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The Whitby Murders (A Yorkshire Murder Mystery Book 6) Kindle Edition
A murder with three witnesses. But one of them doesn’t believe what she saw…
Halloween, Whitby. DCI Jim Oldroyd’s daughter Louise is in town with friends for a goth festival. But their visit to an escape room ends in bloody murder when one of the group stabs his girlfriend and flees the scene. It’s a crime with three witnesses—but Louise refuses to take what she saw at face value.
Oldroyd and DS Carter are called in to solve the case, assisted from the sidelines by Louise. But the closer they investigate, the more complex the web of deceit appears. This is no straightforward crime of passion.
With a violent murderer on the loose, it’s only a matter of time before they strike again. And this time it’s personal. Oldroyd must expose the truth, protect his daughter and stop the horror before it’s too late.
About the Author
John R. Ellis has lived in Yorkshire for most of his life and has spent many years exploring Yorkshire’s diverse landscapes, history, language and communities. He recently retired after a career in teaching, mostly in further education in the Leeds area. In addition to the Yorkshire Murder Mystery series, he writes poetry, ghost stories and biography. He has completed a screenplay about the last years of the poet Edward Thomas and a work of faction about the extraordinary life of his Irish mother-in-law. He is currently working on his memoirs of growing up in a working-class area of Huddersfield in the 1950s and 1960s.
- ASIN : B08P1J6SR3
- Publisher : Thomas & Mercer (27 May 2021)
- Language : English
- File size : 3774 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 283 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 1,078 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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There is a pretty big plot hole about three-quarters of the way through which no-one seems to have picked up on, not even the brilliant Oldroyd. So the author also needs an editor along with the reference books!
It would be sufficient to read the first and the last chapters to understand the whole story. I've read all the books in this series, and none of them are page-turners, but this is definitely the worst - and the last I shall buy.
The only downside for me was that the murder itself seemed familiar, so I worked out early on the how, and then the who, but like any good book, you get drawn into the characters. I've given the book 5 stars simply because I couldn't put it down. I've already pre ordered the next book in the series and am delighted that it comes out just before Christmas!
I like JR Ellis, he writes stories that includes towns and place that are very familiar to me so I must admit to placing myself in these areas. In this current book set in Whitby he describes places and streets that we have walked up many times in the past so it does bring the story to life. I am looking forward to the story unraveling.