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Book: Murder of Convenience
Author: Linda Shenton Matchett
Genre: Historical Mystery
Release Date: October 15, 2018
May 1942: Geneva Alexander flees Philadelphia and joins the USO to escape the engagement her parents have arranged for her, only to wind up as the number one suspect in her betrothed’s murder investigation. Diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa, she must find the real killer before she loses her sight…or is convicted for a crime she didn’t commit.
Set in the early days of America’s entry into WWII and featuring cameo appearances from Hollywood stars, Murder of Convenience is tribute to individuals who served on the home front, especially those who did so in spite of personal difficulties, reminding us that service always comes as a result of sacrifice. Betrayal, blackmail, and a barrage of unanswered questions… Murder of Convenience is the first in Linda Shenton Matchett’s exciting new “Women of Courage” series.
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This book gripped me as soon as we got to the Pastor's sermon. The message and Faith in this book starts off with a firm foundation.
Geneva is a gifted soprano, something I connect with. She manages to join the USO, in spite of her eye condition. I have known someone with this particular condition and it's a horrible one. The typical outcome leaves the person blind, which is what Geneva is facing. Retinitis Pigmentosa wasn't discovered until the 1970s, but ignore that and use this as a chance to learn more.
I liked Geneva and, to my surprise, I could feel the heart and depth of WWII research the author has woven into this book. I enjoyed learning new things about the OSO. This kind of education is so desperately needed for our younger generation. To have it wrapped up inside of a complexed mystery; Matchett you won me over with this one book.
This book stands alone but is book one in a new series. A few things left me curious and I'm thinking they will be answered in the next book in the series. I fully intend to read it. Few books still encompass the proper Noir feeling while including Christ and mystery.
P.S. I believe the cover is done the way it is, to emphasize a tiny glimpse into how Geneva's vision works.
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