The Corpse with the Emerald Thumb
A dream vacation at a Mexican beach resort swiftly dissolves into a nightmare for criminologist and foodie Cait Morgan when her significant other, Bud Anderson, is wrongly arrested for the murder of the local florist, a gifted plantswoman.
With Bud’s freedom, and maybe even his life, at stake, Cait has to fight the clock to work out which member of the small Mexican communi...more
Again Cathy Ace channels Agatha Christie to bring us another fantastic mystery.
In this 3rd Cait Morgan Mystery, Bud and Cate head to Mexico for a vacation to take their relationship to the next level. A simple trip for some snacks lands Bud in jail accused for murder before they even unpack their bags. Cait is in a place where she doesn’t know a soul. Not knowing who she can trust Cait has to keep her relationship with Bud a secret, and she soon discovers she’s not the only on ...more
If you haven't discovered Cathy Ace's Cait Morgan series yet, you're in for a treat. Ace blends Golden Age-style writing with contemporary characters, settings, and plots; the resulting novels feel like a modern version of an Agatha Christie mystery. Ace is scrupulous about giving the reader all the clues while keeping at least some of her detective's conclusions hidden until the grand d ...more
The local police captain is familiar with Cait’s reputation as ...more
This is the third Cait Morgan mystery. The second one I have read. I did guess who the killer was earlier on but had no idea about all of the secrets that were revealed. Cait and Bud go on vacation to Mexico together. While Bud is gone to get some supplies and flowers he comes across a murder. Bud is arrested for her murder.
Bud refuses to say anything after yelling something for Cait to hear. So the cops have no idea on him even what country he is from.
I like Cait Morgan. She is smart, ...more
The setting is another attractive feature -- a seaside resort in Mexico. The author's descriptions of the place made me feel I was there.
The plot is suitably convoluted and kept me guessing almost to the end. The resolution was satisfying, despite putting a bit of a strain on my cre ...more
I hope in the next installment Bud doesn't find himself in jail again! Cait had to do all the lifting in this installment, looking forward to the fourth book due out this fall.
Bud is immediately arrested and put in jail. Cait pretends t ...more
The writing style is clean and clear and the main character a strong intelligent woman and not just a nosy amateur wanna be sleuth as in many light mysteries and this is a plus.
Note: at least we find out why Bud is so named
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