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Review of The Honeymoon Homicides

More About The Honeymoon Homicides

A Sydney Riley Provincetown Mystery(Book 10)

Despite an unforeseen disaster ruining her carefully planned wedding reception, hotelier Sydney Riley is undaunted as she and her brand-new husband Ali leave for their honeymoon in the dunes of Cape Cod’s National Seashore in The Honeymoon Homicides. But even in this deserted location, Sydney uncovers clues that might have a bearing on the wedding fiasco. Despite hoping for a new life, she’s drawn into yet another murder investigation—this time to protect Ali, who’s been called away on a secret and dangerous assignment.

Can Sydney find the murderer(s) before Ali is harmed, or will a week in the dunes be her only memory of their married life?

More About Jeanette de Beauvoir

Jeannette de Beauvoir is the author of mystery and historical fiction—and novels that are a mix of the two—as well as a poet who lives and works in a cottage beside Cape Cod Bay. She is a member of the Authors Guild, the Mystery Writers of America, the Historical Novel Society, and Sisters in Crime.

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Thoughts on The Honeymoon Homicides

Know what I love more than a good mystery? A good mystery that could only occur in one unique setting! The Honeymoon Homicides and its Provincetown, MA setting hit the target for a mystery that could only have happened in one special spot. de Beauvoir did a marvelous job immersing the reader in the setting both with detailed setting descriptions of the natural beauties and capturing the "feel" of Provincetown during the mania of the high season. I felt like a local looking at the world through the eyes of local inn owner Sydney Riley.

The Honeymoon Homicides begins with a murder and amateur detective Sydney Riley promptly leaving the murder scene for her honeymoon. How can you solve a mystery when you aren't in the middle of the action? Well, you can't but once Sydney arrives back in town she finds that her honeymoon will play a key part in her solving the mystery. I was kicking myself for not noticing the subtle clues dropped during the honeymoon that told Sydney something about the murder. The shift between quiet relaxing times and danger filled adventures left me breathless and unable to stop reading. The characters in this book were richly drawn, making me eager to read another book to learn more about them.

Not your average cozy mystery, this book addressed some very real social and environmental issues. Long after the last page is read, you'll find yourself pondering the effect and reactions to widespread drug addiction and your feelings about overdevelopment in natural areas.

Despite joining the Sydney Riley series for Book 10, it was easy to catch up with the lives of the characters without feeling like I was missing key information. de Beauvoir managed to give me the background I needed without a rehash that would be boring for Sydney Riley fans from Book 1.

No time for a summer beach weekend? The Honeymoon Homicides could be a great stand in with wild deserted beaches and a little murder.

A Little Extra

The Honeymoon Homicides is Book 10 on the Sydney Riley series that takes place in Provincetown, MA. If you visit, don't miss the pubic library. It has an amazing surprise inside!

Jeannette de Beauvoir also has a Martine LeDuc series. LeDuc is the director of tourism for the city of Montréal, Québec, a city that speaks two official languages, is home to multiple distinct communities, is a cosmopolitan business and tourism center, and apparently has more than one murder that LeDuc helps solve.

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3 days ago

Thank you so much for reviewing The Honeymoon Homicides, and for your enthusiasm! You "got" exactly what I wanted readers to get! I so appreciate it.


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