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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

BLOG TOUR: The Case of the Missing Bride by Carmen Radtke @bloodhoundbook @CarmenRadtke1

Excited to be launching the Blog Tour for The Case of the Missing Bride by Carmen Radtke.  

Book Description:

When a girl goes missing on board of an ocean liner, only one person is convinced that the disappearance is no accident. Alyssa has found herself with a group of impoverished girls who are embarking from Australia to Canada in the hope of marriage. As the daughter of a senior official, Alyssa doesn’t share this goal. She hopes to return to England via Canada and sees the trip as her only way to secure any passage on a ship. But the girls all share one problem. Their presence on the ship is not known to many of its passengers but their worlds collide when one of the gentlemen discovers the girls. Then Emma, one of the intended brides, goes missing. Alyssa is convinced the disappearance is no accident, and she will risk her own life to search for the killer. What happened to Emma? Is there a murderer on board the ship? Alyssa is about to discover that there is more to her voyage into the unknown than she bargained for.

My Review:

An interesting concept and eloquently written.  It's not your run of the mill mystery, which makes it a fun read.. and probably more so for those who like historical mystery.  Not normally my genre of choice, I did enjoy this tale... though the only issue I really had with it was it's pace.  Most historical fiction runs at this type of pace and I prefer a quicker, more action induced read.

This is the author's first mystery book and there's no disputing her ability to write. Could you imagine being on a ship from Australia in search for a husband just to have someone goes missing and now you have to watch your back.  Eep!
Author Bio:

Carmen has spent most of her life with ink on her fingers and a dangerously high pile of books and newspapers by her side.

She has worked as a newspaper reporter on two continents and always dreamt of becoming a novelist and screenwriter.

When she found herself crouched under her dining table, typing away on a novel between two earthquakes in Christchurch, New Zealand, she realised she was hooked for life.

The shaken but stirring novel made it to the longlist of the Mslexia competition, and her next book and first mystery, The Case Of The Missing Bride, was a finalist in the Malice Domestic competition in a year without a winner.

Carmen was born in Hamburg, Germany, but had planned on emigrating since she was five years old. She first moved to New Zealand and now lives in York, UK, with her daughter, cat, and sometimes her seafaring husband comes home.

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