When I noted this cozy mystery by Elizabeth Spann Craig (click to visit her site/blog) at Amazonrecently, it was the word "bunco" in the title that caught my attention first.
Many years ago, my mom hosted bunco parties. At that time, I was a little girl, sneaking out of bed to see what was going on with all these ladies moving around our living room and porch, the tables, the treats...what a nice memory it brought to mind. :-) And In case you haven't heard of BUNCO, it's a dice party game that is apparently still quite popular now.
A Body at Bunco was a real treat and Myrtle Clover is my kind of main character. Myrtle is spunky, sassy, opinionated (in a good way) and lives life on her own terms. And In spite of being in her 80s, she is not portrayed as some achy, whining older woman (which has all too often been the case in other books I've read), who is past doing anything constructive or exciting, Myrtle is still living life full-tilt and making the most of every day! ;-)
The story has LOTS of twists and turns and red herrings left along the way. Had me guessing who the real killer(s) was too, I like that. I don't like stories with obvious finales almost right from the start, that are too obvious. Another plus with this series, the stories can be read in any order. Too often books in a series don't make sense, unless they are read in order from book 1...I appreciate that.
I will definitely be reading more from the Myrtle Clover series! :-) Just delightful.
Overall rating for this book: Very Good. 4 out of 5