18th May 2019. 4 stars.
While this was crime fiction, it was a fun book filled with memorable characters that will live long in the memory.
I’d picked up on the Kat and Mouse trilogy on Facebook and decided to give the first book a try. The author’s relaxed style immediately drew me into this intriguing and well-written murder mystery with a few neat twists and turns along the way.
It’s a little fanciful and far-fetched in places, but with three brilliant characters in Kat, Beth and her wonderful grandmother, Doris, who steals the show by a mile, who cares? It’s fast, fun, filled with surprises and a brooding subplot that will eventually pack a nasty surprise for one of the trio.
If you want an entertaining cosy mystery that’s highly original and great fun, then put this on your list.
Katerina Rowe, a Deacon at the church in the sleepy village of Eyam, has a fulfilled life. She is happily married to Leon and her work is rewarding.
But everything changes when she discovers the body of a man and a badly beaten woman, Beth, in the alleyway behind her husband’s pharmacy.
Drawn to the young woman she saved, Kat finds herself embroiled in a baffling mystery.
When Beth’s house is set on fire, Kat offers the young woman sanctuary in her home and soon the pair begin investigating the murder, with some help from Beth’s feisty grandmother, Doris. But neither the police, nor Leon, nor the criminals want Kat and Beth looking into their affairs and the sleuths quickly find themselves out of their depth…
Can Kat and Beth solve the mystery and walk away unscathed?