Delightfully entertaining with fun and glamorous characters. It was almost like watching an old movie!
A Socialite’s Guide to Murder is the first book in a new historical cozy mystery series, the Pinnacle Hotel Mysteries, by author S.K. Golden, and what a fantastic debut it is. From the moment I began reading, I was caught up in the world of Evelyn Elizabeth Grace Murphy with a smile on my face. The book is a perfect light, fun reading featuring more than one mystery to puzzle out with the heroine.
I found Evelyn delightful. She’s smart, stubborn, and funny, and I enjoyed sitting back and watching as she searched for answers. I loved her flirty manner, the attention to her wardrobe and accessorizing down to her underthings, and of course, her little dog, Presley. At first, she appears to be a complete lightweight, but she’s got a stubborn nature and determination underneath it all, and there are some details in her background that reveal why she is the way she is. I loved her relationship with Mac!
The author’s writing is easy to read, and the dialogue, both between characters and internally, fairly sparkles off the page. Before I knew it, I was halfway through the book without ever having looked up or worrying about what was going on around me. I enjoyed the twists, the sleuthing, and the classic throwback reveal.
I recommend A SOCIALITE’S GUIDE TO MURDER to cozy mystery readers who enjoy the historical subgenre, stories set in a hotel or New York City, and the glamour of old black-and-white high-society motion pictures.
Sarah K Golden is the author of the cozy mystery Murder at the Pinnacle Hotel. Born and raised in the Florida Keys, she married a commercial fisherman. The two of them still live on the islands with their five kids (one boy, four girls — including identical twins!), two cats, and a corgi named Goku. She graduated from Saint Leo University with a bachelor’s degree in Human Services and Administration and has put it to good use approximately zero times. She’s worked as a bank teller, a pharmacy technician, and an executive assistant at her father’s church. Sarah is delighted to be doing none of those things now. She is currently working on book two in the Evelyn Murphy series.