A High Mortality Of Doves by Kate Ellis

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Hot on the heels of a very well attended author event with Kate Ellis at Bury Library, we have received the following recommendation from one of our members.

A High Mortality Of Doves by Kate Ellis.

“I have not delved much into crime novels but have just read the above book. I have to say that I enjoyed it very much. The story was never slow, and it was easy to read. I enjoyed learning about the characters their faults and foibles. There were so many suspects who could have done it but I did not spot the murderer until that person was revealed, maybe because I am quite new to crime novels. I will finish by saying that I will definitely be reading more of this author’s books .” Margaret.

1919. The Derbyshire village of Wenfield is still reeling from four terrible years of war, and now, just when the village is coming to terms with the loss of so many of its sons, the brutal murder of a young girl shatters its hard-won tranquillity. Myrtle Bligh is found stabbed and left in woodland, her mouth slit to accommodate a dead dove, a bird of peace. During the war Myrtle worked as a volunteer nurse with Flora Winsmore, the local doctor’s daughter, caring for badly wounded soldiers at the nearby big house, Tarnhey Court. When two more women are found murdered in identical circumstances, Inspector Albert Lincoln is sent up from London, a man not only wounded in war but damaged in peace by the death of his young son and his cold, loveless marriage.

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