Hello (again!) This afternoon I am very pleased to welcome you back to JuliaPalooza for the last part of my stop on the Blog Tour for The Girl in the Gallery, the second in the London Murder Mysteries series by Alice Castle, which is available now (links below).
Please also check out my review of the first book in the series, Death in Dulwich, and see below for a chance to win a signed copy of both books!
About the book
Just when you thought it was safe to go back to Dulwich…
It’s a perfect summer’s morning in the plush south London suburb, and thirty-something Beth Haldane has sneaked off to visit one of her favourite places, the world-famous Picture Gallery.
She’s enjoying a few moments’ respite from juggling her job at prestigious private school Wyatt’s and her role as single mum to little boy Ben, when she stumbles across a shocking new exhibit on display. Before she knows it, she’s in the thick of a fresh, and deeply chilling, investigation.
Who is The Girl in the Gallery? Join Beth in adventure #2 of the London Murder Mystery series as she tries to discover the truth about a secret eating away at the very heart of Dulwich.
It was good to be back with Beth Haldane for devilishly dark dealings in Dulwich in The Girl in the Gallery. You could probably read this as a standalone if you wanted to as there are no real spoilers for the first book, but why miss out on Death in Dulwich?
This time around is a little bit different – it’s not a regular whodunit but more of a whatthehellisgoingon mystery! Like its predecessor though, it is an easy but intelligent read, combining a surprising and original plot with references to golden age detective fiction.
There are more funny one-liners and definitely something other than sub-par cappuccinos brewing between Beth and Detective Inspector Harry York, which I am sure will develop further as the series goes on. ❤ 🙂
With its shocking and surprising ending as well as great characters and a good dollop of humour, The Girl in the Gallery stands out from the crowd (and perhaps some of the more tame cozy mysteries on the market) as a fun and enjoyable read. I am already looking forward to the third instalment, Calamity in Camberwell!
Thank you to Alice Castle and Crooked Cat Books for the copies of the book and to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for my spot(s) on the Blog Tour!
About the author
Before turning to crime, Alice Castle was a UK newspaper journalist for The Daily Express, The Times and The Daily Telegraph. Her first book, Hot Chocolate, set in Brussels and London, was a European hit and sold out in two weeks. Death in Dulwich was published in September 2017 and has been a number one best-seller in the UK, US, Canada, France, Spain and Germany. A sequel, The Girl in the Gallery was published in December 2017 to critical acclaim. Calamity in Camberwell, the third book in the London Murder Mystery series, will be published this summer, with Homicide in Herne Hill due to follow in early 2019. Alice is currently working on the fifth London Murder Mystery adventure. Once again, it will feature Beth Haldane and DI Harry York. Alice is also a mummy blogger and book reviewer via her website and is on Facebook and Twitter.
About the Giveaway
WIN signed copies of Death in Dulwich and The Girl in the Gallery!! (UK Only)
**Please enter using this Rafflecopter link**
*Terms and Conditions – UK entries welcome. The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then I reserve the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over. Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time I will delete the data. I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.
About the Blog Tour
Please check out the rest of the amazing bloggers on the tour:
Thank you to Alice Castle and Crooked Cat Books for the copies of the book and to Rachel Gilbey for my spot on the tour!