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Retired DCI Dan Armstrong has been given a treat A fortnight's holiday in a writers' retreat. A course to help him complete his own book But into the small print did his colleagues really not look? Dan never anticipated that on the course there'd be a killer Changing the genre from erotica to thriller. He can't resist joining in the investigation into the crime But can he help catch the perpetrator in time? It feels like you're there, in Tuscany, visiting each scene, Tasting the delicious meals, deciphering what the clues mean. The characters start to feel like folks you really know The twists and turns keep you guessing as through the story you go. What a brilliant cosy murder mystery this proved to be The first in a new series - great news to me! By an author who usually writes brilliant romance But is now also giving this genre a chance. With lots of possibilities, new friends and Oscar, too, An intriguing cosy mystery I highly recommend to you. I just have to say that one character is nothing like me Even though we have the same first name, I hope you agree! For my complementary copy of this book I give a huge thank you. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and this is my honest review
A remote retreat…
Nestled high in the Tuscan hills lies Villa Volpone, home to renowned crime writer Jonah Moore and his creative writing course. It’s also the last place retired DCI Dan Armstrong expected to spend his retirement! Dan’s no writer, but maybe this break will help him to think about the next chapter in his own life story?
A gruesome murder…
But only days into the course, Jonah Moore is found stabbed to death with his award-winning silver dagger! And Dan finds himself pulled out of retirement with a killer to catch.
Eleven possible suspects.
The other guests all seem shocked by Jonah’s death, but Dan knows that one of them must be lying. And as he and Italian Commissario Virgilio Pisano begin to investigate it quickly becomes clear that everyone at Villa Volpone has secrets to hide…
But can Dan discover who the murderer is before they strike again?
T A Williams is the author of over twenty bestselling romances for HQ and Canelo and is now turning his hand to cosy crime, set in his beloved Italy, for Boldwood. The series will introduce us to retired DCI Armstrong and his labrador Oscar and the first book, entitled Murder in Tuscany, will be published in October 2022. Trevor lives in Devon with his Italian wife.