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.
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