Thank you to Rachel from rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me to participate in the blog tour for Murder on High, the latest instalment in the Much Winchmoore Mystery series by Paula Williams.
Murder on High
Remember, abseiling is only the second fastest way down a church tower.’
The note pinned to the teddy bear lying at the foot of the church tower could have been a joke – if it hadn’t been for the body on the path next to it!
Somebody wants to make very sure that everyone knows this was not an accident or suicide. But why?
Suddenly, no one in the village has any enthusiasm for the Teddy Bear Abseil, planned to raise money for the children’s play area, as, once again, a murderer walks the narrow, twisty streets of the small Somerset village of Much Winchmoor.
And, once again, Kat Latcham, reporter/dog walker/barmaid and occasional reluctant hair salon gopher, finds herself unwillingly dragged into a murder investigation.
This fourth Much Winchmoor mystery is spiked with humour and sprinkled with romance.
And, of course, one carefully planned, coldly executed murder.
Purchase Link – https://mybook.to/murderonhigh
Murder on High is the fourth instalment in a very popular series of cozy mysteries set in a fictional village of Much Whinchmoore in Somerset. If you’re a fan of Midsomer Murders, you’re going to love the minuitiae of the village life with its perennial gossip, quirky inhabitants and the Much Winchmoore own amateur detective/ dogwalker/barmaid/journalist Kat (call her Kathryn or Katie at your own peril).
Even if you haven’t read the previous books in the series, Paula Williams will quickly introduce you to the main cast with their very distinct personalities and hilarious malapropisms. Even though I was a first time guest in the village I was charmed by the place and the backstories and will want to return and catch up with the developments.
The plotlines included Kat’s investigation of a missing crocheted blanket, a ost and found keyring and of course, the murder of a quintessential village figure who wasn’t exactly universally loved in Much Winchmoore. Add ups and downs of the relationship between Kat and her childhood friend/partner in crime (investigations) Will. Oh dear , this story was so relatable, I can’t wait to find out how things are going to turn out in the next book.
Overall, it was a quick read, easy to get into even though it was the first time I read this author. I really liked the dry humour that permeates this book, the characters and the setting, and would definitely recommend to the fans of the genre.
Thank you to Rachel from Rachel’s Random Resources, the publisher and the author for the review copy, provided in exchange for an honest opinion.
Author Bio –
Paula Williams is living her dream. She’s written all her life – her earliest efforts involved blackmailing her unfortunate younger brothers into appearing in her plays and pageants. But it’s only in recent years that she discovered, to her surprise, that people with better judgement than her brothers actually liked what she wrote and were prepared to pay her for it.
Now, she writes every day in a lovely, book-lined study in her home in Somerset, UK, where she lives with her husband and a handsome but not always obedient rescue dog, a Dalmatian called Duke. She is very proud to be a member of both the UK Romantic Novelists’ Association and the Crime Writers’ Association.
Her Much Winchmoor Mysteries are based in a small Somerset village which bears in uncanny resemblance to her own – although none of her friends and neighbours have murderous tendencies – as far as she knows! Her novels often feature a murder or two, a dog and cat or two and are always spiked with humour and sprinkled with a touch of romance.
Paula is, indeed, living her dream. But she worries that one day she’s going to wake up and find she still has to bully her brothers into performing ‘the play what she wrote’.
Social Media Links –
Blog. at https://paulawilliamswriter.com/
Facebook author page is https://www.facebook.com/paula.williams.author