Tuesday, October 19, 2021



Super sleuth Kate Palmer is at it again, doing what she does best, solving crimes.  Kate thought the quaint, peaceful town of Tinworthy would be the perfect place for her to retire from her nursing career.  When she attends a wedding at St. Pirin’s Church, the unthinkable happens. The groom drops dead at the altar.  Everyone in attendance panics and can’t believe what they just witnessed.  Except for the bride and the grooms new mother-in-law.  They seem unaffected by the turn of events.  Detective Charlotte Martin doesn’t want Kate involved in the investigation, but Charlotte seems very interested in Kate’s boyfriend, retired Detective Woody Forrest.  Kate refuses to give up, she wants to get to the bottom of things.  So when Kate finds out that there have been other weddings that have been sabotaged, she is even more determined to find the culprit.  As Kate digs deeper into the case, she finds that there could more than one killer and her list of suspects is rapidly increasing.  

This cozy mystery is an absolute delight and a must read.  I loved this book and seeing Kate and Woody’s story unfold is always such a joy and warms my heart.  I really liked the introduction of the new Detective Inspector Charlotte Martin.  The banter between Kate and her sister Angie is always enjoyable to read. This rapid page turner is one that will keep you up reading, unable to stop until the very end. I absolutely loved it!

Thank you Dee MacDonald for a wonderful addition to the Kate Palmer Mystery Series.  This lovely series is sure to be a fan favorite.  The characters are very entertaining and work so well together.  I highly recommend this series.


Rating: 5 out of 5.


Author: Dee MacDonald
Publisher: Bookouture 
Publication Date: October 18, 2021 
Pages: 272 
Buy on Amazon 

Jilted grooms, sudden deaths, broken hearts and threatening letters. All in a day’s work for super sleuth Kate Palmer!

Nurse Kate Palmer thought the pretty Cornish village of Tinworthy would be the perfect place for a peaceful retirement. She couldn’t have been more wrong! But even she is shocked when she attends a beautiful wedding at St. Pirin’s Church and the handsome groom drops dead in front of her very eyes.

While the rest of the wedding party panics, Kate notices the strange behaviour of the not-so-blushing bride and the posh mother-in-law – and vows to find out the truth behind the poor young man’s sudden demise. Especially when the new detective Charlotte Martin makes it known that she doesn’t want Kate involved – and also shows an interest in Woody Forrest, Kate’s partner in crime-solving.

Undeterred, Kate discovers this isn’t the only wedding to have been sabotaged. A series of peculiar letters contain the clues Kate needs to get to the heart of the matter. But is the mystery letter writer behind the unusual deaths? Or is more than one person responsible for the strange goings on in the seaside village…

As Kate digs deeper, she adds more suspects to her growing list: the world-weary vicar, the unlucky-in-love cleaner and the bride’s former flame. But, as a pair of boots bring Kate closer to the killer, it becomes clear their investigation has placed Woody in danger.

Can Kate solve the murder and save the man she loves at the same time? 


Aged 18, Dee arrived in London from Scotland and typed her way round the West End for a couple of years before joining BOAC (forerunner of British Airways) in Passenger Services for 2 years and then as a stewardess for 8 years. She has worked in Market Research, Sales and at the Thames TV Studios when they had the franchise. Dee has since relocated to Cornwall, where she spent 10 years running B&Bs, and only began writing when she was over 70! Married twice, she has one son and two grandsons.

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