"This is a lovely, engaging and well-written cosy mystery series that is getting better with each book and I would recommend it to any fans of the genre," Amazon reviewer Steph Warren
Before turning to crime, Alice Castle was a UK newspaper journalist for The Daily Express, The Times and The Daily Telegraph. Her first book, Hot Chocolate, set in Brussels and London, was a European hit and sold out in two weeks.
Death in Dulwich was published in September 2017 and has been a number one best-seller in the UK, US, Canada, France, Spain and Germany. A sequel, The Girl in the Gallery, was published in December 2017 to critical acclaim. Calamity in Camberwell, the third book in the London Murder Mystery series, was published in August 2018 with Homicide in Herne Hill following in October 2018. Revenge on the Rye, the fifth book in the series, will be out on 13th December 2018 and Alice is currently working on the sixth London Murder Mystery adventure. Once again, it will feature Beth Haldane and DI Harry York and a cast of south east London characters.
Alice is also a blogger and book reviewer via her website: https://www.alicecastleauthor.com
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She lives in south London and is married with two children, two step-children and two cats.
Reviews for Death in Dulwich:
Isabella May: "I absolutely loved this book and it has been a joy to get lost in Beth Haldane's world (along with her Shetland pony-esque fringe) this week. Alice Castle transports the reader to the upper middle class echelons of Dulwich with the most vivid and witty observations, and courtesy of the most believable characters. You really will be chopping and changing your mind as to whodunit several times throughout, feeling quite torn because you want to find out who the culprit was... yet never want the story to end! Really excited for book 2 in the series now!"
Sue Roebuck: "There's murder involved but Death in Dulwich is a great read for a rainy day in front of the fire. Beth, the main character, is a gentle, intelligent and lovely single-mother to a typical nine-year old boy (who tells her that his school projects are due that day at six in the morning), and she's determined to find the killer of the Archivist at the school she's just started working for. Red herrings are dotted tantaslisingly about, leading the reader to one possible conclusion after another. Beth makes an excellent sleuth - she's determined too. Rather more so than Harry York, the detective who (to my mind) is sexy as hell. As this is subtitled "The London Murder Mysteries 1" - I have every hope that York emerges again in the next book, and Beth too. Together I hope...let's see. Alice Castle has a tendency to tease. Loved the story (and Beth's fringe)."
R. Clarke: "The descriptive opening with its Dulwich setting and the centuries-old school swept me into a change of reading direction. I tend to read more hard-boiled mysteries, but when a cozy grabs my attention like Death in Dulwich, I am hooked. Single-mum Beth Haldane did more than that. She's both a determined and an amusing protagonist whose priority is her son. But stumbling over a murder victim on her first day at a new job adds to her impressive daily juggling. She realises that she is a prime suspect so delving into the secrets hiding in leafy SE21 is logical. Except to the police who have their way of dealing with crime. I sensed that the Inspector will be making a re-appearance in Beth's life when she is faced with her next case."
Death in Dulwich
- The London Murder Mysteries, Volume 1
- By: Alice Castle
- Narrated by: Alex Lee
- Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
Thirty-something single mum Beth Haldane is forced to become Dulwich’s answer to Miss Marple when she stumbles over a murder victim on her first day at work....
- By Beatrice on 01-27-19
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Regular price: $19.95