Monday, June 4, 2018

Upstaged by Murder (Rex Graves Mystery #10)

Upstaged by Murder is the 10th book in the Rex Graves mystery series by C. S. Challinor.  I read it as a standalone and had no trouble following the backstory or keeping the characters straight.  It is a nice cozy with a Scottish barrister (who's a QC and amateur sleuth) and his new wife who seem to have a wonderful relationship.  The book is written in 3rd person limited pov in a lightly humorous and informal style. The main characters are quite likeable and intelligent. 

Some of the secondary characters are quirky and a bit flaky and also add humor and contrast to Rex and his wife Helen.

The plotting is well paced and readable and the narrative didn't drag for me.  Just an all around readable and enjoyable cozy.  I intend to chase down the earlier books in the series when I get a breather from my TBR list.

Four stars
Release date: 08 July 2018 by Midnight Ink books, 237 pages, available in ebook and paperback formats.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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