends will die, a ghost she cares about will never know peace, and she’ll star in a final act gruesome enough for any opera.
99 cents for a limited time!
With few other options, African-American classical musician Gethsemane Brown accepts a less-than-ideal position turning a group of rowdy schoolboys into an award-winning orchestra. Stranded without luggage or money in the Irish countryside, she figures any job is better than none. The perk? Housesitting a lovely cliffside cottage. The catch? The ghost of the cottage's murdered owner haunts the place. Falsely accused of killing his wife (and himself), he begs Gethsemane to clear his name so he can rest in peace. Gethsemane's reluctant investigation provokes a dormant killer and she soon finds herself in grave danger. As Gethsemane races to prevent a deadly encore, will she uncover the truth or star in her own farewell performance?
About Alexia Gordon
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A writer since childhood, I continued writing through college but put literary endeavors on hold to finish medical school and Family Medicine residency training. My medical career established, I returned to writing fiction.
I won a Lefty Award, was nominated for an Agatha Award, and was chosen one of Suspense Magazine's best debuts of 2016.
Raised in the southeast and schooled in the northeast, I migrated to the southwest after a three-year stint in Alaska reminded me how much I needed sunlight and warm weather. After a time in the desert, I missed deciduous trees so I headed northeast to the Chicago area. I completed Southern Methodist University's Writer's Path program in Dallas, Texas. If pushed, I will admit Texas brisket is as good as Carolina pulled pork. I enjoy classical music, fine whiskey, art, travel, embroidery, and a good ghost story.
I am a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, and the Writers' League of Texas. I am represented by Paula Munier of Talcott Notch Literary Services, LLC and published by Henery Press.
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