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Death on West End Road

(Hamptons Murder Mysteries #3)

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  95 ratings  ·  49 reviews
An unsolved crime is something that Hamptons innkeeper and sleuth Antonia Bingham just can’t resist. Despite a busy high-season schedule and an inn booked to capacity, Antonia has agreed to investigate a cold case in her beloved adopted hometown, East Hampton, NY: the killing of Susie Whitaker, whose brutal 1990 slaying on a tennis court in the poshest part of town was nev ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published June 20th 2017 by Dunemere Books
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Death on West End Road by Carrie Doyle is part of her A Hamptons Murder Mystery series. In this book Antonia Bingham is busy running her inn, which is booked to capacity for the Summer season, but when Pauline Framingham asks her to investigate a cold case in the murder of her friend, Susie Whitaker, Antonia agrees. This won’t be an easy case to solve because it happened back in 1990, the crime scene is compromised, the circumstances are complicated and the former witnesses are skittish and less ...more
Jun 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Set against the background of Long Island’s exclusive East Hampton community, Death on West End Road kept me guessing the identity of the murderer until the last.

I enjoyed the way the author first identified a number of suspects with creditable motives for the 20 year old cold case and, through initial interviews, uncovered surprising connections within that pool. Re-examination of the information revealed even more motives, leading to another look at each individual. I changed my candidate for
Jun 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Innkeeper, Antonia Bingham, is hired to play amateur sleuth in a cold case. One thing Antonia loves is playing amateur sleuth. This particular case happened in 1990 when a teenager was murdered. Oddly enough, she’s hired by the prime suspect in the murder, Pauline Framingham. Antonia’s investigation leads her in a dangerous direction which could cause her to lose the lovely East Hampton inn she has grown to love. Not to mention that many lives seem to be in danger since the investigation has sta ...more
Jul 27, 2017 rated it really liked it

Death On West End Road
Carrie Doyle

What it's all about...

Who killed Susie? That's what this book is about. Susie's death is a cold case from years ago. Lovely and just a tad "nosy" innkeeper Antonia has been tasked to find out exactly what happened to sweet Susie. Susie's best friend Pauline hires Antonia to solve Susie's murder. The question really is why now...what are Pauline's motives? We know there have to be ulterior motives.

Why I wanted to read it...

I read and loved the first two cozy m
Jun 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Death on West End Road by Carrie Doyle is the third book in her Hamptons Murder series but I think it is the best so far.
I love that it is about solving a cold case murder that leads to some fascinating circumstances. It has an ominous feel right from the start. Things seem off when Paula asks Antonia to find who murdered her friend years ago and prove it wasn't her. It gets stranger as she starts interviewing the people who were involved years ago with Susie and the stories are not adding up. A
Jun 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I truly enjoyed Death on West End Road, the third book in the Hamptons Murder Mysteries -- it does not disappoint. But first I would recommend starting by just enjoying the beautiful cover of this book, which even has a bit of sparkle to it. My daughter said she wanted to read the book just for the cover alone!

Antonia Bingham is on the mend from a serial killer's attack in A Death on Lily Pond Lane, and eager to just enjoy the summer season in East Hampton at her Windmill Inn and Restaurant. Sh
Jun 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It's Summer in the Hamptons and Antonia Bingham is busy running the Windmill Inn and Restaurant during the height of the season as tourists stream in for Summer vacation. If running the Inn wasn't enough to keep Antonia busy, Pauline Framingham, a wealthy local resident, asks her help in solving a cold case from years ago.

Having suspected Pauline in a previous murder investigation, which left Antonia injured, she is hesitant to take on another investigation. As busy as she is, Antonia agrees to
Merry Chapman
Jun 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book grabs you and never lets you go - even to the surprise ending!
This third book in the series is even more intense than the first two. If you haven't read the first two you can still read this book as a stand-alone. The first few chapters fill you in on the background, the Inn and the main and subordinate characters - and then you are grabbed and never let go! You are taken on a wild ride of ups and downs, red herrings, lies and deceit, secrets, a cold case, threats, and fear along with
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Death on West End Road is the third book in A Hamptons Murder Mystery by Carrie Doyle. Antonia Bingham is an Innkeeper in East Hampton, New York. Antonia is striving at continuing to build her successful business as a local Innkeeper, but ends up being asked by a local to look into a murder that occurred 27 years ago. Antonia has to balance running her Inn and finds herself needing to solve the mystery before other people including herself gets hurt.

