Author – Dee Macdonald.
Aged 18, Dee arrived in London from Scotland and typed her way round the West End for a couple of years before joining BOAC (forerunner of British Airways) in Passenger Services for 2 years and then as a stewardess for 8 years.
She has worked in Market Research, Sales and at the Thames TV Studios when they had the franchise.
Dee has since relocated to Cornwall, where she spent 10 years running B&Bs, and only began writing when she was over 70!
Married twice, she has one son and two grandsons.
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Publisher – Bookouture
Pages – 272
The Blurb –
Nurse Kate Palmer thought the pretty Cornish village of Tinworthy would be the perfect place for a peaceful retirement. She couldn’t have been more wrong! But even she is shocked when she attends a beautiful wedding at St. Pirin’s Church and the handsome groom drops dead in front of her very eyes.
While the rest of the wedding party panics, Kate notices the strange behaviour of the not-so-blushing bride and the posh mother-in-law – and vows to find out the truth behind the poor young man’s sudden demise. Especially when the new detective Charlotte Martin makes it known that she doesn’t want Kate involved – and also shows an interest in Woody Forrest, Kate’s partner in crime-solving.
Undeterred, Kate discovers this isn’t the only wedding to have been sabotaged. A series of peculiar letters contain the clues Kate needs to get to the heart of the matter. But is the mystery letter writer behind the unusual deaths? Or is more than one person responsible for the strange goings on in the seaside village…
As Kate digs deeper, she adds more suspects to her growing list: the world-weary vicar, the unlucky-in-love cleaner and the bride’s former flame. But, as a pair of boots bring Kate closer to the killer, it becomes clear their investigation has placed Woody in danger.
Can Kate solve the murder and save the man she loves at the same time?
If you love cozy crime mysteries by Agatha Christie, Faith Martin or Joy Ellis, this page-turning novel will have you reading late into the night!
Today is my stop on A Body at the Altar blog tour. Many thanks to Bookouture for the chance to read and review.
My thoughts – This is the fourth book in the Kate Palmer series. I have also read and reviewed
A Body at the Tea Rooms which is the third.
It was great to go back to Kate’s world, in this installment Kate attends a wedding when one of the party suddenly dies. Again she finds herself and Woody looking into the death, however someone else has intentions for Woody. Can Kate solve the crime and her relationship?
I really love this series, the author has made a great cosy crime world with really endearing characters. Kate is a wonderful lead and the author has surrounded her with very entertaining people.
I am really looking forward to seeing what happens next in Tinworthy.
Purchase Links – A Body at the Altar