"Murder Under A Honey Moon" By Abigail Keam: Review/Giveaway

Review by Sarah Erwin

Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win an ebook copy of the book and a link to purchase it.

Murder Under A Honey Moon is book 12 in Abigail Keam’s 1930s Mona Moon cozy historical mystery series. While part of a series, this book can be read as a standalone for readers just discovering Mona Moon.

Mona Moon and her new husband, Robert Farley, the Duke of Brynelleth, are aboard the RMS Majesty ocean liner to celebrate the start of their honeymoon journey. The first night aboard the ship, Mona and Robert enjoy dinner and dancing. The joy quickly comes to an end, though, when they return to their suite to discover it has been ransacked and Mona’s jewelry stolen. Her jewelry is not only worth a fortune, but it also belongs to the Brynelleth estate.

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Mona and Robert implore the Captain to search for the jewelry, but only a gold brooch is found, and it is found in the hands of one of the ship’s bartenders who has been murdered. The tension mounts as the hunt for the murderer and jewelry continues all while the ship finds itself caught in an epic storm. Another man is killed during the storm, and Mona knows it must be connected. Mona and Robert take the investigation into their own hands in the hopes that they will apprehend the murderer and save the jewels.

What a page-turning read that had me quickly turning the pages! The tension is high not just with the storm, but also with a possible invasion by a pirate ship. The details of the characters and of the time period (especially the political and social details of the era) add much to the story, and I could easily picture the story in my mind. I find stories set in the pre-World War II era fascinating. Abigail has clearly done her historical research.

As an avid reader of historical mysteries, I am delighted to find a new-to-me series. Fans of the Stella and Lyndy series by Clara McKenna and the Jane Wunderly series by Erica Ruth Neubauer should find Mona Moon’s latest adventure to their liking.

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Sarah Erwin started her career as a children’s librarian, later becoming a public library director and now she’s a stay at home mom. While her career might have changed, her love of reading has been a constant since 4th grade and she reads over 200 books a year. Read along with her on her blog Sarah Can’t Stop Reading or on Instagram. Sarah lives in St. Louis, MO with her two kids, her husband and a family dog and cat.

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  1. I'm a fan of the cruise sip sub-genre

  2. I am a long-time fan of Mona Moon, her exciting, often life threatening, adventures, relationship journey with Lord Bob, and her fierce personality that matches her platinum hair. The historical setting has brought real life characters into the mix along with events through the Depression and pre-WWII. With excellent writing, creative predicaments, varied characters, and a bit of romance, Abigail Keam has hit this series out of the park! Don’t miss out! (Kathleen Costa kat8762(at)aol(dot)com)

  3. Sounds like a great read.


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