Murder At The House On The Hill
Once Upon A Crime…
Nancy Hunter and her grandmother Jane Hunter run the Dedley Endings Bookshop, selling crime, thriller and mystery books, in a small, quiet Cotswold village where nothing ever happens…
That is, until the wealthy and reclusive Roth family open up their mansion for the first time in twenty years, inviting the people of Dedley End to a lavish engagement party.
While everyone is thrilled to finally look around the mansion on the hill, the festivities are quickly cut short when beautiful Lucy, recently married to young Harry Roth, is found dead after being pushed over the first-floor balustrade.
But who among the guests could have been capable of her murder – and why?
Nancy and Jane decide to investigate – after all, not only do they own a crime themed bookshop, they were also both named after famous literary detectives – but soon wonder if they’ve taken on more than they can handle. Especially when it seems the killer has worked out that they’re hot on their heels…
Can they catch the murderer before the murderer catches up with them? Or will there be a deadly ending to this story?
Join the unlikeliest detective duo for the killer opener of The Dedley End Mysteries series, by a major voice in women’s fiction.
Having read the last book in the Glendale Hall series from Victoria Walters and loved it, I was excited to see that Walters had a new series coming out, a Cozy Mystery series entitled The Dedley End Mysteries. I signed right up for this Blog Tour and felt so fortunate to be chosen to host a review spot.
Let me tell you that I tore in to this book! The setting is this idyllic small village in Cotswold that reminded me of the scenes from The Holiday.
The main characters, Nancy and her Grandmother Jane who own the small family bookstore in the Village become the town sleuths when a murder takes place at an opulent party they attend. They are both fabulous characters that I absolutely fell in love with! I want to be a part of their family and work at their little bookstore while they are off on their detective adventures!
The mystery was a fun one that I didn’t solve before the unveiling – always a plus!
As with the Glendale Hall book, Walters’ writing style is so open and inviting that it feels like I’ve walked right into the scene of the story and am completely entranced in the world she creates.
Loved everything about Murder at the House on the Hill and cannot wait until Book 2 is out and available. I hope this is a very successful series as I’d like to see many, many more of these lovely stories! Actually, I think I’m such a fan of this author that I’ll be extremely excited about any of her work!
Every cozy mystery reader should definitely add this one to their list!
About the Author:
Victoria Walters writes up-lifting and inspiring stories. She’s the author of the bestselling GLENDALE HALL series, which continues with its third book HOPEFUL HEARTS at GLENDALE HALL in September, as well as two other standalone novels – SUMMER at the KINDNESS CAFE, and THE SECOND LOVE of my LIFE. She has been chosen for WHSmith Fresh Talent and shortlisted for two RNA awards. Victoria was also picked as an Amazon Rising Star, and her books have won wide reader acclaim.
Victoria is a full-time author. She lives in Surrey with her cat Harry, and loves books, clothes, music, going out for tea and cake, and posting photos on Instagram.