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Fatal Masquerade by Vivian Conroy has been sitting on my Netgalley shelf for way too long. I have really enjoyed this series and I’m delighted to be finally sharing my review for book 4 with you all today. First of all though let’s take a look at the description for the book…
Lady Alkmene Callender has always loved grand parties, but when she receives an invitation to a masked ball thrown by Franklin Hargrove – oil magnate, aviation enthusiast and father of her best friend, Denise – she’s never seen such luxury. The estate is lit up with Chinese lanterns in the gardens, boats operated by footmen float across the pond and the guest list features the distinguished, rich and powerful!
But below the glamour, evil is lurking. When a dead body is discovered, it forces Lady Alkmene to throw off her mask and attempt to find the true killer before Denise’s family are accused. If only her partner, Jake Dubois, weren’t hiding something from her…
This case might just be more dangerous than either of them could have imagined.
In Fatal Masquerade there is another fabulous mystery to solve with Lady Alkmene and Jake. Even though it had been a while since I last picked up a book in this series it really did feel as if no time had passed. There was just that feeling of catching up with old friends. In no time at all I found myself immersed in the story and I couldn’t wait to see if I could figure it all out!
The story moves at a lovely pace and as usual I enjoyed all the interactions between Jake and Alkmene. They really do bring so much to the story and I love their connection which has built into a wonderful friendship. The mystery at the heart of this book is an intriguing one especially as Alkmene finds herself well and truly in the middle of things. The evening begins with a masked ball and ends with the discovery of a body. As usual Alkmene is determined to discover the truth!
This is a wonderful series that has gone from strength to strength. Seeing the characters find themselves in various scrapes along with some brilliant mysteries to solve. I especially love the 1920s time period that the books are set in. Providing glamour and charm that makes things just that little bit extra special. Fatal Masquerade really was the perfect addition to the series. It can be read as a stand-alone but I really do recommend reading the entire series if you get chance!
In Fatal Masquerade you will find a twisty, cosy mystery that was so much fun to escape reality with!