Death At The Plague Museum by Lesley Kelly

Genre: Mystery
Source: Sandstone Press
Rating: 4/5

About The Book

The pandemic is spreading.
On Friday, three civil servants leading Virus policy hold a secret meeting at the Museum of Plagues and Pandemics. By Monday, two are dead and one is missing.
It’s up to Mona and Bernard of the Health Enforcement Team to find the missing official before panic hits the streets.

My Thoughts

This had been a complex book, full of characters and a virus that will keep you glued till the end.
I was totally surprised that this is the third book of the A Health Of Stranger Thriller series and I didn’t read any of the previous books, virus and murder are always my favourites themes, together they are amazing! And even if the relation with all the characters is well detailed I felt that I was missing more about them in the book, maybe because I loved it so much…!
I liked how the author relates the workers at HET, they don’t like much each other, but if they want to solve the case and continue living they have to trust each other, something a little bit difficult if you know their darkest secrets that could endanger much more their trust! Another interesting point of the book is how it shares the fear of the society on twitter, even if this is a fiction book, it felt real reading how the people made their own fake news not believing the official reports. How many times do we listen to the news and we don’t believe half of what they are saying or believing that they are hiding something?
I really liked this story and I will search for the previous one for sure, I am a big fan of this series since I started reading this book! And just one little spoiler, after reading the end I can’t wait to read the next book!
If you are intrigued about this series, you should download this short story, I am sure you’ll love it! The Art of Not Being Dead

About The Author

Lesley Kelly has worked in the public and voluntary sectors for the past twenty years, dabbling in poetry and stand-up comedy along the way. She has won several writing competitions, including the Scotsman’s Short Story award in 2008. Her debut novel, A Fine House in Trinity, was long-listed for the William Mclvanney award in 2016. She can be followed on Twitter (@lkauthor) where she tweets about writing, Edinburgh and whatever else takes her fancy.