Hattie goes to Hollywood by Caroline James #Review #Giveaway
Having enjoyed Caroline James'romcom Best Boomerville Hotel, I am delighted to feature her latest cosy crime novel, Hattie goes to Hollywood. There is also a Giveaway to enter. Details on how to enter are at the foot of this post.
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A Cumbrian Village...
A red-hot summer...
Join super-sleuth Hattie as tempers and temperatures rise in the Cumbrian village of Hollywood. With mischief and shenanigans aplenty, will Hattie discover the truth?
A funny and intriguing mystery – the first in a new series by Caroline James
When recently bereaved Hattie Mulberry inherits her aunt’s dilapidated cottage in the village of Hollywood in Cumbria, she envisages a quiet life. But retired hotelier Hattie is bored and when her neighbour asks her to investigate a suspicious suicide, Hattie’s career takes a new direction and H&H Investigations is born.
During the hottest summer for years, Hattie discovers there have been three recent suicides in Hollywood and she determines to find out why. Temperatures rise as she throws herself into village life and, with mischief and shenanigans aplenty, Hattie has her work cut out. But will she establish the truth?
What a change in gear this book was for me. Having read the nordic noir, Death Deserved, I was plunged into the world of the cosy crime. I remembered Best Boomerville Hotel fondly so I was delighted to discover that Hattie was to get her own series and appreciated the references to Boomerville and her friend, Jo. This is a crime mystery which is full of humour. The characters who people the beautiful village of Hollywood, in Cumbria, breathe life into the story. There is such a variety, all adding to the colour of the story. None more so, of course, than Drake, the duck who adopts Hattie.
In Hattie, you have your own Miss Marple and I appreciated the great reveal at a gathering of villagers. There were plenty of surprises in it and I can see the series running and running as there is such a lot of potential in the format. Hugely enjoyable and light-hearted, this is definitely a series to look out for.
In short: Humour and sleuthing- great fun!
About the Author
Best-selling author of women’s fiction, Caroline James has owned and run businesses encompassing all aspects of the hospitality industry, a subject that often features in her novels. She is based in the UK but has a great fondness for travel and escapes whenever she can. A public speaker, which includes talks and lectures on cruise ships world-wide, Caroline is also a consultant and food writer. She is a member of the Romantic Novelist’s Association, the Society of Women’s Writer’s & Journalists and the Society of Authors and writes articles and short stories, contributing to many publications. In her spare time, Caroline can be found trekking up a mountain or relaxing with her head in a book and hand in a box of chocolates.
Books by Caroline James:
Coffee Tea the Gypsy & Me
Coffee Tea the Chef & Me
Coffee Tea the Caribbean & Me
The Best Boomerville Hotel You can read my review here.
Hattie Goes to Hollywood
Thanks to Caroline James, and Rachel of RachelsRandomResources for a copy of the book and a place on the tour.
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To win a cuddly Drake toy! (Open INT) just follow the link below and good luck!
Be in with a chance to win Drake, Hattie’s faithful pet duck! Tall Drake & Handsome
– A gorgeous soft toy who will be your friend for life.
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