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  • A Stunning, Spellbinding Read!

    Wow! Another cracking book in this crime series which really keeps me on my toes! As we begin the third novel, Jude Satterthwaite unwittingly gets on the wrong side of an American visitor to Grasmere; isn't it just his luck that the first person he needs to speak to in his latest investigation turns out to be one and the same woman, Cody Wilder? It turns out that Jude isn't alone in finding this academic spiky in the extreme, and as the bodies pile up and feeling rise, he has to stick to the facts - when he can find out what they are and meanwhile make sure Cody is offered the protection of the police, whether she wants it or not! Jo Allen really knows how to spin an alluring tale of murder, secrets and doubt. I suspected everyone to be the culprit except, of course, the guilty! I really enjoyed pitting my wits in this one and feel as if I've climbed up the track to the cottage on Coffin Lane many times myself as I'm so worn out! With plenty happening on the investigation front as well as a glimpse into the lives of the team of officers this is a stunning, spellbinding read and one which has kept me riveted all the way through. With everything neatly tied up by the final page - as I like it - I finished with a nod of satisfaction and the feeling of a few wrongs put to rights. I adore good home-grown crime mysteries and, without a doubt, this is worth all five sparkling stars.

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  • A great addition to this crime series

    As I settled in to read the third instalment in the DCI Jude Satterthwaite series, I was overcome with a feeling of calm as I was transported back to the beautiful and picturesque setting of the Lake District. But that feeling was about to be shattered and it was just the calm before the storm… When Cody Wilder comes to Grasmere, she brings with her a hostility like no other. A controversial American academic, Cody is there to present her research and new findings into William Wordsworth, while Jude and his team are called upon to be her security. When a member of Cody team is murdered, it becomes crystal clear the wherever Cody goes violence follows and Jude will have his work cut out for him in keeping her safe while dealing with the crimes that follows in her wake. Jude as always is a delight to read, but the standout for me was definitely Cody. A complex and unashamedly outspoken character, that is in equal parts frustrating and fabulous, she really does steal the show. Jo really has done a brilliant job with her and it shows through her depiction that she had a great time creating her. I throughly enjoy this series, which is still fresh and exciting after three books and with Jude being such a strong character that carries each story well on his shoulders, I hope there will be many more in the series to come. All up Death on Coffin Lane is a great and entertaining read that with keep you enthralled from beginning to end. With its strong plot, stunning setting, unique and intriguing characters that all come together through Jo’s writing that is very engaging, you can’t go wrong with this book. It was my absolute pleasure to be able to read and review Death on Coffin Lane which I highly recommend. Thank you to NetGalley, Bookouture and Clare Chase for allowing me to read an advanced copy of Mystery at Seagrave Hall which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.

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  • Death on Coffin Lane-Jo Allen

    A slow start leading to murders in the lovely area of the Lake District. Well thought out police procedure revealing the unsuspected murderer. This has been a good series written by Jo Allen, look forward to her next book.

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  • Average

    Not much of a detective novel. Thin storey line and not very strongpolice work. Fairly boring

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  • Shame on Kobo

    Another great read in this series. Just a shame Kobo doesn't have the rest of them to purchase. Disheartening to find a great author & not able to read more of their work.

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