It’s the final review of #melcomleyweek Murder At The Hotel by M.A. Comley @Melcom1

So it’s my final review today and I hope I have given you all a taste of the variety of the books delivered by one of my favourite authors. There’s a list of the series in the author bio at the bottom of the page if you fancy starting one from the very beginning-you won’t regret it!

Today I’m doing something I’ve not actually done before and publishing a review before the book is actually published but as it’s the second in the series, it gives you time to read Murder At The Wedding first!

About this book…

With heads still spinning from the recent murder at Carmel Cove’s largest wedding, excitement mounts as a famous author books into the hotel with her entourage. Excitement quickly turns to fear and suspicion as another murder rocks the small community.

When a member of Ruth Morgan’s amateur dramatic club is arrested for the crime, Ruth must once again take the reins and battle wits with not only her nemesis, the local Detective Inspector, but also the murderer who is determined to evade capture.

Grab this fast-paced cozy mystery today. Readers who enjoy Faith Martin’s mysteries will enjoy this novel.

My review….

I’m determined not to fall behind with this series and with the next book out just before Christmas, I made sure I was good and ready…even though now I have longer to wait!! I wasn’t sure before I started this new cosy crime series if it would work for me but thankfully it has and I actually enjoyed this second instalment more than the first. The character of Ruth seems to have settled into herself now after her introduction in Murder At The Wedding and I didn’t find myself as irritated by her this time!

After the local scandal that took place at “the wedding of the year” when a well known community figure was murdered, Ruth is looking forward to a little R&R. But a bookish event at a local hotel means that one of the biggest authors around is in the area and that can’t be missed! But, as in all good murder mysteries, another death occurs leading to one of Ruth’s amateur dramatic members being arrested for murder. The fight to prove his innocence proves harder than expected especially once her arch rival Inspector Littlejohn is sent to investigate the case! And the victim seems to have made lots of enemies on their way to the top so how will Ruth figure out who killed them…and, more importantly, why?

I’ve really settled into this series now and felt like I was visually involved in the setting of the hotel from the moment we arrived there! Having attended many bookish events in the past (although thankfully no one has ever been murdered at one!!) the event was delivered perfectly by the author who has also plenty of behind the scenes knowledge of events and publishing! This added a real sense of believability to the storyline and I loved how the suspects came from all angles of the victims life.

I found Ruth much more likeable in this second book of the series and have settled into her foibles and those of the other recurring characters. Once again I didn’t work out who the murderer was but everything came together in an organically crafted case that I thoroughly enjoyed. I still think that this series needs to be optioned for tv as it definitely feels the same standard as “Midsummer Murders” or “Death in Paradise”. And I’m really looking forward now to Murder By The Sea which will be swimming it’s way to Amazon on 18th December.

Murder At The Hotel will be released on 18th November so plenty of time to catch up on the series so far!

Meet the author…

M A Comley is a KINDLE UNLIMITED ALL-STAR author as well as being a New York Times, USA Today, Amazon Top 20 bestselling author, she has topped the book charts on iBooks as a top 5 bestselling and reached #2 bestselling author on Barnes and Noble. Over two and a half million copies sold world wide. She’s a British author who moved to France in 2002, and that’s when she turned her hobby into a career. 

When she’s not writing crime novels she’s either reading them or going on long walks with her rescue pup Labrador, Dex.

Here’s a list of her books, Cruel Justice, Impeding Justice, Final Justice, Foul Justice, Guaranteed Justice, Ultimate Justice, Virtual Justice, Hostile Justice, Tortured Justice, Rough Justice, Dubious Justice, Calculated Justice, Twisted Justice, Prime Justice, Heroic Justice, Shameful Justice and Immoral Justice. There are several novellas and short stories in the series too.

No Right To Kill, Killer Blow, The Dead Can’t Speak and Deluded in the DI Sara Ramsey series. 

Her other successful series are: The DI Sally Parker thriller series, which includes WRONG PLACE, NO HIDING PLACE, COLD CASE, Deadly encounter and Lost Innocence

The DI Kayli Bright Trilogy – The Missing Children, Killer on the Run, Hidden Agenda, Murderous Betrayal and Dying Breath. 


There are three books in the Intention series, Sole Intention, Grave Intention and Devious Intention.

Plus a couple of standalone novels – EVIL IN DISGUISE and FOREVER WATCHING YOU.

As well as co-authoring the Deception Series co-authored by fellow NY Times bestselling author, Linda S Prather Clever Deception, Tragic Deception and Sinful Deception.

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If you fancy a lighter read, why not try one of my romances: A Time to Heal, and A Time for Change–Based on a TRUE story. I also have a selection of short stories and novelettes available which I know you’ll enjoy.

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I am a Norfolk girl living in leafy Cheshire with my grumpy Scotsman. A mum and nana who lives for my family but who is also addicted to reading (and Marmite!) I will read almost anything but my preferred genres to review are psychological thrillers, crime procedural novels or women's fiction. My kindle is my life but I also have a substantial bookshelf in my cosy reading room where I can go to escape the stresses of family life with plenty of tea and chocolate. I am a member of netgalley and bookbridg. I review on Amazon, where I'm a Top 500 reviewer, and Goodreads. You can always find me over on Twitter @jocatrobertson for any review requests.

2 thoughts on “It’s the final review of #melcomleyweek Murder At The Hotel by M.A. Comley @Melcom1”

  1. You’ve tempted me…Bought Anthony Horowitz’s The Word is Murder (think that’s the right title!) on your recommendation so hoping I enjoy this as much. x

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