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Hunter’s Secret

Author – Val Penny.

Val Penny is an American author living in SW Scotland. She has two adult daughters of whom she is justly proud and lives with her husband and two cats. She has a Law degree from Edinburgh University and her MSc from Napier University. She has had many jobs including hairdresser, waitress, lawyer, banker, azalea farmer and lecturer. However, she has not yet achieved either of her childhood dreams of being a ballerina or owning a candy store. Until those dreams come true, she has turned her hand to writing poetry, short stories and novels.

Her crime novels, ‘Hunter’s Chase’ Hunter’s Revenge, Hunter’s Force and Hunter’s Blood form the bestselling series The Edinburgh Crime Mysteries. They are set in Edinburgh, Scotland, published by Crooked Cat Books. The fifth novel in the series, Hunter’s Secret, is published by Darkstroke. Her first non-fiction book, Let’s Get Published is available now.

Social Media Links –

Twitter @valeriepenny

Website https://www.authorvalpenny.com         

Publisher – Darkstroke Books

Pages – 263

The Blurb –

Detective Inspector Hunter Wilson is called to the scene of a murder. DCs Tim Myerscough and Bear Zewedu found a corpse, but when Hunter arrives it has disappeared, and all is not as it seems.

Hunter recalls the disappearance of a dead body thirty years earlier. The Major Incident Team is called in but sees no connection – it is too long ago. Hunter is determined to investigate the past and the present with the benefit of modern DNA testing.

Tim has other problems in his life. His father, Sir Peter Myerscough, is released from jail. He, too, remembers the earlier murder. There is no love lost between Hunter and Sir Peter. Will Hunter accept help from his nemesis to catch a killer?
Hunter’s own secret is exciting and crucial to his future. Will it change his life? And can he keep Edinburgh safe?

Today is my stop on the Hunter’s Secret blog tour. Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for the chance to read and review.

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My thoughts – Another great instalment in the Hunter series.

This books sees us delve more into the history of Hunter and it gives us a greater insight into how his past shapes his present.

The author successfully links the past and present in this book. When a body is found and then disappears, Hunter finds himself involved in another intriguing case.

You can read this book as a standalone but I really recommend going back to the beginning and enjoying the whole series. You won’t regret it.

To read more reviews of the series, click the links below.

Hunter’s Revenge

Hunter’s Force

Hunter’s Blood

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Murder Ahoy!

Author – Fiona Leitch.

Fiona Leitch is a writer with a chequered past. She’s written for football and motoring magazines, DJ’ed at illegal raves and is a stalwart of the low budget TV commercial, even appearing as the Australasian face of a cleaning product called ‘Sod Off’. After living in London and Cornwall she’s finally settled in sunny New Zealand, where she enjoys scaring her cats by trying out dialogue on them. She spends her days dreaming of retiring to a crumbling Venetian palazzo, walking on the windswept beaches of West Auckland, and writing funny, flawed but awesome female characters. Her debut novel and first in the Bella Tyson series, ‘Dead in Venice’, was published by Audible as one of their Crime Grant finalists. Fiona is represented by Lina Langlee at the North Literary Agency.

Fiona Leitch

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www.fionaleitch.com

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Pages – 252

The Blurb –

Famous crime writer Bella Tyson is hired to co-host a Murder Mystery cruise, on a luxury liner sailing from Southampton to New York. She’s expecting an easy ride; fun and games, surrounded by amateur sleuths and fans of her books, all the while staying in a deluxe cabin and enjoying the spa and the amazing restaurants on board, culminating in a visit to one of her favourite cities in the world – the Big Apple.

She’s NOT expecting to be stuck on a boat in the middle of the Atlantic with her two least favourite people in the world, her hot but unfaithful bastard ex-husband Joel Quigley and fellow crime writer, bitch goddess and Twitter frenemy, Louise Meyers. And when real live dead bodies start turning up – as well as fake not-really-dead bodies – Bella’s dreams of being pampered on the high seas turn sour.

Accused of a murder she would have liked to commit but didn’t, and helped (or hindered) by a gang of unlikely detectives, can Bella find out who the real murderer is before the ship reaches its destination and New York’s finest drag her off?

