Author – Victoria Walters.
Victoria Walters writes up-lifting and inspiring stories. She’s the author of the bestselling GLENDALE HALL series, which continues with its third book HOPEFUL HEARTS at GLENDALE HALL in September, as well as two other standalone novels-SUMMER at the KINDNESSCAFE, and THE SECOND LOVE of my LIFE. She has been chosen for WHSmith Fresh Talent and shortlisted for two RNA awards. Victoria was also picked as an Amazon Rising Star, and her books have won wide reader acclaim. Victoria is a full-time author. She lives in Surrey with her cat Harry, and loves books, clothes, music, going out for tea and cake, and posting photos on Instagram.
Social Media Links –
Instagram at @vickyjwalters
Twitter at @Vicky_Walters
Blog at: https://victoria-writes.com/
Publisher – Hera
Pages – 321
The Blurb –
Nancy Hunter and her grandmother Jane Hunter run the Dedley Endings Bookshop, selling crime, thriller and mystery books, in a small, quiet Cotswold village where nothing ever happens…
That is, until the wealthy and reclusive Roth family open up their mansion for the first time in thirty years, inviting the people of Dedley End to a lavish engagement party.
While everyone is thrilled to finally look around the mansion on the hill, the festivities are quickly cut short when beautiful Lucy, recently married to young Harry Roth, is found dead after being pushed over the first-floor balustrade.
But who among the guests could have been capable of her murder – and why?
Nancy and Jane decide to investigate – after all, not only do they own a crime themed bookshop, they were also both named after famous literary detectives – but soon wonder if they’ve taken on more than they can handle. Especially when it seems the killer has worked out that they’re hot on their heels…
Can they catch the murderer before the murderer catches up with them? Or will there be a deadly ending to this story?
Join the unlikeliest detective duo for the first of The Dedley End Mysteries series, for fans of Richard Osman and Charlaine Harris’ Aurora Teagarden series.
Today is my stop on the Murder at the House On The Hill blog tour. Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for the chance to read and review.
My thoughts – Cosy crime with puns! What more could I want? I was sold at Dedley Endings (genius).
I was so pleased to be able to read this debut in the series, the author is obviously a huge fan of the genre and has sprinkled lots of nods to other detectives throughout.
I loved the main characters and their bookshop and how they get drawn into this investigation. The book drew me in instantly and I loved every minute of it, of course trying to solve the mystery before the main characters. The author did so well dropping in red herrings which adds to the excellence of this book.
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