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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Death at Ivy House by Betty Rowlands

Sukey Reynolds is not a detective. She is a photographer of crime scenes but that does not prevent her from having her own ideas of how and why murder happens. Her instincts have proven her right before but it does not go down well with her superior officer who thinks she is giving in to her fancies of how and why things should be done.

When a young woman is found battered to death in a gruesome way, many incidents at the same time seem to be linked to this crime but not in an apparent way. The links are hard to find and sometimes surface accidentally, and in some cases after a long time but there are many links and Sukey manages to connect the dots.

Sukey going off on her own investigation however brings with it, its own hidden dangers and the killer is now on guard knowing that the net is drawing closer and closer.

Old fashioned detection, though I did not care very much for the attitude of the senior detectives towards the women working in the force!

Sent to me by Netgalley for an unbiased review, courtesy of Bookouture.


  1. Those old attitudes offend me too. I bet my mom would like this.

  2. I've been eyeing this book. It sounds good.

  3. I imagine those attitudes would bug me too.