🎉🎉🎉 HAPPY PUBLICATION DAY TO CHRIS MCDONALD 🎉🎉🎉 The fourth (!) Stonebridge Mysteries book The Case Of The Missing Firefly is out today!!
Massive thanks to Sean Coleman of Red Dog Press and Chris for my advanced e-copy of The Case Of The Missing Firefly.
The notoriously hard-drinking, backstabbing Stonebridge Radio crew are having their Hallowe’en party on Winkle Island, rumoured to be the most haunted place in Northern Ireland. Unfortunately, Adam and Colin are there too, having accepted an easy pay day from Colin’s event organising mother.
At dinner, a shocking announcement is followed by an even more shocking murder, and the theft of a priceless Firefly necklace. To top it all, thanks to a raging storm, everyone is trapped on the island.
Now, faced with devious radio presenters, a strange tour guide, and a rampaging murderer, Adam and Colin are back in business.
The Case of the Missing Firefly is the fourth in the Stonebridge Mysteries series of cosy crime novellas.
What Did I Think?
Adam and Colin are back with another next unexpected murder investigation. These gents almost seem like magnets to the killers of Stonebridge! But this time they’re on location!
The Case Of The Missing Firefly is a locked room style of read where the locked room is a remote island in the midst of a storm. So it’s not really locked but all the suspects are stranded until the storm breaks, giving our intrepid amateur detectives the opportunity to investigate a murder and a theft.
As the pair ask their questions, they (like me) suspect everyone. Each is disgruntled for one reason or another, but disgruntled enough to take a life? I personally couldn’t settle on a suspect, with every conversation the duo did, my finger of suspicion switched.
McDonald has penned a fast paced novella with the events taking place over 24 hours. With the stormy remote location, The Case Of The Missing Firefly felt darker than its predecessors in the series but McDonald still managed to inject the light-hearted banter between the Stonebridge Holmes and Watson. Another cracking quick read from the keyboard of Chris McDonald which I thoroughly enjoyed!
Who Is Chris McDonald?
Chris McDonald grew up in Northern Ireland before settling in Manchester via Lancaster and London.
He is the author the DI Erika Piper series A Wash of Black, Whispers In The Dark and Roses for the Dead. He has also recently dabbled in writing cosy crimes, in the shape of The Stonebridge Mysteries, as a remedy for the darkness.
He is a full time teacher, husband, father to two beautiful girls and a regular voice on The Blood Brothers Podcast. He is a fan of 5-a-side football, heavy metal and dogs.
Find him on twitter @cmacwritescrime