BOOK REVIEW: RUBY HEART The Neve and Egan Cases by Cristelle Comby

Review by Ryder Islington, Author of ULTIMATE JUSTICE A Trey Fontaine Mystery

Did someone say cozy? I’m in. I love a good cozy. RUBY HEART is a good cozy. I really enjoyed this book. The characters are fun, well-rounded, likable, and strong. The plot is complex and believable.

RUBY HEART is book two in the series about two private investigators, Alexandra Neve and history professor Ashford Egan. Though I haven’t read book one in the series, yet, it pulls Alexandra into an investigation after her best friend is murdered. Now Alexandra and her friend, Ashford, are enlisted to help a Jewish woman recover a RUBY HEART necklace that belonged to her mother. The necklace had been returned to the family sixty years after it was stolen in war torn Germany. And then it was stolen again.

Are the two thefts connected? Can Alexander and Ashford find the missing necklace before the elderly woman dies? Where to start?

Well, never fear. This dynamic duo of private investigators are good at their job, and fun to be around. I’d recommend this book to all who like a good mystery, especially those who love a good cozy.

Below you’ll find more information about RUBY HEART, as well as about the talented Cristelle Comby, including other blogs where you can find interviews, reviews, and articles about and by this book and the author.


Ruby Heart Book Summary:

When elderly client Doris Hargrave informs private investigator Alexandra Neve that her beloved antique ruby heart necklace has gone missing for the second time in a period of over sixty years, Alexandra knows this is no ordinary jewellery theft. The ruby heart is a family heirloom and the only thing that connects an ailing Mrs Hargrave to her parents, who were murdered during the Holocaust.

To solve the case, Alexandra and her business partner, blind history professor Ashford Egan, must sift through obscure Holocaust documents to find out the truth. It’s that way that they learn of a secret World War II-era love affair which could hold the key to all the answers they are looking for. Meanwhile, Egan is under immense pressure from the university to quit his private investigating business, and Alexandra is afraid that a man she trusts will leave her. Again.

When Alexandra begins to receive anonymous threats and her flat is vandalised, this all becomes personal. Knowing that there is someone out there to hurt her, Alexandra vows to find that elusive ruby heart if it’s the last thing she ever does.

Author Cristelle Comby

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Author Bio:

Cristelle Comby was born and raised in the French-speaking area of Switzerland, in Greater Geneva, where she still resides.

Thanks to her insatiable thirst for American and British action films and television dramas, her English is fluent.

She attributes to her origins her ever-peaceful nature and her undying love for chocolate. She has a passion for art, which also includes an interest in drawing and acting.

Ruby Heart is her second new-adult novel, and she’s hard at work on the next titles in the Neve & Egan series.

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Blog Tour Schedule

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December 2013 – Confirmed Dates

December 2
The One True Faith
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December 3
Gina’s Library
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December 5
D A Bale Publishing
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December 8
The Overnight Bestseller
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December 11
Bookworm Babblings
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December 13
Word Diaries
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December 16
Bookworm Lisa
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December 18
The Bibliophilic Book Blog
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December 19
Lissette E. Manning
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Dianne Ascroft
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December 30
Ryder Islington’s Blog
Only God Writes Trees

December 31
Concert Katie
Celtic Lady’s Reviews