Today is my stop on the blog tour for Death in Dulwich by Alice Castle.
There are still a few more stops on the tour if you want to check them out too.
Thirty-something single mum Beth Haldane has her hands full, with a bouncy young son, haughty cat, a fringe with a mind of its own, and bills to pay. She loves her little home in plush London suburb Dulwich, but life here doesn’t come cheap.
She is thrilled to land the post of archivist at top local school Wyatt’s – though she secretly fears she’s not up to the job. But even Beth couldn’t have imagined how badly things could go, until she discovers a hideous crime and finds herself prime suspect.
Setting out to clear her name, Beth encounters a cast of characters who will follow her through the London Murder Mystery series, proving along the way that the nastiest secrets can lurk in the nicest places.
This is a fantastic read for any fans of cosy mysteries and although not my preferred genre I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
Beth Haldane finds herself turning detective after he boss turns up murdered on her first day at a new job. With her name clearly near the top of the suspect list she takes it upon herself to find out who really murdered him.
The author’s knowledge of the area shows through in her writing and I especially liked the attention to detail around the school run as this is something I encounter on a daily basis.
Although I don’t read many cosy crime novels the writing is as I’ve come to expect from the genre. There are no overly graphic details and the investigation takes the forefront.
I found the book quick and easy to read and would definitely pick up another of Alice’s books in the series.
Death in Dulwich was published by Crooked Cat Books on September 6th
Many thanks to Alice, Emma and Crooked Cat Books for my advanced reader copy and inviting me on the tour!
About the Author
Alice Castle had a long career as a feature writer on national newspapers including the Daily Express, The Times and The Daily Telegraph before becoming a novelist. After a day writing about her prime suspects, she loves nothing better than curling up with a murder mystery at night. Alice grew up in south London and, after a brief stint in Brussels (where her first novel, Hot Chocolate, is set) she is back where she belongs, dreaming up more adventures for her heroine, amateur detective and single mum Beth Haldane. She is married with two children, two stepchildren and two cats, and writes about parenting on her mummy blog, DD’s Diary http://www.dulwichdivorcee.com.
Her latest book, Death in Dulwich, is being published in September 2017 by Crooked Cat Books.