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Searching for Gatsby

A Ronnie Lake Murder Mystery by Niki Danforth

Searching for Gatsby is the third book in the series about Ronnie Lake, a fifty something divorcee who becomes a Private Investigator.
She’s asked to investigate for her friends when a burglar is shot during a dinner party, and ends up on the back lawn. However, he’s no ordinary burglar, and seems to be searching for a rare book – or part of one.
As well as rare books, the story is about hidden treasure, and a mysterious photo that links a group of people to the second world war.
There’s a large cast of characters, plenty of suspects, and a little bit of romance.Ronnie is a likeable heroine, who is reinventing her life, and she knows how to take care of herself. She’s gutsy, inquisitive, and has good instincts.
I would describe this story as a cosy murder mystery, but it’s well written, and the pace is good. My only quibble is that there’s too much detail sometimes. It’s told in the first person point of view, so there are times when Ronnie shares her every move, which we don’t need.
I can see this series could go on and on, as there’s plenty of scope for other stories, and is recommended for those who like their crime fiction light.
I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book so I could give an honest review.

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