One of the things that I enjoyed about Antoni
Jun 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It's summertime in the Hamptons and Antonia Bingham is busy running her booked to capacity inn when heiress Pauline Framingham comes to her with a proposition. She wants Antonia to investigate the 20 year old cold case murder of her friend, Susie. Seems that Pauline was the prime suspect but while her family's wealth and prestige helped keep her from prosecution, the police never found the real killer. Pauline is looking for closure and exoneration. Can Antonia ferret out the truth that no one e ...more
Emris Lindsay
Jan 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
A slow paced mystery packed with interesting characters and an intriguing storyline. Antonia was a softy, that allowed herself to be jerked around by the rich and bored Patricia, because of her curiosity she was still able to rattle a few cages in order to solve the cold old case. Bringing to light a lot of hidden secrets which the killer wanted to remain just that secrets, causing him the to shut down the investigation. Although threatened with legal action if they delved any further into the i ...more
Jun 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was the first book I have read by this author, and I loved it!! Death on West End Road is set in the posh community of East Hampton, where everyone is well-mannered, well-coiffed, and with secrets. Ms. Doyle is an expert at characterization - the characters in this book really came to life! The protagonist, Antonia, is completely relatable and I identified with her immediately. I wasn't expecting this book to be funny, but the humor was the icing on the cake! I enjoyed following Antonia as ...more
Jun 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was an interesting story. Antonia is investigating an old case. There were several suspects in the case but no one was convicted. Who murdered Susie? And why? Antonia questions many people that were around at the time of the murder. She asked everyone who they thought did it. The answer in the end was a surprise.

This is a very good series and the story flows so well. I'm looking forward to the next one to come out. Thanks for the fun read!
JoAnne McMaster (Any Good Book)
Jun 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mysteries
Antonia Bingham owns and operates an inn in the Hamptons, and it's a busy place this time of the year. One day she receives a visit from Pauline Framingham, one of the richest people who lives there, and Pauline makes a strange request: she wants Antonia to solve a murder that occurred 27 years ago. Pauline's best friend Susie Whitaker was bludgeoned to death on Pauline's tennis court, and while many were suspected - including Pauline herself - no one was ever found guilty of the crime. While th ...more
Apr 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: light-mystery
Death on West end Road, the third in the Hamptons Murder Mystery series was a winner! I appreciate the writing style of author Carrie Doyle. Her dialog is snappy - never boring or boged down. The author fleshes out her characters slowly over the span of the first three books but seems to leave just enough behind to perhaps carry on into additional mysteries. (At least I hope that there will be more!)

The book gets right into the thick of things with details of the cold-case murder on a wealthy Ha
Jun 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-reads
Antonia is “done with murders” when she’s approached by Pauline to solve the murder of her best friend, a cold case from many years ago. She is hesitant to agree to the investigation as she is just recovering from an injury. It’s also busy season and she needs to run her inn.

Pauline has come to Antonia for help as no one she has hired over the years has been able to get to the truth. She agrees as she believing that the truth deserves to be uncovered…and Pauline has agreed to rent every room in
Michelle Fidler
Jun 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a cold-case mystery (20 years old) set in the Hamptons, home of lots of rich people. One home they mentioned cost $65 million and they talked about tearing these homes down and rebuilding! Crazy! There were several interesting subplots such as an unknown relative turning up and an Italian visitor looking for a woman named Elizabeth. I liked the second subplot. It was enjoyable and Giorgio was nice. I also liked the restaurant and inn setting.

