The Corpse with the Crystal Skull by Cathy Ace

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The Corpse with the Crystal Skull by Cathy Ace
Cait Morgan #9

Welsh Canadian globetrotting sleuth, and professor of criminal psychology, Cait Morgan, is supposed to be “celebrating” her fiftieth birthday in Jamaica with her ex-cop husband Bud Anderson. But when the body of the luxury estate’s owner is discovered locked inside an inaccessible tower, Cait and her fellow guests must work out who might have killed him – even if his murder seems impossible. Could the death of the man who hosted parties in the 1960s attended by Ian Fleming and Noël Coward be somehow linked to treasure the legendary Captain Henry Morgan might have buried at the estate? Or to the mission Bud and his secret service colleagues have been sent to the island to undertake?

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My Thoughts

It was so great to be back with Cait Morgan! I haven’t read all of the books in this series yet (and I’m totally in need of a re-read of all of them!), but I couldn’t wait to read this one. It’s been 4 years since the last book in this series released. Cait Morgan is one of my favorite classic cozy characters. One of the things I love best about her is that she is snarky – and she is an ‘older’ character. In fact, they are celebrating her 50th birthday in this book. 🙂 I always feel like I relate really well to older sleuths. Cait is so smart and I love following along as she tries to figure things out. It is fun to see her immediately feel like things are off – and that she needs to help.

I really enjoyed the cast of characters and the setting of this story. It made it really exciting since they weren’t on their “home” turf. If you like cozy mysteries with a classic feel, this is a great series to dive into. Cait Morgan books are always exciting and intelligently written; Ms. Ace knows how to hook you and keep you turning until the last page.

About the Author

Born and raised in Wales, now-Canadian Cathy Ace is the author of the Cait Morgan Mysteries, featuring her Welsh Canadian criminology professor sleuth who travels the world tripping over corpses, and The WISE Enquiries Agency Mysteries, featuring a quartet of female PIs, working from a Welsh stately home. Both series are traditional, entertaining, and have been well reviewed.

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  1. Thanks ever so much for taking the time to read and review this book, Brooke. I really appreciate it (and would have told you sooner, but have been having a few glitchy technical issues at this end!). Many thanks, Cathy

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