Revenge on the Rye by Alice Castle @DDsDiary @rararesources #bookreview #giveaway

Hope you are having a wonderful day!

Excited to share with you today my review for this book that is part of an absolutely wonderful series! A huge thank you to Rachel for my invitation to the tour and to Alice Castle for her wonderful words!💛

Revenge on the Rye

Beth Haldane, SE21’s answer to Miss Marple, thinks she is going for a carefree stroll on Peckham Rye with her best friend, Katie, and her annoying new puppy, Teddy. But before Beth knows it, she is embroiled in her most perplexing mystery yet.

Strange events from her family’s past, present-day skulduggery in the art world, and the pressures of moving school in south London threaten to overwhelm Beth. Will she be able to piece together the puzzle before her son’s crucial interview at Wyatt’s? Or will Beth’s insatiable curiosity finally drag down all her dreams for the future?

Join Beth, her irascible on-off boyfriend, Detective Inspector Harry York of the Metropolitan Police, and the dog walkers of Peckham Rye in a tale of murder, mayhem – and bloody revenge.

My Thoughts

An engaging and entertaining murder mystery filled with fun and fur!🐶

This series just keeps getting better and better! Although I do often wonder how Beth feels about running into so many dead bodies? This time she comes across a body while walking with her BFF Katie and puppy Teddy… I have to send a big S/O to Teddy he certainly added some shenanigans to the story!

Turns out the dead man is a renowned artist… was his death a coincidence or does it have to do with the shadier side of art? Well anyone who has read the series knows that Beth is determined to figure out… who done it! But Beth has quite a few things going on at home including trying to get her son into a proper school… I really someday just need to take a few hours to try to figure out the school system in England, I just don’t get it…. it is so different from the US, I think? I’m of the opinion that uppity preferred high schools are public rather than private? Am I right about this? Also do they wear uniforms to public school? They try that here, did not work very well…. OK back to the book!

My favorite part of these books is the characters, I love them all… and I was pleased to see a little more of Harry in this one! I also loved all the furry friends, yes even Teddy! The mystery was very much like a puzzle that needed to be pieced together… and I have to admit I did not see the culprit coming at all!

A well-crafted, wonderfully told mystery filled with fantastic characters, recommend!

*** A big thanks to Rachel and the author for my copy of this book ***

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Author Bio – Before turning to crime, Alice Castle was a UK newspaper journalist for The Daily Express, The Times and The Daily Telegraph. Her first book, Hot Chocolate, set in Brussels and London, was a European hit and sold out in two weeks.

Death in Dulwich was published in September 2017 and has been a number one best-seller in the UK, US, France, Spain and Germany. A sequel, The Girl in the Gallery was published in December 2017 to critical acclaim. Calamity in Camberwell, the third book in the London Murder Mystery series, was published this summer, with Homicide in Herne Hill following in October 2018. Alice is currently working on the sixth London Murder Mystery adventure. Once again, it will feature Beth Haldane and DI Harry York.

Alice is also a top mummy blogger and book reviewer via her website.

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4 thoughts on “Revenge on the Rye by Alice Castle @DDsDiary @rararesources #bookreview #giveaway

  1. Hi Berit, thank you so much for a lovely review for Revenge on the Rye, I’m glad you took to naughty Teddy! One day I’m going to explain the whole school situation in the UK to you – or maybe write a whole book about it! It’s very complicated and yes, almost all secondary schools (age 11 onwards) wear uniforms. That’s just the start of it though! Anyway, I’m so glad you liked the book. Number six will be coming soon, The Body in Belair Park. Beth never stops! Have a great day, Alice 🙂

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    1. Oh good yes it seems very complicated and very different from how it is here… Love Teddy especially because I have my own naughty puppy at home! Beth needs to start thinking about her karma all those dead bodies, LOL


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