A BRAND NEW COSY MYSTERY SERIES SET IN THE PICTURESQUE CITY OF YORK. FOR FANS OF FAITH MARTIN, BETTY ROWLANDS AND LJ ROSS.
Meet Kitt Hartley: librarian, no-nonsense Yorkshirewoman ... detective?
'Brilliant ... a smashing holiday read' *****
It's a perfectly normal day for Kitt Hartley at her job at the University of the Vale of York library, until Detective Inspector Halloran arrives at her desk to tell her that her best friend, Evie Bowes, is under suspicion of murder. Evie's ex-boyfriend Owen has been found dead - with a fountain pen stabbed through his heart - and all the evidence points to her.
Kitt knows there is no way Evie could murder anyone - let alone Owen, who she adored. Horrified that the police could have got it so wrong, Kitt decides there's only one thing to do: she's going to investigate Owen's murder herself. She's read hundreds of mystery novels - how hard can it be?
With the help of her assistant Grace, and the occasional hindrance of the library's eccentric regulars, Kitt summons up all her investigative powers (absorbed over years of reading everything from Agatha Christie to Ian Rankin) and gets to work.
She soon discovers that down the quaint streets and snickelways of York lie darker doings than she'd ever dreamed, but she needs to watch her step: the murderer is watching her. And they haven't finished killing yet....
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Set across the historic city of York, Helen Cox pens an addictive debut outing for fierce librarian Katherine 'Kitt' Hartley. An ordinary day for the trilby wearing soon-to-be-sleuth is turned on its head when a police officer arrives at her library with shocking news. Her best friend Evie Bowes is under suspicion of murdering her boyfriend—found with a pen through his heart. Kitt holds resolute that Evie loved Owen and would never commit such a gruesome murder, so launches her own investigation with the help of her assistant, Grace. Kitt soon discovers that the grisly truth may lie somewhere down the quaint, secret-laden streets of York, and that keeping herself safe might be her greatest challenge.
Agatha Christie writing for Mills & Boon
Easy reading murder mystery with a late twist resolving the plot. Ending somewhat questionable and the romantic angle is the weakest part of the story. Entertaining and undemanding.
Perfect read for someone that doesn’t need anything crazy horror-like or is busy with life.