And Then They Were Doomed: A Little Library Mystery
And Then They Were Doomed A Little Library Mystery Author:Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli Zoe Zola is one of ten invitees to an Agatha Christie symposium. Tempers flare?and then there are nine. Can Jenny Weston save Zoe from murder on the Upper Peninsula? — Little Person author Zoe Zola believes that one of the unluckiest things in life is to receive an invitation?in the form of a letter edged in black?to an Agatha Christie symposium ... more »at an old Upper Peninsula hunting lodge. Her reluctance dissipates when she learns that the organizer is named Emily Brent?the name of a character poisoned by cyanide in Christie?s And Then There Were None.
As a dreary rain soaks the U.P., Zoe and nine other Christie scholars?each of whom bears a vague resemblance to one of the classic mystery novel?s characters?arrive at the lodge. At the opening night dinner, arguments flare over the experts? discordant theories about Christie. Next morning, the guests find one particularly odious man has gone?whereabouts and reasons unknown. Such a coincidental resemblance to a work of fiction is surely impossible; therefore, it appears to be possible.
As the guests disappear, one by one, Zoe resolves to beat a hasty retreat?but her car won't start. She calls her friend, amateur sleuth/little librarian Jenny Weston, but Jenny will have to wait out a storm off Lake Superior before she can come to the rescue. If Zoe?s to stay alive to greet Jenny when she eventually arrives, she?ll have to draw on everything she knows about Agatha Christie?s devilish plots in Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli?s fourth tantalizing Little Library mystery.« less
This is book 4 in the little library series. Zoe Zola is such a hard to pin down character. I find her confusing with her odd ways. So sometimes that threw me in this story. She seems to have a lot of drama and anxiety.
As you may realize each book is fashioned after famous author. This time it is Agatha Christie, and Then there were none, and Murder on the Orient express.
Jenny wants to run away from Tony, and break her engagement. Zoe's been invited to be a key note speaker at a webinar about Agatha Christie, which she knows is a trap from her vindictive relatives, who shunned her and her mother years ago.
So Jenny takes Zoe to the remote venue, and meets up with her sister Lisa who filming a documentary in the same area. It never stops raining and things get weird. And people keep disappearing just like in Then there were none.
The whole mystery kept me interested, as I tried to work around the quirks of Zoe.
I really like how the author themes play into each book. I dont think you need to read any previous books to enjoy this book 4.