Sunday, 13 January 2019

The Convalescent Corpse by Nicola Slade - Blog Tour, Book Review & #Giveaway

Today, I am delighted to be part of Nicola Slade's blog tour for her new book The Convalescent Corpse, thanks to Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources ...... please check out my review below ..... and there's also a chance to win a copy of Nicola Slade's recent book The House at Ladywell ...

The Convalescent Corpse Cover

Genre:  Historical Cosy Mystery
Publication Date:  20 November 2018
Publisher:  Crooked Cat Books
First Book in a potential Series

A story of Family, Rationing and Inconvenient Corpses.
Life in 1918 has brought loss and grief and hardship to the three Fyttleton sisters. Helped only by their grandmother (a failed society belle and expert poacher) and hindered by a difficult suffragette mother, as well as an unruly chicken-stealing dog and a house full of paying-guests, they now have to deal with the worrying news that their late – and unlamented – father may not be dead after all.  And on top of that, there’s a body in the ha-ha.

The Convalescent Corpse is the first book in a potential new series and I so hope there will be another as I'd love to know where author Nicola Slade takes Christy and her quirky family next!

There's never a dull moment in the all women household, mother, a reclusive author, is obsessed with books and rarely speaks to her family, in fact they're sure she doesn't know who they are half of the time!

Alix, always cheerful, volunteers at the local convalescent home for officers at Groom Hall, where she's desperately looking for a husband.

Addy, 15, wants to go to medical school, loves dissecting things and has been expelled from schools for being an unruly pupil.

The story is narrated by Christy, 18, who is very organised, practical and is also a writer of boys adventure serials.  She's not convinced that one of the wounded officer's death is an accident.

The Fyttletons are such a likeable family and this was a well-plotted mystery, with red herrings, humour, secrets and surprises, and a family that doesn't take itself too seriously!

Meet the Author

Nicola Slade lives in Hampshire where she writes historical and contemporary mysteries and women’s fiction. While her three children were growing up she wrote stories for children and for women’s magazines before her first novel, Scuba Dancing, was published in 2005. Among other jobs, Nicola has been an antiques dealer and a Brown Owl! She loves travelling and at one time, lived in Egypt for a year. The Convalescent Corpse is Nicola's 9th novel. Nicola is also a member of a crime writers’ panel, The Deadly Dames
Twitter: @nicolasladeuk

Giveaway – Win a paperback copy of The House at Ladywell (Open Internationally)

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To enter the Giveaway click this link

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‘I love it. A delightfully unusual mystery with wonderful characterisation and historical detail.’ -

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