In the Alaska Territory, suffragette Charlotte Brody is a newspaper reporter in the frontier town of Cordova. She’s a woman ahead of her time living on the rugged edge of civilization—but right now the most dangerous element she faces may come from sunny California . . .
An expedition has arrived in the frigid wilderness to shoot North to Fortune—an epic motion picture featuring authentic footage of majestic peaks, vast glaciers, homesteaders, and Alaska Natives. But the film’s fortunes begin to go south as a local Native group grows angry at how they’re portrayed in the movie, fights break out, and cast and crew are beset by accidents and assaults. Finally, production is halted when the inebriated director falls into a crevasse—and dies of exposure.
Soon Michael Brody—the town coroner and Charlotte’s brother—starts to suspect that Mother Nature was not responsible for Stanley Welsh’s death. Charlotte, who’s been writing about all the Hollywood glamor, is suddenly covering a cold-blooded crime story—and as springtime storms keep the suspects snowed in, she has to make sure the truth doesn’t get buried . . .
|Series:||Charlotte Brody Series , #3|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)|
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I thought Murder on Location was nicely written and it had a good flow or pace. It is a little slow in the beginning, but picks up pace after the murder occurs. This is the third installment in the series, but Murder on Location can be read alone. There is some information about Charlotte’s past that is not completely explained in this edition (why she is afraid to be intimate with James Eddington). Unlike other cozy mysteries, Murder on Location contains foul language (mild words) and intimate situations. There is even a discussion between Charlotte and the local madam on how to prevent pregnancy. I give Murder on Location 3 out of 5 stars. I felt that the characters lacked depth. The author did not provide details on the characters added in this story. We just get the basics on them (like they are actors from California). The mystery was not complicated (unfortunately). It was obvious which character would be bumped off. I want a complicated, twisty mystery that will mystify me. I do not wish to be able to identify the killer before I am halfway through the book. There is a little extra something at the end that might surprise some readers. Avid mystery fans will figure it out before the reveal (especially if you have read Agatha Christie’s books). There is, of course, the requisite romance in the novel between Charlotte and James Eddington. Charlotte has to decide if she wants to take their relationship to the next level. I would have preferred if the author had let the romance play out a little longer in a more traditional manner. I would have liked to see James and Charlotte go out on dates and get to know each other (and then maybe get married) slowly throughout the series. I think it would have fit better with the time period. I was never drawn into Murder on Location. It is a nice book to read, but I was not fully engaged in it. It is the type of book I can read while watching a television show.