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Friday, December 23, 2022

Death on a Deadline by Joyce St Anthony

Irene is holding the fort as editor for her father who is covering the war from the Pacific. The small town is fully behind the war effort and support for its troops. During a celebration where Clarke Gable was expected to be present, but when eventually another minor celebrity takes his place, the papers are willing and supportive to cover the event. When the man is found murdered, Irene uses her detective powers working with her father in law to try to solve this surprising murder. There are plenty of suspects including the actors wife, who was very averse at Freddie's roving eye and who had been very loud in her objections. When enquiries progress nothing seems to be what they appear to be and Irene herself is in danger. A cosy set during wartime this time around in a small American town was very different to the usual genre reads. Sent by Crooked Lane Books for an unbiased review, courtesy of Netgalley.


  1. The setting is a bit unusual for a cozy, but sounds like fun.

  2. I enjoy reading books set in this time period. And a mystery too! I will have to check this one out.