Somewhere to review books I'm reading without giving away any spoilers!
Death Remembered (A Sleuthing Club Mystery: Book 1)
The sun is shining, the birds are singing, but Charity Nicholls is bored of her quiet life in a tiny English village where nothing ever happens. Other than her nagging, marriage-obsessed mother, all she has to fill the time are her dreams of becoming a writer, and the Sleuthing Club – the mystery-reading book club she attends every week.
But everything changes the day her father receives a poison pen letter.
With the help of the Sleuthing Club, particularly handsome Henry Taylor, Charity is determined to find the culprit. But when people start dying and the police arrive, led by the infuriating Inspector James Lawrence, her little village becomes a hotbed of crime.
Can Charity find the murderer before anyone else dies?
Perfect for fans of Helena Dixon and T E Kinsey.
In the post war era, nothing much happens in the sleepy English village of Harrington Without that Charity Nicholls doesn’t get to know about. She’s the twenty-four year old daughter of the village vicar and is often to be found helping his parishioners, working in the library or meeting with other murder mystery book lovers in their Sleuthing Club. However, everything changes after her father and other villagers receive poison pen letters containing a literary quote and accusation. Determined to find who is sending them, Charity enlists the help of some of the Sleuthing Club, especially Henry Taylor. However, when her chief suspect is murdered the police, especially Inspector James Lawrence, come to investigate and advise her to leave it all to them. Wrong move!! That’s exactly the wrong thing to do, now she’s determined to follow in the likes of her detective novels and uncover the perpetrator! Get ready for village gossips, book loving heroes, a possible romance or two and a broken heart as secrets are uncovered as Charity endeavours to use her knowledge of the community to help reveal the murderer before there are more victims!
This is a delightfully written cosy mystery that I thoroughly enjoyed reading and have no hesitation in highly recommending. There are some brilliant village characters, plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing and surprises along the way. It is a highly entertaining and enthralling read and has certainly whet my appetite to read more books in this series in future. I can’t wait to discover how Charity’s new dreams unfold and what happens next for her in a potential relationship!
I requested and was gifted a copy of this book and this is my honest review after choosing to read it.
Author Bio –
K E Coburn lives by the seaside in Kent, England, and spends her time plotting murders and mayhem for her imaginary friends in the Sleuthing Club!
As well as having a master’s degree in history, she’s a huge fan of everything vintage, especially the 1950s, and loves researching this interesting period. Nothing makes her happier than looking at old photographs, drinking old-fashioned cocktails, and doing as little work as possible.
Her debut novel Death Remembered: A Sleuthing Club Mystery (Book 1) will be published in July 2020.
Follow the tour: