Wednesday, April 21, 2021



This is the first book I’ve read by this author and it was absolutely amazing.  This is the third book in the series, A Fen Churche Mystery but can be read as a standalone novel.  I devoured this book, it kept my attention from the first page to the last.  

It’s 1945 and WWII has ended and Fen Churche boards a steam ship and sails from France to America.  Fen is looking forward to meeting new people and dancing in the grand ballroom on the ship.  But, nothing seems to go as planned. Not only is a diamond tiara is missing, that belongs to a young actress who is headed for Broadway, but a murder takes place and another body is discovered hidden in a lifeboat.  But don’t fret because Fen Churche is on the case, and being the super sleuth that she is, she will solve the case. I was so engrossed in this story, I couldn’t wait to find out if I was right about who did it, and than wham the ending totally blindsides you. Wow, I absolutely did not see that coming.  I loved this whodunnit all the way to the last page.  Oh my goodness, don’t pass up this edge or seat book….fantastic.

Fliss Chester is a new favorite author for me.  I love her writing style and her characters are well developed and I will definitely be reading more of her books.  I highly recommend this author. Thank you Fliss Chester for this amazing read.



Author:  Fliss Chester

Publisher:  Bookouture 
Publication Date: April 21, 2021 
Pages: 287 
Buy on Amazon 

When a journey to New York is interrupted by missing diamonds and a body in the lifeboat, there is only one woman who can help: Fen Churche! 

1945. Fen Churche follows her dreams and sails for New York. She books passage on a steam ship from France to America, excited to dance the night away in the glamorous ballroom and play games on deck. Nothing will stand in the way of her trip, not even when an eccentric heiress’s diamond tiara goes missing…

Looking forward to relaxing with her favourite crossword puzzles, Fen’s quiet passage is horribly disrupted by another crime – this time a murder. Fen finds Genie, a young actress bound for Broadway, strangled in her own cabin. With no police on board and a frantic captain, Fen decides to do a little snooping of her own.

When another body turns up, hidden in a lifeboat, whilst the ship is in the middle of the Atlantic, Fen feels sure these dreadful crimes are linked. Through her sleuthing she meets light-hearted lieutenants returning from the war, charming cabin boys and snooty first-class passengers who look down their nose at her. But it isn’t until Fen realises that one person is missing from the passenger list that she is finally on the murderer’s trail.

With only rolling waves and sea mists for company, can Fen solve the case before they dock in New York and the killer escapes for good?


Fliss Chester lives in Surrey with her husband and writes historical cozy crime. When she is not killing people off in her 1940s whodunnits, she helps her husband, who is a wine merchant, run their business. Never far from a decent glass of something, Fliss also loves cooking (and writing up her favourite recipes on her blog), enjoying the beautiful Surrey and West Sussex countryside and having a good natter.

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