I couldn’t stop reading it, this story immersed me from the very beginning! A fast pace mystery story, interesting characters, and an engaging plot. This book is amazing down to the last page! Recommend it!


Eighteen years after discovering the murdered body of her grandfather in the foyer of the historic Galvez Hotel, reporter Sydney Lockhart returns to Galveston, Texas to cover a story. Instead, she finds herself embroiled in a murder mystery.

Kathleen Kaska is the author of the awarding-winning mystery series: the Sydney Lockhart Mystery Series set in the 1950s and the Kate Caraway Animal-Rights Mystery Series. Her first two Lockhart mysteries, Murder at the Arlington and Murder at the Luther, were selected as bonus books for the Pulpwood Queen Book Group, the country’s largest book group. She also writes mystery trivia. The Sherlock Holmes Quiz Book was published by Rowman & Littlefield. Her Holmes short story, “The Adventure at Old Basingstoke,” appears in Sherlock Holmes of Baking Street, a Belanger Books anthology. She is the founder of The Dogs in the Nighttime, the Sherlock Holmes Society of Anacortes, Washington, a scion of The Baker Street Irregulars.

Acclaim for “Murder at the Galvez”:

“A no nonsense, tightly crafted page turner with laugh-out-loud moments.”
— Dan Andriacco, author of “No Place Like Holmes”

“Murder at the Galvez is sheer fun! I adored this whodunit from start to finish, partly because of the exotic setting of a historic hotel on Gulf Coast island, partly because of the quirky characters and light-hearted tone, but mostly because of the spunky, indomitable spirit of its heroine, Sydney Lockhart. Kaska takes us on a breath-holding, page-turning thrill ride.”
— Saralyn Richard, award-winning author of the Detective Parrott mystery series and A Murder of Principal

“With the tenacity of a terrier and her hilarious antics to solve murders, Sydney Lockhart will whisk you away on a vintage sleuthing ride to Galveston, Texas. Murder at the Galvez has a smidge of romance, a dash of curiosity and a whole lot of snooping makes this historic hotel series funny and original. Never a dull moment, with rollicking scenes that will entice you until the very end, The Sydney Lockhart Series is witty, engaging, and a perfect cozy mystery read.”
— Minette Lauren, author of the Hot Magnolia series.

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