Author: Kelly Oliver
Series: Fiona Figg Mystery #2
Publisher: Level Best Books
Release Date: January 5, 2021
Fiona Figg returns in another mystery that may be her last!
After the success of her first mystery in getting close with Frederick Fredericks, Fiona is again dispatched by Room 40 on another mission, this time to Paris. At least this time she gets to be herself. Upon arriving in Paris, she finds that her passport has been stolen but manages to get passed off as a Captain’s wife. She then realizes that her contact is nowhere to be found and takes a room at the Grand Hotel where Frederick Fredericks is staying. Even though she is supposed to be herself, she brings plenty of disguise with her and transforms herself into Harold the bell boy. Now able to move throughout the hotel inner workings with ease, she finds roadblocks with the hotel staff, but manages to get on serving duty at a local party. When she is discovered with a bloody knife over the body of a dead countess (yet again) she quickly finds out that her spying days may be over!
If you thought Betrayal at Ravenswick was a hoot, wait till you read High Treason at the Grand Hotel. I wasn’t sure that Fiona could get herself into more trouble, but she proved me wrong. This new cozy mystery was laced with misfortune, but she ultimately prevailed at a high price. As with the first, there was still plenty of humor, but it took quite a bit of serious tone as the story went. Fiona gets mixed up in a serial killer’s ring of murders, which she thankfully helps solve, but not before some of the characters meet their unfortunate fate. She also witnesses a firing squad execution. Again, this book has many historical characters from the time that make it worth the read and the research if you’re interested.
I received a complimentary copy of this title from the publisher. The views and opinions expressed within are my own.