Monday, 23 July 2018

Death in Dulwich by Alice Castle - Blog Tour, Book Review & #Giveaway (UK only)

Today, I am thrilled to be part of Alice Castle's blog tour for her mystery book Death in Dulwich, thanks to Rachel's Random Resources

Genre:  Cozy Crime
Series:  The London Murder Mysteries #1
Publication Date:  Sept 2017

Thirty-something single mum Beth Haldane is forced to
become Dulwich’s answer to Miss Marple when she stumbles
over a murder victim on her first day at work. 

To clear her name, Beth is plunged into a cozy mystery that’s

a contemporary twist on Golden Age crime classics. But can
she pull it off? She already has a bouncy young son, haughty
cat, a fringe with a mind of its own and lots of bills to pay, as

she struggles to keep up with the yummy mummies of SE21.

Join Beth in #1 of the London Murder Mystery series, as she

discovers the nastiest secrets can lurk in the nicest places.

Death in Dulwich is the first book in the London Murder
Mysteries series - I read the second book in the series
The Girl in the Gallery a short while ago and really enjoyed it,
so when I was given the opportunity by Rachel at Rachel's
Random Resources to read the first one in the series I
jumped at the chance!

We're first introduced to single mum Beth, living in the affluent
Dulwich area and trying to make ends meet, on her very first
day as an assistant archivist at the very prestigious Wyatt's
School. She's thrilled to have been offered the post, not so
thrilled to meet her new boss the leering Mr Jenkins, and
even less thrilled to discover his dead body just a few hours

However, she feels she's the number one suspect and, in an
effort to clear her name she tries to find other people who
would have had a motive to kill him, when she comes up
against the brusque Detective Inspector Harry York who tries
to warn her against getting involved. But does our girl listen,
of course not!

Beth's very adept at getting people to open up, and soon
she's making a list and ticking people off.

The pacing is a little slow in parts, the author goes into such detail, sometimes about minor details, that I wished the story would move a little quicker.

But, overall, this is a good introduction to the series, the characters are so well developed and authentic, the mystery was clever, the setting is intriguing, and I look forward to the next one - Calamity in Camberwell - which I shall be reviewing in August!

About the Author

Author Bio – Before turning to crime, Alice Castle was a UK
newspaper journalist for The Daily Express, The Times and
The Daily Telegraph. Her first book, Hot Chocolate, set in
Brussels and London, was a European hit and sold out in two
Death in Dulwich was published in September 2017 and has
been a number one best-seller in the UK, US, Canada,
France, Spain and Germany. A sequel, The Girl in the Gallery
was published in December 2017 to critical acclaim. Calamity
in Camberwell, the third book in the London Murder Mystery
series, will be published this summer, with Homicide in
Herne Hill due to follow in early 2019.  Alice is currently
working on the fifth London Murder Mystery adventure. Once
again, it will feature Beth Haldane and DI Harry York.
Alice is also a mummy blogger and book reviewer via her
Purchase Link -

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