For Whom The Funeral Bell Tolls by Livia J. Washburn is the fourth book in the “Delilah Dickinson Literary Tour” mystery series. Publisher: CreateSpace, February 2012
Delilah takes a tour group to Key West, Florida, to visit the house where Ernest Hemingway lived and wrote during the Thirties, along with all the tropical attractions that Key West has to offer. Key West is a funky but beautiful place, of course, but then death intrudes when one of the tourists appears to commit suicide by killing himself with a shotgun in what seems to be an attempt to recreate Hemingway’s suicide. Naturally, though, the “suicide” turns out to be murder, and once more Delilah finds herself trying to find a killer. Nazi spies? U-boats run aground on Caribbean islands? Buried treasure? Modern-day pirates and drug smugglers? Delilah will have her hands full sorting out this one.
Delilah is once again on the move and this time to Key West home of Ernest Hemingway when one of her charges is found dead. What looks like a recreation of Hemingway’s demise turns out to be something sinister and Delilah teams with the local police to ring out a killer. This fast-paced, action-packed and page-turning mystery kept me on my toes, as I wanted to know what happened next. Delilah is a strong character and in the face of adversity, she does what she does best and that is get to the root of the situation to stop a killer. This was a good mystery filled with intrigue with an interesting supporting cast set against a perfect background to this wonderful story. This was a fun read and I enjoyed seeing the sights through the author’s eyes and look forward to the next book in this pleasantly enjoyable series.