The Murder Walk

Alice Castle

A pleasant stroll in the park, catch ups over coffee and… a body among the spring bulbs?

Single mum and school historian Beth Haldane has promised her new beau, Detective Harry York, that her sleuthing days are behind her. But when she stumbles over the body of local artist Mark Smeaton while ambling in the park, it’s clear a dangerous killer is on the loose in peaceful Dulwich Village. Shocked, Beth can’t resist delving into the mystery.

Snooping around the nearby cozy cafes, Beth listens carefully to gossip and soon learns Mark’s graffiti-style art was famously controversial. There are plenty who might want him gone. Was it the suspiciously charming gallery owner? A disgruntled resident offended by Mark’s art? Or an old school chum with a dark secret about Mark’s true inspiration?

A dinner party hosted by a dear friend soon gives Beth the chance to grill all her suspects over wine and nibbles. But following a lead back to the scene of the crime, Beth’s search of a hollow tree throws up a mysterious envelope that stops her in her tracks… will her sleuthing get her in hot water before she can find the villain, and before there’s another fatal plot in the park?

An absolutely gripping mystery that fans of Agatha Christie, T.E. Kinsey and The Thursday Murder Club won’t be able to put down!

This book was previously published as Revenge on the Rye.

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Edge-of-the-seat, hygge-style crime mystery! I absolutely loved this book… vivid and witty… You really will be chopping and changing your mind as to whodunit several times… you want to find out who the culprit was… yet never want the story to end!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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