A Body at the Altar by Dee MacDonald / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @DMacDonaldAuth 


Kate Palmer #4

Jilted grooms, sudden deaths, broken hearts and threatening letters. All in a day’s work for super sleuth Kate Palmer!

Nurse Kate Palmer thought the pretty Cornish village of Tinworthy would be the perfect place for a peaceful retirement. She couldn’t have been more wrong! But even she is shocked when she attends a beautiful wedding at St. Pirin’s Church and the handsome groom drops dead in front of her very eyes.

While the rest of the wedding party panics, Kate notices the strange behaviour of the not-so-blushing bride and the posh mother-in-law – and vows to find out the truth behind the poor young man’s sudden demise. Especially when the new detective Charlotte Martin makes it known that she doesn’t want Kate involved – and also shows an interest in Woody Forrest, Kate’s partner in crime-solving.

Undeterred, Kate discovers this isn’t the only wedding to have been sabotaged. A series of peculiar letters contain the clues Kate needs to get to the heart of the matter. But is the mystery letter writer behind the unusual deaths? Or is more than one person responsible for the strange goings on in the seaside village…

As Kate digs deeper, she adds more suspects to her growing list: the world-weary vicar, the unlucky-in-love cleaner and the bride’s former flame. But, as a pair of boots bring Kate closer to the killer, it becomes clear their investigation has placed Woody in danger.

Can Kate solve the murder and save the man she loves at the same time?




The book starts with a happy occasion, but soon turns in to a nightmare…

Those who have already met nurse Kate Palmer know her enough to realise her nose starts twitching straight away. She wants to find out who is responsible and put them behind bars once and for all.

Woody, her partner, is not happy and hopes she finally listens to him and stops sleuthing. Kate would not be Kate though if she would listen and does what she does best: trying to solve the crime.

When she starts to close in on the culprit and confesses something to Woody, he has enough…

Kate realises she should not have seen his concern as trying to tell her what to do. Has she ruined everything or does she still has a chance?

Does the book end at the same place as it started and who are the spotlights on this time? Grab a copy and find out for yourself.

Another great story starring our retired police detective Woody and our sleuthing nurse Kate. 5 stars

Thank you, Dee MacDonald and Bookouture


About the author

Aged 18, Dee arrived in London from Scotland and typed her way round the West End for a couple of years before joining BOAC (forerunner of British Airways) in Passenger Services for 2 years and then as a stewardess for 8 years.

She has worked in Market Research, Sales and at the Thames TV Studios when they had the franchise.

Dee has since relocated to Cornwall, where she spent 10 years running B&Bs, and only began writing when she was over 70!

Married twice, she has one son and two grandsons.  


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