Title: Murder at Midnight
Author: John Ukah
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Alex Simpson, an ex-police officer, decides after a bout of typhoid fever to take a break in a serene and therapeutic environment. The last thing he expects is to be called upon to solve a murder at the Kinging Guest Lodge. But that is what happens, when the delectable and vivacious Maria Marshall is found dead in her bedroom at midnight.
The gallery of characters living at the guesthouse and thrown into the mix, do not make his task of solving this chilling and brutal murder any easier …
The book started a little slow , but it was kind of necessary to introduce all the characters. However, it would have helped to sprinkle in a little about each character instead of just dumping it all at the very beginning because the characters never really changed. More depth and description would have helped. That being said, the mystery part was done pretty well. I didn’t know who the killer was until the very end. The bad part was that I didn’t care about any of the characters enough to care who the killer was, so if you are looking for a quick and interesting read, then you will enjoy this book, but if you are looking to fall for interesting and engaging characters, this may not be the book for you. I give it 3.5/5 stars.
John Ukah is a seasoned banker and Associate of the Institute of Capital Market Registrars (ACMR). He is a graduate of Business Administration from the University of Benin, where he was listed as University Scholar. He also holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA).
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