Today is my stop on the Murder Ahoy! blog tour. Many thanks Rachel’s Random Resources for the chance to read and review.

My thoughts – This is such a great read.

A crime writer Bella Tyson, is going on a cruise ship to help run a murder mystery event for the cruise company. What she has planned is days of peace and luxury, however the reality is very different.

Her ex husband and his new girlfriend are also aboard and have been hired to help with the murder mystery event. Bella hates the pair of them, suddenly her relaxed get away with her new husband has turned into a stressful situation.

The story is really clever as the event starts, bodies began to be found. However are they planned murders as part of the event? Or are they real murders? Bella and a group of helpers are perfectly placed to find the person responsible. However Bella finds herself the prime suspect when one of her enemies is found dead?

A really enjoyable read and I can not wait to read the first book in the series.

Purchase Links – Murder Ahoy!

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We Must Save Jepson!

Author – Mark Peterson.

Addictions counselor by day. Crime fiction addict and author by night. Any resemblance to the quirky criminals in my book is, um, mostly coincidental.
One Fine Mess is an action-packed crime comedy, with a strong female protagonist and set in Vermont. Think fun. Think suspense. Think murder in a small town.

Mark Peterson

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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/18174480.Mark_Petersen

Publisher – Dunmore Books

Pages – 126

The Blurb –

Cannibals and lions and murder – oh my!

Intrepid librarian H. R. Huxtable and his column of misfits are out to save Jepson’s beleaguered British outpost in central Africa—battling rock-strewn rivers, bloody jungle, hungry cannibals, and each other. His toad-witted captains are slaves to drink. The only female member of the expedition is on a personal crusade to stamp out celibacy. And while none of them seem to respect his authority, one of them has gone so far as to ventilate his tent with bullets, which is a bit much.

Undaunted, Huxtable perseveres.

We Must Save Jepson! is a satirical romp through the Victorian era of exploration and expansion, wherein our hero discovers hitherto unknown depths of character despite the self-satisfied arrogance of his age, and proves that sometimes it does you good to get out of the library (and your tent).

Crikey!

Many thanks to Shannon Roberts at Ryder Author Resources for the chance to read and review.

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My thoughts – I really enjoyed this book, it really made me laugh.

H. R Huxtable is in the wilds of Africa on a mission to save a fellow Englishman, whether he needs saving or not. He tells his story through a succession of letters mailed in 1888. The letters show how this ramble of people manage to trudge through the wilderness. Huxtable is a librarian who is surrounded by a mixed rabble, two officers who hate other, a native guide and a woman who is supposed to be promoting celibacy.

Being a librarian he really isn’t equipped to lead a mission anywhere, least of all through Africa, facing wild animals and enemies. However his never die attitude and his educational knowledge helps in the most unlikely of situations.

The letters really made me laugh and I learnt some new words, which is always good. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and hope that we get hear more from Huxtable and his comrades.

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Dance With The Reaper

Author – Wes Markin.

Wes Markin is a hyperactive English teacher, who loves writing crime fiction with a twist of the macabre.

Having finished the fifth instalment in the DCI Yorke series, Dance with the Reaper, Wes is now working on the sixth instalment of DCI Yorke’s wild ride. He is also the author of Defined, a prequel to his DCI Yorke novels, which takes the reader back to his blood-soaked university days.

Born in 1978, Wes grew up in Manchester, UK. After graduating from Leeds University, he spent fifteen years as a teacher of English, and has taught in Thailand, Malaysia and China. Now as a teacher, writer, husband and father, he is currently living in Harrogate, UK.

Wes Markin

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Amazon Author Page             author.to/WesMarkin

Pages – 281

The Blurb –

How do you stop a perfect killer?

After the terrible events of the past year, DCI Yorke’s team are on the verge of finding peace. But after a terrifying act of violence shatters their equilibrium, they are forced to dance with a skilled assassin who knows no equal.

After it becomes clear that this hitman is connected to the most shadowy of criminal organisations, Yorke is forced to dive into his own past, and face a future in which he is either alone, or dead.

