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  • Location: Brighton, Sussex

Russian Roulette

Russian Roulette

Why a Booktrail?

1956: Russian Roulette is not a game that usually ends well

  • ISBN: 978-1472122391
  • Genre: Cosy crime, Mystery

What you need to know before your trail

Brighton is a quiet sea side town right? Not the place where you would expect a dead body..with poisoned gin, call girls and high stakes gambling surrounding it. But that’s exactly what Mirabelle, private detective finds herself in.  Then,  So a wartime hero’s body turns up on the Sussex Downs, she is glad that McGregor is caught up in a mystery of his own as Brighton’s establishment closes ranks.

The situation gets even more dangerous and dark when it turns out that the dead man on the Downs turns out to have been a member of a deadly thrillseekers club, related to an earlier murder, Mirabelle is determined to uncover the truth and free the innocent people who are bearing the brunt of the cover up.

Travel Guide

Russian Roulette

Streetview Maps

D) Brighton - Tongdean Avenue
E) Brighton - The Grand Hotel

Booktrailer Review

Susan: @thebooktrailer

There are some good mysteries and some great ones and this one is the later. Evocative and dark – there are some seedy places in Brighton if this is to go by! A few crimes and a maze of mysteries to navigate with more than enough twists to rival the streets of Kemptown. Brighton in the 1950s is  great setting and there’s a lot to look at. Mirabelle is  a great character and finds herself in a real fix this time and her life more complicated than ever before which makes it all the more interesting.

The setting as I’ve said before really adds to the story here – The Grand Hotel carries more than a few secrets and there are thrillseekers galore in and around the town. There’s multilayers to this novel and yes, its a war time mystery but one with poison, gin, prostitutes and more. One crime scene in particular really intrigued me. Oh and that title. Read this and appreciate it even more.

Booktrail Boarding Pass: Russian Roulette

Author/Guide: Sara Sheridan  Destination: Brighton, Sussex  Departure Time: 1956

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