Homicide in Herne Hill (The London Murder Mysteries #4)
by Alice Castle
Beth Haldane, SE21’s premier – and only – single mum amateur sleuth, is really pleased to find a new friend at the school gates, in the shape of irrepressibly bouncy Nina. As well as a way with words, Nina has a puzzle she wants Beth to solve, centred on the solicitor’s office where Nina works in Herne Hill.
But as the mystery thickens, threatening to drag in not just Nina and her boss, but the yummy mummies of Dulwich, too, Beth is about to find out just how far some people will go to keep up appearances.
Join Beth in this fourth instalment in the London Murder Mystery series for her toughest case yet.
The London Murder Series by Alice Castle is quickly becoming one of my favorite series in the genre!
Beth has had a hard time recently with the events that took place in book 3, no spoilers here!!! That changes when she meets Nina, who sits next to her at a school function. She notices right away that she isn’t part of the “yummy mummy” group. She discovers that she has never enjoyed a Nativity as much as she has this one, with Nina giving her plenty of laughs. Beth thinks she could really be friends with Nina.
Beth can’t resist a good conundrum, so she listens to Nina’s concern about her job in the solicitor’s office. She can’t really put her finger on it, but something seems off in the office. Little does either woman realize how very “off” the business really is. Beth finds herself right in the middle of another mystery, and is there any connection with the recent spell of pet’s dying from poisoning. This may turn out to be the most dangerous and twisted mystery Beth has yet faced!
I loved the mystery, and I loved catching up with Beth and some of my other favorite characters. Castle does give us a bit more of Beth’s romance. Just like the other secondary characters, I’m coming to love Nina. She is just as fun and quirky as the others!!!!
Castle has mastered the art of writing a clever, witty mystery. She knows how to keep the storyline moving with great surprises, and she also fills the pages with great satire that brings plenty of laughs. Each book she writes gets even better!!!!
Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07GPGBSC6
Other Books in the Series
Death in Dulwich
The Girl in the Gallery
Calamity in Camberwell
Before turning to crime, Alice Castle had a long career as a feature writer on national newspapers including the Daily Express, The Times and The Daily Telegraph. 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 adventures for her heroine, amateur detective and single mum Beth Haldane. Alice is married with two children, two stepchildren and two cats. Find out more about her London Murder Mystery series on her website, http://www.alicecastleauthor.com. Death in Dulwich was published in September 2017 by Crooked Cat Books and was #1 in the Amazon Satire/Detective charts in the UK, US, Canada, France, Spain and Germany. The Girl in the Gallery came out in December 2017 and the third in the series, Calamity in Camberwell, was published on 13th August 2018. Revenge on the Rye will follow in 2019, with more books in the pipeline.
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