A Howl of Wolves

  • Author: Judith Flanders
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books
  • Print Length: 292 pages
  • Release Date: May 15, 2018
  • I Rate it:    
  • GenreCozy
  • Purchase on Amazon

Book Summary

“Whip-smart” (Louise Penny) amateur sleuth Samantha Clair returns in A Howl of Wolves, a mystery from Judith Flanders, the New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed author of A Murder of Magpies.

Sam Clair figures she’ll be a good sport and spend a night out at the theater in support of her upstairs neighbors, who have small parts in a play in the West End. Boyfriend (a Scotland Yard detective) and all-round good sport Jake Field agrees to tag along to what is apparently an extra-bloody play filled with dramatic, gory deaths galore. So Sam expects an evening filled with faux fatalities. Until, that is, the curtain opens to the second act, revealing a dummy hanging from the rafters, who’s been made up to look suspiciously like Campbell Davison, the director of the production.

When Sam sees the horrified faces of the actors onstage, she realizes that this is indeed not a dummy, but Davison himself—and this death is not part of the show. Now everyone wants to know: who killed Campbell Davison? As Sam learns more about the murdered man, she discovers that he wasn’t all that well-liked amongst the cast and crew, so the suspect list grows. The show must go on—but Sam knows a murderer must be apprehended, so she sets out to find out what happened, and why.

New York Times bestselling author, Judith Flanders once again brilliantly fuses mystery with humor in the fourth installment of her critically acclaimed ­Sam Clair series.

About The Author

Judith Flanders is the New York Times bestselling author of The Invention of Murder and is one of the foremost social historians of the Victorian era. Her book The Victorian City was a finalist for the 2014 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. She lives in London.

You can find Judith on:

 

Judith Flanders

Book Review by Bree Herron

The cover intrigued me, it was menacing and yet beautiful. I didn’t know what type of mystery I would get between its pages,but I can  state that it was a stellar mystery. The character Sam is one that a reader will find to be their chum and enjoyable.

Characters

Sam is new to me but seems to have been solving mysteries for a few years now. She is a great sleuth, and a kind hearted soul. I really loved that she was supporting her neighbors and then knew she just had to solve the murder.

Setting

Theaters already host drama but add a real life murder to it and the drama is tenfold. I loved the antics of the theater, it brought the story to life. It was a perfect setting to host a murder.

Synoptic

This is part of a series but since it was my first one of the series, I think many can handle the book as a stand alone. Readers will find Sam to be a neat sleuth with a sweet side. The setting will intrigue and engage readers, having them plot out their own suspect list with the variety of clues given. It isn’t easy to solve the mystery, but with the clues, readers will be lead down many paths to the answer.

I Rate it

**DISCLAIMER: I was provided an opportunity to read this book as an Advanced Reader Copy in return for a fair and honest review.

Professional Reader Affiliates

NetGalley Professional Reader50 Book Reviews2016 NetGalley ChallengeReviews PublishedGreat Escape Tour HostBethanyHouse Blogger Reviewer

Peruse My Other Reviews

  • Roseanna M. White
  • Cynthia Ruchti
  • Murder at the Fortune Teller's Table
  • The Wilderness Journey
  • A Brush With Shadows
  • Death in Advertising (A Tobi Tobias Mystery)
  • Author Spotlight - Debra Marvin
  • Fine Print (Meddlin' Madeline Book 3)
  • Murder is no Accident
  • First Line Friday with Bibliophile Reviews
  • My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward: A Memoir
  • Betting Off Dead
  • High as the Heavens
  • No Way Home
  • Treasure in Paradise (Tj Jensen Mystery)
  • Soul's Prisoner
  • The Star
  • Live and Let Fly (A Kite Shop Mystery)
  • Surround Me
  • ISRAEL-GOD'S HEART
  • Ukulele Murder: A Nani Johnson Aloha Lagoon Mystery
  • The Clock Strikes Nun (A Giulia Driscoll Mystery) (Volume 4)
  • The Lost Heiress
  • Mission Impawsible
  • Shades of Wrath
  • Get Witch or Die Trying
  • Walking on my Grave
  • A Place to Call Home
  • The love letter
  • Engaged in Trouble (An Enchanted Events Mystery) (Volume 1)

Affiliate Disclosure

I am grateful to be of service and bring you content free of charge. In order to do this, please note that when you click links and purchase items, in most (not all) cases I will receive a referral commission. Your support in purchasing through these links supplements the costs of keeping my website up and running, and is very much appreciated!

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Subscribe to Get My Latest Book Reviews

Join my mailing list to receive the latest and greatest delivered right to your inbox.

You have successfully subscribed! Please check your email to confirm your subscription.

Share This