A Body at the Altar
Jilted grooms, sudden deaths, broken hearts and threatening letters. All in a day’s work for super sleuth Kate Palmer!
Nurse Kate Palmer thought the pretty Cornish village of Tinworthy would be the perfect place for a peaceful retirement. She couldn’t have been more wrong! But even she is shocked when she attends a beautiful wedding at St. Pirin’s Church and the handsome groom drops dead in front of her very eyes.
While the rest of the wedding party panics, Kate notices the strange behaviour of the not-so-blushing bride and the posh mother-in-law – and vows to find out the truth behind the poor young man’s sudden demise. Especially when the new detective Charlotte Martin makes it known that she doesn’t want Kate involved – and also shows an interest in Woody Forrest, Kate’s partner in crime-solving.
Undeterred, Kate discovers this isn’t the only wedding to have been sabotaged. A series of peculiar letters contain the clues Kate needs to get to the heart of the matter. But is the mystery letter writer behind the unusual deaths? Or is more than one person responsible for the strange goings on in the seaside village…
As Kate digs deeper, she adds more suspects to her growing list: the world-weary vicar, the unlucky-in-love cleaner and the bride’s former flame. But, as a pair of boots bring Kate closer to the killer, it becomes clear that their investigation has placed Woody in danger. Can Kate solve the murder and save the man she loves at the same time?
If you love cozy crime mysteries by Agatha Christie, Faith Martin or Joy Ellis, this page-turning novel will have you reading late into the night!
Readers love the Kate Palmer Mysteries:
‘Addictive… fabulous Cornish-set cosy mystery series… brilliantly plotted… full of clever twists and turns and surprises that keep readers guessing… a terrific British cosy mystery I read in a single sitting… top-notch British mystery!’ Bookish Jottings, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Delightful cosy mystery… I read it in one sitting when I went to bed… and didn’t stop until I finished it just after 1am… perfect for fans of cosy reads and Agatha Christie.’ Confessions of a Bookaholic, ⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘What a brilliant mystery… I found myself racing through this one, eager to find out who did what – and to who!’ Grace J Reviewer Lady, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘A superb cosy mystery… it’s simply the perfect book to escape from the troubles of the world and inhabit someone else’s even for a few hours… a fun, fast-paced, easy read.’ Readers Retreat, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Fabulous cozy mystery… I loved… it was a fantastic… awesome twists and turns… so captivating that you are sure to quickly flip page after page. This “curl up on the sofa” mystery will keep your attention and reading quickly, unable to stop until you get to the end. As you flip the last page you are completely stunned as the culprit is revealed… charming mystery is so entertaining…’ Page Turners, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Like putting on a pair of comfy slippers and curling up in the chair for a cozy night in front of the fire… intense and rich in atmosphere… it moves along at a cracking pace… excellent… plenty of twists and turns in this plot, with loads of red herrings planted along the way…’ Fiction Books, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘The plot really sucked me in… enjoyed curling up on the sofa and getting dragged into this cosy mystery. I was so absorbed I read it in one sitting… An intriguing and compelling cosy mystery that is perfect for Agatha Christie fans.’ Book Worm 86, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Charming, well written, with excellent characters and an intriguing plot, I adored my visit to this charming Cornish village! What a perfect read with some tea… I gobbled it up in a day and evening!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