I am delighted to be taking part in the blog tour for ‘Death at the Plague Museum’ by Lesley Kelly. This book, the third in the A Health of Strangers Thriller series, was published in paperback and as an eBook on the 18th April 2019 by Sandstone Press. I would like to thank Ceris Jones for inviting me participate in the blog tour and for my review copy.
I will tell you my thoughts on ‘Death at the Plague Museum’ in just a moment. First though here’s what it is about.
The pandemic is spreading.
On Friday, three civil servants leading Virus policy hold a secret meeting at the Museum of Plagues and Pandemics. By Monday, two are dead and one is missing.
It’s up to Mona and Bernard of the Health Enforcement Team to find the missing official before panic hits the streets.
I actually haven’t read the first two books in the A Health of Strangers Thriller series, so I didn’t know how I would get on with ‘Death at the Plague Museum’. It did sound interesting though and naturally being the bookworm that I am I really wanted to give it a go. I need not have worried as my enjoyment wasn’t spoilt at all and I soon found myself becoming heavily involved in the story. I really liked the author’s style of writing and the storyline itself. It is very different to anything I have ever read.
Taking place over five days, I found this story to be extremely gripping and fast-paced. The virus had already cost the lives of hundreds and thousands of people in Scotland and it continued to spread. Scary hey! On top of that two important civil servants were dead and one was missing. The Health Enforcement Team were given the task of finding the missing official as quickly as they could. With no time to waste they did everything they could, even at the risk of putting themselves in danger.
I really enjoyed getting to know the Health Enforcement Team, particularly Mona and Bernard. I liked how the author didn’t just focus on their professional lives but also their personal lives. It made for some very interesting reading. I wasn’t very keen on Maitland, but I think he could actually grow on me eventually. Time will tell though.
Social media plays such a big part in our lives these days and I liked the fact that the author included it in her story. Full marks to her for this.
I am absolutely delighted to have been given the opportunity of being introduced to this series. ‘Death at the Plague Museum’ was a very enjoyable read and I am looking forward to much more from this author. For fans of this series you will be delighted to know that there is a fourth book coming out.
‘Death at the Plague Museum’ is available to purchase from Amazon UK:-
About Lesley Kelly
Lesley Kelly has worked in the public and voluntary sectors for the past twenty years, dabbling in poetry and stand-up comedy along the way. She has won several writing competitions, including the Scotsman’s Short Story award in 2008. Her debut novel, A Fine House in Trinity, was long-listed for the William Mclvanney award in 2016. She can be followed on Twitter (@lkauthor) where she tweets about writing, Edinburgh and whatever else takes her fancy.