"Mr. Kavanagh managed to do what one of my favorite authors, M C Beaton, does so well, incorporate humor within the confines of a credible mystery. I laughed out loud several times. "Although the solution came as a shock, I did not feel as if I'd been blindsided, because Mr. Kavanagh played fair and the clues were there to be interpreted by the discerning reader."
"I found Capable of Murder to be a very capable mystery." (Mary Lynn is the author of "Dear Cari.") © MyShelf.Com. All Rights Reserved. USA
"With interesting characters, Brian Kavanagh's well-crafted, seductive tale, Capable of Murder lulls the reader into a false sense of security then attacks when least expected. There are many twists and turns as the story winds its way toward its startling conclusion. This is a must-read book. It is definitely recommended." Review by Nancy Madison, author of Clues to Love, Never Love a Stranger and What the World Needs Now. (www.ebooksonthe.net) USA
"The reason for the mayhem is unusual, and the killer was not the one I suspected. There are splashes of excellent local colour and descriptions." " The writing is very visual " "The first meetings of Belinda and Jacob are funny, involving spilled coffee, bumped heads, torn clothes, seeds, and nudity. There are delightfully loopy minor characters: The gin-swilling middle-aged antiques dealer. The malodorous, hairy-handed and rather gross bookseller who reads Barbara Cartland novels." eBook Reviews Weekly USA
Twists and turns abound
keeping the reader from guessing the killer early on. If you are looking for a light, entertaining mystery to get lost in for a few hours, CAPABLE OF MURDER is an excellent choice. Reviewed by Tracy Farnsworth www.romancereadersconnection.com Rating: FOUR DAGGERS (Excellent) USA
"The pages seem to turn themselves. It's a cosy mystery set in a quintessential English village." "The story itself is well plotted" "I finished the book quickly, keen to see what would happen next and find out the identity of the murderer. It has a little twist at the end too, which I'm very partial to. I did enjoy the book and if you like old-fashioned whodunnits with an amateur sleuth, you'll enjoy this too." Reviewed by Annette Gisby, author of Silent Screams and Writing the Dream Twisted Tales webzine. UK
"Belinda's life is imperilled before she discovers just who is "capable of murder," when she uncovers the surprising secret of her relative's estate and the valuable treasure her rival suitors, her aunt's attorney, and an inquisitive antique dealer all may be seeking. If you like to read puzzling mysteries set in eerie old houses with hidden rooms and endangered damsels in distress -- with a helping of horror and a dash of girlish romance, plus a surprise ending to haunt you-- then you will enjoy this book, written by an award-winning Australian film producer and editor." Joan Riley - Absolute Write USA
"It owes much to the classic English village mystery, with its reclusive older resident and the suspicious cast of characters, including the somewhat dense village constable. It's fun and worth searching for."
Reviewed by Barbara Franchi, June 2002 www.reviewingtheevidence.com USA