Blog tour: Murder at Waldenmere Lake

Welcome to the blog tour for Murder at Waldenmere Lake by Michelle Salter!

More about the book…

Walden, 1921. Local reporter Iris Woodmore is determined to save her beloved lake, Waldenmere, from destruction.

After a bloody and expensive war, the British Army can’t afford to keep the lake and build a convalescent home on its shores yet they still battle with Walden Council and a railway company for ownership. But an old mansion used as an officer training academy stands where the railway company plans to build a lakeside hotel. It belongs to General Cheverton – and he won’t leave his home.

When the General is found murdered, it appears someone will stop at nothing to win the fight for Waldenmere. Iris thinks she can take on the might of the railway company and find the killer. But nothing prepares her for the devastation that’s to come…

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…

Despite being the second book in the Iris Woodmore mystery series, this can be read as a standalone novel too. If this is your first encounter with Iris, you will want to pick up the first book. If, instead, you have already made her acquaintance, you will greatly enjoy the new developments in her life. Unexpected plot twists, an evocative setting and a good ending make this an enjoyable read overall.

Three words to describe it. Engrossing. Entertaining. Original.

Do I like the cover? Yes, it’s elegant and looks gorgeous next to the first book in the series.

Have I read any other books by the same author? Yes, I’ve read the first Iris Woodmore mystery, Death at Crookham Hall.


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