I am an absolute fangirl when it comes to Mirabelle Bevan. I can't help it. She's just amazing. Sharp, witty, beautiful, strong and with a deep down vulnerability which belies her outer exterior.
The Morelli Diamonds is a short story, probably equating to the equivalent of one short chapter of a full length novel. It took maybe 10 minutes to read, so would be suitable for reading on a coffee break or when commuting.
Mirabelle is caught in a scandal at the Imperial hotel when the body of a young girl is found at the same time that wealthy guest Morelli says diamonds have gone missing. I found this an interesting short story with a lot packed in, but as with The Night Train I wished that it was longer so I could really get my teeth into it. I liked the plot but did feel it would have been strengthened by more hints about Mirabelle's character for fans of the fictional sleuth.
However, for a quick Mirabelle fix it works well, and now that we're into 2014 it isn't long until the next full length novel! I can't wait!
The Morelli Diamonds is out now in ebook format.