Murder Unexpected

A Gripping Murder Mystery

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Pub Date 11 Feb 2019 | Archive Date 15 Feb 2019

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When a church Deacon goes into the PI business, she uncovers the criminal secrets nestled within her charming English village in this cozy mystery series.

Deacon Katerina Rowe had a quiet life before she discovered her husband’s criminal activities. Now Leon is on the run, and Kat has started a private investigation business with her good friend Beth, who goes by Mouse. It’s plenty for any Deacon to handle—let alone one who’s heavily pregnant.

When a widow asks Kat and Mouse for help, the sleuthing duo find themselves searching for the birth mother of the widow’s husband. But when it becomes clear that the widow isn’t telling the whole truth, Kat and Mouse are drawn into a deadly chase where nothing is what it seems. Meanwhile, Leon is back in Eyam and out for revenge. Can Kat solve the case and escape her dangerous husband?
When a church Deacon goes into the PI business, she uncovers the criminal secrets nestled within her charming English village in this cozy mystery series.

Deacon Katerina Rowe had a quiet life before...

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Highly entertaining really enjoy this series full of funny banter add mystery a very enjoyable read.#netgalley #bloodhoundbooks

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Oh!! I love it.
I love the mystery of the story Kat Doris and Mouse love their banter and how they have each other backs. How Kat daughter going to have these great woman to look up to. I like Tessa and how she doesn't tell the trio to butt out but goes and talk to them and brainstorm what going on.

It was sad Kat husband Leon didn't get to meet his daughter I really thought he was going to be redeem and turn himself in but the way he went out I say was good fitting.

I can't wait for the next book in this series.

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This was a quick read mystery. I did not read the previous book in this series. However, it would have been helpful to do so. Reading the first book would have been helpful in fully understanding this book. It is not a stand alone book. Overall, I found it to be an average read. I found some of this author's previous books more enjoyable.

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The title of the book catches your eye. You read the cover wondering if you'd like the book. It peaks your interest. Now comes the good part! I love mysteries where the characters are obviously friends and enjoy each other's place in their lives. This type of book makes for the best stories and readers remain loyal as long as the author keeps writing.
This is book 2 in the Kat and Mouse series but it's well worth reading then finding book 1. As the two friends work through their everyday investigations, they must also deal with less than perfect personal lives. When their investigations turn from mundane to criminal, their obvious reactions are not disappointing. Add in Kat's criminal husband and father to her imminent child and this book will have you watching for book 3 to come out.

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MURDER UNEXPECTED by Anita Waller is the second in a trilogy featuring Kat and Mouse, two friends who, along with Mouse’s nan, form a detective agency. It is well written with excellent characters and a good pace throughout. There is more emphasis on the characters than on the setting, but that does not hamper the reader’s progress through the book.
My biggest objection is that this is a follow-on from the first book in the trilogy and there are loose ends that will, hopefully, be tied up in the final book. While I knew it was a series book, I was not aware the story would apparently pick up at the place where the first book ended. It was fairly easy to catch up with the details of the first book so that understanding this one was not difficult. However, the reader’s enjoyment of the books may be hampered if they attempt to read them out of sequence.
As a rule, I dislike books that have a loose thread at the end requiring you to read the next book in order to reach a resolution. This book was somewhat of an exception in that there is one murder mystery here that is solved within the confines of this novel. There is a resolution of sorts for an evil character from the first book, but it was not necessary to read the first book to get a flavor of his misdeeds. Following that same style of writing, this book wraps up the mystery, however, there are loose ends that are promised to be addressed in the third book in the trilogy.
If you don’t mind reading books that are more serial in nature, this is a good series with engaging characters and excellent writing. I would recommend anyone wanting to read the books to read them in order so that they can learn the entire story from beginning to end.
Thanks to NetGalley and Bloodhound Books for an advanced digital read copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review.

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