Welcome back all! My review today is for An Early Death by Helen Golden, as part of the blog tour. Thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources and Helen Golden for allowing me to join the tour and my gifted copy of the book.
BREAKING NEWS Mystery Woman was in the Earl of Rossex’s car when it crashed
Reports are coming in that an unidentified woman was in the car that killed James Wilshire (24), the Earl of Rossex, when it crashed in Fenshire late on Tuesday evening and died from her injuries later in hospital. The police have not named the woman, but sources at Francis Court, where the earl lived with his wife Lady Beatrice (21) claim the dead woman was the wife of a member of staff.
The impertinence of the man! Who does this Detective Sergeant Richard Fitzwilliam think he is asking personal questions about the state of her marriage and insinuating that James was having an affair with the estate manager’s wife? Of course he wasn’t! She knew her husband and he wouldn’t do that to her. But what was James doing back in Fenshire on that fateful night when he’d told her he would be London? And why was Gill Sterling in the car with him when they barely knew each other? Unless, of course, she didn’t know her husband as well as she thought she did…
PLEASE NOTE: This is a prequel in the A Right Royal Cozy Investigation series and is not intended to be read as a standalone.
This is one series that is one of my favourites after three books. An Early Death is a prequel, but do not read it until you have read the first three books! It will spoil everything!
This is a perfect prequel that answers plenty of questions while, at the same time, creating more questions for the reader. Set around ten years before the first book in the series. I truly enjoyed discovering more about Lady Bea and Fitzwilliam’s past.
The characters in this series are ones I have taken to my heart. Filling in the blanks of their pasts only made me love them a little bit more. This may be a prequel that has fewer pages than the main series, but it has no less of a story within those pages.
It’s a book that certainly leaves me wanting the next one. As soon as humanely possible please Helen!
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Hello. I’m Helen Golden. I write British contemporary cozy whodunnits with a hint of humour. I live in small village in Lincolnshire in the UK with my husband, my step-daughter, her two cats, our two dogs, sometimes my step-son, and our tortoise.
I used to work in senior management, but after my recent job came to a natural end I had the opportunity to follow my dreams and start writing. It’s very early in my life as an author, but so far I’m loving it.
It’s crazy busy at our house, so when I’m writing I retreat to our caravan (an impulsive lockdown purchase) which is mostly parked on our drive. When I really need total peace and quiet, I take it to a lovely site about 15 minutes away and hide there until my family runs out of food or clean clothes
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