Review of Murder Under A Blue Moon

Murder Under A Blue Moon
A 1930s Mona Moon Mystery Book 1
Abigail Keam
5 Stars

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Mona Moon is not your typical young lady. She is a cartographer by trade, explorer by nature, and adventurer by heart. But there’s a problem.
Miss Mona is broke. It’s during the Depression, and National Geographic has just turned down her application to join an expedition to the Amazon.
What’s she to do? Perhaps get a job as a department store salesgirl. Anything to tide her over until a next assignment.
There’s a knock on the door. Who could this be in the middle of the night? Holding a revolver, Mona reluctantly opens her door to a man wearing a Homburg hat and holding a briefcase.
“I bring glad tidings. Your Uncle Manfred Moon has died and left you as his heir to the Moon fortune. You are now one of the richest women in the country!” he says.
Mona’s response is to point her revolver in his face. If the stranger is telling the truth, she will apologize. If he is a fraud, she will shoot him.
That’s how Mona does things in 1933. (Goodreads)


The characters are well rounded and well developed. Mona is a feisty, smart and independent woman. These descriptions were not readily applied to women in the 1930’s, although I am sure there were a lot of women like that back then. I really enjoyed getting to know this no-nonse woman and all of the other characters that I met. The cast of characters was great.

The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read. The author seems very knowledgeable about this time period and that lent an authenticity to this book and kept me fully engaged. And it helped that there was an intriguing mystery as well.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted mystery. If you enjoy reading about past eras, grab this book.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book and provided my honest review.


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