Murder in High
By Paula Williams
What it’s about?
Remember, abseiling is only the second fastest way down a church tower.’
The note pinned to the teddy bear lying at the foot of the church tower could have been a joke – if it hadn’t been for the body on the path next to it!
Somebody wants to make very sure that everyone knows this was not an accident or suicide. But why?
Suddenly, no one in the village has any enthusiasm for the Teddy Bear Abseil, planned to raise money for the children’s play area, as, once again, a murderer walks the narrow, twisty streets of the small Somerset village of Much Winchmoor.
And, once again, Kat Latcham, reporter/dog walker/barmaid and occasional reluctant hair salon gopher, finds herself unwillingly dragged into a murder investigation.
This fourth Much Winchmoor mystery is spiked with humour and sprinkled with romance.
And, of course, one carefully planned, coldly executed murder.
What I think:
This is the fourth book in the Much Winchmoor mystery series but it can definitely be read as a standalone if you haven’t read the others.
Much Winchmoor is full of quirky and interesting characters, but hiding behind the appearance of respectability are dark secrets and evil intentions.
When the vicar is found dead, having fallen from the church tower, it is clear that this is a murder and not suicide. The question is who would want to kill a vicar than most people.in the village liked and respected.
Kat is a great protagonist. Hopping between jobs as a dog walker, barmaid and local news reporter, she knows most people in the village and hears a lot of gossip. She’s observant and funny. People trust her so she manages to hear all kinds of interesting information.
When she is asked to help find a treasured blanket that has gone missing from a washing line, she inadvertently gets drawn into uncovering the truth about the vicar’s death.
This was a great mystery that kept me guessing until the end. There are quite a few potential suspects and some very shifty behaviour. The various threads of the story are unravelled into a satisfying conclusion.
This is great cosy mystery series. There is a large but interesting cast if supporting characters and villagers, and even the dogs have distinct personalities. I’m looking forward to see what Kat does next as the writer has set up the ending nicely for new adventures.
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About the author:
Paula Williams is living her dream. She’s written all her life – her earliest efforts involved blackmailing her unfortunate younger brothers into appearing in her plays and pageants. But it’s only in recent years that she discovered, to her surprise, that people with better judgement than her brothers actually liked what she wrote and were prepared to pay her for it.
Now, she writes every day in a lovely, book-lined study in her home in Somerset, UK, where she lives with her husband and a handsome but not always obedient rescue dog, a Dalmatian called Duke.
She is very proud to be a member of both the UK Romantic Novelists’ Association and the Crime
Her Much Winchmoor Mysteries are based in a small Somerset village which bears in uncanny
resemblance to her own – although none of her friends and neighbours have murderous tendencies – as far as she knows! Her novels often feature a murder or two, a dog and cat or two and are always spiked with humour and sprinkled with a touch of romance.
Paula is, indeed, living her dream. But she worries that one day she’s going to wake up and find she still has to bully her brothers into performing ‘the play what she wrote’.
Social Media Links:
Blog. at https://paulawilliamswriter.com/
Facebook author page is https://www.facebook.com/paula.williams.author
Thank you to Rachel from Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me to be a part of this intriguing blog tour.