Welsh Canadian foodie and criminologist Cait Morgan takes off on a short break to the fabulous Tsar! Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas with her significant other, retired cop Bud Anderson. But before they can start celebrating Bud’s birthday in style at the casino owners’ exclusive private dining room, the death of Miss Shirley a woman with a colorful background and the acknowledged Queen of the Strip results in a security lockdown. Cait, Bud, a corpse, and ten possible murderers are trapped in the luxurious restaurant for twelve deadly hours. The bodies pile up, the tension mounts, the list of suspects dwindles and Cait knows she has to work out who within the group is an audacious killer because there’s no telling who might be next to die.
About the Author
Cathy Ace is the creator of the Cait Morgan Mystery series. Born and educated in Wales, her short stories have appeared in multiple anthologies, as well as on BBC Radio 4.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I like the fact that I can depend on this author to deliver solid stories with interesting characters and an intriguing mystery. This time it's in the format of a "locked room" style mystery. A lot can happen in a room on lock down in 12 hours! Go along for the adventure.
Dollycas’s Thoughts Cathy Ace has given us a fabulous closed room mystery in our 4th episode with Cait and Bud. Trapped in a dining room high above the Las Vegas Strip with a body and a roomful of suspects. Cait and Bud can only trust each other and the body count keeps rising. I love the way Cait uses her special talents to figure out the killer just in the nick of time. Eccentric characters from an opera singer to a sous chef, which one skewered the Queen of the Strip? Awesome story and a very fast read. I enjoyed it immensely and need to read The Corpse with the Sapphire Eyes soon because The Corpse with the Diamond Hand comes out October 13.