Tuesday 5 October 2021

☼ Knifed In Nice (Travel PI #1) ☼ Zara Keane ☼


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Release date 5th October 2021


 “I hadn’t planned on a trip to the French Riviera, but then, I hadn’t planned on shooting a London crime lord in his well-padded derrière.”

Meet Angel Doyle, a semi-reformed thief and accidental P.I.

During an unfortunate incident at her first legit job in years, Angel fires a ketamine dart into one of London’s most notorious gangsters. Now she’s in disguise and on the run. With a bunch of thugs on her tail, she embarks on a mad chase across France, determined to stay one step ahead of the villains.

At least, that was the plan.

The moment out-of-work actor Sidney Foggington-Smythe sits next to her on the train to Paris, Angel has no idea she’s just met the second half of their crime-solving duo. How can a fashion-obsessed posh boy be anything but a hindrance? When fate forces the two twenty-somethings into the same stolen Mercedes, Angel is hampered by an unwanted sidekick, a kidnapped cat, and a corpse with a tendency to pull a Houdini. Now Angel and Sidney are in a race against time to reach Nice, find the killer, and clear their names before their next destination is the morgue.



 ARC received from author for an honest review 

 What a jolly ol' romp around the French Riviera in this brand new series from Zara Keane.

If you have read her latest Movie Club Mysteries story, Apocalypse Meow, you have met our dashing leading lady Angel Doyle.  But it doesn't matter if you haven't as this can be read as a stand alone from that series.

I must say, the ability to stumble across bodies seems to run in the Doyle genes, as the bodies count continues to rise.

Angel sure can get herself into some predicaments, and gets out of them in amusing and creative ways.

 And with her new side-kick Sidney (who is a bit of a dark horse, I gotta say), we never knew what was going to happen next.

There were as many twists and turns in this story as the roads around Nice. Throw in a red herring or two and you have a classic Keane mystery.

Well developed and intriguing characters, I was left wondering all along who I could trust and just what was *insert name here) up to!

 I am looking forward to more of the Travel PI series, 



USA Today bestselling author Zara Keane grew up in Dublin, Ireland, but spent her summers in a small town very similar to the fictional Ballybeg and Smuggler's Cove (Movie Club Mysteries).

She currently lives in Switzerland with her family. When she’s not writing, Zara loves knitting, running, unplugged gaming, and adding to her insanely large lipstick collection.