A letter from Richard Coles from Bookshop.org When I moved from central London to my parish in rural Northamptonshire, a friend asked if I wouldn’t miss the challenges of ministering in the inner city, and quickly tire of fêtes and beetle drives and dog shows. There was a murder in my first week. Anything can happen anywhere, an… More Murder Before Evensong
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The Sentence is Death is the second in the Hawthorne and Horowitz series of murder mysteries.
Having been struck down with Covid again, there was little I could do except sleep and read. So I turned to the next instalment of PI Daniel Hawthorne and his sidekick. … More The Sentence is Death
Murder in the Dark by Kerry Greenwood is Book 16 in the Phryne Fisher series. I came across it the other day while browsing for a new book and was drawn to the title. It wasn’t until I got it home I realised it was part of the Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries that are being shown on… More Murder in the Dark
Strolling along the prom. Paddling bare foot in the surf. Lining up for donkey rides. Hunting for crabs. Burying your dad in the sand. Spending time in the arcades. Riding the dodgems. Posing for family photos. Grabbing ice-creams, donuts, chips or jellied eels and pickled whelks as the mood takes you… The City Adventurers were… More Who can forget the thrills of a classic British seaside holiday?
There are five books in The Trail Series by AA Abbott. The first book in the series I got on Kindle. It leads nicely into the Kat White series. The Bride’s Trail Kat’s fake weddings made big bucks. But now the money’s gone and a killer wants her dead…… Glamorous Kat is the flatmate Amy… More The Trail Series
Four Indigo Tea Shop Mysteries can be found on City Adventurers Solve The Murder There are at least 21 Tea Shop Mysteries Books written by Laura Childs. Her investigator is Theodosia Browning who owns the shop, assisted by a colour array of regular characters. I’ve been reading my way through the series, not always in… More Indigo Tea Shop Mysteries
Size 12 Is Not Fat is the first book in the Heather Wells Mysteries series by Meg Cabot. I bought the first book when I was size 12…..and by the second book I was also size 14. i wondered how many books there would be in the series and how large Heather was expected to… More Heather Wells Mysteries
The Word Is Murder starts when an elderly woman goes into an undertaker’s, arranges her own funeral……and is murdered 6 hours later. This is the first book in the Detective Daniel Hawthorne series by Anthony Horowitz. The story started as a simple murder mystery. The first chapter sets the scene, describing a lady making arrangements… More The Word Is Murder
Mr Briggs’ Hat : A Sensational Account of Britain’s First Railway Murder by Kate Colquhoun On 9 July 1864, businessman Thomas Briggs walked into carriage 69 on the 9.45 Hackney-bound train. A few minutes later, two bank clerks entered the carriage – but as they sat down, one of them noticed blood pooled in the… More Britain’s First Railway Murder