The Sixth Deadly Mystery
It's July 1939 and everything is tinged by darkness, not only the night sky. Olivia and Adam's wedding is a joyous event, despite the baronet trying to prevent the use of the church and the behavior of Olivia's father. Yet the knowledge that at any moment Captain Adam Redmond will be sent off to war dampens that joy. In Sir Rupert we have a despicable victim. Reputably a great explorer, readers soon discover how vile he actually was. Suspects are many and investigation leads to several previous suspicious deaths making for a compelling multilayered mystery.
The historical details, such as blackout drills, add to the rising tension and intensity of the story as well as the inevitability of war. But with darkness there is also light, found here in the antics of the boys along with enough humor to alleviate the gloom. The characters bring the story to life and give it heart. It's wonderful seeing how the they grow and adapt as the series continues. I love Olivia, her strength, her determination, and her ability to give a good put down when necessary.
Deadly Darkness: A World War II Mystery (Deadly Series) by Kate Parker
About Deadly Darkness
Deadly Darkness: A World War II Mystery (Deadly Series)
Historical Cozy Mystery 6th in Series
Publisher: JDP Press (February 26, 2021)
As Britain prepares for an imminent invasion, the murder of a celebrated Arctic explorer leads to the discovery of a web of Nazi spies on the south coast.
July, 1939. Newlywed Olivia Denis Redmond plans to spend a peaceful honeymoon in the country before war rips her soldier husband away. But when she finds a dead body in the midst of a blackout, Olivia is drawn into the investigation.
Since the police inspector isn’t interested in clues pointing to espionage and blackmail, Olivia must unlock secrets hidden for years in this idyllic village and face the wrath of an unseen enemy.
As danger stalks her, can Olivia expose a cunning killer before she becomes the next victim?
DEADLY DARKNESS, the sixth book in the Deadly Series, is for fans of World War II era spy thrillers and classic cozy mysteries, of intrepid lady sleuths with spunk and smarts. No explicit cursing, sex, or violence.
Start exploring this journey or mystery and intrigue today as Britain and Germany draw dangerously close to war.
About Kate Parker
Kate Parker caught the reading bug early, and the writing bug soon followed. She’s always lived in a house surrounded by books and dust bunnies. After spending a dozen years in North Carolina, she moved to Colorado. The Rocky Mountains are beautiful, but she’d developed a love of wide rivers, warmer and wetter weather, and fast-growing greenery that sent her hurrying back to North Carolina.
Deadly Travel is the fifth book in the Deadly Series, and Kate’s plan is to follow it quickly with Deadly Darkness, both set in 1939 in the days leading up to war. There are at least three more of the Deadly Series coming that will bring the beginning of the war to Olivia’s doorstep. Kate reports that she is having fun creating new stories to entertain readers and chaos to challenge her characters.
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