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Both charming (yes I know that is a strange word to describe a crime novel) and stimulating, look forward to the feel of a golden age mystery with a modern twist. The death of a 90 year old murder consultant to authors is investigated by DS Kaur and a diverse group of friends who turn amateur detectives. This is the second novel featuring DS Harbinger Kaur, however you could quite cheerfully step in here and read it as a standalone. Set in West Sussex (with a brief sojourn in Scotland), I can say with some glee that the book world takes centre stage. From literary festivals to publishing offices, if you love all things books then this is the crime mystery for you! Elly Griffiths takes the premise and runs with it, which made me clap my hands with delight. I adore the diversity and quirky nature of the characters, the somewhat gung-ho approach by the amateurs is highly entertaining. The Postscript Murders is a wonderfully readable crime novel to cosy up with and joins my Liz Picks of the Month.
The ultimate gripping murder mystery to curl up with, from the bestselling author of The Stranger Diaries and the Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries.
The death of a ninety-year-old woman with a heart condition should absolutely not be suspicious. DS Harbinder Kaur certainly sees nothing to concern her in carer Natalka's account of Peggy Smith's death.
But when Natalka reveals that Peggy lied about her heart condition and that she had been sure someone was following her...
And that Peggy Smith had been a 'murder consultant' who plotted deaths for authors, and knew more about murder than anyone has any right to...
And when clearing out Peggy's flat ends in Natalka being held at gunpoint by a masked figure...
Well then DS Harbinder Kaur thinks that maybe there is no such thing as an unsuspicious death after all.
From the sleepy seaside town of Shoreham to the granite streets of Aberdeen, The Postscript Murders is a literary mystery for fans of Anthony Horowitz, Agatha Christie and anyone who's ever wondered just how authors think up such realistic crimes...
Closing date: 01/05/2021
As with her other books, this is fiercely intelligent, warm, human and at times, funny. The Stranger Diaries picks up where the great Gothic thrillers of the past leave off. At once a homage to that great literary form, and a re-imagining, it is goose-bump spooky, smart, and haunting, in every sense. I loved this book! -- Louise Penny on The Stranger Diaries
Great on character and suspense -- Val McDermid
One of my flat-out favourite contemporary suspense writers ... I turn each final page both deeply satisfied and ravenous for more -- AJ Finn, author of The Woman in the Window
Elly Griffiths writes with a sharp, smart eye and great elegance . . . compelling, intelligent and increasingly mesmerising -- Peter James
Sparkling homage to vintage English crime novels ... nostalgic, charming but not without edge - Irish Examiner
Expert in building tension in her thrillers, Elly Griffith's latest tale is no exception - Woman
Dark and addictive - Woman's Weekly Fiction
Always an expert in building tension and creating atmosphere in her thrillers, Elly Griffiths' latest is no exception - Woman's Weekly
An entertaining mystery for book-lovers - Good Housekeeping
If you're looking for a laugh and to travel on a murder hunt, The Postscript Murders is the read for you. - Daily Record
Griffiths assembles a vivid cast of characters, offering an enjoyably modern take on an old genre - The Sunday Times
A love letter to murder mysteries, wrapped up in a character-rich caper - Sunday Mirror
This super-readable thriller will have you hooked - The Sun
Delicious, unadulterated entertainment - Sunday Express
A light-hearted, life-affirming celebration of crime fiction and the colourful characters that create it... such witty and charming entertainment - The Times
Delightful... told with Griffiths's characteristic charm and gentleness - Daily Mail
Publication date: 15/04/2021
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
|Publication date:||15th April 2021|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, Liz Robinson's Picks of the Month, Diverse Voices, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Crime & mystery,|
Elly Griffiths was born in London. She read English at King's College, London, and worked in publishing for many years. Her bestselling series of Ruth Galloway novels, featuring a forensic archaeologist, are set in Norfolk, while her new series of Magic Men novels are based in 1950s Brighton. She lives near Brighton with her husband, an archaeologist, and their two children. In 2016 Elly Griffiths was awarded the CWA Dagger in the Library Award. Unlike most other literary prizes, the Dagger in the Library is awarded not for an individual book but for an author’s entire body of work. ...More About Elly Griffiths