This is the ninth Kate Shackleton novel from Frances Brody and another triumph in my opinion. Clues and red herrings abound in this book set in 1927 in which Kate, a private enquiry agent, is drawn into investigating the mysterious death of a theatre performer.
New blog post! My review of the upcoming cosy murder mystery Resort to Murder by TP Fielden which is set in 1959. While this is the second book in a series it nicely stands alone and in it we see chief newspaper reporter, Judy Dimont make enquiries into not one but two suspicious deaths which have shaken the idyllic seaside town of Temple Regis on the English Riviera.
This is the second Sherlock Homes Bookshop mystery by Vicki Delaney and like the first is a good fun murder mystery with a light-hearted Sherlock Holmes theme.
This is the sequel to Written in Dead Wax and is another fast, fun read from Andrew Cartmel featuring The Vinyl Detective. This time he is investigating a decades old mystery side by side with his girlfriend, the irrepressible Nevada Warren and we get a glimpse into the music scene of the 1960’s.
Andrew Wilson utilises both in-depth historical research and his imagination to create an intricate and ingenious story line to explain the mysterious disappearance of Agatha Christie in December 1926. This is an extraordinary novel due to both the subject matter and the way it has been handled and written by Andrew Wilson. I highly recommend it.
Publisher: Hawkesbury Press Publication date: 1 April 2017 Page count: 147 pages Publisher Synopsis When Sophie Sayers inherits a cottage in a sleepy English Cotswold village, she’s hoping for a quieter life than the one she’s running away from. What she gets instead is a dead body on a carnival float, and an extraordinary assortment
Glass and Steele Book #3 Publication date: 4 April 2017 Page count: 306 pages Publisher Synopsis When a newspaper report of a medical miracle catches Matt’s eye, he and India go in search of Dr. Hale in the hope he is more magical doctor than miracle worker and can lead them to Chronos. But Hale
Kate Shackleton Mystery #6 Publisher: Piatkus Publication date: 13 September 2016 Page count: 482 pages Publisher Synopsis: An intricate plot in the post-WWI English countryside and Frances Brody’s “refreshingly complex heroine” (Kirkus) make for absorbing 6th installment in this mystery perfect for fans of Jacqueline Winspear and Agatha Christie. The Search for a Daughter Lady
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books Publication date: 14 March 2017 Page count: 320 pages I received a review copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my review and all opinions are my own. Publisher Synopsis: Gemma Doyle, a transplanted Englishwoman, has returned to the quaint town of
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer, Seattle Publication date: 20 December 2016 Page count: 270 pages I received a review copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my review and all opinions are my own. Publisher’s synopsis: Spring, 1909, and Lady Hardcastle, amateur sleuth and all-round eccentric, is