Review and Giveaway: Murder for Choir

Book description
Even as a struggling opera singer, Paige Marshall has never seen anything like the cutthroat competition of the Prospect Glen High School show choir. Coaching these championship-hungry students may be her toughest gig yet…

Especially when her best young male singer is suspected of killing the arrogant coach of Prospect Glen’s fiercest rival. To clear his name, Paige will have to sort through a chorus of suspects, and go note-for-note with a killer who wants her out of the spotlight for good.

My review
Paige is stuck in a job she hates, with high school students who aren’t too fond of her, when things get even worse. A colleague is found dead, and suddenly everyone is a suspect.

I haven’t read many of this type of mystery, but I’ve enjoyed all that I’ve read. I am wondering, though, if there is some formula somewhere that requires a flaky old aunt/grandmother to encourage the heroine to risk her fool neck by trying to solve a murder? At least in this book, the aunt was less annoying than in some of the others I’ve read.

This book is well-written and funny. I loved Paige’s battles with her aunt’s dogs. The mystery and romance are both well-done. I wasn’t sure until the very end what was going to happen with either aspect. It looks like I’ve been sucked into another series. I can’t wait to see what happens to Paige next.

About the book
Title: Murder for Choir (A Glee Club Mystery)
Author: Joelle Charbonneau
Publisher: Berkley
Release date: July 3, 2012
Pages: 304
Where I got the book: Free from the author in exchange for an honest review

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