The Corpse With The Emerald Thumb
by Cathy Ace
Ace blends Golden Age-style writing with contemporary characters, settings, and plots; the resulting novels feel like a modern version of an Agatha Christie mystery.
~The Bookwyrm’s Hoard
This fast-paced read will keep you on the edge of your seat with each turn of the page.
~Shelley’s Book Case
I really like the characters of this story.
What an engrossing and captivating tale!
~Socrates Book Reviews
The Corpse with the Emerald Thumb
(A Cait Morgan Mystery)
3rd in Series
Publisher: TouchWood Editions (April 15, 2014)
Paperback: 240 pages
Criminologist and foodie Cait Morgan was looking forward to her dream vacation in Mexico with her boyfriend Bud Anderson. She wasn’t anticipating a fresh corpse on the floor of a local florist’s shop, and she definitely wasn’t expecting Bud to become the prime suspect.
With Bud’s freedom, and maybe even his life, at stake, Cait has to fight the clock to work out which member of the small community living in the seemingly idyllic municipality of Punta de las Rocas might have killed the locally respected florist, and why. Needing to investigate under the watchful gaze of the local police, Cait has to keep her relationship with Bud a secret, and she soon discovers she’s not the only one with something to hide. Peeling back layers of deceit to reveal even more puzzles, Cait struggles with a creeping sense of unreality, desperate to save Bud . . . and, ultimately, herself.
In the third book in the beloved Cait Morgan Mysteries, The Corpse with the Emerald Thumb, travel to the idyllic Mexican countryside as Cait Morgan works against the clock to clear her wrongly accused partner of murder.
Welsh Canadian mystery author Cathy Ace is the creator of the Cait Morgan Mysteries, which include The Corpse with the Silver Tongue, The Corpse with the Golden Nose, and The Corpse with the Emerald Thumb. Born, raised, and educated in Wales, Cathy enjoyed a successful career in marketing and training across Europe, before immigrating to Vancouver, Canada, where she taught on MBA and undergraduate marketing programs at various universities. Her eclectic tastes in art, music, food, and drink have been developed during her decades of extensive travel, which she continues whenever possible. Now a full-time author, Cathy’s short stories have appeared in multiple anthologies, as well as on BBC Radio 4. She and her husband are keen gardeners, who enjoy being helped out around their acreage by their green-pawed Labradors.
Website = www.cathyace.com
Twitter = @AceCathy
This is the third book in the Cait Morgan series and the first one I have read. I really enjoyed “The Corpse with the Emerald Thumb”. The story takes place in Mexico and I felt as though I was there. Cait is on vacation with her boyfriend Bud when a body is discovered and Bud is the prime suspect. The police captain ask Cait to help solve the murder – and she is only to happy to help and get Bud out of jail. There is a long list of suspects and Cait needs to find out who it is before someone else is killed. You will love this story as much as I did. I am going back to read the first two in the series I liked this one so much!
I received a Copy of this book from the author for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for the review, and the review is honest and my responsibility.