#Blogtour #Review: Betty Church and the Suffolk Vampire by M.R.C. Kasasian @MRCKASASIAN @clare_esme @HoZ_Books #BettyChurchandtheSuffolkVampire
Release date - 12th July 2018
Book length - 432 pages
Publisher - Head of Zeus Books
Book Depository - www.bookdepository.com
Amazon UK - www.amazon.co.uk
Amazon US - www.amazon.com
I want to thank Clare from headofzeus.com for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour and for providing me with a copy of this book for review.
ABOUT THIS BOOK
A new day dawns in Sackwater, not that this sleepy backwater is taking much notice...
Inspector Betty Church – one of the few female officers on the force – has arrived from London to fill a vacancy at Sackwater police station. But Betty isn't new here. This is the place she grew up. The place she thought she'd left behind for good.
Time ticks slowly in Sackwater, and crime is of a decidedly lighter shade. Having solved the case of the missing buttons, Betty's called to the train station to investigate a missing bench. But though there's no bench, there is a body. A smartly dressed man, murdered in broad daylight, with two distinctive puncture wounds in his throat.
While the locals gossip about the Suffolk Vampire, Betty Church readies herself to hunt a dangerous killer.
This was my first time reading anything by M.R.C. Kasasian so I wasn't sure what to expect from this mystery but it charmed me from the very first page and as all excellent novels should, left me wanting more so I really hope there are more adventures in store for Betty Church and her colleagues.
It is 1939 and when Betty Church loses part of her arm in the line of duty, she finds herself relegated back to her quiet hometown of Sackwater, albeit with a promotion to soften the blow. Betty understands that petty crime will be the order of the day but being in uniform as a female officer is everything she has ever wanted and she is determined to give her all to every case. But it isn't long before her job becomes a lot more interesting when two murders occur in quick succession and there are rumours of a vampire on the loose ...
Add in the tension from a country on the brink of war, some quirky and crazy characters that would test anyone's patience, and a dangerous killer and BETTY CHURCH AND THE SUFFOLK VAMPIRE by M.R.C. Kasasian is everything I wanted from a mystery and more.
The characters and setting in this story really come alive and Betty is the best of them all - strong, capable, feisty, intelligent, and determined, she has all of the traits that make a reader really connect with a character, and she is witty too. I laughed many times while reading this story (when you get to know Constable Dodo you will see why) and the drama and intrigue of the plot kept me hooked from start to finish.
This is an old-fashioned whodunnit with refreshing and energetic characters and plenty of surprises along the way. I really hope there will be more from Betty Church and in the meantime I will treat myself to M.R.C. Kasasian's backlist.
Martin Kasasian was raised in Lancashire. He has had careers as varied as factory hand, wine waiter, veterinary assistant, fairground worker and dentist. He lives with his wife in Suffolk in the summer and in a village in Malta in the winter.
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