A lot of the characters aren't likeable (inclu
Micky Cox
Jun 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book is the 3rd in a series that visits the Hampton's with Antonia and her cast of sidekicks. It is the best book in the series in that it really starts fleshing out the characters better. You get a much better sense of who everyone is and what their personalities are. This more fleshed out version makes the storyline all that more enjoyable. Although Antonia's best friend is only featured lightly in this book, it is a satisfactory appearance in that it finally adds some heft to her charact ...more
Pamela Mitchell
Jun 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is another winner in the Hamptons Murder Mystery series with lots of suspects in a 27 year old mystery, witty dialogue, surprises, twists and turns. I feel like I have become friends with Antonia Bingham, Windmill Inn owner and amateur sleuth and love her interactions with the other colorful characters. This is a great summer read because you can escape on a virtual vacation to East Hampton. Ms. Doyle never disappoints and I look forward to reading more from this talented author. I voluntar ...more
Debi Paglia
Jun 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Death on West End Road is a mind-bender. I love how Carrie Doyle writes. She sets the stage and makes you lose yourself in the story. It is interesting to see how Antonia begins work on this cold case. I enjoyed how Ms. Doyle went from Antonia doing her job at the inn and investigating on the side. This story kept me glued until the very end. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes cozy mysteries, good storylines and surprise endings.
Jun 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the third book in the series and my favorite so far. (It can also be read as a stand alone). It's a perfect summer read and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The setting is the beautiful Hamptons, the characters are engaging and the plot is a good one with plenty of twists and turns. I especially liked the fact that I couldn't determine the murderer before the story ended.
Mary Lou
Sep 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A surprise ending

This was my first Carrie Doyle and Hamptons Murder book. I read a lot of mysteries, including cozy mysteries, and I am always trying to figure out the ending. This plot captured my interest and caught me off guard at the end. An enjoyable summer read!
Amanda Wilcox
Jun 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Once again, Antonia saves the day and does it wonderfully! She's smarter than she knows and with the help of Joseph she can crack any mystery...old or new. This book had me guessing until just before the reveal, which was great! The mystery portion of this book is a cold case, which is a twist on typical cozies and I appreciated it very much. Carrie Doyle writes with such description that you feel like you're there, and I've never been off the west coast. I'm really looking forward to more adven ...more
Sep 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another good Hampton murder mystery. This one starts with a cold case and another murder happens. Definitely kept me guessing.
Talk Supe
Aug 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
My favorite of the series so far. I love the twist in this installment as well as the narcissistic heiress. I wish justice was served in totality and I'm a little iffy about Antonia's budding romantic relationship with a still-married-about-to-be-divorced movie star. Novel idea but it makes her love interest seem like a douche bag
May 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
The third installment in the Hamptons Murder Mystery series is still flourishing in regards to the descriptive details of the town, and the scrumptious food that is made at the main character’s, Antonia’s, inn and at other restaurants in the area.

I didn’t feel as if there was as much character development for the recurring characters as there has been in the previous two books. Antonia was so busy buzzing around town looking for clues, that it didn’t leave as much time for the reader to get to
Jun 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Yet again I am super impressed with Carrie Doyle and her Hamptons Murder Mystery Series!!
You never know what is going to happen in East Hampton no matter what time of the year. It's Summer now and the busy season is starting at the inn but that isn't stopping Antonia from using her skills as a mystery solver to help find the killer of gal in the 90s! The crazy thing is, is the info Antonia is getting from Pauline Framingham true or is a ruse for something else?
The story is fantastic and very ha
Jennie Rosenblum
May 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the third in A Hampton Murder Mystery series but is a great stand alone too. Antonia is the perfect cozy mystery sleuth. The author has given her just the right amount of day job - in this case the owner and chef at an Inn and also a great back story - not great relationships with men including a bad ex husband. All of this just adds to the readability of the series. The re-occurring lesser characters just enhance the story line and the enjoyment.
June J. McInerney
Jun 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have lately become a huge fan of mysteries. Especially those that are less macabre and more light-hearted. Like the Aunt Dimity series by Nancy Atherton or Alexander McCall Smith’s No. 1 Ladies’ Detective stories. The latest in my collection of what I’ll term “feminist mystery/romantic fiction” writers is Carrie Doyle. And, as it turns out, it’s yet, again, set in the Hamptons! I am on a roll, here, folks…

Carrie Doyle is a talented author who has combined many of her interests – mystery and cr
Jun 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2017
“Death on West End Road” earns 5/5 Old Money Mysteries!

Antonia Bingham, gourmet chef and owner of the Windmill Inn, just wants to enjoy the summer recuperating and greeting guests whose only goal is “to tan and dine and play in the Hamptons.” However, Pauline Framingham has other ideas. Knowing that Antonia was key in solving a few murders, Pauline was adamant that her friend Susie Whitaker, found bludgeoned on her tennis court decades before, be given some justice. Well, justice for all since P
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