Sunday, October 7, 2018

The Monastery Murders: A Stanton and Barling Mystery by E.M. Powell


Barling is sent to a monastery that has had a horrendous killing.  He takes Stanton with him because they do well on solving murder mysteries together.  He has no idea what he will be facing when he gets there...

Thomas Mercer and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published.

Winter is setting in when they arrive and it's a dangerous trek to the isolated monastery but they make it safely.  Barling is unpleasantly surprised by the abbot who is an old enemy of his.  But he intends to find the murderer.  He's told no one in the monastery can be guilty, they've all been questioned already.  But he's not so sure...

When there are more murders even while they are there, it becomes a more frantic search for the killer.  When they find the killings are following a text in the library, it becomes even more scary because there are more to come...

This is a nasty killer who has no feelings for those he destroys.  His greed is driving him.  And I never would have guessed who it was.  This is a well written mystery that sent a chill down my spine.  What do you think of it?

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