Death at an English Wedding (Murder on Location) (Volume 7) by Sara Rosett


Reviewed by Caryn St. Clair

Death at an English WeddingDeath at an English Wedding finds Americans Kate and Alex, the location scouts scouting for a venue for their own wedding. Well, not really, as when the book opens they have all of the details for their wedding secured, which is good since their wedding is a mere three weeks away. For people “in the business,” it would seem logical that all would run smoothly, but family has a way of complicating things and both Alex and Kate have some doozies for family members.

The first complication surfaces when Kate picks up her mother at the airport. Always a bit flighty and unpredictable, her mother is sketchy on details as to whom the younger man is that Kate saw her with in the coffee shop. Her mom brushes the incident off as nothing but fellow passengers chatting after their flight, but Kate knowing her mother well, knows there is more to the conversation than that. It is a few chapters later before the details start to come out and, as one might expect, none if of those details are good.

The second complication is Kate’s father arrives quite unexpectedly. Now Kate very much wanted her father to attend her wedding and was thrilled he managed to make it, but the relationship between Kate’s parents is at best strained. The comings and going of Kate’s parents teeters on slap stick at times.

Lastly there is Alex’s mother. Where to begin with this one? She’s an odd one to be sure and I think I will let readers decide what to make of her.

Of course there is a murder and of course some of the main characters in the book are the suspects. Genealogy plays a big role in the plot which might not be so far fetched as a cause for murder. People can be very protective of their family connections and the family connections in this one are complicated.

For people who have read some or all of the books in the series, this one has many of the regular characters. Since the plot circles around Kate and Alex’s own event, everything is centered on them and their families as opposed to people Alex and Kate are working for in the other books. If you have not read any of the other books in the series, no worries. All you need to know is included in this rather self contained book.

This is the seventh book in the Murder on Location Series.

I received a copy of Death at an English Wedding in exchange for an impartial review.