What looks like an accidental mass poisoning at a local bank is quickly shown to be a cover for murder. The victim is Cynthia Harmon, a woman who enjoyed making enemies. No one shows much concern with the details of her death. In fact, it is an acceptable solution to many a persons' problem. That changes as the investigation progresses and secrets are exposed. The first is missing money: an embezzlement that leads to suicide - or does it? Along the way relationships end, change and maybe star. It's hard to know what to do when anyone could be the murderer. All of which becomes irrelevant when a third body shows up. Only then do the shadows from long ago lead to the truth.
What people are saying...
"W.G. Eggleton's debut novel Murder Makes Mischief is a great comical caper, reminiscent of murder mystery who-dunnits from the past. It's the classic board game Clue meets Agatha Christie meets Fawlty Towers, and a humorous take on the money-hungry world of banking.
When a body turns up dead-poisoned-at a bank in Victoria, BC, two police detectives uncover that there is more to the employees that work there. Every single one of them seems to have motive. And Eggleton's novel reveals that there is more to the finance world than just money. There are also deadly little secrets, and someone has made a permanent 'withdrawal'. As the body count mounts, the suspects are gathered in the proverbial 'drawing room' in one final attempt to flush out a murderer.
Murder Makes Mischief is a bit weak on editing, but I did not find it detracts much from the story, which has unique character development, crisp pacing, enough red herrings to feed a vault of bankers, and inventive plotting. Well done!"
Cheryl Tardif aka Cheryl Kaye Tardif, author of Whale Song (2007 Kunati Books), The River and Divine Intervention (Edmonton, Canada)
"Enjoyed the twists and turns at the CIBC office. Sex, money and murder all shuffle together at a fast moving pace and kept me turning the pages to find out if my hunches were right about who was smart enough to almost get away with the perfect poisoning."
L. Altringer (USA)
"I packed your book to read on the beach and I finished it before the end of the second day. It's a page turner. You had me guessing, Ms. Christie!"
A. Horwood (Toronto, Canada)
"It was a 'page-turner' and I certainly didn't figure out who did it."
G. Sparks (Ontario, Canada)
"An easy-to-read, interesting puzzle - didn't know the bad guy until the very end; really liked how Victoria, BC was so much a part of the story, almost like another character!"
Elizabeth (Nova Scotia, Canada)