Can Yorke and those he holds dearest survive the Reaper? Or will this be one dance too many?

“An explosive and visceral debut with the most terrifying of killers. Wes Markin is a new name to watch out for in crime fiction, and I can’t wait to see more of Detective Yorke.” – Bestselling Crime Author Stephen Booth

Today is my stop on the Dance with the Reaper blog tour. Many thanks to Caroline Vincent for the chance to read and review.

My thoughts – Another great instalment in the DCI Yorke series. After the events of the last book you would think Youre and his team had really earnt a break. However they are now going to be pitted against The Reaper. A brutal murderer who inflicts the most pain possible on his victims before killing them.

I love the series of books mainly because they are different to a lot of crime thrillers. The author is not afraid to push the boundaries and somehow make each book, darker than the last.

To read more reviews of this series. Click the links –

One Last Prayer for the Rays

The Repenting Serpent

Rise of the Rays

Purchase Links –

The DCI Yorke thriller series

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#1 One Last Prayer for the Rays          https://amzn.to/32o9KMp
#2 The Repenting Serpent                   https://amzn.to/3h0UaKK
#3 The Silence of Severance               https://amzn.to/393bnQO
#4 Rise of the Rays                              https://amzn.to/2OxOUSv
#5 Dance with the Reaper                   https://amzn.to/2B6dgzF
#6 Christmas with the Conduit             https://amzn.to/3fDMvl9 (pre-order; out Dec 2020)

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Under Your Skin

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Author – Rose McCelland.

“Under your skin” is Rose’s fourth novel. Her previous three novels were romantic fiction published by Crooked Cat. She has made the genre jump from “chick lit” to psychological thriller and is enjoying delving into a darker corner of her mind! 

Rose has also written two short plays which were performed in the Black Box theatre in Belfast. 

She discusses book reviews on her You Tube channel and writes theatre reviews for her blog. 

She loves nothing more than curling up with her cats and a good book. She has two rescue cats – Toots, who is ginger with an inquisitive face and Soots, who is black and hops along on his 3 legs looking ever so cute. 

Rose McCelland

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Blog: http://rosiesrag.blogspot.com/p/home-1.html

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rosiegirl2000/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5805471.Rose_McClelland

Publisher – Darkstroke

Pages – 227

The Blurb –

Where is Hannah?

When Kyle’s wife Hannah goes missing, the whole town is out in force to try to find her. One person knows where she is. One person is keeping a secret.

Detective Inspector Simon Peters and Detective Kerry Lawlor have been brought in to investigate the case, but Hannah has left no traces and Kyle has no clues.

Local Belfast resident Julia Matthews joins the #FindHannah campaign and becomes friendly with Kyle, sympathising with his tragedy. As Julia becomes more involved in the case than she bargained for, she begins to uncover more secrets than the Police ever could.

Julia was only trying to help, but has she become drawn into a web of mystery that she can’t escape?

Discover a gripping thriller that has you on the edge of your seat!  

Today is my stop on the Under Your Skin blog tour. Many thanks to Sarah Hardy BOTBS for the chance to read and review.

My thoughts – I really enjoyed this book. The story is told from various points of view as we discover that Hannah has gone missing. At first the police are slow to react but after a few days, an investigation is launched into her disappearance.

The story progresses as we see the police look into her life and her marriage to Kyle. Kyle is all over social media looking for his wife and garnering public sympathy, even organising searches.

As the searches continue we get Hannah’s perspective on her disappearance and what her life was like.

A brilliantly written thriller that shows you never really know anyone. I can’t wait to read more of her books.

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Death Remembered

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Author – K E Coburn.

K E Coburn lives by the seaside in Kent, England, and spends her time plotting murders and mayhem for her imaginary friends in the Sleuthing Club!

As well as having a master’s degree in history, she’s a huge fan of everything vintage, especially the 1950s, and loves researching this interesting period. Nothing makes her happier than looking at old photographs, drinking old-fashioned cocktails, and doing as little work as possible.

Her debut novel Death Remembered: A Sleuthing Club Mystery (Book 1) will be published in July 2020.

