Death at the Gates

Katie Gayle

Hurlingham House school is a high-achiever’s heaven, full of happy, hard-working pupils. There’s just the small matter of the dead body on the field… Sounds like a case for Epiphany Bloom!

When Epiphany Bloom’s best friend’s sister Claire is accused of trading exam papers for money, Epiphany agrees to see Ms Peters, the headteacher of Claire’s fiercely competitive school, to provide moral support. Claire has always been a model student and is loudly protesting her innocence: surely it’s all just a misunderstanding.

But when Ms Peters hears about Epiphany’s previous sleuthing exploits, she enlists her help to track down the true culprit!

Taking a job as a PE teacher, Epiphany soon realises she has plenty of suspects for the exam scam mastermind. The broke young teacher with a shady past? The father willing to buy his daughter anything – including grades? The school governor desperate to keep Hurlingham House at the top of the ranks?

Then Epiphany finds one of them dead at the school fair, and it becomes clear someone is taking the cut-throat culture of the school too literally – and when mysterious accidents start happening around her too, it seems the killer knows she’s onto them.

Can Epiphany solve the murder as well as clearing Claire’s name, before she becomes the next victim? This is one test she can’t afford to fail…

A charming and totally addictive cozy mystery with a hilarious and warm-hearted heroine. A must-read for fans of M.C. Beaton, Lee Strauss and Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series.

See what readers are saying about the Epiphany Bloom Mysteries:

Wow! I need to get my breath back after that… A lie down in a darkened room is also definitely required to recover from the whirlwind that is amateur sleuth Epiphany Bloom, a real force of nature by anyone’s standards!… Moves along at a break-neck pace.’ Fiction Books Blog

‘Katie Gayle never fails to keep me laughing, entertained, and trying to figure out the mystery till the very end. I absolutely adore this book10/10… This book is absolutely perfect!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘A charming and totally addictive cozy mystery… Definitely a book to add to your list of books to read in 2021! I was pulled into the story and it did not let goRecommended.’ NetGalley reviewer

FantasticI can’t say enough good things about this book. I just loved every minute of reading it.’ Fireflies & Freekicks

‘You’ll be hard pushed to find a fictional sleuth who’s more of a delight; she truly is a tonic…oozing quirkiness and charisma and I absolutely love her!Undoubtedly rollicking good fun. If the need to escape reality for a few hours presents itself, I can highly recommend this hilarious hullabaloo of a read.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

‘There is so much I adored about this book!… The perfect mixture of humour and mystery makes this book an absolute page turner that I would highly recommend to everyone!’ Victoria Wilks Blog

I really loved this book… Pip is such a likeable characterSuch a quirky story that keeps you gripped, making you want more and moreHighly highly recommended.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Thrilling and immensely enjoyableAn absolute joy to readWill have readers laughing out loud and keep them glued to the pages from beginning to end.’ Bookish Jottings

Compelling and compulsive… An uplifting, endlessly charming and highly original cosy mystery series… Filled with drama, action, twists… A fabulous, and much-needed, piece of escapism in these times.’ Readers Retreat

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