Reviewed by Dee
TITLE: Daughter of Baal
SERIES: The Law Game # 3
AUTHOR: Gill McKnight
PUBLISHER: Ylva Publishing
LENGTH: 96 Pages
RELEASE DATE: August 17, 2016
A 1920’s society wedding attended by the richest and most fashionable people possible ends in murder. Lady Margo, top sleuth and Maid of Honour suspects there is more to it than the ‘curse’ of the stolen idol in the garden grotto. The Clamp family have been looting the Middle East of archaeological finds for decades, could the culprit be a rival for this lucrative and illegal trade, or more likely has a love triangle gone horribly wrong.
As the weekend unfolds Lady Margo, and her trusted servant and chauffer, Jones, find a house full of secrets and lies. From the elite guests upstairs to the lowest estate worker, no-one is as they seem and none can be trusted.
And through it all, the Daughter of Baal watches with a knowing grin.
Book three of The Law Game is full of secrets, missteps, and murder.
Well this was most certainly an entertaining and unique story. Although set in the 1920’s it didn’t have an overly historical feel to it, which is not a complaint.
I found Margo and Jones to be two very endearing characters. Their working relationship was a delight to behold, even though it was purely platonic. Jones has a brief affair with one of the staff members, but there’s no explicit content on page. It’s not that kind of story.
For some reason while I was reading Daughter of Baal my mind kept saying this read like a rom-com, which is odd as I can’t define a rom-com. People die so it should be a dark intense story, but it’s not. I didn’t feel any urgency from the characters. Even when the place went into shut down they were more worried about their everyday lives than the threat of a potential serial killer.
I not sure if it was the author’s intention or not, but the plot was almost comical. There’s talk of snakes, rat poison, death by cyanide and… death by diarrhea, I kid you not, lol.
And of course, amidst all the shenanigans there’s the suspense of ‘whodunit’ which of course I can’t reveal.
All in all, this was a fun, quick read.