Today I have a slightly different tour to normal as it is for an historical mystery book. The book in question is The Case of the Missing Bride by Carmen Radtke, which has been republished and repackaged. Thanks to Jill for asking me to be on the tour.
About the Book
It was supposed to be the start of a happy, new life …
1862 – a group of young Australian women set sail for matrimony in Canada. Their presence is withheld from the male passengers and all but a select few members of the crew. But their worlds collide when one of the gentlemen stumbles over the women.
When one of the intended brides goes missing, only Alyssa Chalmers, the one educated, wealthy woman in the group, is convinced the disappearance is no accident. She sets out to find out what happened.
Has there been a murder?
Alyssa is willing to move heaven and earth to find out the truth. She is about to discover that there is more to her voyage into the unknown than she bargained for …
As i stated I’m not normally into historical crime books as they tend to move too slowly and rely a lot on people beimg honest instead of actual forensics, but this book attracted me with the premise as it is set on a boat so the location is all aelf enclosed.
The book starts off a bit slow with lots of scene setting but abiut a third of the way through the action picks up and things start to get interesting.
The book is really well written and the plot is well devised and thought out.
Overall I really enjoyed this book and can’t wait to read more by Carmen.
About the Author
Carmen Radtke has spent most of her life with ink on her fingers and a dangerously high pile of books and newspapers by her side.
She has worked as a newspaper reporter on two continents and always dreamt of becoming a novelist and screenwriter.
When she found herself crouched under her dining table, typing away on a novel between two earthquakes in Christchurch, New Zealand, she realised she was hooked for life.
“The Case of the Missing Bride” is a former Malice Domestic finalist, inspired by a true event. Its heroine Alyssa Chalmers will soon return in “Glittering Death”.
When Carmen is not writing, reading or dreaming of travel, she is busy acting as resident cat servant.
She’s currently working on her first contemporary crime novel.
Follow Carmen on Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/carmen-radtke
Or on Twitter: @carmenradtke1
Her website (very much a work in progress) is carmenradtke.com