by Kate Parker
The author did a good job in capturing the time and place in which the story takes place. Her characters were well developed and likeable.
~A. Holland Reads
The Author did a very great job with the details of the story and the characters were very believable.
~Books, Dreams, Life
You will be captivated by this beautifully written story and the characters come to life right from the start.
~Shelley’s Book Case
Deadly Wedding is an excellent cozy mystery and I enjoyed every minute spent in the world of Olivia Denis.
~The power of words . . .
I love this series. The attention to detail, the well plotted mystery, and the burgeoning romance in the background provide a captivating look into a fascinating era.
~Cozy Up With Kathy
Genre – Cozy Historical Mystery
JDP Press (October 17, 2016)
E-Book 266 pages
Why murder a dying man?
Olivia Denis is hesitant to help an old family friend get ready for her wedding outside London. The so-called friend is a master at using people. As a young widow trying to find her way through a new romantic relationship, Olivia would rather avoid the large party.
She definitely didn’t plan to find the bride’s grandfather stabbed to death. The cruel, enormously rich aristocrat had changed his will only the day before, angering all his children.
As Olivia is forced to investigate the murder, she’s called away by her employer, the owner of an influential London daily newspaper. She must carry out another secret assignment, one that will take her to Vienna, now part of Nazi Germany.
With war on the horizon and attacks on the old man’s family increasing, can Olivia find a way to save lives in two countries?
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, released January 14, 2016.
FTC Disclosure: I received a free ARC in exchange for an honest review.
My thoughts: It’s plain and simple. I really enjoyed this book. It has many things I love in a book: mystery, a wonderful heroine, and a historical setting.
Kate Parker has a certain tone to her writing that pulls me in from the first few words. I can’t find the right words to do it justice. I just know that as soon as I start reading I’m in another world.
She has created a tightly woven mystery with lots of complex twists and turns. It kept me guessing right up until the end. I was not expecting the outcome. I really like Olivia Dennis. She’s a compassionate, level headed character that I would love to meet. I even like her cranky father. This is the second installment in the series, but can easily be read as a stand alone. Another plus for me is the setting – pre WWII Britain. It’s one of my favorite historical fiction time periods. If you are looking for an all around good read, this one is for you.
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October 21 – The Power of Words – Review
October 21 – StoreyBook Reviews – Spotlight, Giveaway
October 22 – Cozy Up With Kathy – Review
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October 24 – Booklady’s Booknotes – Review
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