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Murder at the Mena House: A Jane Wunderly Mystery

by Erica Ruth Neubauer

Published in 2020, this debut novel takes place in 1926 at the Mena Hotel in Cairo. (The palatial hotel opened its doors in 1886 in the shadows of the Great Pyramids of Giza.) Young American widow Jane Wunderly is being treated to the trip by her matchmaking Aunt Millie. Jane’s first husband was killed in WWI. He was an abusive man making Jane fearful of any future relationships.

For some reason fellow hotel guest Anna Sainton, a self-proclaimed party girl, outwardly dislikes Jane. When Anna is found shot to death, Jane becomes the chief suspect. In pops a handsome mysterious stranger who calls himself Redvers. He represents himself as a banker, but there’s more. He latches on to Jane has she begins to investigate Anna’s death.

There is a lot packed into this cozy mystery including multiple deaths, romance, long-held secrets, a beautiful historical location, etc.  I look forward to reading the second installment in the Jane Wunderly Mystery series which just came out in March 2021.

~Emma

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