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a thoroughly enjoyable who done it mystery
on 18 May 2014
James Kipling’s ‘Metro Star Murders’ is probably one of the best crime fiction new releases I’ve seen among the recent crop of serial killer fiction Kindle books. Think the ‘Best Marigold Hotel’, but clad in a dark, thick palpable mystery, and you’ve barely scratched the surface of this book.
In essence, the book is about the happenings within the Metro Star Hotel—during happier days the hotel served a diverse clientele and enjoyed popularity. However, everything changes when the first in a spate of gruesome murders is uncovered, giving the hotel a fearsome reputation and driving Detective Young on the brink of a breakdown. Worse, people at the hotel—the staff, the manager, and others—don’t seem to be of much help as they tend to give conflicting information that only misdirect the investigation. As a “who done it” mystery, ‘Metro Star Murders’ is richly sinewed with surprising plot twists and a lot of red herrings thrown in your path to lead you astray. But what I love most about the book is how author James Kipling has chosen the slow burn narrative instead of the flash-in-the-pan—you get to enjoy the suspenseful moments much more palpably.
Overall, I highly recommend ‘Metro Star Murders’ to those who love well-crafted suspense mystery stories in the tradition of Sherlock Holmes. It is an incredibly entertaining read that will keep you turning the pages if only to find out who the killer is. The question is, Can you stand the excitement? Get a copy today—also makes an awesome gift. Five stars for this one.