Hillary Chybinski: Book Review: Monument to the Dead by Sheila Connolly

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Book Review: Monument to the Dead by Sheila Connolly

Book Review: Monument to the Dead, by Sheila Connolly. I'm currently reading this book, it's the fourth one in the museum mystery book series. The series  is based in Philadelphia, and centers around Nell Pratt, President of the Pennsylvania Antiquarian Society.

This is definitely not a thriller, but rather falls into the "cozy" genre of mystery books. If you have perused the mystery section lately, you may find as I did, that there is a series fit for almost every hobby or interest out there.

I love to read and I read a couple books a month. I enjoy fiction books, especially ones that are Philadelphia based. This latest one centers around the arts and philanthropy in Philadelphia, and fits my female sleuth requirement as well. For some reason, I just don't care for books with a male lead character.

For more details about the story, I hope you'll watch this video review (don't worry I won't give away the ending!) :

So tell me, what are you reading this summer? Fiction books? Non-Fiction books? Both? Do you read any series or books relevant to where you live?  Some of my favorite authors that write Philadelphia based books are: Lisa Scottoline, Sheila Connolly, Gillian Roberts and Nancy Martin.

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  1. Sounds really interesting. I also enjoy the female lead (and if she has a cute FBI guy with her, even better!).

  2. Another good book in this series and recommended to any lovers of cozies. Glad to see the author has stuck to the cozy guidelines. I am wondering if the next book may have Nell and James on a cruise or trip of some sort.

  3. Wow, I am really into this series. Admittedly the first book was a gamble as to plot, I did not get it. But, it was great and every installment has been a delight. This is history, murder and a bit of romance all in one. Buy this series.