Title: The Art of Murder (Book 2 of the Jordan Jenner Series)
Author: J.S. Strange
Genre: Mystery/ Fiction
Publisher: Panther Publishing
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Wales at its best.
The second in the Jordan Jenner Mysteries series. The follow up to Murder on the Rocks.
Artist Xander Draper is being threatened by a dangerous group. With PI Jordan Jenner’s help, Xander hopes to remain unscathed.
But when Xander is murdered, his body displayed as his final exhibit, Jordan realises the extent of the trouble Xander was in. Now, there are people following Jordan. They know his name, and they want him dead.
Meanwhile, Jordan’s brother Ashley has returned, and he has a secret. As time runs out to solve the murder of the famous artist, Jordan begins to fear his brother may be responsible.
A classic cosy mystery set in the heart of Cardiff.
A perfect read for fans of Agatha Christie.
A murdered artist. A brother with a deadly secret. A group intent on killing. The Art of Murder is the second in the Jordan Jenner Mysteries series, a cosy murder mystery set in Wales.
The Art of Murder is a riveting edition to the Jordan Jenner series. I read the first book in the Jordan Jenner series and really enjoyed it; however, I actually liked this book a little better than the first in the series. The writing seems to be more tight knit and even more fast paced. I was also intrigued by the fact that it took place in the underbelly of the art world. I enjoy art, but I know nothing about it.
My favorite mystery series are the ones in which the reader has the opportunity to bond with the main character. After reading the first book, I felt connected to Jordan. I was interested to find out the answer to the book’s mystery, but I was even more interested to find out what happened to Jordan. Will he ever open himself up and allow himself to form lasting friendships? Why is his brother acting so weird?
Technically, Jordan is my second favorite character. My number one favorite character in this series is Oscar the cat. I was glad to see that he made a reappearance in this book.
Even if you haven’t read the first book in the series, you can still enjoy The Art of Murder. I only have one word of caution: the back cover describes this book as a “cozy mystery set in Wales.” I disagree. If you are looking for a “cozy mystery,” then this might not be the book for you. This book has scenes that are much more gory than a “cozy mystery.” I would describe it instead as a “classic mystery with a touch of noir.”
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