Social Media Links –

If you fancy keeping up to date with her murderous plots you can find her on Twitter at @KeCoburn or at her website: www.kecoburn.com and on Facebook at: https://bit.ly/2SYgQSo

or at her website: www.kecoburn.com and on Facebook at: https://bit.ly/2SYgQSo

Pages – 213

The Blurb –

Summer 1952.

The sun is shining, the birds are singing, but Charity Nicholls is bored of her quiet life in a tiny English village where nothing ever happens. Other than her nagging, marriage-obsessed mother, all she has to fill the time are her dreams of becoming a writer, and the Sleuthing Club – the mystery-reading book club she attends every week.

But everything changes the day her father receives a poison pen letter.

With the help of the Sleuthing Club, particularly handsome Henry Taylor, Charity is determined to find the culprit. But when people start dying and the police arrive, led by the infuriating Inspector James Lawrence, her little village becomes a hotbed of crime.

Can Charity find the murderer before anyone else dies?

Perfect for fans of Helena Dixon and T E Kinsey.

Today is my stop on the Death Remembered blog tour. Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for the chance to read and review.

My thoughts – This is the start of a great new cosy mystery series.

Charity Nicholls lives in the quintessential English village, where she aspires to become a writer. Her mother would just be happy if she got married, it is 1952 and that is what is expected of her.

She is a voracious reader, especially crime books and attends the Mystery Sleuthing club, a reading club that is held weekly. She decides to put her skills to the test when her father receives a poison pen letter. Having read a plethora of mysteries, it is easy right?

What ensues is a great who dunnit. I loved the story and the setting of this cozy mystery and I can not wait for the next one.

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Her Shallow Grave

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Author – D.K. Hood.

I’ve always had a wicked sense of humour and was the kid who told the ghost stories around the campfire. I am lucky to have family all over the world and have spent many vacations in places from Paris France to Montana USA and Australia. I use the wonderful memories from these visits to enhance my stories.
My interest in the development of forensic science to solve crime goes back many years. I enjoy writing crime, mystery and thrillers. With many stories, waiting for me to write I’ll look forward to sharing many spine-tingling stories with you.

D.K. Hood is an active member of International Thriller Writers.

D.K. Hood

Social Media Links –

Website: www.dkhood.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dkhoodauthor/

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/DKHood_Author

Publisher – Bookouture

Pages – 350

The Blurb –

She runs her trembling fingers over the dark, damp walls surrounding her. Above her head, she hears heavy footsteps. She knows she has nowhere to hide and as the door to the cellar is flung open, she finally sees his face.

It’s winter in Black Rock Falls and, as tourists flock to the small town to take in the snowy mountain peaks, one visitor makes a sickening discovery. The frozen body of a young woman hangs from a tree on the outskirts of town. Detective Jenna Alton is called in to investigate.

Jenna’s stomach turns as she surveys the ice-cold remains, and she’s soon alerted to similar burial sites nearby. With no missing persons reported, Jenna and her deputy, David Kane, fear Black Rock Falls is being used as a dumping ground for bodies.

As the body count mounts up, Jenna is more determined than ever to find the person responsible. But as she tries to catch the killer out, he outsmarts her once again and Jenna begins to wonder if he knows her next move. Could he be closer to her than she thinks?

When the investigation takes Jenna to a homeless shelter right in the heart of the community, she fears for the life of a woman who hasn’t been seen for a few days. It’s clear the killer is beginning to escalate, so Jenna ramps up the investigation and puts herself in unthinkable danger. Can she catch the murderer off guard, or does he already know she’s on her way? Has Jenna finally met a killer she can’t catch?

If you like Lisa Regan, Melinda Leigh and Kendra Elliot, you will love this thrilling new book from bestselling crime author D.K. Hood.

**Each Kane and Alton book can be read as part of the series or as a standalone**

Today is my stop on the Her Shallow Grave blog tour. Many thanks to Bookouture for the chance to read and review.

My thoughts – This is the ninth book in this series and follows Detective Jenna Alton and David Kane in Montana.

