In Jeanie Wolfe’s captivating murder mystery novel, Murder After Hours: Starry Hill Cozy Mystery Book One, a businesswoman’s efficient new secretary is murdered right in front of her eyes and so she sets out to find the killer. Vacation rental business owner Robin Ingals had been impressed by Letitia Ruiz even before meeting her. So far, Letitia has been doing a fantastic job and is an excellent addition to the team. Robin enjoys her work which helps her heal from her recent difficult divorce. Everything seems to be going well until Letitia is fatally hit during a performance at a local theater. Saddened by her cruel death, Robin sets out to solve the case. She persuades her new handsome landscaper to help her uncover details about the elusive secretary.
Wolfe crafts a set of eccentric, interesting characters who make up Robin’s work team. The list of suspects kept changing which made the story unpredictable. Robin’s romance with Lee was full of suspense too with the killer on the loose. I appreciated that the story was layered with new revelations about Letitia and the murder springing up at every stage of the investigation. I loved Robin’s growth and enjoyed her journey to finding true love and happiness despite the ordeals she goes through. There are many hair-raising scenes in the story that I enjoyed. Murder After Hours by Jeanie Wolfe is a riveting cozy mystery novel with compelling characters and exciting twists that readers will love. It intertwines a beautiful romance story with a thrilling mystery. ~ Edith Wairimu, Readers’ Favorite