Today is my stop on the blog tour for The Convalescent Corpse! Dont forget to enter the giveaway!
A story of Family, Rationing and Inconvenient Corpses.
Life in 1918 has brought loss and grief and hardship to the three Fyttleton sisters. Helped only by their grandmother (a failed society belle and expert poacher) and hindered by a difficult suffragette mother, as well as an unruly chicken-stealing dog and a house full of paying-guests, they now have to deal with the worrying news that their late – and unlamented – father may not be dead after all. And on top of that, there’s a body in the ha-ha.
‘I love it. A delightfully unusual mystery with wonderful characterisation and historical detail.’ – LESLEY COOKMAN BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF
THE LIBBY SARJEANT MYSTERY SERIES
I love the setting of this novel. It was very believable and feels like an actual portayl of the times. I felt like I was there with the characters, and I love when a book transports me like that.
I loved reading about the family, first and foremost. The characters were well developed and I was instantly drawn to and attached to Christy. Honestly, even without the mystery, I would have been happy to just read about this family and how they lived during the time. I loved the interactions between the characters, and I loved the quirkiness.
Having the mystery to solve was just another awesome addition to this already well developed story about this family. I love the cozy feel and despite the fact that the novel is set in wartime, it feels light-hearted and warm. I absolutely recommend checking this one out!
Nicola Slade lives in Hampshire where she writes historical and contemporary mysteries and women’s fiction. While her three children were growing up she wrote stories for children and for women’s magazines before her first novel, Scuba Dancing, was published in 2005. Among other jobs, Nicola has been an antiques dealer and a Brown Owl! She loves travelling and at one time, lived in Egypt for a year. The Convalescent Corpse is Nicola’s 9th novel. Nicola is also a member of a crime writers’ panel, The Deadly Dames.
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