Death on West End Road
by Carrie Doyle
Published November 24th 2020
Like a basket of warm cinnamon buns, an unsolved crime is something that Hamptons innkeeper and sleuth Antonia Bingham just can't resist. Despite a busy high-season schedule and an inn booked to capacity, Antonia has agreed to investigate a cold case in her beloved adopted hometown, East Hampton, NY: the killing of Susie Whitaker, whose brutal 1990 slaying on a tennis court in the poshest part of town was never solved. And the person who has hired Antonia? Prime suspect Pauline Framingham, a manipulative pharmaceutical heiress from a powerful family. As Antonia attempts to unravel the mysteries of the past she unearths even darker secrets and ultimately wonders if it would have been best to let sleeping dogs lie. To make matters worse, past acquaintances and love interests reappear in the Hamptons, disrupting Antonia's world and causing her to scurry to the fridge for comfort. Death on West End Road is the third book in the Hamptons Murder Mystery Series. Along with a colorful cast of supporting characters, the beating heart of the book is Antonia Bingham, restaurateur, gourmand, and nosy carb-lover.
This is the third book in the Hamptons Murder mystery series by Carrie Doyle.
This book is a bit convoluted if I am honest. Pauline asks Antonia to look into the murder of one of her friends. Come to find out she has done something similar over the years asking various people to look into this particular cold case. Antonia, however, is a much better sleuth than any who came before her.
I didn’t quite understand the concept of this story especially when I got to the end and discovered the identity of the killer. Paulina didn’t really need anyone to find the killer for her since she knew who it was all along. Maybe she just needed someone else to bring this person to justice. Not sure.
Not my favorite cozy story but I did like the setting and the main character of Antonia a lot. I will look into other books featuring this character and see if I like those better.
If you like cozy mysteries, definitely check this one out. You won’t be disappointed.
I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) in return for an honest review. I thank NetGalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this title.