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 thought that this was such a good book, it is easy to read and is a fab story!!
I thought that the plot was great, it flows very well and is easy to follow. I was able to dip in and out of the story throughout the day. I loved the setting and I have been having a bit of a binge on books covering this period and this one stands out for me.
I loved the characters, they have all sorts of different personalities and quirks that made them likable, lovable and entertaining. It was definitely a book that made me think-and I love books like that!!
Five stars from me, I really enjoyed it, it flows very well and has a great plot – very highly recommended!!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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 – https://www.facebook.com/DeadlyDames/
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