The Last Days of Tony MacBride by Rachel Amphlett

Today I am sharing my thoughts on The Last Days of Tony MacBride by Rachel Amphlett, part of her Case Files Short Stories series. I do love these books, and look forward to the new releases as they drip feed throughout the year. Here’s what it’s all about:

Source: Owned Copy
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Publisher: Saxon Publishing

About the Book

Alan O’Reilly has known Tony MacBride since he was a young boy.

Now he’s helping to bury him…

The Last Days of Tony MacBride forms part of the Case Files series of short crime stories from USA Today bestselling author Rachel Amphlett.

My Thoughts

Another short sharp mystery from Rachel Amphlett that most definitely does not go where I was expecting. I love how she has set this story up, dropping us right into the middle of funeral and then taking us back, and slowly forward in time, to understand more about the recently deceased Tony MacBride.

Rachel Amphlett is able to establish the larger than life character in just a few pages, giving us a real idea of what the man is (was) about, but also making me wonder just how, and maybe why, he was no longer of this earth. Be prepared for a surprise, something that Rachel Amphlett is a real master at, and fora. few smiles along the way. It certainly left me chuckling.

I love these books – perfect for a short lunch break read, but if you’d prefer more of a mouthful than just a little nibble, keep your eye out as Volume One of the Case Files Short Stories is released on December 5th, where you can find all your short story needs in one very handy book.

About the Author

Before turning to writing, USA Today bestselling crime author Rachel Amphlett played guitar in bands, worked as a TV and film extra, dabbled in radio, and worked in publishing as an editorial assistant.

She now wields a pen instead of a plectrum and writes crime fiction with over 30 novels and short stories featuring spies, detectives, vigilantes, and assassins.

Rachel’s stories are available in eBook, print and audiobook formats from libraries and retailers as well as her own shop.

A keen traveller, Rachel has both Australian and British citizenship.