Belinda and Hazel find themselves on the island of Guernsey where they are invited by Sir Marks mother, Melba, Lady Sallinger.
Other house guests include her parents, a handsome interior designer, a slovenly bookseller, a Jesuit priest, and Catherine,
a mysterious woman writer. Soon after, the residents of the old Tudor mansion are thrown into confusion with the discovery
of human remains buried in the garden.
The priest tells of the Guernsey Martyrs, burned alive in 1556 for theft, and he believes a silver cup from that theft,
is hidden in the house. One murder and a second mysterious death lead to revelations of past crimes that resonate to the present
day and result in an exciting resolution tinged by the islands history of Nazi occupation.
Belinda Lawrence is a woman who is highly charged when it comes to solving a mystery. She lets nothing stand in her way
right down to entering other peoples home without invitation. I like her independent nature, her daring maneuvers, her determination.
Mr. Kavanagh did a great job choosing characters that supported and/or worked against Belinda. A good read filled with suspense
and mystery. ALTERNATIVE READ
Belinda is the type of heroine that will be beloved and leave readers wondering whats happening to her next. I know I
will be. AMAZON. Yvonne Reviews.
Brian Kavanagh has an amusing turn of phrase and his interpretation of the wonderful English mystery series of yesteryear
makes for delightful entertainment. AMAZON. Angela S.
Book Six in the Belinda Lawrence mystery series
'Belinda and her friends, the colorful cast of characters comes to life thanks to author Brian Kavanagh’s gift for writing
precise descriptors and dialogue.'
***** I always love a surprise ending
ByFaye M. Tollisonon February 9, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition
Brian Kavanagh has done it again! I could hardly put this book down. The characters are well crafted and the plot extremely
well developed. I always love a surprise ending, and Brian did not disappoint me. A great story and a highly recommended series.
Can't wait for the next in the line of Belinda Lawrence mysteries!
**** While I was reading no-one was above suspicion, February 8, 2016
By S. Roddom
This review is from: Murder on the Island (a Belinda Lawrence Mystery) (Paperback)
'Oh I SO loved this atmospheric chapter. Because of the storm communication is cut off and Belinda and Hazel decide to
investigate the baby's death as well as that of the staff member until the police can get there. I had to confess while I
was reading no-one was above suspicion. From creepy housekeepers, a child crying in the night, cooks who couldn't cook and
the haughty Lady of the realm who is furious because she just wanted to bury the child again and not report its discovery.
Then there was a scruffy bookstore owner who rocked up in the middle of the storm and an interior designer who knows little
about house interiors; as you can see there were quite a few possible suspects.
MURDER ON THE ISLAND is a quick and extremely enjoyable read. I loved the plot and the setting and the tension ensured
I staid glued to the pages until it reached its conclusion. You can read it as a stand-alone; but I strongly recommend that
you do yourself a favour and read the previous 5 books/'
**** 'This book was a shivery delight to read and one that wasn't readily abandoned. Personally, I believe this to be
the best book in the series yet and I sincerely look forward to seeing what befalls Belinda next.'
***** 'I very much enjoyed Murder on the Island which is the sixth in the Belinda Lawrence mysteries by Aussie author Brian
Kavanagh. An intriguing plot that was chilling and fast paced; the tension was gripping. I read through Murder on the Island
in just a few hours. Highly recommended.'
**** ' a satisfying cozy, that pulls in some Guernsey history, stories coming from the time of Bloody Mary, and then a little
bit of recent history.'
By Karen on December 23, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition
Another great book by Brian Kavanagh - easy to read and keeps you guessing until the end! A great size for a quick weekend
read not long and drawn out but fast paced, one you won't want to put down until you have finished. Can't wait to read what
Belinda gets up to in the next book!!