Hello darlings! Yes this is another Faith Martin book review! Yes it's about the same detective Hillary Greene. Yes it was a delightful read, again! I have been part of the last two blog tours for Faith Martin books of the same series, Murder never misses and Murder at midnight. It's time to see what Murder in mind was all about!
What’s the book about
This is the sixteenth book in a crime mystery series written by Faith Martin, featuring the super cool female detective Hillary Greene, taking place in Oxfordshire.
Seventy-five-year-old Sylvia Perkins was found battered to death in her home in 2010, the murder weapon is suspected to be a fire poker.
Her grandson Robbie inherited everything, but he can’t be placed at the scene of the crime.
WHO KILLED THIS HARMLESS OLD WOMAN AND WHY? AND WHAT SECRETS WAS SHE HIDING?
Hillary has a new boss and a baffling cold case to contend with, not to mention a marriage proposal to consider.
Hillary Greene has returned to Thames Valley Police HQ, acting as a cold-case consultant for the Crime Review Team, looking into murders which the police have never been able to solve.
She wasn’t sure she wanted to go back. But solving crimes is irresistible for Hillary Greene.
This is a crime mystery full of well-observed characters, which will have you gripped from start to the absolutely thrilling conclusion.
What I think of the book
I absolutely loved it! I have yet to read a book by Hillary Greene that I did not like. In this one, the various aspects of the fiesty detective's life almost take front center, along with the changes in her professional life with a new boss.
I like the way the author stays true to the characters we've come to love from the previous books without becoming boring. After 16 books that's not an easy feature. I also enjoy the building of Hillary's character when she's faced with somewhat stressful romantic feelings. You may say I am a romantic and you wouldn't be off!
Please note this is a revised edition of a book first published as “The work of a narrow mind”.
Faith Martin has been writing for over 25 years, in four genres and under four different pen names. She was born in Oxford and sets most of her crime novels within sight of the city of dreaming spires. A real nature lover and afficionado of the countryside, descriptions of wildlife and native flora often find their way into her manuscripts. Right now, JOFFE BOOKS are re-issuing the DI Hillary Greene novels in new updated editions! The first 13 books in the series are available now.
Her romance novels, written under the name of Maxine Barry, are now available from Corazon Books. IMPOSTERS In PARADISE, and HEART OF FIRE are both out, and others will very quickly become available in the future.
Her first foray into writing 'spooky' crime, (and written under the pen name of Jessie Daniels) comes out in November 2017. THE LAVENDER LADY CASEFILE is published by Robert Hale, an imprint of Crowood Press.
As Joyce Cato, she writes more classically-inspired 'proper' whodunits. So, if you like an amateur sleuth, plenty of clues and red herrings, plus a baffling murder mystery to solve, these are the books for you.
Did you read anything good lately?