Review of Murders at the Manor (Inspector Broekstein Mysteries #1)
Blurb: Murders Most Foul
"What would you say if I were to tell you I believed...that in the heart of every man and woman alive, there lies the potential for ultimate evil?"
So begins a mystery of murder, jealousy, and revenge, as old friendships are tested and new alliances form.
When a wealthy heir invites half a dozen people to his recently inherited estate, all hell breaks loose, and it will be up to the quirky, lovelorn Inspector Willem Broekstein to find out whodunnit . But of course all is not as it seems, and Broekstein will need his wits about him if he's to keep from losing his head—or his heart—along the way.
Review: Willem Broekstein received an invitation from an old friend Charles to visit him at his manor. Little did he know that he was being invited to figure out who wanted to murder Charles, and all the suspects were also invited to the manor on the weekend. Willem must sort out the tangled relationships and lies to find the truth before they all lost their lives.
I'm back on my summer of mysteries! This is the first book in the fantastic mystery series, the Inspector Broekstein Mysteries. It takes place just after WWII, and all the quirkiness and atmosphere of those times are captured so well. Willem isn't a PI or police officer as one might think. He's a soap inspector who enjoys thinking through mysteries, and this one may get the better of him! The cast of characters were varied and full of quirks and flaws. I particularly liked Auguste and Det. Boomsma. While I guessed the first twist, I was surprised how it twisted again and again. It was a marvelous romp that made me laugh at times and had me on the edge of my seat at others. I've already read the second book in the series and it was even better than this one.