Hello Everyone!❤ Welcome to my stop on the blog tour of ‘A Quarter Past Dead’. It’s the 3rd instalment in the A Miss Dimont Mystery series byand I’m too excited to share my views on this novel with you all.
Huge thanks to the publishers for adding me on the tour and for providing me with the ARC. All views expressed are my own.
Title: A Quarter Past Dead
Pages: 300 pages (Paperback)
Genre: Historical, Crime Fiction
Publication Date: November 1, 2018
Murder can strike at any hour…
It’s the late 1950s in tranquil Temple Regis, Devon.
For holidaymakers it’s a glorious time of breathtaking scenery, picnics on beaches, and flocks of tourists on their summertime holidays
But for Miss Judy Dimont, this is all a trifle dull. As a reporter for local rag, The Riviera Express, she needs scandal and intrigue – and one morning, as the clock strikes the quarter hour, she gets it. A woman has been shot dead in one of Buntorama’s upmarket holiday huts, the toffee-nosed rival hotelier next door is rubbing his hands with glee, and Judy and her trusty moped Herbert are off like a shot to survey the scene of the crime.
But nobody can tell her who the dead girl is and there’s no clear motive. To have a story to write, Judy must solve the case – and the intrepid Miss Dimont will leave no pebble unturned until the truth is out!
A Quarter Past Dead is a historical crime fiction set in Devon in the late 1950s. It is the third book in the Miss Dimont Mystery series but can be read as a standalone.
The story revolves around Miss Judy Dimont, a reporter at a local newspaper and an amateur sleuth. She needs to put together the pieces of a puzzle that the murder mystery is, to write her story. And oh boy she has a knack for that! The book is written in a very sophisticated way and is packed with drama and extravaganza. It is an easy and breezy read and shows you a good time. Best as a fun weekend or a beach read, A Quarter Past Dead is bound to make you fall for mysteries all over again.
But what I loved the MOST was the witty and head strong woman Miss Judy Dimont was. She with her Herbert is so chic and saucy. I’m in love with her style and am surely looking forward to explore the other two books in the series.
This book is guaranteed to delight all historical crime/mystery fans.
P.S.: It also has an undeniable Agatha Christie charm to it.
My Rating: 5/5
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