Another brilliant old style police murder mystery by Guy Fraser-Sampson, set in Hampstead, London with the police we have come to know and love in Guys stories. I think this is the best one so far and I really hope he will write some more in this series as it grips you, with the old-fashioned breaking down of clues and suspects. I did think I knew who committed the murder but then other red herrings were thrown up so I changed my mind. It is nice seeing the same characters and getting to know a bit more about them they bring the modern into the story. Once you start reading this you can’t help but carry on collecting the clues and even though the police were at the event where it all took place it didn’t help them a bit, which I thought was good. definitely a must for your reading list this year.
Guy has done it again, this is a superb mystery thriller and I love that it is set at a Crime Writers Convention with the very famous Miss Marple in attendance. Should the police take any notice of her thoughts? Good old-fashioned police work at it’s best with a good human element as we follow the lives of the detectives at Hampstead nick.
Two murders that make you change your mind so many times about who killed them or even how many people were involved. Dramatic violence that ends in a hospital with readers not knowing how that will turn out, then secrets are coming out in the open that shock some and cause ripples of uncertainty.
My thoughts went backwards and forwards about who was involved and of course as usual with Guy’s story’s I failed miserably to work out who done it! In fact so many revelations in the last chapter that I read it twice just to make sure I had it clear in my head. But what a great finish as everything was tied up just how I like it. I do hope there is going to be another book in this series as I love it, from all the characters to the setting it all flows so very well together.
Well done Guy Fraser-Sampson you have another best seller to add to your collection.
I do love a new book it feels so good and it is always a privilege to read them before anyone else, makes you feel all special lol.
I am looking forward to reading this as I loved the previous books about The Hampstead murders that Guy has written, it is nice to read about good old police work and the characters are great. Due to be published on the 2nd June and my review can be read on publishing day but I must say it sounds really good. Maybe this time if I try really hard I might get it right about who did the murder…..’really’ I can hear you all saying, lol I do try.
This is the second of the Hampstead murder mysteries by Guy Fraser-Sampson and what a brilliant one, I thought the first one was good Death In Profile but this exceeded that. I love the way you can almost see each clue as it unfolds in the writing as it is so cleverly composed. No computers to find results or clues just good old-fashioned police work and bringing in Agatha Christie is a touch of genius.
I like the way we are getting to know the characters of Hampstead ‘nick’ with just enough details about their lives to keep you attached to them and follow their roles in work and at home. I still did not guess who did the murder until almost the end as all the clues pointed to different people. I think it must have been really good to be in the police force back in the day as this shows you how they painstakingly went through papers and clues to find what they were looking for.
Brilliant story and a super series by Guy Fraser-Sampson
During the summer of 2017 the next Hampstead murder will be available, this one being called A Whiff Of Cyanide
Here’s hoping you all had a wonderful evening either partying or sleeping, I did the sleeping on and off but did watch Robbie Williams on BBC1, very good if you like him. Resolutions are mostly the same, lose weight, write more, read more but I am going to do this one, ‘be thankful for something every week’ We tend to just think of the bad or upsetting things so it is time we were more thankful and positive. My reading challenge is 60 books this year, I was so impressed by my 50 last year but then I saw that some had read over 150! I will stay positive and thankful though as any reading is good.
Decorations will come down today, presents will find homes and the last of the ham will be eaten. Chocolates will be hidden, why can I always remember where they are though but constantly lose other things?
My first book of the year is Miss Christie Regrets by Guy Fraser-Sampson, this is due for release on the 12th January and just reading the blurb on back makes it sound very good so will be making a start on that today.
As always lets hope for more peace in the world and hope 2017 is a great year.
The charismatic author Guy Fraser-Sampson was in attendance at Congo coffee shop, signing his latest book Death in Paradise. The weather was a bit against us as storm Angus was battering the coast and raining down upon us all afternoon, thank goodness for cake.
Guy even went as far as to say it was the best he had tasted, I must remember to tell Marianne to keep up the good work and that I am more than willing to be taster of all she bakes. We discussed his new book which will be out the 7th January titled Miss Christie Regrets, this will follow on in the Hampstead Murders with the third book which is almost finished becoming available in June. Guy has obviously been extremely busy as he also re-located to the country side, I wonder what murders he will be dreaming up down in Sussex. I was amazed when during our discussion about different books and authors he said he liked to read the good books again, I could think of nothing worse as there are so many that I do want to read but there is never enough time. I was feeling proud of my total of 46 books that I have read this year until Guy informed me he read about 4 a week! Between writing and reading he can’t have much time left but what a dedicated author and lets face it, it does show in his books as they are amazing.
During Saturday morning I attended a workshop given by Andy Miller who wrote The Year of Reading Dangerously. I must admit I did have a chuckle when he told us it took him 7 years to write about 1 year. Andy also gave some very good advice about just about anything and everything to do with books, reading, writing, publishing, editing. in fact the man is a mind of knowledge. The 3 hours passed so very quickly that we could have been there all day. Very good events so far at The Folkestone Book Festival 2016.