Print Length: 231 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: B08HT8651T
Genre: Women Sleuths
She is a savvy, smart — and smart-mouthed — real estate professional working in Havenville when she meets Venice, also from New York, and also looking to reinvent herself. Together they make a killer transaction in more ways than one.
The BookViral Review:
Original crime fiction with a sublime twist of humour, it doesn’t get any better than Ashley Addison’s debut novel Real Estate, Murder, and Mayhem. Sitting in the Women Sleuths sub-genre it’s fleet of pace and laden with a bevvy of top-notch characters with Addison retaining that often elusive balance between levity and suspense throughout.
A lively imagining with the affability of a familiar soap opera there’s enough here to keep the most inquisitive reader guessing, but where Addison ultimately excels is in her characterization, creating personalities that are bold and wholly memorable, with dialogue that is timely and keenly observed.
Despite its popularity, the Women Sleuths sub-genre is oversubscribed with lacklustre offerings and those which do well are invariably the ones with the strongest characters. In Vivianne and Venice, Addison has created two genuine gems and it’s in the telling of their backstories that the levity of her prose prevails.
They’re both smart and pragmatic with snappy voices, but feminine and resilient at the same time and together they will make a great duo as Addison’s Vivianne Murphy Mystery series progresses.
A must-read for fans of the genre Real Estate, Murder, and Mayhem is highly recommended!