Murder at the Mena House

Murder at the Mena House

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Well-heeled travelers from around the world flock to the Mena House Hotel--an exotic gem in the heart of Cairo where cocktails flow, adventure dispels the aftershocks of World War I, and deadly dangers wait in the shadows . . . Egypt, 1926. Fiercely independent American Jane Wunderly has made up her mind: she won't be swept off her feet on a trip abroad. Despite her Aunt Millie's best efforts at meddling with her love life, the young widow would rather gaze at the Great Pyramids of Giza than into the eyes of a dashing stranger. Yet Jane's plans to remain cool and indifferent become ancient history in the company of Mr. Redvers, a roguish banker she can't quite figure out . . . While the Mena House has its share of charming guests, Anna Stainton isn't one of them. The beautiful socialite makes it clear that she won't share the spotlight with anyone--especially Jane. But Jane soon becomes the center of attention when she's the one standing over her unintentional rival's dead body. Now, with her innocence at stake in a foreign country, Jane must determine who can be trusted, and who had motive to commit a brutal murder. Between Aunt Millie's unusual new acquaintances, a smarmy playboy with an off-putting smile, and the enigmatic Mr. Redvers, someone has too many secrets. Can Jane excavate the horrible truth before her future falls to ruin in Cairo . . . and the body count rises like the desert heat?
Publisher: New York, NY :, Kensington Books,, 2020.
ISBN: 9781496725851
1496725859
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY Neubauer Erica 05/2020
Characteristics: 281 pages ;,22 cm

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May 27, 2020

This is a very enjoyable mystery book that takes place in Cairo in 1926. The culture of Cairo is well described and we get a good sense of the exotic. The heroine is a good character; she is cynical and not over-absorbed and her Aunt Millie is a surprising character. Add some romance and humor, and this ended up being a book I wish would not end. The author has set up the characters and story so that sequels could be written. Would love to read those, too

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