Front Page Murder by Joyce St. Anthony⁠⁠ ⁠⁠- Book Review


Cosy Mystery

The Plot

⁠Irene Ingram has written for her father’s newspaper since she was a kid. When he decides to go to war after Pearl Harbor was attacked – with Irene’s sweetheart – he leaves her in charge as editor of his newspaper. But proving her journalistic bona fides is the least of Irene’s worries when crime reporter Moe Bauer, on the heels of a hot tip, turns up dead at the foot of his cellar stairs.⁠

❤️ What I liked about Front Page Murder by Joyce St. Anthony⁠⁠

👩 Irene. She’s a young and strong woman, trying to make it in a world dominated by men. Her father gave her the position of editor of the Progress Herald before leaving for war, and she is desperate not to let him down. She’s a great writer and she’s got a good nose for news, but she questions whether some of the topics are too touchy or private to be told on the paper. For this, I really admire her character.⁠… what an amazing job!⁠

✍️ Journalism. I’ve always thought I should have been born years ago when journalists had to run after the news. This world has always fascinated me, and I would love to go back in time to witness it. I also loved the fact that each chapter begins with a WW2 headline: very interesting and informative.⁠

🔍 The mystery. It’s well-plotted, and it touches some really important subjects, very pertinent to WW2, and to war in general.⁠

To the score

⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5 It’s a lovely cosy mystery, the perfect start of a new series. Looking forward to reading the next stories. Thanks to #netgalley and #CrookedLaneBooks for the ARC.⁠

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