4 star


The Seduction of Miriam Cross

By Wendy Tyson

A Delilah Percy Powers Mystery #1

ISBN# 1492758787

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Brought to you by OBS reviewer Valerie


Can Delilah Percy Powers figure out who killed Miriam Cross before she becomes the killer’s next target?

Miriam Cross, author, feminist and philanthropist, disappears from her Philadelphia home. A year later, a lonely recluse named Emily Cray is brutally murdered in her bed in a small Pennsylvania town. Miriam and Emily are one and the same. As Delilah and her staff of female detectives – a militant homemaker, an ex-headmistress and a former stripper – delve into Miriam’s life, they become submerged in an underworld of unfathomable cruelty and greed with implications that go far beyond the gruesome death of one woman or the boundaries of one country. Eventually Miriam’s fight for justice becomes Delilah’s own…until Delilah’s obsession with finding the truth may prove just as deadly. (Goodreads)


It was such a joy to read Wendy Tyson’s novel! The Seduction of Miriam Cross is a mystery novel that brilliantly introduces Delilah, the protagonist, to the world. She is a detective with a staff including some interesting characters. I found the book to be intriguing, interesting, and impossible to put down!

Delilah is such a great character. She’s really smart and empathetic. Throughout the novel you see Delilah become a stronger character. I’m really glad she develops so much. I believe that if we should aspire to be a book character, we should aspire to be Miriam Cross! I’m so happy for her. Now, if only I could be her…

I can’t say much about the plot, but it sure is one great plot! Everything fits together so nicely. The explanation for the mystery will blow your mind! I get bored really easily, but I never got bored with Delilah and Miriam’s story. As Delilah got closer to the truth, I found it harder and harder to put this book down.

I truly recommend giving this wonderful novel by Wendy Tyson a try.