Power. Envy. Greed. Lies. All surround amateur sleuths Belinda Lawrence and Hazel Whitby in this maze of personalities.
An invitation to a private screening at a film group involves them in more than the cinematic arts.
Murder and the search for a long-lost film, involve them in more hair-raising adventures as they begin to investigate each
member of the group, all of whom could be potential murderers.
Belinda's skills are tested as she faces the greatest danger in her sleuthing life.
READERS' FAVOURITE FIVE STARS *****
"Reviewed By Lesley Jones for Readers' Favorite.
'This is my first novel in the Kavanagh series, but I have to say I am hooked. The author has an amazing ability to build
tension within the first few lines of this story. The detailed descriptions of the characters and setting bring a great sense
of realism to the story. I also love the development of the relationships between each of the characters, each one very unique
and giving an added layer of interest to the plot. Belinda is a powerful female protagonist but her character flaws make her
very likeable and easy to relate to. There are so many twists and turns in the plot as the author draws the reader into the
world of the characters and challenges them to solve the murder too. The roller-coaster of intrigue and suspense will keep
you on the edge of your seat until the very end. Highly recommended for lovers of murder mystery novels."'
January 16, 2019
Format: Kindle Edition
Once again Belinda and Hazel entertained me in grand style. In a truly enjoyable foray into the world of old films they
taught me, piqued my curiosity, and solved murders with style and gin. Every book has been a marvelous adventure. AMAZON
*****MASTERFUL STORY TELLING
January 19, 2019
Format: Kindle Edition
Illusion Of Death starts with a bang and never lets up. i.e. Max struggles against the ropes binding him….This Belinda
Lawrence mystery is full of drama and suspense. A classical who dunnit with an array of eccentric characters and suspects
from Max’s secretive film society.
What happened to the negative of the Salvation Army’s Soldiers Of The Cross, the first dramatic narrative film ever
screened? If it does it exist, it would certainly be worth killing for.
Belinda and her English friend Hazel, must follow many false leads before they find the murderer.
Is it Jake Schwartz, drug addict or Tommy and Adele who recently joined the society? Maybe it was Harry, Charmaine, Lance,
or sponge cake baking Muriel?
The murderer, when finally revealed, surprised me.
A great, don’t put down until you finish, read.
****Another excellent mystery from Brian Kavanagh
17 January 2019
I've liked all Brian's mystery novels about Belinda Lawrence and her friend Hazel Whitby, and this new one doesn't disappoint.
There's a lot of suspense and twists and turns to the story, plus a lot of interesting stuff about film. What I most enjoy
is the smooth way Brian sneaks in a joke or a nice little turn of phrase. As cosy mysteries go, Brian Kavanagh's are up there
with the best. Always a delight.
*****Historic Films Lead To Murder In Australia
December 1, 2018
Format: Kindle Edition
"The three ladies receive more than refreshments and a film showing...they are embroiled in a murder of no less than
the owner of the house they are gathered in. Hazel and Belinda begin to take charge and off we go to solve the crime.
This novel takes us back into the history of cinematography in Australia. The author reminds us how far the industry has
come since the nineteenth century. Names of famous old stars and productions come alive once more and add a dimension to the
book that I didn't expect and was enchanted by.
The murder is...well, you will have to find out for yourselves as I am one reviewer who never gives away the five 'W's.'
I will say I was still solving out the last W way near the ending. Exactly as Mr. clearly planned.
This is a book that will keep you turning the pages. Enjoy!
Length of eBooks:*****
Set in Australia where Brian Kavanagh makes his home this novel, "Illusion Of Death" is a mystery romp that tells about how
to watch and listen to character studies who are not only a bit innocently delightful but thoroughly professional in mannerisms
and place and time. Just who is Max's "culprit"? We shall find out in time, you tell yourself. From Hazel to Belinda, a star
in a star-studded cast, all of these names are those which have you sitting on a park bench feeding the pidgeons and innocently
wanting to know who-did-it.
This type of eBooks is good for...
Lots of reasons make this book a good mystery. I felt a subconscious medium hovering over me as I digested the plot.
I especially liked...
The trend of Kavanagh's books.
When I finished reading this eBooks I wanted to...
Keep it in my colllection as a masterpiece!
The author of this eBooks...
Brian Kavanagh, a native Australian, knows mysteries. It shows with a real page-turning style.