A Report of Murder

F.L. Everett

England, 1940. Newspaper secretary Edie York wants nothing more than to be a real wartime reporter. But when she stumbles upon the death of a Home Guard soldier she must turn her investigative skills to sleuthing…

Rookie reporter Edie York dreams of being out in the field, instead of being stuck writing up the wartime headlines, transcribing Churchill’s rousing speeches on her cranky typewriter. So when her first real assignment one misty morning ends with the crack of a pistol shot and the sudden death of a Home Guard soldier, she’s determined to take her chance and investigate.

With the local police force, under the utterly irritating but outrageously handsome DCI Louis Brennan, stretched to the limit as bombs rain down, Edie strikes out alone. And she quickly discovers more than she’d ever hoped – or feared. From undercover spies to priceless stolen artwork, Edie is plunged headlong into a mystery that stretches from Manchester to Berlin.

But when she finds another body in the blackout, Edie realises she’s bitten off more than she can chew. With an exasperated Louis finally lending a hand, can Edie unveil the murderer and make headline news, her name in print at last? Or will she be next…?

A brilliantly addictive and totally twist-packed cozy historical mystery perfect for fans of Richard Osman and Agatha Christie. This is the first book in the Edie York Mystery series.

Read what everyone’s saying about F.L. Everett:

‘I fell head over heels for Edie and couldn’t put this down. Completely charming and deserves to be a huge hit.’ Bestselling author Mhairi McFarlane

Cosy and murdery and a great read!’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Bloody brilliant!wonderful… so clever and wittyLoved it.’ Claire Swatman

So much fun with this read!… A wonderfully cheery, sparky heroine… This story just makes me want to curl up with chai tea and journey alongside Edie on her humorous yet ever-deeper case.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Once I started this, I just couldn’t stoploved… reading this book felt like watching a deliciously nostalgic Sunday night drama I thoroughly enjoyed every minute.’ Bestselling author Jill Mansell

‘An addictive, authentic page-turner: Edie York has the makings of a classic amateur detective in the great Golden Age tradition.’ Bestselling author Erin Kelly

Extremely entertaining and pacey WWII-set murder mystery.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Lively, suspenseful, vivid and the best evocation of WW2 Britain and a young woman making her way in journalism since Dear Mrs Bird, FL Everett’s debut detective novel is delicious fun.’ Amanda Craig

From the very first page I was completely immersed in Edie’s world… I loved all the characters instantly and can’t wait to read the next in the series.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘A wonderful read, one that is highly entertaining with a light-hearted mystery. A read with a smile and more!’ Goodreads reviewer

‘I absolutely adoreda real joy to read.’ Goodreads reviewer

‘Everything was flawlessRecommend to all!’ Goodreads reviewer

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