Three Sisters (The Emily Castles Mysteries) 

I'm doing two Indie Books Reading Challenges for 2011 - the ABC Indie Fiction Challenge and the I Heart Indie Books Reading Challenge (more details below). In helping to spread the word about the wonderful selection of Indie books out there, I'm going to be blogging about my progress and reviews. 

My third review is of a London murder mystery, Three Sisters... 

I don't normally read short stories so it was nice to get into something a bit different. 

Emily is still depressed from the death of her dog, and when she's invited to a Halloween party, she thinks it might be what she needs to cheer herself up. The only problem is the party is like a Murder Mystery night with eccentric carnival performers, and Emily finds herself the unwitting witness to a murder. Or did she? Emily has to unravel the circus trick and find the body.

The style of writing reminded me of novels by Thomas H Cook that I love - serious and slightly old fashioned. The descriptions are vivid and unusual. I did find it a little slow to get into, but then the pace seemed to up suddenly and capture my attention. The only issues I had were that the story is described as a comic mystery, although I didn't find any humour or comedy in it. I also felt the characters acted inappropriately to the situation at times. 

Three Sisters is an intriguing story. If you like mysteries, it's well worth giving this a read.

Three Sisters is available from 


The ABC Indie Fiction Challenge...

In order to join in, you must read 24 novels in 2011 by Indie authors. One of the key rules is that each story must be written by a different author, and the first letter of the authors' surnames must begin with a different letter.

For more details, a suggested reading list, and to sign up, head on over to quillsandsebras:


The I Heart Indie Books Reading Challenge...


I've come across another fantastic reading challenge for all you lovers of fiction out there. The I Heart Indie Books Reading Challenge is easy and low-key. All you have to do is read between 1 - 30 books in 2011 in any genre.

For more details about the challenge, check out...

Both readers and authors are encouraged to participate.

If you need a suggested reading list, here's a few to get you started...

Amazon US
Amazn UK

My Challenge count:

ABC Challenge - E (Evans)
                          Z (Zeltserman)
                          S (Smith)
IHIB Challenge -  3

Happy Indie Reading!

Sibel xx