Blog tour: Death at Crookham Hall

Welcome to the blog tour for Death at Crookham Hall by Michelle Salter!

More about the book…

London, 1920. When she catches news of a big story, reporter Iris Woodmore rushes to the House of Commons. But it’s a place that holds painful memories. In 1914, her mother died there when she fell into the River Thames during a daring suffragette protest. But in the shadow of Big Ben, a waterman tells Iris her mother didn’t fall – she jumped.

Iris discovers that the suffragette with her mother that fateful day has been missing for years, disappearing just after the protest. Desperate to know the truth behind the fatal jump, Iris’s investigation leads her to Crookham Hall, an ancestral home where secrets and lies lead to murder…

More about the author…

Michelle Salter is a historical crime fiction writer based in northeast Hampshire. Many local locations appear in her mystery novels. She's also a copywriter and has written features for national magazines. When she’s not writing, Michelle can be found knee-deep in mud at her local nature reserve. She enjoys working with a team of volunteers undertaking conservation activities.

My impressions…

Are you looking for a historical cozy mystery series with a feisty and brave heroine? Then you’ve landed in the right place. Iris Woodmore is the main character of this new series and what a great start this book is. While I was immediately intrigued by the mention of the Suffragette movement, which is one of my weaknesses, I was pleasantly surprised that a lot of the issues mentioned in the novel are still relevant today. You can expect a well-paced plot with interesting characters and two mysteries to solve. The pages contain the right amount of suspense and humour to make you want to keep reading. Plus, the author must have done a lot of research, because the 1920s setting felt incredibly authentic, right down to the description of clothing.

Three words to describe it. Captivating. Convincing. Gripping.

Do I like the cover? Yes, it’s perfect for the 1920s setting!

Have I read any other books by the same author? No, and I’m already looking forward to reading the second book in the series, Murder at Waldenmere Lake.

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