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In “5-STAR REVIEW: RSVP TO MURDER by Carol Pouliot,” author Carol Pouliot delivers another thrilling installment in the Blackwell and Watson Time-Travel Mystery Series. In this fourth book, Depression-era cop Steven Blackwell and his 21st-century partner Olivia Watson find themselves trapped at a Christmas party in the Adirondack Mountains, surrounded by a blizzard and a murder mystery. As they investigate, the tension rises and the body count increases, leaving Steven and Olivia racing against time to catch the killer. With its unique blend of time travel and a classic murder mystery, RSVP TO MURDER is sure to captivate readers.


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A Blackwell and Watson Time-Travel Mystery Series: Book 4

Publication Date: September 26, 2023

A new twist on the 1930s English country house mystery

Embarking on their most daring time-travel experiment to date, Depression-era cop Steven Blackwell and his 21st-century partner-in-crime Olivia Watson travel to the Adirondack Mountains for a Christmas party at one of the legendary Great Camps. Their host, a wealthy New York publisher, has planned a weekend filled with holiday activities, but, as the last guest arrives, temperatures plummet and a blizzard hits. Before long, the area is buried in snow, the roads are impassable, and the publisher is poisoned.

Unwilling to wait until the local police can arrive, the victim’s widow convinces Steven to launch an unofficial investigation. Soon, a family member goes missing and Steven and Olivia discover a second victim. Trapped with a killer, Steven and Olivia race against the clock before the murderer strikes again.


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Plot Summary

The stage is set like a real-life version of the top mystery game, Clue. Readers are invited to the Adirondack Mountains for a weekend getaway, with a blizzard stranding all the guests. That wouldn’t be such a big deal, except the host is murdered. A new twist on the classic 1930s English country house mystery, “RSVP to Murder” by Carol Pouliot keeps readers guessing until the very end.


In “RSVP to Murder,” the fourth book in the Blackwell and Watson Time-Travel Mystery Series, Steven Blackwell and Olivia Watson find themselves in the midst of a deadly snowstorm in the Adirondack Mountains. As they attend a Christmas party at a Great Camp, a murder takes place and they are trapped with a killer. With the roads impassable, they launch an unofficial investigation to uncover the truth before anyone else becomes a victim.

The Adirondack Mountains Christmas Party

The Adirondack Mountains provide a stunning backdrop for the Christmas party at the Great Camp. The wealthy New York publisher has planned a weekend filled with holiday activities, creating a festive atmosphere for all the guests. However, as the last guest arrives, a blizzard hits, trapping everyone in the camp. The weather adds an extra layer of tension to the already mysterious atmosphere, making it the perfect setting for a murder.

The Blizzard and the Murder

The sudden blizzard not only strands the guests but also creates the perfect cover for a murder. The victim, the host of the party, is found poisoned, and the guests are left to figure out who among them is the killer. With no access to the outside world, Steven and Olivia are determined to solve the crime and bring the killer to justice. As they investigate and gather clues, they come across various suspects and unravel the secrets hidden within the walls of the Great Camp.

An Unofficial Investigation

Unwilling to wait for the local police to arrive, the victim’s widow convinces Steven to conduct an unofficial investigation. With their unique time-travel abilities, Steven and Olivia embark on a mission to uncover the truth behind the murder. They interview the guests, search for hidden clues, and piece together the events leading up to the crime. As they delve deeper into the investigation, they realize that the killer might be closer than they think.

A Second Victim

As Steven and Olivia dig deeper into the case, a family member goes missing, adding another layer of mystery to the already complex situation. The pressure mounts as they race against time to find the missing person and prevent another murder. With each passing moment, the tension rises, and Steven and Olivia must rely on their wits and collaboration to solve the case before it’s too late.

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With its gripping plot, atmospheric setting, and compelling characters, “RSVP to Murder” is a must-read for fans of time-travel mysteries and classic English country house mysteries. Carol Pouliot has once again delivered an enthralling installment in the Blackwell and Watson Time-Travel Mystery Series that will keep readers guessing until the final page. Don’t miss out on this thrilling adventure through time and murder.