Thursday, 18 January 2018

THE GIRL IN THE GALLERY BY ALICE CASTLE - Blog Tour, Book Review & Giveaway

It's my turn on the blog tour for The Girl in the Gallery and I'm delighted to be sharing my review with you all

Genre:  Cozy Crime
Series:  London Murder Mystery Series No. 2
Publication Date:  19 December 2017
Publisher:  Crooked Cat Books

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Just when you thought it was safe to go back to Dulwich…
It’s a perfect summer’s morning in the plush south London
suburb, and thirty-something Beth Haldane has sneaked off
to visit one of her favourite places, the world-famous Picture
She’s enjoying a few moments’ respite from juggling her job
at prestigious private school Wyatt’s and her role as single
mum to little boy Ben, when she stumbles across a shocking
new exhibit on display. Before she knows it, she’s in the thick
of a fresh, and deeply chilling, investigation.

Who is The Girl in the Gallery? Join Beth in adventure #2
of the London Murder Mystery series as she tries to discover
the truth about a secret eating away at the very heart of

When single mum Beth discovers a girl lying unconscious in a mausoleum within her favourite art gallery she is horrified, but she also makes it her business to discover who she is and why she had been placed there......with the help of D.I. Harry York who she just happens to have helped solve a crime with in the first of the London Murder Mystery series.

I enjoyed Beth's and Harry's exchanges, they both get exasperated with each other but they also work well together, add to that an underlying attraction which gives the story a nice will-they-won't-they feel.

There is a lot of detail about the art paintings, the Dulwich area and the kind of parents who live there, and the history of the college, which was a little overwhelming at times.  But, once I'd got used to the writing style, I really enjoyed the mystery.  I liked Beth, she was a good mum, she was very compassionate and she relished a challenge!

The plotline had a few surprises, the characters were well-developed and I was left feeling satisfied that the mystery was neatly solved.  


Alice Castle was a UK newspaper journalist for The Daily
Express, The Times and The Daily Telegraph before
becoming a novelist. Her first book, Hot Chocolate, was a
European best-seller which sold out in two weeks.
Alice is currently working on the sequel to Death in Dulwich
and The Girl in the Gallery. The third instalment in the
London Murder Mystery series, it will be published by
Crooked Cat next year and is entitled The Calamity in
Catford. Once again, it features Beth Haldane and DI Harry
Alice is also a top mummy blogger, writing DD’s Diary at
She lives in south London and is married with two children,
two step-children and two cats.
Alice Castle’s Facebook page is
Alice Castle is on Twitter:
Links to buy Alice Castle’s books:,


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