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Murder Makes Waves (Jack and Frances mysteries Book 3) by Carmen Radtke – Review by Betsy Melano

Murder Makes Waves (Jack and Frances mysteries, #3)Murder Makes Waves by Carmen Radtke
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Although this is the third book in this series, for me it is the first book I’m reading by this author. The wonderful thing is the book is written so you can pick up who the characters are and not feel slighted – I’m still planning on getting the first two books.
The author shares with us the description of the setting so we feel like we are part of this mystery that takes place back in 1931 on a cruise ship. The story has deception, jealousy, danger, and a mystery. I’m sure fans of cozy mysteries will love this series.

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Murder Makes Waves (Jack and Frances mysteries Book 3) by Carmen Radtke – Review by Dawn Daughenbaugh

Murder Makes Waves (Jack and Frances mysteries, #3)Murder Makes Waves by Carmen Radtke
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Murder Makes Waves (Jack and Frances mysteries Book 3) by Carmen Radtke

Murder Makes Waves is the third book in the Jack and Frances mysteries by Carmen Radtke. This is my first read by this author and I really didn’t know what to expect going in, but I love me a good cozy mystery especially when they are packed with danger, crime and murder . Im a huge fan of any historical genre so this was right up my alley beings it was set in 1931. This author has a unique way of telling a story and making you feel as if you are right there with them. The characters are relatable and fun. I’m definitely going to check out the first two books in this series. Frances and Jack take a job on a voyage cruise ship doing magic. But when a passenger is found dead they find themselves taking on a new role of finding the murderer. Will they figure out who the murderer is? Find out what happens next in this must read fast paced cozy mystery. I look forward to reading more from this Author.

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Murder Makes Waves (Jack and Frances mysteries Book 3) by Carmen Radtke – Review by Netania Lim

Murder Makes Waves (Jack and Frances mysteries, #3)Murder Makes Waves by Carmen Radtke
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a great story with plenty of intrigue, suspense and twists. I hadn’t read any books by this author or the previous books in this series, which would have probably helped establish the characters better. Still, I grew to understand the characters Jack and Frances quickly. I also loved the setting of a voyage to England from Australia, as an Australian being able to understand many of the cultural references, and the historical details were a delight. It’s a kind of cozy read and highly entertaining. Having enjoyed this story, I would read the other books in this series now.

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Murder Makes Waves (Jack and Frances mysteries Book 3) by Carmen Radtke – Review by Erica Fish

Murder Makes Waves (Jack and Frances mysteries, #3)Murder Makes Waves by Carmen Radtke
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Carmen Radtke is a new author to me and I thoroughly enjoyed this book. This book has a solid storyline. This is accomplished by the detail writing by Carmen Radtke. Her characters are fully developed and complicated. The feeling I had reading this book is a fun cozy mystery story. I finished it in one sitting as I felt drawn into the story. I love the fact that it was done on water which makes this story even more interesting. Our main characters Frances and Jack are an act on a voyage ship doing a magic act. They were called into action when a passenger was murdered. Will Frances and Jack find the murderer? What else can possibly happen while investigating this murder? I highly recommend this story.

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Murder Makes Waves (Jack and Frances mysteries Book 3) by Carmen Radtke – Review by Michelle Mulvey

Murder Makes Waves (Jack and Frances mysteries, #3)Murder Makes Waves by Carmen Radtke
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Murder makes waves is book 3 of a series. I’m guessing you do not have to read the books in order because I haven’t read any others in the series and I didn’t feel lost. This was a good mystery book with great character and a good storyline. My favorite character of course is Uncle Sal. I feel like he made the book. I’m not a big mystery reader but I did enjoy reading the book. The author did a great job describing 1931. I would definitely recommend this read for the mystery lovers out there.

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Murder Makes Waves (Jack and Frances mysteries Book 3) by Carmen Radtke – Review by Kayla Interdonato

Murder Makes Waves (Jack and Frances mysteries, #3)Murder Makes Waves by Carmen Radtke
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Murder Makes Waves is the third book in the Jack and Frances mysteries series by Carmen Radtke. I loved taking a trip back to the early 1930s with this cozy mystery. Frances Palmer with her fiancé Jack Sullivan take a voyage from Australia to England with Frances’ Uncle Sal. They land their spot on the “Empress of the Sea” by performing entertaining magic tricks and stunts. What seems like a good time suddenly starts to shift as Jack and Frances find themselves running with different crowds. A passenger is found dead so the two decide to solve the mystery of the murder to clear the name of one of Frances’ new friends. This book kept me on the edge of my seat from start to finish. I thoroughly loved each character that the author brought to life. I highly recommend this mystery and look forward to reading others in the series.

