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Friday, September 6, 2019

Death on a Summer Morning by Betty Rowlands

Arthur Soames missed his footing on the stairs and died. Retired school teacher living a quiet life in this rural village his death seemed straightforward enough. But we have his youthful fiancée and angry young daughter both insisting that the Police investigate the death, as they suspect foul play.
They cite the other party as suspects with reasons to support their arguments.

The Police dutifully follow up but Arthur had no enemies, no colorful past history to hide or so it seems, until Sukey on her own, with no reference to her seniors starts an investigation into the case and she really unravels a can of worms. With each fact being uncovered, as to who could be responsible for his death widens. The final outcome is totally surprising.

Set in a beautiful rural area, the descriptiveness of both the geography and the characters is old fashioned but spot on.

Love this series of old fashioned detective work.

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


  1. I like old fashioned detective work too. This sounds like a great book. I am glad you enjoyed it, Mystica. I hope all is well with you and your family. Have a great weekend.

  2. This sounds like a lot of fun, and I loved a good old- fashioned detective tale. :)