An exciting mysteries using the old framework of a book club tale. It uses creative and original aspects on this theme. For a first book, the characters are developed and likable. The Agathas is a group of wealthy and elite booklovers of Oakwood, Ohio who meet monthly to read, review and eat lunch at member’s homes. The program is selected yearly, printed and sent to each member. This year’s mysteries that were selected are J. A. Jance’s RATTLESNAKE CROSSING, THE ABC MURDERS By Agatha Christie, MURDERED SHE MEOW by Rita Mae Brown and Sarah Graves’ MALLETS AFORETHOUGHT. (All excellent) The murdered is staging his/her murders after the murder in one of these books. After the first two Murders, Charley Carpenter, a member of the group convinced Marcus Trenault, the homicide detective to use her as an informer in the investigation. Those lover’s of romance will be pleased with the conflicts between Charley and Marcus. There enough twists and turns to make everyone happy. The ending will surprise you. I highly recommend this book. Disclosure: I received a free copy from Alibi through NetGalley for an honest review. I would like to thank them for this opportunity to read and review the book. The opinions expressed are my own.