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Murder Makes Waves (Jack and Frances mysteries Book 3) by Carmen Radtke – Review by Jennifer Wolbeck

Murder Makes Waves (Jack and Frances mysteries, #3)Murder Makes Waves by Carmen Radtke
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Murder Makes Waves takes you on a glamorous 1920’s cruise full of glitzy luxury and suspenseful thrills. If you’re not busy enjoying the palatial setting with the main cast of characters, then you’re solving mysteries and crimes. I found Frances, a humble young woman from Australia, really charming. Her down to earth attitude and straightforward common sense felt reminiscent of a Nancy Drew type of character. Similarly, her dashing fiancé, Jack, made an equally good Ned Nickerson-esque counterpart. Carmen Radtke did a good job taking classic murder mystery tropes and breathing life into them. I highly recommend this book. It’s well written and a fun read.

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Murder Makes Waves (Jack and Frances mysteries Book 3) by Carmen Radtke – Review by Liz Vrchota

Murder Makes Waves (Jack and Frances mysteries, #3)Murder Makes Waves by Carmen Radtke
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I wasn’t sure what to expect with this novel, as Carmen Radtke is a new author to me. I loved the cover and it drew me in right away. When I sat down to read this book I felt as if I was whisked away to the far past when sailing was a luxury and way of life. The mystery behind this story was fabulously written and engaging. I almost felt as if I was a murder mystery dinner play having the time of my life figuring out who dun it with the wonderful cast of characters that make up this book. This is the third book in the Jack and Frances mysteries but I had zero problem jumping right in and loving France and Jack. I am excited to find out what they get up to in the first two books now that I have devoured this one. If mysteries are your thing this is a series you don’t want to miss out on!

Review by @lizaileen
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Murder Makes Waves (Jack and Frances mysteries Book 3) by Carmen Radtke – Review by Sara Oxton

Murder Makes Waves (Jack and Frances mysteries, #3)Murder Makes Waves by Carmen Radtke
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Murder Makes Waves by Carmen Radtke a fantastic four-star read. All aboard the SS London, in the charming and witty mystery, I didn’t realise this was book three in the series until I had already picked it up, but I didn’t feel like I missed anything. Frances, Jack and Uncle Sal all felt real and full characters, I didn’t miss any back story, so I loved that, it also has some great other characters as well. This was good as you could imagine yourself aboard in the 1930’s soaking up the atmosphere, I did feel it missed something, but I couldn’t put my finger in it.

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Murder Makes Waves (Jack and Frances mysteries Book 3) by Carmen Radtke – Review by Jennifer Gordon

Murder Makes Waves (Jack and Frances mysteries, #3)Murder Makes Waves by Carmen Radtke
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

‘Murder Makes Waves’ is a cozy crime mystery which is the third book in Radtke’s ‘Jack and Frances Mysteries’ series which are set in the early 1930s. Although part of a series this novel can be read as a standalone story. Main characters Frances Palmer, her fiancé Jack Sullivan, and Frances Uncle Sal, aka “Salvatore the Magnificent” are on the “Empress of the Sea”, on a voyage from Australia to England. It’s a dream come true for Frances and she’s looking forward to the glamour of the voyage and the mimosas and masquerades, however she wasn’t expecting a murder. Having been hired to entertain the passengers with their daring stunts and magic tricks they soon realise that the cheerful atmosphere does not continue below deck, which is full of larceny and jealousy. Following a costume ball a passenger is found dead and one of Frances’s new friends is accused of their murder. Convinced her friend is innocent Frances and Jack decide to investigate the case for themselves. The pair find themselves up against a cunning murderer and along with their new friends they must discover the truth among all the deception.
This was an enjoyable and engaging story set during the charm of the ‘Golden Age’ and the glamour of a voyage from Australia to England. The storyline is fast paced and the plot is full of twists which had me both hooked and kept me guessing until the end. The characters are all wonderfully defined and all add something different to the overall story. Thanks to the authors detailed descriptive narrative I felt fully immersed in the novel and look forward to reading the previous books in the series to catch up with Jack and Frances.

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