Murder In The Village
Murder In The Village – Lisa Cutt’s engaging cozy mystery is a fun read for pet lovers. And I love the hint of romance for Belinda and Harry
I just loved, Murder in the Village. I am so pleased this is Book 1 of a new book series by this popular and talented author (A Belinda Penshurst Mystery Book 1).
I enjoyed the budding relationship between Harry, a retired police detective and Belinda Penshurst, a and local business woman and castle-dweller. And as a pet-lover, I also loved the story line involving an animal shelter and the dog-napping angle to this story.
When Tipper, an ill-natured pub-owner is found dead under unnatural circumstances, his landlord, Belinda begins her own investigation into his unusual death. The writing style of author, Lisa Cutts drew me into the story right from the start. Once I started reading this story, I did not want to put it down.
I can’t wait for book 2 in the series to be released in December 2021.
Murder in the Village is Lisa’s seventh crime fiction novel and her first cozy crime novel. Never Forget was the winner of the Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award 2014. Lisa was a full-time detective constable for twenty-five years, most of which she spent investigating murders.
Lisa writes crime books with her insider knowledge from the heart of the incident room and is busy writing her new series set in Kent. Belinda Penshurst, amateur sleuth teams up with retired detective inspector Harry Powell to solve murders in the village of Little Challham.
Lisa is the author of the DC Nina Foster books, Never Forget and Remember, Remember. Never Forgot was longlisted for the Waverton Good Read Award 2013 and the winner of the Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award 2014 for Best Thriller. She has also written four books in the East Rise Incident Room series, Mercy Killing, Buried Secrets, Lost Lives and Don’t Trust Him. All four centre around DI Harry Powell and his Major Crime Team battling to solve the latest murders within the county. Currently she is writing the Little Challham mysteries, cosy mysteries set in a fictional village in Kent.
She writes a monthly column, Behind the Tape, for Writing Magazine answering police procedural questions from other writers. In early 2016, she was honored to become the Patron of Rochester Literature Festival and help establish Murderous Medway, an annual crime fiction festival packed full of amazing author panels. As well as being on BBC Radio 4’s Open Book, Lisa has twice appeared on This Morning to chat about TV crime dramas Broadchurch and Line of Duty.