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Meet hte Author: TK Orbelyan

  I am happy to be welcoming author, TK Orbelyan to Books, Life and Everything today. His latest psychological thriller, Fangs of Deception was published by i2i Publishing on February 1st 2023.   Welcome to Books, Life and Everything !    Would you like to start by telling us a little about yourself and how you started as a writer? I have been an avid researcher for years, ever since I began realising that the world we live in is based on an intricate web of lies. In recent years I have worked as an editor and investigative journalist, but the transition to becoming a writer – especially of novels – arose when I realised that the truth about what is really going on in the world could be more easily conveyed through interesting easy-to-read novels rather than fact-heavy journalistic articles. In addition, the platforms that tend to publish factual articles of this kind typically have readerships who are already fairly aware of the true nature of reality, whe

Daggers at the Country Fair by Catherine Coles #Review


Today I am featuring the second in a cozy crime series by Catherine Coles, The Martha Miller Mysteries. Daggers at the Country Fair was published on September 26th by Boldwood Books.You can read my review of the first in the series, Poison at the Village Show here.

Winteringham Village 1947

As a thank you for her previous brilliant crime solving, amateur sleuth, Martha Miller is guest of honour at the Winteringham Country Fair. However, this time she is looking forward to simply judging dog shows and eating cream teas rather than apprehending a killer!

And Martha is just beginning to enjoy spending quality time with Vicar Luke Walker away from the prying eyes and gossips of her own village, when disaster strikes, and the local teenage femme fatale is found stabbed to death behind the tea tent by Martha’s trusted red setter Lizzie!

But who would want to kill such a young girl and why? Someone in the village has secrets to hide and it seems Martha and Luke have another case to solve!

Let the investigation commence

My Thoughts

In this the second of the series, Martha gets to travel out of her village to Winteringham. Her fame as a solver of mysteries has started to grow! Accompanied by the Vicar Luke Walker, she meets another group of local characters and stumbles upon a shocking murder. Enjoying all the features of a cozy crime novel, I was able to settle into the story and particularly appreciated the gathering of all the suspects for the grand reveal.

    The growing relationship between Martha and Luke moved on a little but theirs is a complicated friendship, hampered by her marital status and his status as the vicar. They make a great double act but at times, Martha gets frustrated at how she, as a woman, is perceived. The story captures the feel of the times and has a lovely period, nostalgic air. This is a series which can run and run and is well worth investing your time.

In short: clues and red herrings abound!

About the Author

Catherine Coles writes bestselling cosy mysteries set in the English countryside. Her extremely popular Tommy & Evelyn Christie series is based in North Yorkshire in the 1920’s and Catherine herself lives in Hull with her family and two spoiled dogs.

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Book link: Amazon UK 

Thanks to Catherine Coles, Boldwood and Rachel of  Rachel's Random Resources for a copy of the book and a place on the tour.

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