Book Review

Superfluous WomenTitle: Superfluous Women
Author:  Carola Dunn
Publication Date: 2015
Formats: Hardback, Paperback, Kobo
Genres: Mystery, Cozy Mystery, Historical Fiction



Those who have read my previous reviews will know that I recently read Carola Dunn’s Corpse at the Crystal Palace and though I enjoyed it, I found it a bit tedious in the beginning and had my doubts about reading any more in the series.  Well I am pleased to say that I really enjoyed Superfluous Women, it was a traditional murder mystery but in this instance it didn’t drag its heels but was zipping along from the very first page.

Perhaps my change in view is due to reading a previous book but I think it can be attributed most to the fact that we were not just reliant on Daisy as our means of solving the case.  Other characters, who were well developed and unique, took us along for the ride and this allowed us, as the readers, to come to our own conclusions about what has occurred.  It really enjoy this is murder mysteries as I am one of those page turning sleuths who develops my own theories as I read.

While I would say this wouldn’t be everyone’s cup of tea I would recommend it for a lazy afternoon in the sun or in Australia, a wet afternoon in front of the fire.  It is a relaxing, enjoyable and entertaining read.

4 Stars