The snow has set in for winter which brings the tourists flocking to the area. I found the surroundings almost like another character in this book. I found myself huddling up as my mind was taken to freezing cold Montana.

When a body is found, Alton and Kane investigate the scene and are alarmed when more bodies are unearthed, what has the snow been hiding? What follows is a cat and mouse game with the suspected killer, as they try to stop more murders from happening.

A really well written book, I shall definitely be going back to read the rest of the series.

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The Dead Tell Lies

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Author – J. F. Kirwan.

J. F. Kirwan is an insomniac who writes thrillers in the dead of night. He is also a psychologist, and has drawn upon this expertise, including being taught by a professor who examined serial killers for Scotland Yard, to pen the crime/mystery/thriller The Dead Tell Lies for Bloodhound Books. He wanted to shed light not only on the darkness of serial killers, but of those who track them down, who must inevitably step inside the serial killer’s worldview, and may not come out clean afterwards. He is also the author of the Nadia Laksheva thriller series for HarperCollins (66 Metres, 37 Hours and 88 North). His favourite authors include Lee Child, David Baldacci and Jo Nesbo. He is married, and has a daughter and a new grandson, and lives between Paris and London.

J. F. Kirwan

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@kirwanjf

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Publisher – Bloodhound Books

Pages – 370

The Blurb –

Greg Adams, a criminal psychologist at Scotland Yard, specialises in bringing serial killers to justice. He tracks down a spree serial killer nicknamed the Divine, who has already killed six teenage girls and is about to kill a seventh. Greg works out the location where he is hiding and joins a raid. The police capture the Divine and save the girl, but on the very same night, Greg’s wife is brutally murdered by another serial killer, known as the Dreamer.

A year later, unable to bring the killer to justice, Greg has quit his job and is ready to end it all, when he receives a phone call from a man who tells him the Dreamer is dead, and that he didn’t kill Greg’s wife, Kate.

Greg returns to Scotland Yard to work for Superintendent Chief Detective Donaldson in the hope he can re-examine the case with the help of two new detectives, Finch and Matthews.

As Greg delves into the case further, he becomes more convinced that the Dreamer wasn’t the man responsible for his wife’s murder.

But if it wasn’t the Dreamer, who was it?

In order to solve the mystery around his wife’s murder, Greg is going to have to delve even deeper into the mind of a terrifying psychopath. And this time he might not make it back in one piece…

Today is my stop on The Dead Tell Lies blog tour. Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for the chance to read and review.

My thoughts – Wow this is an excellent read. Especially if you like reading about serial killers.

When Greg Adam’s wife is murdered by a serial killer, he loses hope and is on the brink of suicide. He is a criminal psychologist, he tracks killers and he has failed to protect his own wife. When the murderer is found he believes that his life is over until a phone call throws him into action.

What he has come to believe about his wife’s murder is untrue and the culprit is still at large. Could the unthinkable be true? Is another killer to blame for her death. This new information forces him into action as he investigates more murderers to identify the real culprit.

Excellently written and plotted and I really hope there is a sequel.

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Turn To Dust

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Author – Rachel Amphlett.

Before turning to writing, Rachel Amphlett played guitar in bands, worked as a film extra and freelanced in radio as a presenter and producer for the BBC. 

She now wields a pen instead of a plectrum and is a bestselling author of crime fiction and spy thrillers, many of which have been translated worldwide.

Her novels are available in eBook, print, large print and audiobook formats from libraries and worldwide retailers.

A keen traveller, Rachel has both EU and Australian citizenship. 

Rachel Amphlett

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Publisher – Saxon Publishing

Pages – 273

The Blurb –

When the body of a naked man is found in the middle of a barren field, a rural community is left in shock – and fear.

Discovering that someone is offering money in return for information about the dead man and anyone connected to him, Detective Kay Hunter realises there is a dark side to the victim’s past.

When a key witness disappears and a web of deceit and lies threatens to derail the investigation, she fears the worst.

Can Kay and her team of detectives find out who is behind the man’s murder before another victim is targeted?

Turn to Dust is the ninth book in the Detective Kay Hunter series and perfect for readers who enjoy fast-paced murder mysteries.

