Bonjour à tous!
J’espère que vous allez bien en cette période compliquée. Pour ma part, je suis en confinement chez moi mais en télé travail. Les journées sont fatigantes et je n’ai pas vraiment la tête à lire le soir… de plus je devais être bientot en vacances mais du fait du confinement je ne vois pas trop l’interet de poser des jours et je préfère aider mes collègues en ce moment. Du coup, mes lectures ralentissent.
Je vous retrouve cependant avec la chronique du premier tome de la nouvelle série de Josh Lanyon qui s’appelle Secrets and Scrabble. Il s’agit d’un Cosy Mystery donc sans sexe et sans violence, intitulé Murder at Pirate’s Cove:
Ellery Page, aspiring screenwriter, Scrabble champion and guy-with-worst-luck-in-the-world-when-it-comes-to-dating, is ready to make a change. So when he learns he’s inherited both a failing bookstore and a falling-down mansion in the quaint seaside village of Pirate’s Cove on Buck Island, Rhode Island, it’s full steam ahead!
Sure enough, the village is charming, its residents amusingly eccentric, and widowed police chief Jack Carson is decidedly yummy (though probably as straight as he is stern). However, the bookstore is failing, the mansion is falling down, and there’s that little drawback of finding rival bookseller–and head of the unwelcoming-committee–Trevor Maples dead during the annual Buccaneer Days celebration.
Still, it could be worse. And once Police Chief Carson learns Trevor was killed with the cutlass hanging over the door of Ellery’s bookstore, it is.
FR- Alors alors… alors j’aime énormément Josh Lanyon et j’avais très envie de découvrir son dernier roman. Tout d’abord, il faut savoir qu’il s’agit d’un cosy mystery et que par conséquent il n’y aucun scene de violence ou d’amour d’écrite. Vraiment. Alors oui il y a un meurtre et une romance mais ce n’est jamais décrit . Même pas un bisous. Rien. Donc si ce n’est pas votre truc, passez votre chemin.
ENG- So well well well…. well I love Josh Lanyon very much and I really wanted to discover his latest novel. First of all, you should know that this is a cozy mystery and that therefore there is no scene of violence or love of writing. Really. So yes there is a murder and a romance but it is never described. Not even a kiss. Nothing. So if that’s not your thing, go your way.
That said, I knew exactly what to expect when I started this novel so I didn’t miss it at all. Well I admit that I will not read that cozy mystery but once in a while it is appreciable. Especially when they are as well written as the novels of Josh Lanyon.
If you have read his series Adrien English or Holmes and Moriarity, you will find similarities in this series. We always have almost the same type of characters and I must say that the fact that one of the characters is called Jack disturbed me a bit compared to Adrien’s Jake but this is only a detail.
I really liked the character of Ellery. I got really attached to him and I can’t wait to learn more about him and especially about Jack who is really mysterious. I also really liked the town of Pirate Cove and its people. I found that this first volume allowed us to get to know the characters and their environment well while leaving tracks for future volumes.
The plot is mastered and very well developed. The relationship between Ellery and Jack takes its time but settles clearly and lets us predict the best for the future.
Once again Josh Lanyon gives us an excellent novel. Endearing characters and a very well conducted plot. A novel different from what is being done at the moment but very pleasant. A series which I can’t wait to read more.
Ma note globale :
Ce roman est un service presse numérique de :
Fan de MM et plus particulièrement des single dads (ça marche aussi avec les oncles, les grands frères etc…) , des MMM et d’Urban Fantasy.