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Great Escapes Tour: Deadly Scandal by Kate Parker

04 Mar

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FTC Disclosure: I received a free advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Goodreads Summary:  Olivia Denis is a contented young wife with a carefree life in late 1930’s London. Then her world is shattered with the violent death of her husband, Reggie. The police want to call it a suicide and close the case, but Olivia knows Reggie couldn’t possibly have fired the fatal shot.
Further mysteries surface surrounding her husband’s death. Did the trustworthy Foreign Office employee betray government secrets? Was his murder linked to the death of a German embassy clerk the same night? And who searched their flat?
Her desire for answers and her need to support herself cause her to break away from the pampered life she’s known and take a job. But with the much-needed paycheck as a society reporter for a newspaper comes a secret secondary assignment – one that involves her in the increasingly dangerous world of European politics as the continent slides toward war.

My Thoughts:  What’s a girl to do when everyone insists your husband committed suicide and you know better? Why solve the mystery yourself, of course! And that’s just what Olivia Denis sets out to do.  In 1930’s London, that’s not an easy task for a woman. But Olivia meets the challenge head on, even when she’s confronted with the fact that Reggie might not have been who she thought he was.

I love mysteries. I love historical fiction, especially WWII era stories set in London. I’m excited that this is the beginning of a new series. This mystery is a wonderfully written story, with plenty of twists and turns to keep the reader engaged. I love Olivia, who is a smart and determined young woman. I love her independence and can’t wait to read more about her.

Be sure to check out the other stops on the tour.

Tour Participants

February 29 – Deal Sharing Aunt – Review, Interview

March 1 – Shelley’s Book Case – Review, Guest Post, Giveaway

March 2 – Queen of All She Reads – Review, Guest Post, Giveaway

Match 3 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – Review

March 3 – Back Porchervations – Review, Giveaway

March 4 – Booklady’s Booknotes – Review  

March 5 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, &, Sissy, Too! – Review, Giveaway

March 6 – Cozy Up With Kathy – Review, Interview

March 7 – Student of Opinions – Review

March 8 – Girl Lost In a Book – Review, Giveaway

March 9 – Brooke Blogs – Review, Guest Post, Giveaway

Deadly Scandal
by Kate Parker

Get swept away to the 1930’s London era with Kate Parker’s Brilliantly written novel, with a fresh cast of characters that will win you over and a story line so intense will be captivated from the first page.
~Shelley’s Book Case

I loved Kate Parker’s Victorian Mystery Series. She has a great writing style and her stories feature strong women. I knew I would enjoy this book before I even started reading, but she exceeded all of my expectations.
~ Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book

And I’m ever so glad to hear that this is part of a series. It’s hard to get enough of our favorite characters, and Olivia definitely ranks on my list. I can’t wait to see what she gets up to next!
~Back Porchervations

Cover may change

Genre – Cozy Historical Mystery
• Series: The Deadly Series

Paperback: 338 pages
Publisher: JDP Press (January 14, 2016)
ISBN-13: 978-0996483124

An exciting new series from
the author of The Victorian Bookshop Mysteries.

Synopsis:

Olivia Denis is a contented young wife with a carefree life in late 1930’s London. Then her world is shattered with the violent death of her husband, Reggie. The police want to call it a suicide and close the case, but Olivia knows Reggie couldn’t possibly have fired the fatal shot.

Further mysteries surface surrounding her husband’s death. Did the trustworthy Foreign Office employee betray government secrets? Was his murder linked to the death of a German embassy clerk the same night? And who searched their flat?

Her desire for answers and her need to support herself cause her to break away from the pampered life she’s known and take a job. But with the much-needed paycheck as a society reporter for a newspaper comes a secret secondary assignment—one that involves her in the increasingly dangerous world of European politics as the continent slides toward war.

Kate Parker

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Kate Parker has wanted to travel to 1930s England since she read her mother’s Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers mysteries when she was a schoolgirl. After many years of studying science, she decided a time travel machine was out of the question so she found herself limited to reading about the period and visiting historic sites. Her love of this fascinating and challenging period led her to the research from which the Deadly series grew. Eventually, she found it necessary to spend several days in the British Library reading old newspapers, which meant another trip to England. Near Christmas. A sacrifice she’d gladly make every year.

The first story in the series is Deadly Scandal, and she is hard at work on the sequel.

Author Links:

Website:  www.KateParkerbooks.com

Facebook:  www.Facebook.com/Author.Kate.Parker/

Twittter: www.twittter.com@KateParkerbooks

Goodreads:  www.Goodreads.com/Kate_Parker

Purchase Links:

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2 Comments

Posted by on March 4, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

2 responses to “Great Escapes Tour: Deadly Scandal by Kate Parker

  1. holdenj

    March 4, 2016 at 9:19 am

    Sounds like a good historical mystery.

     
  2. Daniele K

    March 4, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    This book sounds like it is full of all of things I enjoy.

     

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