Book reviews are subjective. I tend to rate books not according to how “perfect” they are, seem to be, or are said to be in general but rather to how perfect they are to me. I received an advance reading copy of this book for an honest review.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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So! What’s up next for Great-War-pilot-turned-crime-investigator Cecilia “Ace” Carroway and her motley crew of detectives at C. Carroway and Associates? Violinist P. Charles Derkin comes seeking the agency’s assistance, convinced that his violin will soon bring him to the same terrible fate as the instrument’s two previous, deceased owners in Ace Carroway and the Deadly Violin by author Guy Worthey.
For the record, cursed or haunted spooky-spooky stuff isn’t my go-to kind of reading, so if you’re like me, don’t be spooked-out by the skull on the book cover. While a character or two may be terrified at certain times here, this tale isn’t terrifying.
Just like the earlier books I’ve read in The Adventures of Ace Carroway series, reading this sixth book was like meeting up with a gang of old pals. Good ol’ Bert and Quack especially are in fine, hilarious form in this one!
Sharp, intrepid, multitalented Ace sure has picked a fitting career for herself, giving her the chance to strategize and innovate, to help folks in distress, and to fly high and kick some bad-guy patootie. And yeah, she has her moments of misfirings, shyness, and embarrassment, so hey. She isn’t too perfect, which would get annoying.
And I actually saw one of the twists coming this time before Ace and the fellas did. Score ten points for me! (Ahem.)
This author’s clever and zany style keeps me on my toes, and I can’t wait for Book Seven.
Here’s my review of Book One in the series, Ace Carroway and the Great War.