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Rough and Deadly

Author –

Paula Williams is living her dream. She’s written all her life – her earliest efforts involved blackmailing her unfortunate younger brothers into appearing in her plays and pageants. But it’s only in recent years that she discovered to her surprise that people with better judgement than her brothers actually liked what she wrote and were prepared to pay her for it.

Now, she writes every day in a lovely, book-lined study in her home in Somerset, where she lives with her husband and a handsome but not always obedient rescue Dalmatian called Duke. She started out writing fiction for women’s magazines (and still does) but has recently branched out into longer fiction. She also writes a monthly column, Ideas Store, for the writers’ magazines, Writers’ Forum.

But, as with the best of dreams, she worries that one day she’s going to wake up and find she still has to bully her brothers into reading ‘the play what she wrote’.

Rough and Deadly Author
Paula Williams

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Paula Williams is living her dream. She’s written all her life – her earliest efforts involved blackmailing her unfortunate younger brothers into appearing in her plays and pageants. But it’s only in recent years that she discovered to her surprise that people with better judgement than her brothers actually liked what she wrote and were prepared to pay her for it.

Now, she writes every day in a lovely, book-lined study in her home in Somerset, where she lives with her husband and a handsome but not always obedient rescue Dalmatian called Duke. She started out writing fiction for women’s magazines (and still does) but has recently branched out into longer fiction. She also writes a monthly column, Ideas Store, for the writers’ magazines, Writers’ Forum.

But, as with the best of dreams, she worries that one day she’s going to wake up and find she still has to bully her brothers into reading ‘the play what she wrote’.

Publisher – Crooked Cat Books

Pages – 233

The Blurb –

Everyone knows Abe Compton’s Headbender cider is as rough as a cider can get. But is it deadly?

When self-styled ‘lady of the manor’, Margot Duckett-Trimble, announces she wouldn’t be seen dead drinking the stuff, who could have foreseen that, only a few days later, she’d be found, face down, in a vat of it?

Kat Latcham’s no stranger to murder. Indeed, the once ‘sleepy’ Somerset village of Much Winchmoor is fast gaining a reputation as the murder capital of the West Country and is ‘as sleepy as a kid on Christmas Eve’ when it’s discovered there’s a murderer running loose in the community again.

Kat has known Abe all her life, and she is sure that, although he had motive, he didn’t kill Margot. But as she investigates, the murderer strikes again. And the closer Kat gets to finding out who the real killer is, the closer to danger she becomes.

This second Much Winchmoor mystery is once again spiked with humour and sprinkled with romance – plus a cast of colourful characters, including a manic little dog called Prescott whose bite is definitely worse than his bark.

Today is my stop on the Rough and Deadly blog tour.  Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for the opportunity to read and review.

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My thoughts – I absolutely loved the first book in the Much Winchmoor Series Murder Served Cold, it was one of my favourites from 2019, so I was over the moon to be able to review Rough and Deadly the second in the series.

It was really good to find myself back in Much Winchmoor with Katie (sorry Kat!), she is still living with her parents, still in debt, hasn’t found a full time job and her relationship with Will has cooled.

Much to her annoyance she still helps out her mother in her hair salon, dealing with the elderly woman of the village with their perms and their spreading of gossip.  The village’s main gossip Elsie, is now housebound and her annoying dog needs walking, and now Kat finds her volunteered to look after Elsie and her dog.  I love the character of Elsie, I can just imagine her sitting in her arm chair throwing out her orders, whilst still knowing everything that happens within Much Winchmoor. One of my favourite things are her phrases, coffee gives her ‘paltry-pations’ and someone’s wife died from ‘new-monials’, reading their conversations always made me smile.

This book concentrates on the murder of Margot Duckett-Trimble who is found drowned in a vat of cider.  Kat finds the journalist in her asking questions of everyone in the village, finding out their alibis and questioning their motives.  Also things aren’t rosy with her parents, her auntie Tanya has turned up and being a nasty piece of work, she has caused ructions between them.

I really enjoyed this book and really hope that a third will be on its way.

Purchase Link –

https://mybook.to/roughanddeadly

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