The Art Of Murder (Jordan Jenner Mysteries#2) by J.S. Strange #BookReview #Mystery #CosyMystery #LGBT

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Art of Murder is book #2 in Jordan Jenner Mysteries and is good to be read as a standalone.

PI Jordan has a new case, to identify the culprits of the gang Dirty Dollys who are sabotaging the artworks of major players in the industry. When Xander Draper approaches Jordan for help, little did he expect the turmoil of having the client murdered in front of his eyes, being shot at and hounded at his home. Stalked and harassed, Jordan’s resolve develops that much stronger to unearth the agenda of the Dirty Dollys.

Fast paced and exciting, The Art Of Murder takes the reader back to the classical sleuthing techniques. The questions that lead the detective from one puzzle to another, the painstaking weeding of important details from the mish mash of debris being strewn about, following instincts that may land one in trouble, the author has plotted a good whodunnit which keeps the reader guessing till the end.

Jordan was a wonderful character, the ruminations on his flaws making him so endearing and loving. I do wish however that the action scenes had him coming out as a bit stronger as one would expect from a PI whose job is to face dangerous situations. I was under the impression that cozy mysteries have amateur sleuths so hate to classify this in that genre as the central protagonist is a PI but for the absence of gore, YES, the Art of Murder provides a comfortable read.

I would like to thank Emma at Damppebbles for providing a copy of this book as part of the blog tour which unfortunately got canceled.

Book Blurb

Wales at its best.

The second in the Jordan Jenner Mysteries series. The follow up to Murder on the Rocks.

Artist Xander Draper is being threatened by a dangerous group. With PI Jordan Jenner’s help, Xander hopes to remain unscathed.

But when Xander is murdered, his body displayed as his final exhibit, Jordan realises the extent of the trouble Xander was in. Now, there are people following Jordan. They know his name, and they want him dead.

Meanwhile, Jordan’s brother Ashley has returned, and he has a secret. As time runs out to solve the murder of the famous artist, Jordan begins to fear his brother may be responsible.

A classic cosy mystery set in the heart of Cardiff.

A perfect read for fans of Agatha Christie.

A murdered artist. A brother with a deadly secret. A group intent on killing. The Art of Murder is the second in the Jordan Jenner Mysteries series, a cosy murder mystery set in Wales.

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