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Murder on the Downs


If, like me, you have been trapped in a city during lockdown and the most nature and green space you’ve experienced for the last seven weeks is your local park, then the new novel in Julie Wassmer’s seaside-based mystery series, Murder on the Downs, will be the perfect escape. Set in the beautiful coastal town of Whitstable in Kent and following the adventures of Pearl Nolan, private detective and restaurant owner, the book combines picturesque English scenery, seafood and murder. It is a classic Agatha Christie-style mystery novel: enthralling, comforting and deliciously entertaining. Just the type of book we all need right now! Although it will have you itching to escape your living room, sit on Whitstable Beach, with the sea air on your skin and the pebbles beneath your toes, and eat fish and chips.

Hannah Wann