Homicide in Herne Hill by Alice Castle #4 London Murder Mysteries ** Blog Tour Review & Giveaway **

We are returning to the London Murder Mysteries today with the 4th in the series, Homicide in Herne Hill. You can read a review of the 1st in the series, Death in Dulwich here , a book spotlight on the 2nd ,The Girl in the Gallery, here and a review on Calamity in Camberwell, the 3rd in the series here.

You can also win a signed copy of Homicide in Herne Hill- details on how to enter the Giveaway are at the foot of the post.

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.

My Thoughts

It is great to be back with Beth Haldane, sleuthing her way round South London. She is so well drawn, with her quiet, deprecating sense of humour and wry observations of life around Dulwich. I enjoyed no. 4 in the London Murder Mysteries Series just as much as the others. Each new character she has introduced has been so vivid, you can visualise the scene. Nothing jars.

    One of the pleasures in reading the book has to be the gentle way in which the clues are introduced and the plot evolves. It never feels forced or too obvious. Beth's relationship with DI Harry York is developing at the same leisurely pace of one step forward, two steps back. You can feel his exasperation yet affection for her, as her curiosity takes over. This is intelligent writing which shows no sign of getting stale. 

In short: Murder and mayhem in South London- again.    

About 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. 

Find out more about her London Murder Mystery series on her website, www.alicecastleauthor.com. Death in Dulwich was published in September 2017 by Crooked Cat Books and was #1 in the Amazon Satire/Detective charts in the UK, US, Canada, France, Spain and Germany. The Girl in the Gallery came out in December 2017 and the third in the series, Calamity in Camberwell, was published on 13th August 2018. Revenge on the Rye will follow in 2019, with more books in the pipeline.

You can also follow Alice here: FacebookTwitter  |  Website 

Thanks to Alice Castle and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources  
for a copy of the book and a place on the tour. 

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Giveaway ( International)

 Win a signed copy of Homicide in Herne Hill (Open Internationally). To enter, follow the link below.

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