Sunday, July 14, 2019

Love and Death Among the Cheetahs by Rhys Bowen

Georgie and Darcy are finally on their honeymoon.  The houseboat they were in was nice but it got a bit boring.  Darcy tells her he has a surprise for her:  they are going to Kenya!  It happens to be work related but she doesn't figure that out right away.  She's on a mission for the Queen so she can't complain much.

Berkley and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published August 6th.

They stay with a friend and enjoy their walks and tours.  They are warned about ants, snakes, cheetas, lions and elephants.  They go to a party that's more dangerous than the animals.  There's alcohol, drugs, and wife swapping going on.  They refuse to participate and go their rooms early.  When they attempt to leave in the morning, they find a car in the middle of the road still running.  Darcy yells for the owner, shuts it off and then makes a dreadful discovery.  He finds the man's dead body.  He's been ravaged by animals.  Unfortunately, he died of a knife wound, so it was murder...

Georgie had to fight him off at the party, he was lusting after her, so she's not too heartbroken about it.  But she wonders who could have done it.  After all it must have been someone from the party.  No one else lives very close.

As they investigate the death, they find out someone is trying to kill them.  First they open a window that was shut and leave meat at foot of the bed, hoping a cheetah will come in.  Then they put meat in their tent and invite a lion in.

This case is turning dangerous so they had best find the killer soon!

I always enjoy Ms. Bowen's mysteries.  She does a good job with them.

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