Thursday, October 21, 2021

A Five Star Review


 Five reasons I'm giving five stars to 
Murder at Madame Tussauds by Jim Eldridge.

1. The setting - We are in London, 1896, and one 
of the nightwatchmen at the Madame Tussauds museum 
is found dead while his colleague is missing. 

2. The protagonists - Daniel Wilson was once a 
Scotland Yard detective, part of the team that hunted 
Jack the Ripper. His fiancé Abigail Fenton is 
an archeologist and Egyptologist. Together they are 
‘The Museum Detectives’ and they are great at it.

3. The history - There are many snippets of 
historical details in the book that never overtake the plot. 
I enjoyed learning more about the origins of the 
Madame Tussauds museum and the wax business. 

4. The tone - The tone of the book was spot 
on for me. This is not a gentle, cozy read. 
It is fairly fast paced with plenty of twists and a 
rising pile of bodies, but still not too gory or dark. 
A fun read.

5. More to come - This is the sixth book in 
the Museum Murders series (you guessed it, 
each book centers around a different museum) 
but perfect as a stand-alone. It is the 
first I've read and will now go back to read others.


Featured: I made stickers for some
handmade gifts.

42 comments:

Junkchiccottage said...

Sounds like a great read and I like that the stories take place in different museums each time. Have a great rest of the week. xoxo Kris

VeggieMummy said...

Thank you for the review. I've never heard of the Museum series but this sounds like a great book - I want to learn more about Madame Tussauds now! I've made a note of the author's name. Love your labels too! xx

eileeninmd said...

Hello Amalia,
Sounds like a great book, I do love the mysteries. I will look for it at my library. Thanks for sharing the review. Have a great day!

Patricia said...

A mystery set in a Museum - that sounds appealing to me. Love the stickers, so fresh and cute.

Vee said...

This is not my genre; however, it sounds like a book to have in my gift stash. Very interesting review!

Creations By Cindy said...

I've never heard of the Museum series but this sounds very interesting. Now aren't those little stickers just fun. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Conniecrafter said...

I love how you have designed your stickers, so great to include them with your gifts!

baili said...

wow sounds like a perfect thriller adventure work that can be read sitting before fireplace with blanket on and holding cup of tea in the other hand :)

i enjoyed the peek into this crime story through your perspective dear Amalia :)
and such a pretty stickers lovely !
blessings to you and loved ones!

Rajani Rehana said...

Mind blowing post

linda said...

It sounds like a great series of books I will have to look them up. Love your stickers! xx

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

This sounds like a good book to read. I love historical fiction books. I will add this to my book reading list.

MaryAnne said...

I love the stickers, and the book sounds fun.

Polly said...

Your stickers are lovely Amalia. Thank you for the book review, so many books to read, so little time!

Lowcarb team member said...

This sounds a very good read ...
I like the stickers you made.

Happy Thursday and enjoy the weekend ahead.

All the best Jan

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'll put this author on my reading list! We love so many of the same books. I'm reading one in a series by Elizabeth Peters right now, set in Egypt! Have you read the Amelia Peabody series? I've only read a few but I LOVE them! It's nice to travel to another country...even if it is in books! Hugs, Diane

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

This sounds like just the kind of book I would love! Thanks for the review!

The French Hutch said...

I am not familiar with the series but sounds like I would enjoy, love a good mystery. Sweet stickers.......Hope your are enjoying a great week......

Carla from The River said...

Hi,
I will check if our library has the series, I would enjoy reading this kind of mystery.

Lorrie said...

This sounds like a mystery series I would enjoy. Lovely stickers!

Rosie said...

Thank you for the review,I like the sound of these books. I love Museums (worked in them for over twenty years) so I'll certainly try reading the books:)

Jeanie said...

I love mysteries but I'm not familiar with this one. Thanks for the review. I'll look for it!

Betty J. Crow said...

I'm adding this to my reading list! Sounds like a good series.

HAPPY RETIREES KITCHEN said...

I like the sound of this one. On my reading list now. Thanks for the great review.

Handmade in Israel said...

Sounds like a good book! I love the stickers :)

Annie said...

Sounds like a fun series! I'll have to check it out. I always need to add to my winter reading list. :)

Cute stickers!

Love,
Annie

The Liberty Belle said...

Oh this sounds like a good read! I'm very interested. I find that my joy of reading is heightened during autumnal and winter months. I was really considering getting my hands on Julian Fellowes' Belgravia but now....

Rhodesia said...

Sounds like an interesting book.
I hope all is well Diane

Tandy | Lavender and Lime (http://tandysinclair.com) said...

Learning more about Madame Tussauds must have been very interesting. I have only been in the one in London, and walked past the one in Amsterdam several times last weekend. Sorry it took so long for me to visit back. Life is nearly getting back to normal after our time away.

Snowbird said...

Thank you, I'll be looking out for it.xxx

Kitchen Riffs said...

Sounds like the sort of book I'd enjoy, and a series (and author) that's new to me. Nice review -- thanks!

Soma @ inkTorrents.com said...

I will look into series, thank you! Your stickers are adorable!

-Soma

Rostrose said...

That sounds like an interesting book; I haven't heard from the book series yet.
I like your stickers too!
Have a nice weekend and happy Halloween!
All the best from Austria
Traude
https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2021/10/italien-reisebericht-toskana-ankommen.html

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Louca por porcelana said...

Sounds an interesting book. Thank you for the review. Cute stickers. Hugs.

iHanna said...

What a fun concept, it sounds like a great read. And it must be perfect if you're diving in when travelling to visit one of these museums, right?

PS: Love all your poems previous. So darling cute!

DeniseinVA said...

This book is definitely my cup of tea. Thank you for the great book review Amalia :)

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

I always enjoy your short and entertaining reviews of the good books you read. I hope I can scare up a copy of this one next time I'm at the library or bookstore. You've enticed me. Thanks, Amalia!

Veronica Lee said...

I love mysteries. Sound like a great read.

Thanks for the review.

akiko hiramatsu said...

Great review, Amalia! It was the first time I knew the author, and I am interested in the book:) Your stickers are so sweet<3 I can imagine the girls enjoyed with the stickers!!

akiko
https://kimonosnack.blogspot.com

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Thats a great review Amalia -- your description tells me I'd love this mystery series. I don't like a whole lot of gore and dark, but lately have been stuck on series that are actually *too* cozy, if that makes sense . I'm off to look these up on Amazon and hope they are available!

Daniela said...

It sounds really interesting and captivating, I so love such stories, and I'm going to look for it on the web at once!
Wishing you a most lovely new week
XO Daniela at ~ My little old world ~ (Dany)

EricaSta said...

Books are always good friends, especially now in this season. And I love this poem of you.

Stay healthy and well, dear blogfriend.