This is the second book that I’ve had the opportunity to read and review for Premier Virtual Author Book Tours and for the author Hy Conrad and just like the previous book I read by him I found Rally ‘Round the Corpse to be a delightful read.
This novel centers around Amy Abel, her mother Franny, their travel business and of course a murder. I really liked the fact that Amy and her mother started their own travel business with a unique twist. Relying on the whims of the wealthy the pair have set up mystery tours where the guests must solve the mystery in question except in this case things don’t go the way the mother and daughter team expected.
I loved all the characters in the book (even the bad guys) and the dialogue was bang on. It was as if I were hearing actual people talking. The dialogue was easy flowing, hilarious and one of my favourite things about the book other than the plot that is. I thought the plot was an interesting one and one that I haven’t seen before which is fantastic for me since I love seeing new themes being represented in novels because I’m rather sick of seeing the same things repeated in a multitude of books that it is completely refreshing to find something new.
The writing was fantastic and kept me glued to the pages. I got completely caught up in the story and with it’s characters as well as completely sucking me into the mystery aspect of the novel. I loved the way that Hy Conrad was able to create such an awesome cozy mystery that I was able to spend an afternoon reading and I had no idea how the story was going to end until I reached the finish line and boy was I a little more than surprised let me tell you. The book was written with a lot of twists and turns and a lot of humour and I found myself laughing often while I read the Rally ‘Round the Corpse and am so glad I had a chance to review it for this blog tour.
Overall, the author wrote a wonderful cozy mystery that I highly recommend to everyone. If you’re a fan of the genre I really hope you’ll check this one out and if you’re not familiar with the genre this is the perfect place to start. I hope that this will turn into a series and that this isn’t the last I’ve heard of the Abel women.