One severed head, two warring neighbours – and a cold-blooded killer stalks Much Winchmoor.
There’s the murder made to look like a tragic accident, and a missing husband. Could he be victim number two?
The tiny Somerset village is fast gaining a reputation as the murder capital of the West Country, and once again, reporter/barmaid/dog walker Kat Latcham finds herself reluctantly dragged into the investigation.
Things are looking bad for Ed Fuller, the husband of one of Kat’s oldest friends. Kat’s convinced he’s innocent – but she’s been wrong before.
Has Kat come across her biggest challenge yet?
Fans of Janet Evanovich could well enjoy this “funky, modern day nosey detective” transported to the English countryside. The third Much Winchmoor mystery is, as always, spiked with humour and sprinkled with a touch of romance.
The Much Winchmoor Series
Book 1 – Murder Served Cold
Book 2 – Rough and Deadly
Book 3 – Burying Bad News
Packed With Puzzles & Fun!
Another fun outing in Much Winchmoor! This is developing into a great series.
Whilst balancing all her part-time work in an effort to try and make ends meet, Kat Latcham is still living at home with her parents – and there is plenty going on! A neighbour’s fallout quickly leads to a dead body, and with a man missing from his home in the village the reputation as murder capital of the West Country is being bandied about. When the husband of Kat’s best friend Julie is suspected of the crimes, she is sure they have the wrong man, but can she work it out in time?
I love Much Winchmoor. The character types can be found in any UK village (I know, I live in one). This book is packed with murder, mysteries and all the other little things which happen in a village! Paula Williams writes in a friendly, very readable manner and incorporates enough twists, turns and red herrings to keep the reader guessing all the way through. If, like me, you enjoy a murder mystery full of puzzles but without the graphic gore, then this is definitely a series to follow. Very enjoyable, and well worth 4.5*.
My thanks to the publisher for my copy and to Rachel’s Random Resources for my spot in this blog tour; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: cosy mystery
- Format: ebook, paperback
- Size: 185 pages
- Publisher: Darkstroke
- Publication Date: 17 March 2020
- Links: Goodreads
Paula Williams is living her dream. She’s written all her life – her earliest efforts involved blackmailing her unfortunate younger brothers into appearing in her various plays and pageants. But it’s only in recent years, when she turned her attention to writing short stories and serials for women’s magazines that she discovered, to her surprise, that people with better judgement than her brothers actually liked what she wrote and were prepared to pay her for it and she has sold over 400 short stories and serials both in the UK and overseas.
Now, she writes every day in a lovely, book-lined study in her home in Somerset, UK, where she lives with her husband and a handsome but not always obedient rescue Dalmatian called Duke. She still writes for magazines but now writes novels as well. She is currently writing the Much Winchmoor series of murder mysteries, set in a village not unlike the one she lives in – although as far as she knows, none of her friends and neighbours have murderous tendencies.
A member of both the Romantic Novelists’ Association and the Crime Writers’ Association, her novels often feature a murder or two, and are always spiked with humour and sprinkled with a touch of romance.
She also writes a monthly column, Ideas Store, for the writers’ magazine, Writers’ Forum. And she blogs about her books, other people’s books and, quite often, Dalmatians at paulawilliamswriter.wordpress.com.
She gives talks on writing at writing festivals and to organised groups and has appeared several times of local radio. In fact, she’ll talk about writing to anyone who’ll stand still long enough to listen.
But, as with all dreams, she worries that one day she’s going to wake up and find she still has to bully her brothers into reading ‘the play what she wrote’.