A fete worse than death…
After finding the killer of Lucy Roth six months ago, life has settled back to normal for bookshop owner, Nancy Hunter, and her grandmother, Jane. The annual Dedley End village fete is just around the corner, and Nancy is delighted when bestselling author, Thomas Green, agrees to launch his first new novel in ten years there.
But then a series of sinister events lead Nancy to realise someone is trying to sabotage their fete, so she, along with Jane and their journalist friend Jonathan, must turn detective to discover who isn’t at all thrilled about the return of Thomas Green.
When a body is discovered at the summer fete, the death scene mirroring that in Thomas’ latest bestseller, they realise that there’s another killer in Dedley End, but can they outsmart someone who appears to have pulled off the perfect crime?
The clues are right under Nancy and Jane’s noses if only they can find them. Because the answers to life’s questions can always be found in a book…!
A twisty, unputdownable cosy mystery.
I received a copy of this book from the author and Hera Books in return for an honest review.
This book reads as a standalone with enough backstory on the amateur sleuths and the village setting to immerse the reader in this latest cosy mystery. ‘The bookshop setting, whilst not new, is well created, and the element of a story within a story adds to the mystery’s complexity.
There are a host of viable suspects and twists that keep the reader guessing and a believable rapport between the amateur sleuths. I like the characters and the setting and have bought the first book in the series to read.
Victoria Walters writes up-lifting and inspiring stories. She’s the author of three novels, THE SECOND LOVE OF MY LIFE, SUMMER AT THE KINDNESS CAFÉ, and COMING HOME TO GLENDALE HALL. She has been chosen for W.H. Smith Fresh Talent and shortlisted for an RNA award. Victoria was also picked as an Amazon Rising Star, and her books have won wide reader acclaim.
Victoria is a full-time author. She lives in Surrey with her cat Harry and loves books, clothes, music, going out for tea and cake, and posting photos on Instagram.