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If a once upon a crime is what you'd like to read This enthralling cosy mystery, is just what you need! When booksellers Nancy and Jane Hunter excitedly go To an engagement party for a reclusive family they barely know They'd never expected there also to be a killer As someone's murdered and so begins this thriller! The village of Dedley Endings is where the story is set And reporter Jonathon is very willing to bet That the police will be first to solve the crime And that Nancy and Jane can't beat them this time. These crime bookshop owners are determined to win But the killer's determined they'll not reveal their sin! With a great community and sense of fun, Nancy and Jane know just what needs to be done. As family dramas and secrets all play their part There's even potential romance and things close to her heart. It is a page turner with a great cast of characters who Help keep you guessing, all the way through! What a great start to a series that's new I have no hesitation in highly recommending it to you. If you enjoy cosy murder mysteries in a village setting I encourage you a copy of this book to be getting. My thanks go to Hera and NetGalley, too, For my copy of this book for which this is my honest review.
Once Upon A Crime…
Nancy Hunter and her grandmother Jane Hunter run the Dedley Endings Bookshop, selling crime, thriller and mystery books, in a small, quiet Cotswold village where nothing ever happens…
That is, until the wealthy and reclusive Roth family open up their mansion for the first time in twenty years, inviting the people of Dedley End to a lavish engagement party.
While everyone is thrilled to finally look around the mansion on the hill, the festivities are quickly cut short when beautiful Lucy, recently married to young Harry Roth, is found dead after being pushed over the first-floor balustrade.
But who among the guests could have been capable of her murder – and why?
Nancy and Jane decide to investigate – after all, not only do they own a crime themed bookshop, they were also both named after famous literary detectives – but soon wonder if they’ve taken on more than they can handle. Especially when it seems the killer has worked out that they’re hot on their heels…
Can they catch the murderer before the murderer catches up with them? Or will there be a deadly ending to this story?
Join the unlikeliest detective duo for the killer opener of The Dedley End Mysteries series, by a major voice in women’s fiction.
Victoria Walters writes up-lifting and inspiring stories. She’s the author of the bestselling GLENDALE HALL series, which continues with its third book HOPEFUL HEARTS at GLENDALE HALL in September, as well as two other standalone novels – SUMMER at the KINDNESS CAFE, and THE SECOND LOVE of my LIFE. She has been chosen for WHSmith Fresh Talent and shortlisted for two RNA awards. 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.