Meet Fen Churche, as she steps off the night train with the sun rising over Paris. Cat whisperer, crossword puzzler… accidental detective?
Autumn, 1945. Fen cannot wait to see her beloved godmother Rose, who has invited Fen to stay with her in the city of lights. As she arrives, Fen is dreaming of strolls by the Seine, taking tea at the Eiffel Tower and above all French feasts with Rose where they can trade stories of how they survived the terrifying war years.
But Fen has barely made friends with Rose’s bad-tempered poodle when she returns to the apartment to find her godmother murdered, a paintbrush stuck in her neck. Suddenly Fen is thrown into the middle of a truly puzzling mystery. Who on earth would want to murder Rose, a gentle artist and generous friend?
A blackmail letter convinces Fen that the police have got everything wrong and Fen knows she has to solve the case just like one of her crosswords, one clue at a time. As she meets her godmother’s friends, she makes a surprising discovery: Rose was part of the Resistance during the war…
When a second body turns up, another of Rose’s wartime contacts, Fen must act fast. But as the killer turns their sights on Fen, does she have what it takes to solve this mysterious murder and get justice for her darling godmother?
You won’t be able to put down this utterly addictive historical cozy mystery! The absolutely perfect treat if you love Agatha Christie, Rhys Bowen and Jacqueline Winspear.
Readers are totally addicted to Night Train to Paris!
‘I was hooked from page one!… I felt like I was right there in 1945 Paris. The descriptions were so vivid, the dialect, the sights, the sounds, the aromas and the fashion!’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
‘Truly an entertaining murder mystery that was difficult to put down. Fliss Chester has a talent for capturing your attention and holding it right till the end… Dotted with lies, spies, murder, romance, mystery, and everything nice!!! A definite page-turner.’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘Captured me within the first few pages as I was instantly transported back to memories of travels to Paris… An exciting read. I devoured it in one sitting!… I’m hooked.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
‘A very readable cozy mystery with likeable characters… A page-turner.’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘I really liked this book… I felt like I was there experiencing the sights and sounds of Paris. Fliss Chester kept me guessing throughout the book on the identity of the murderer (or maybe murderers) up until the very end. Honestly, the ending was unexpected… Can't wait to read more by this author.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
‘The sights and sounds of Paris were so very well depicted and the mystery kept me hooked until the very end and now has me looking forward to book 3!’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️