Today is my stop on the blog tour for Right on the Monet!
Claude Monet painting is stolen.
Of all the things Harry Chase had imagined in his life, being a drummer on a cruise ship band was not one that would have occurred to him. And yet, there he was. Centre stage, behind a young female singer along with his mates, Dave, Tony and Steve.
Which meant that getting involved in a jewellery theft, an on-board massage parlour and the hunt for an Old Master was even further from his mind as he cracked the snare drum.
And yet, this was exactly how he found himself being questioned by Interpol …..
This is the third book in a series, but there was plenty here to make this a stand-alone. I did not feel confused, though I would like to read the rest of the series to see how the other stories unfolded.
I really enjoyed the premise of this book. The mystery was intriguing, and was given to the reader at a slow pace, which increased the tension throughout the novel. I also thought the characters turning from bandmates to jewelry thieves was fun.
Our male characters, including Harry Chase (MC) have tendencies to look at women as sexual objects rather than people. Especially when the prostitutes came in. It was a little uncomfortable to read, only because it was unrelatable for me. However, I think the characters were very well-rounded and in the end, redeemed themselves enough to grow on me.
I enjoyed the dialogue immensely. It was believable, and the friends worked so well together. Their intriguing mid-life crisis which put them in the position of a cruise ship band was a fun concept. I would recommend this one to Mystery fans.
Malcolm Parnell has a passion for painting and teaches art and drawing skills when he is not working on his next novel.
His other passion, apart from his good lady wife, Marion, is Leicester City Football Club. Becoming an author and Leicester win the Premier League have been two of his greatest ambitions realised.
Let me know what you think!