Monday, January 14, 2013

A Rendezvous To Die For by Betty McMahon

Who would have thought that taking pictures at a Prarie Rivers Trappers' Rendezvous would make you a suspect in the murder of one of the attendees.

Cassandra Cassidy found a dead body in a tent at the Rendezvous, and then a day later found another person dead when she stopped by his home.  She was now a suspect in not just one murder, but two...was it a coincidence or purposely done?  When she came upon a third body and then had a fire bomb thrown at her house, she seriously began to wonder what was going on.  Taking pictures was turning out to be deadly and also a threat to her life. 

A RENDEZVOUS TO DIE FOR had well developed characters and scenes that were quite vivid.  You could visualize the scenes and countryside of the small town of Colton Mills, Minnesota, and enjoy the small town atmosphere and stores despite murder hanging over the head of its famous photographer.

The characters came to life, and there were quite a few who could have been suspects.  I know I had my decision made, but then something happened to discount that choice. With her storytelling talent, Ms. McMahon made it tricky to figure out who the real murderer was.  

It took a few pages to get into the plot, but once you passed that stage of the story, you were hooked and were rooting for Cassandra who had struggled all her life as a foster child and had finally made something of herself.  Could someone have been jealous of her success and set her up to be a murder suspect or was it something more sinister? 

I enjoyed the book...good mystery along with some small-town romance.  5/5

I received this book free of charge without compensation from the author in exchange for an honest review.


  1. Another great mystery book with a book cover that is not so appealing.

  2. Awesome review. I shall be reading this soon. Thanks for the recommendation.

  3. You've got a lovely blog here! Love it. Thanks for recommending this book. It sounds intriguing.