Nine Man’s Murder by Eric Keith’s

ninemansGenre: Mystery
Publisher: Ransom Note Press
Publication Date: March 2011

Miss Scarlett with the revolver in the billiard room.

To my fellow Clue game lovers, who relish the opportunity at putting their sleuthing skills to work, I have just the book for you! Nine graduates of a detective-training agency receive a mysterious invitation to spend their class reunion in an isolated inn. When the body of their host is discovered, they realize a deadly weekend awaits them. As a ghost-like killer eliminates the guests one by one, the investigators must use their wits in an attempt to survive. Stranded and with the knowledge that the murderer is one of them, suspicion and fear run high. With secrets flowing thicker than blood, some to kill for, who will be the last one standing?

Eric Keith’s, Nine Man’s Murder is like playing Clue, but this time with the background story. The question is, can you figure out the mystery? Keith creates a maze of betrayal, deceit, and death that will keep the reader tense and jumpy as the clock steadily ticks toward the final hour. While I suggest the reader not become too attached to the characters (you never know who will be next!), Keith makes it very difficult not to. Even as their dark pasts surfaced, I couldn’t help wishing for the impossible — their survival.

Nine Man’s Murder reminded me of the TV show that aired in 2009, Harper’s Island, thankfully, without all the blood and gore. In a story where everyone is guilty of something, who can you trust? With a strong Agatha Christie feel to it, this is one book her fans will devour. I hope Keith continues to write suspense-filled plots with twists around every corner.

Review copy provided by publisher.

**Originally posted on Fiction Addict.

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