Well Timed Murder

  • Author: Tracee de Hahn
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books
  • Print Length: 347 pages
  • Release Date: February 6, 2018
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Book Summary

“A true page turner…I found the plot fascinating, and de Hahn builds the tension and suspense perfectly to a satisfying conclusion. I was left wanting to read more about Agnes, and I am looking forward to her next adventure!”—Charles Todd on Swiss Vendetta

Swiss-American police officer Agnes Lüthi is on leave in Lausanne, Switzerland, recovering from injuries she sustained in her last case, when an old colleague invites her to the world’s premier watch and jewelry trade show at the grand Messe Basel Exhibition Hall. Little does Agnes know, another friend of hers, Julien Vallotton, is at the same trade show—and he’s looking for Agnes. Julien Vallotton was friends with Guy Chavanon, a master of one of Switzerland’s oldest arts: watchmaking. Chavanon died a week ago, and his daughter doesn’t believe his death was accidental. Shortly before he died, Chavanon boasted that he’d discovered a new technique that would revolutionize the watchmaking industry, and she believes he may have been killed for it. Reluctantly, Agnes agrees to investigate his death. But the world of Swiss watchmaking is guarded and secretive, and before she realizes it, Agnes may be walking straight into the path of a killer.

Tracee de Hahn’s next mystery, A Well-Timed Murder, is another magnetic mystery that will engross readers from the opening page to the stunning conclusion.

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<h2><span class="wrap"><span class="inner">About The Author</span></span></h2>

Tracee de Hahn is the author of the Agnes Lüthi Mysteries published by St. Martin’s Press/Minotaur Books. The first in the series, SWISS VENDETTA, was inspired by the 2005 ice storm that ravaged Geneva. The second, A WELL-TIMED MURDER, releases 6 February 2018 and finds Inspector Lüthi at the world's premier watch and jewelry show, Baselworld. When a master watchmaker dies Agnes finds herself deep in the guarded and secretive world of Swiss watchmaking. Tracee was born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri and spent most of her youth in Kentucky. After receiving degrees in Architecture and European history from the University of Kentucky she moved to Switzerland with her husband. Currently they and their two Jack Russell terriers live in Virginia.

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Book Review by Bree Herron

Time will fly by as you read this book. I have enjoyed reading this series from the start, and am always delighted to see another book come in the series. Agnes Lüthi  is one of those female characters that is tough yet, very likeable to the readers.


Agnes Lüthi is one tough gal in my book, she is a brilliant detective and police officer. When facing a case Agnes has the ability to be rational with her thoughts yet, kind to those begging for help. She certainly knows how to gain a readers attention with her attention to details and sleuthing. I love when she is hot on the case and closing in because the suspense goes to a 10!

Enjoyable Moments

Besides the fact that I just love this series, I really enjoy where the author placed this mystery. I never would have guessed to have a jewelry and watch expo as a setting, and be so interested. I also love that Agnes jumps right into the mystery from the start, we are never waiting for her to solve crimes.


One reason I loved this book is the setting. Switzerland is one of those countries that sits on my bucket list to be visited one day. In this book visiting a jewelry and watch expo. There were little precise details, that made this reader feel she was there in the hub of it all.


Agnes may be cutting the time close in this mystery, but it will make any reader feel like time stood still. I highly recommend this mystery for fans of mysteries with a bit of perfectly placed suspense. I love the unique setting of Switzerland and the way the author captures the culture. Agnes is a character that many readers can appreciate and enjoy!

I Rate it

Do you enjoy unique settings? Such as this being in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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

<h2><span class="inner">Giveaway</span></h2>

Two ways to win a copy of the book! Comment on this post by 2/13/18 and be entered for a chance to win a hard copy of the book. Random.org will help choose the winner.

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  1. Carolyn Theriot

    I don’t usually enjoy books not set in the US but this one sounds intriguing . I hope I get a chance to read it.

  2. Karen Sayre

    I love checking out the reviews on this site before deciding on books I wish to purchase. The insights give me insights to help me make a choice between books I want.

  3. Kay Garrett

    Thank you for your wonderful review on “Well Timed Murder” as well as being part of the book tour!

    This book has me written all over it. I’d love the chance to read it.

    I love books in unique settings. It gives you the chance to travel and explore new places and sights when sometimes it’s not possible to do them physically.

  4. Suzanne Sellner

    Since I’ve been to Lausanne, Switzerland, and lived in a little nearby town one summer, I find the setting drawing me to this book. I’d love to win a copy of it.

  5. Lucy Reynolds

    Thank you for the great review and the giveaway. Sounds like a good one.

  6. Kara Vaughan Marks

    This sounds like my kind of book! I’d love to win it. [email protected]

  7. Paula Adams

    I don’t think I’ve ever read a mystery based in Switzerland before. Switzerland is on my list of places that I want to visit. This sounds like it would be a book I would enjoy. Also a new to me author. Thank you for the chance.

  8. Paula Shreckhise

    I like mysteries, so this one seems intriguing.

  9. KellyL

    This sounds like a great mystery!

  10. Jana Leah

    I don’t think I’ve ever read a book set in Switzerland. I think this one sounds good.

  11. John Smith

    I have not yet read any of these books, but they sound very original and fun!


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