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‘An Exhibition of Murder’ by Vivian Conroy #5*Review #MurderMystery #1920s

Get ready for another fantastic page turner read, set in Vienna, by the modern day queen of 1920’s murder mysteries, Vivian Conroy……

 

Title: An Exhibition of Murder

Series: A Murder Will Follow

Author: Vivian Conroy

Publisher: Canelo

Published: March 26th, 2020

Rating: 5/5*

 

 

My Review:

This is another brilliant murder mystery set in 1920s Vienna. Jasper and his trusty companion, Red, are off to stay with an old friend in Vienna. Needless to say, soon after he arrives a murder occurs and Jasper can’t resist investigating . . . . His old friend is opening a new archaeological exhibition to showcase the recently discovered golden death mask of an ancient king. The person who originally discovered it died shortly after when part of the dig collapsed and now there are rumours of it being evil and cursed – was his death really a curse, an accident or murder? Jasper is asked by the daughter of the man now owning the mask to protect her father . . . . and so an enthralling murder mystery begins!

This story is packed with intrigue, plenty of potential suspects, lies, deception, misdirection and, of course, murder. With an infamous cat burglar, the Lynx, initially suspected of the murder, can Jasper trust what he claims to have seen? Get ready for a large cast of possible killers, each with their own motives. Nothing is as straight forward as it initially seemed in this page turner investigation. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it! It is a great addition to a fantastic series though it will work well as a  standalone, too. I can’t wait to read more books by this author – and more involving Jasper as the detective!

I requested and was gifted a copy of this book via NetGalley and this is my honest review after choosing to read it.

 

Synopsis:

Former Scotland Yard investigator Jasper is back on the case, this time in the glamorous and cultured city of Vienna.

The opening of an archaeological exhibition brings with it intrigue and evil as a fabled cursed golden death mask lives up to its dark past and death strikes at the exhibition. While digging up pieces of history, these archaeologists have also been burying secrets – deadly ones – and it’s up to Jasper to uncover the truth before the murderer strikes again.

With a nosy journalist desperate to breathe life into the rumour that the mask brings bad luck to anyone possessing it, and the police eager to blame a famous cat burglar who recently pulled off a string of daring robberies, Jasper is on his own in bringing the true culprit to light.

Fans of Agatha Christie and Robert Thorogood will love this fourth book in the Murder Will Follow series.

Buy Link: Amazon

About the Author:

Armed with cheese and chocolate, Vivian Conroy sits down to create the aspirational settings, characters with secrets up their sleeves, and clever plots which took several of her mysteries to #1 bestseller in multiple categories on Amazon US and Canada. Away from the keyboard, Vivian likes to hike (especially in the Swiss mountains), hunt for the perfect cheese cake and experience the joy in every-day life, be it a fiery sunset, a gorgeous full moon or that errant butterfly descending on the windowsill.

‘A Murder Will Follow’ Series:

Find out more about the previous three books in this series by checking out my reviews of them:

A Testament to Murder

Honeymoon With Death

Under the Guise of Death

 

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