Title: Murder at Castle Rock
Author: Anne Marie Stoddard
Review: Amelia Grace is the manager and booking agent for Atlanta’s famous Castle Rock concert venue. Amelia books the comeback tour for eighties rock star Bobby Glitter but before the first bow of the night the owner of Castle Rock tumbles to his death. The police suspect foul play and all signs point to two employees at Castle Rock. Amelia finds herself racing against time to clear her friends name and uncover the killer before she ends up being the next victim.
Anne Marie Stoddard debut novel, Murder at Castle Rock, is your typical murder mystery format with a heroine who joins the ranks of the accidental detective when someone she cares for is accused of murder.
Anne Marie Stoddard shows both sides of the music world with the groupies, drugs but she also shows the other side of hard working people who work long hours, eat pizza for lunch and live perfectly normal lives. Well, all expect that crazy murders that never seem to end.
Anne Marie Stoddard created a heroine who is devoid of almost all the typical murder mystery cliché. Grace loves music, she is a normal person with no super skills expect people liking her and at some point you could almost see her as a real person. She does try to solve the mystery but with all murder mysteries she does it to protect someone she cares for.
Anne Marie Stoddard has written a great murder mystery from beginning to end and keeps you guessing to the end of the novel who the true murder is and why. She uses quite a bit of pop culture in her book but since she is working in the music industry that is to be expected and creates some really funny moments.
I am excited to see where Anne Marie Stoddard will take Amelia on her next accidental mystery.
Thanks Heidi for this review
Published: Published May 8th 2013 by BookLogixPublishing Services, Inc.
Page Count: 251
Quick Review: 5 out 5 stars –
Why I Read this Title: Sent for an honest review
Synopsis: As the manager and booking agent for Atlanta’s famous Castle Rock concert venue, Amelia “Ame” Grace is ready for the most exciting week of her career: she’s booked three shows and a live DVD-filming for the comeback tour of none other than the eighties Pop Rock Prince himself, Bobby Glitter! Before the rock star can take a bow on the first night, however, trouble steals the show as Castle Rock’s owner takes a deadly tumble from atop the venue’s rear tower. To make matters worse, the police suspect foul play—and all signs point to two of Castle Rock’s own employees. Ame is in a race against time to clear the names of her friends and uncover the truth before the killer decides it’s curtains for her too!
This book is the first in the Amelia Grace music industry thriller series and was the winner of the 2012 AJC Decatur Book Festival & BookLogix Publishing Services, Inc. Writing Contest.
Author Information: Aside from my friends and family, I'm passionate about two things: writing and live music. When I can bring the two together, my life feels complete. I was fortunate enough to win the 2012 AJC Decatur Book Festival & BookLogix Publishing Services, Inc. Writing Contest with my manuscript for "Murder At Castle Rock.” Being published has been a dream of mine since kindergarten, and I’m so grateful for the opportunity to share my stories. I am currently working on several other projects, including a sequel to "Murder At Castle Rock" and another mystery series. Stay tuned for more updates or follow me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/AmStoddardBooks), Twitter (@amstoddardbooks), Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/amstoddardbooks/), Google+ (https://plus.google.com/u/0/109523067...), Shelfari (http://www.shelfari.com/amstoddardbooks), or check out my website: http://www.amstoddardbooks.com. Thanks for stopping by, and happy reading!