Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Homicide in Herne Hill by Alice Castle - Blog Tour, Book Review & Giveaway

Today, I am delighted to be part of Alice Castle's blog tour for her new book Homicide in Herne Hillthanks to Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources...... I hope you enjoy reading my thoughts of this cozy crime story .... and I even have a Rafflecopter giveaway to win a copy of the book!

Genre:  Cozy Crime
Publication Date:  3 October 2018
Publisher:  Crooked Cat Books
Estimated Page Count:  250
Standalone Fourth Book in the London Murder Mysteries Series

Beth Haldane, SE21’s premier – and only – single mum amateur sleuth, is really pleased to find a new friend at the school gates, in the shape of irrepressibly bouncy Nina. As well as a way with words, Nina has a puzzle she wants Beth to solve, centred on the solicitor’s office where Nina works in Herne Hill.But as the mystery thickens, threatening to drag in not just Nina and her boss, but the yummy mummies of Dulwich, too, Beth is about to find out just how far some people will go to keep up appearances. 

Join Beth in this fourth instalment in the London Murder Mystery series for her toughest case yet.

Purchase Link  - myBook.to/homicideinhernehill

Homicide in Herne Hill starts in the week before Christmas and Beth is feeling lonely as her best friend Katie is off on a family holiday.  She, unexpectedly, meets Nina, another mum at her son Ben's school and they hit it off straightaway.  Though Nina is almost the exact opposite of Beth - she doesn't worry, is bubbly and chatty - whereas Beth constantly worries - about her son, whether she's a good mother, about work and about her relationship with the gorgeous DI Harry York.

This is the fourth in the series and, having read all the others, this is just as entertaining.  

When Nina confides in Beth that she thinks things just aren't right at the solicitors where she works, Beth's curiosity and obsession with the truth puts her in another situation where she could end up in trouble again!  Not only does she get involved with Nina's work, there's also the awful situation of dogs being poisoned in the area which is so upsetting and puzzling.

Beth's observations of people are so astute, I love her scrutiny of the Dulwich 'yummy mummies', and in particular the odious Belinda, the queen bee of Dulwich.  I really warmed to Beth, she's such a down to earth person, always wanting to do the right thing but so often getting into scrapes ........ Harry calls her a 'trouble magnet'!

Homicide in Herne Hill is not a fast paced, all action whodunnit, it's more a gentle meander through the streets and shops of Herne Hill and Dulwich, stopping off to gather information and trouble along the way.

Meet the Author

Before turning to crime, Alice Castle had a long career as a feature writer on national newspapers including the Daily Express, The Times and The Daily Telegraph. Alice grew up in south London and, after a brief stint in Brussels (where her first novel, Hot Chocolate, is set) she is back where she belongs, dreaming up adventures for her heroine, amateur detective and single mum Beth Haldane. Alice is married with two children, two stepchildren and two cats

Social Media Links – http://www.alicecastleauthor.com
myBook.to/1DeathinDulwich, myBook.to/GirlintheGallery, myBook.to/CiC

Giveaway – Win a signed copy of Homicide in Herne Hill
(Open Internationally)
*Terms and Conditions –Worldwide entries welcome.  Please enter using the Rafflecopter box below.  The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then I reserve the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over.  Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time I will delete the data.  I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.

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