Murder in the Blitz

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.

Readers love F.L. Everett:

‘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.’ Jill Mansell, bestselling author of Promise Me

‘A delightful historical mystery set against the backdrop of wartime England… Thrilling… and enjoyable read that keeps you hooked from start to finish.’ @readwithmills

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

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 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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

‘I finished this yesterday and it’s bloody brilliant!wonderful… so clever and wittyLoved it.’ Clare Swatman, author of Before We Grow Old

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