Gregory Rasmussen, the infamous Rasputin Killer, never served the sentence handed down in absentia for a particularly brutal murder. He has eluded the law for years, but he is now believed to be in the North Country. When a resident is murdered at the local retirement home, speculation about the killer’s identity fills the headlines. Then another victim is found at Chez Prentice.
Trapped in her snowbound B&B with elderly new friend Hugh Channing, father of the first victim, and her baby, Janet, Amelia Prentice Dickensen and her staff are asking themselves: Where is the murderer? Is he really the Rasputin Killer? Could one of their guests be the infamous psychopath, known for his power to charm and his fine singing voice? Will publicity surrounding the discovery of a dead body in the basement put the B&B out of business?
Interspersed with humor and local Adirondack color, Amelia’s latest murder case is especially chilling. (Summary via Goodreads)
This was the first book that I have read by E.E. Kennedy and although it is the 4th book in her Miss Prentice Mystery series, it was a GREAT read.
I enjoy any book that involves a Bed & Breakfast and a small group of people. E.E. Kennedy makes you feel right at home immediately. I was so at ease and relaxed while reading the story, there was a part of the story where everyone was drinking hot cocoa and I felt like I could smell it and wanted some myself. ( I didn't have any because I didn't want to stop reading. )
E.E. Kennedy kept me at the edge of my seat throughout the book with her 2 murders and the list of suspects. There were three potential suspects and I couldn't begin the figure it out. When I thought I had it figured out, something would happen and I was lost again.
I also enjoyed that she involved a retirement home. That brought memories of visiting my grandfater when he was in a nursing home years ago. Fond memories.
I'm sorry that I was unable to read the previous books in this series but you can count on me reading them from here on out. I just love Chez Prentice, Amelia and the rest of the gang and cannot wait to see what unfolds in the next book.
Review by Missi S.
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