Review - Diamonds of Death by Vivian Conroy
About the book
The second Lady Alkmene Callender Mystery
A family of secrets…
After hearing about the vicious murder of her relation, Lord Winters, Lady Alkmene is intrigued to find out that the cat burglar found standing over his body, the safebox emptied of jewels, might not be the murderer after all…
Reporter Jake Dubois believes an innocent man has been imprisoned and turns to Lady Alkmene to assist him in uncovering the truth and finding the real killer – who might just be one of Winters’ own family.
This mystery will test Lady Alkmene to the limit. As she and Jake delve into family secrets, Lady Alkmene isn’t sure who she can trust or who is telling the truth. And even the connection between them might not be enough to save Lady Alkmene from becoming the next victim in search of the diamonds of death…
First of all I have to mention the cover of the book as I love the style and design that the Lady Alkmene Callender Mystery series has. A Proposal to Die For was such a great start to the series.
So what did I think of Diamonds of Death...
I really enjoyed trying to work out who had committed the murder by putting the clues together to work out the puzzle. My interest was kept completely as the story progressed and information is slowly uncovered.
Alkmene is a wonderful character and I enjoyed getting to know her in A Proposal to Die For. So whilst reading this book it felt as if I was catching up with old friends. Jake and Alkmene together make a great team and I love their interactions especially as they discuss the case and talk through their theories. I feel as if I am right there with them and could join in! The story moves at a good pace and with quite a few suspects to choose from I was definitely kept on my toes.
Even though this is the second book in the Lady Alkmene Callender Mystery series it can still be read as a standalone. Details from the first book are mentioned but they wouldn't leave the reader confused. However I would recommend reading the series from the start as it really is worth it.
Diamonds of Death has plenty of mystery, fun and two delightful characters!
Four and a half stars from me!
Thank you to Carina UK & Netgalley for my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.