Reviewed by -- Jacqueline Driggers
Book Review of -- The Red Queen's Run by Bourne Morris
Overall star rating, from 1-5 --- 5
About the book:
A famous journalism dean is found dead at the bottom of a stairwell. Accident or murder? The police suspect members of the faculty who had engaged in fierce quarrels with the dean—distinguished scholars who were known to attack the dean like brutal schoolyard bullies. When Meredith “Red” Solaris is appointed interim dean, the faculty suspects are furious. Will the beautiful red-haired professor be next? The case detective tries to protect her as he heads the investigation, but incoming threats lead him to believe Red’s the next target for death.
The Red Queen’s Run is the first mystery in a trilogy about campus violence by former university professor, Bourne Morris.
Book creation ratings:
Overall total -- 30 out of a possible 30
-- Story & characters -- 10
-- Cover & title -- 10
-- Editing & formatting -- 10
* based on a 1-10 scale with: 1-4, poor; 5-7, good; 8-10, very good.*
I absolutely loved this book! It's a great book, with solid characters. It grabbed, and held, my attention from the very first page. It's an awesome murder mystery, with a bit of romance between the detective and the new dean, thrown in for good measure. The book starts with the former dean being found dead, under suspicious circumstances.
It's obvious the author knows her setting well, and has crafted a great story. The setting, the characters, the mystery, it all comes to life wonderfully. For mystery lovers, I highly recommend this book to you. All books should be this good.
And I didn't figure out who did it till the very end. The suspense was wonderful. The book earned every star and rating point that it got. The blurb says this is the first mystery in a trilogy. If it is, I would love to read the other books. Bourne Morris is an excellent writer, and she has penned a great book.
Genre -- murder mystery
Age recommendations -- 15 and up
Sex content rating -- very little
Violence rating -- mild to moderate
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