The Detective Kay Hunter series – also available in print, large print and audiobook:

1. Scared to Death
2. Will to Live
3. One to Watch
4. Hell to Pay
5. Call to Arms
6. Gone to Ground
7. Bridge to Burn
8. Cradle to Grave
9. Turn to Dust  

Praise for Rachel Amphlett

“Thrilling start to a new series. Scared to Death is a stylish, smart and gripping crime thriller” ~ Robert Bryndza, USA Today bestselling author of The Girl in the Ice

“Scared to Death… moves along at breakneck speed with twists and turns” ~ Angela Marsons, bestselling author of the Detective Kim Stone crime thriller series

“Rachel always delivers sharp, compelling and assured books. I love them!” ~ Mel Sherratt

Today is my stop on the Turn To Dust blog tour. Many thanks to Sarah Hardy BOTBS for the chance to read and review.

My thoughts – Turn to Dust is the ninth book in the Detective Kay Hunter series. It can easily be read as a standalone but you can jump right in here too.

Kay and her team face a difficult case when a man is found dead in a field, they soon realise they have not much to go on as nothing is really known about the victim. As more information surfaces about his character, the case gets darker.

This is really well written book, I really like Kay Hunter and how she and her team run their investigations. The book is hard to put down and I look forward to reading the rest in the series.

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Mystery at Seagrave Hall

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Author – Clare Chase.

Clare Chase writes women sleuth mysteries. After graduating from London University with a degree in English Literature, Clare moved to Cambridge and has lived there ever since. She’s fascinated by the city’s contrasts and contradictions, which feed into her writing. She’s worked in diverse settings – from the 800-year-old University to one of the local prisons – and lived everywhere from the house of a Lord to a slug-infested flat. The terrace she now occupies, with her husband and teenage children, presents a good happy medium.

As well as writing, Clare loves family time, art and architecture, cooking, and of course, reading other people’s books.

Clare Chase

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You can find Clare’s website and blog at www.clarechase.com

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Publisher – Bookouture

Pages – 286

The Blurb –

It’s Eve Mallow’s first visit to the local village fair. But amidst the booths, stalls, tables and tents lurks something darker… A mysterious fall means a new case for amateur detective Eve!

The charity fair at Seagrave Hall is a key date in the Saxford St Peter calendar – a chance for the villagers to nose around the house and grounds and cross paths with the rich and famous.

New resident Eve Mallow is particularly excited by this year’s special guest: the explorer Verity Nye, who is engaged to the heir to the Hall. Eve loves Verity’s determination, and she can’t wait to meet her.

But when they talk, Verity hints that she has something troubling on her mind. So after the festive mood is tragically interrupted by Verity’s fall from a third-floor window, Eve can’t be sure that it’s an appalling accident. Especially when one small boy claims he saw someone behind her…

Soon Eve finds herself tasked with writing Verity’s obituary. As she dusts off her notebook and begins her interviews alongside her trusted dachshund sidekick Gus she realises she has a fine array of suspects before her. Could it be a corrupt charity manager, the distraught fiancé, or jealous cousin Cora? And can Eve find out before her questions cause the killer to turn on her?

A charming and gripping page-turner, perfect for fans of Faith Martin, Agatha Christie and Betty Rowlands.

Today is my stop on the Mystery at Seagrave Hall blog tour. Many thanks to Bookouture for the chance to read and review.

My thoughts – This is the third book in the Eve Mallow series, and a brilliant addition to the series.

This book sees a summer fete turn deadly when a woman falls from a window, Eve knew her briefly in the past and gets to write her obituary, so she can dig a little more into her untimely death.

Using her amateur detective skills, she starts to investigate Verity Nye , the deceased woman. Why would the underwater explorer be the target for a killer? Unfortunately for Eve her digging leads to more bodies and puts herself in the firing line.

I am really enjoying this series, Eve is a great character and the author creates lots of enticing scenarios for her to look into.

To read more reviews of this series, click on the links.

Mystery on Hidden Lane

Mystery at Apple Tree Cottage

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