Kate Palmer #5
It’s Tinworthy village’s summer fete: a brass band, cream teas, gentle gossip… and a body on the beach? The party’s just getting started for super sleuth Kate Palmer!Kate Palmer thought spending the day at Tinworthy’s annual summer party would involve sea air, sunshine and Cornish cream cake – how very wrong she was! When Kate goes for a cliff-top walk she is shocked to spot the body of Sienna Stone – Cornwall’s biggest gossip – on the sandy beach below.Rumours swirl around the close-knit community and all eyes are on Kate. Half the village saw her arguing with Sienna at the party earlier that day. It was the usual bickering between neighbours, but when Kate finds herself in the frame can she – and her new husband Woody Forrest – solve the puzzling death and clear her name?There’s a long list of people who might have wanted to push Sienna – her long-suffering husband Irvin, her jealous younger sister Sally and Timmy Thomson, the man who idolised her, not to mention all the villagers who felt the sharp end of her tongue. Finding out the truth isn’t going to be easy…Just as Kate thinks she’s getting closer to an answer, an unexpected afternoon visitor shares some curious information over tea and scones that sets her on an entirely different path. And soon she starts to wonder if she might be in real danger too…Can Kate solve the curious case before the murderer declares the party over? Or have her days of sleuthing come to an end?
Winter, summer, spring or autumn. Killers never stop and that means that our amateur sleuth nurse Kate always has her work cut out for her.
Woody would rather like she would not put her nose where it does not belong in order to keep her safe, but Kate being Kate, she cannot stop herself and will not rest before the mystery is solved.
She always seems to be on the wrong place, meaning the place where she discovers bodies, but to me it seems like she is always on the right place, because she manages what the police doesn’t : solving the crimes.
In this book Kate has two things on her mind. On the one hand she wants to find out who is the killer or maybe killers in this case and on the other hand she wants to investigate the girl her beloved son is so besotted with.
Woody is not happy with this and he advises Kate to let the police solve the murder and to let her son work it out for himself. Well, Woody, you could have saved that energy and used it for something else, because everybody knows that when Kate has something in her head, she will not stop before she knows every little thing there is to know. 😊
Kate has made a list of suspects and there is only one person on it she knows is innocent. What about the others though?
A great 5th book that made me smile and had me captivated. 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.
Twitter at https://twitter.com/DMacDonaldAuth