A cliff-top murder. A clever canine. A seaside sleuth.
After the death of her husband, Liz McLuckie has taken early retirement and moved to Whitby, a picturesque fishing town on the North Yorkshire coast. She thinks the renovation of two ramshackle fishing cottages will take her mind off things, but soon discovers Whitby isn’t quite the peaceful retreat she imagined.
When she discovers the body of a local Professor near the medieval Abbey, Liz reluctantly finds herself at the centre of a murder investigation. The post mortem reveals death by drowning. So how did he get onto the clifftop? And why did he have a fish in his pocket?
Liz follows the trail of the murderer, and many red herrings – both literal and metaphorical – in the company of her friends, including an almost-reformed burglar, a disgraced archaeology student and Nelson the bull terrier – the ugliest (and bravest!) dog in Yorkshire.
Book 1 in the Kipper Cottage Mystery Series. Book 2 in the series, Death at Neptune Yard, is now available.
After seven days did we find out if Liz solved the investigation, or were there too many red herrings for her?
Review by The Divine Writes, “I love the cosy crime genre so am always looking for new series to read, so was over the moon to read this.”
Review by emmasthingstoread, “A really intriguing mystery that kept me guessing all the way to the end. And I have already downloaded the second book in the series.”
Review by Ginger Book Geek, “I love the fact that Jan’s writing style is easy to get used to and easy to get along with. In fact reading this book felt more like a chat between friends rather than reading a book”
Review by Sue Loves to Read, “This was a very enjoyable read. Great story and characters. I’m looking forward to the next book.”
Review by Pages and Paws, “Solid writing undergirds a supple storyline salted with surprise twists and sturdy characters.”
Review by Books by Bindu, “Jan seems to manage to bottle the essence of Whitby and sprinkle it over her pages, as whilst reading the book I was managing to picture everything so very clearly.”
Review by loopyloulaura, “The plot was engaging and had me guessing right to the end, even getting tricked by some red herrings!”
Review by Donna’s Interviews, Reviews and Giveaways (FB), “Liz was a strong woman despite everything she’d been through. I was rooting for her throughout.”
Review by Sharon Beyond the Books, “An intriguing plot with mystery and suspense that had me on the edge of my seat just waiting for the next twist to drop.”
Review by prdg reads, “There were serious moments & bits that made me laugh out loud, I definitely did not see the ending coming. I was convinced it was someone else.”
Review by libraryoflouise (IG), “I’ve never read anything by this author before but I definitely will again as I really like the characters, and the way they interact. It was a story that kept me guessing and I found it very enjoyable to read.”
Review by The Word is Out – Alyson’s Reviews (FB), “It’s well written, easy to become immediately engrossed in, and is full of vivid descriptions of the people and the famous town of Whitby with all its wealth of history and buildings.”
Review by twilight_reader (IG), “For a short crime murder mystery it was epic. Loved every moment of this, loved the character, the plot, the writing style.”
Review by Read, Write, Inspire, “Liz was a likeable character but Nelson stole to show on many occasions, he was a fantastic addition to the cast.”
Review by Bookshine and Readbows, “In terms of the mystery, I was kept guessing right up to the reveal – which doesn’t happen often to me – and yet have to concede that all of the clues were there for the solving. Always the most satisfying kind of mystery read, when that happens!”
Review by Chicks, Rogues and Scandals, “To say that I simply loved this book is a massive understatement, there aren’t enough words in my limited vocabulary to fully express just how much I adore this book.”
And that is well and truly a wrap!
Thank you ever so much to everyone who has taken part in the tour!
Until the next adventure xxx