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RESORT TO MURDER
Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Mystery, Traditional
Sixtyish former reporter Henrie O. accompanies her former son-in-law Lloyd and her two adult grandchildren to Bermuda to attend Lloyds wedding to Connor Bailey. Other members of the group include Connors adult daughter Marlow and her fianci, Connors 10-year-old daughter, and Steve Jennings, a family friend and attorney.
Trouble starts from the moment they arrive in Bermuda. Henries grandchildren truly resent Connor and Marlow isnt overly fond of Lloyd and family. Connor attracts men wherever she goes and days before the wedding she is found flirting with other guests. To make matters worse, a waiter implies that a year earlier, Connor had been responsible for the hotel owners death.
When the waiter is killed and threats are made on Connors life, suspicion turns on the wedding party. When another murder occurs and Lloyd is considered the chief suspect, it is Henrie who must clear his name and find the real culprit.
An expert at creating classic puzzlers, Carolyn Hart is in fine form with RESORT TO MURDER. The situation is intriguing and all the classic characters, from the dangerous flirt to the jealous lover, are well represented. This is an enjoyable story with a solution straight out of an Agatha Christie novel. (Apr., 288 pp., $24.00)
Reviewed By: Toby Bromberg
Published: April 2001