Death Stalks Kettle Street

June 29, 2019 - Comment

Residents of Kettle Street are dying in random accidents… except they’re not random, and they’re not accidents. Greg knows the truth, but when he’s grappling with OCD and simply closing his front door and crossing the road are a battle, how is he supposed to stop a serial killer? An Amazon Top #5 bestselling, critically

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Residents of Kettle Street are dying in random accidents… except they’re not random, and they’re not accidents.

Greg knows the truth, but when he’s grappling with OCD and simply closing his front door and crossing the road are a battle, how is he supposed to stop a serial killer?

An Amazon Top #5 bestselling, critically acclaimed, murder mystery with a difference from the author of Where the Dead Walk, Vessel and Crow’s Cottage.

Meet Greg Unsworth, struggling with OCD, who begins to suspect a string of fatal accidents on his street are in fact a series of murders. At the scene of the latest ‘accident’, he finds an ally in the shape of Beth Grue, local librarian, aspiring murder mystery writer, and a woman who has never allowed herself to be defined by her cerebral palsy.

However, with the police repeatedly dismissing their concerns, Greg and Beth are forced to take matters into their own hands, whittle down the suspects and discover the Kettle Street killer’s identity before he can kill again…

Praise for Death Stalks Kettle Street:

‘I devoured this book … Will keep you guessing all the way.’ – Barbara Copperthwaite, Amazon and USA Today bestselling author.

‘Exciting and compelling… I loved the brilliant way that disability was explored and humanised.’ – Francesca Martinez – Award winning comedian, actress and writer.

‘So much more than your average whodunnit.’ – Tracy Fenton – THE Book Club.

‘exceptional in many ways.’ – Caimh McDonnell, award-winning comedian, BAFTA nominated TV writer and bestselling author.

‘Absolutely WONDERFUL – I loved this book.’ – CompulsiveReaders.com

What Amazon verified purchasers are saying –

– Chose this for our book group. We all loved it… scored 9/10 – the highest so far this year.

– I could not put this down. And when you think you know who did it, you will most likely be wrong. Loved it.

– Wow! I absolutely LOVED this book! I’m always looking to be surprised by the books that I read, I like something a little different-a twist on the norm. And this book had it all for me!

– The story unfolds beautifully, sometimes very funny and always very human. Kept me gripped and guessing till the end.

– completely unputdownable! Not your traditional who-dun-it, Death Stalks Kettle Street is a character fueled murder mystery, cleverly written, shining a comedic insight into the quintessential English street.

– Marvellous! Defies cliche.

– I love both quirky reads and old fashioned ‘cosy crime’ novels; this is a brilliant combining of the two to give a modern challenging ‘whodunnit’ puzzle with some fabulous lead characters. It has some great twists and turns, enough convincing ‘suspects’ for you to consider but I think Greg and Beth are the real stars of this book.

– So much more than just a murder/mystery book. Full of wonderful characters!

– Beth has cerebral palsy and Greg OCD, however, they complement each other and add that much more heart to the story. I myself have been diagnosed with OCD and found that the subject is very accurately described and given the respect the subject deserves.

– Brilliant, quirky and charming… an absolute corker of a book which I struggled to put down.

– A gripping ‘cosy’ murder mystery, one of the best I’ve read in a long time. An absolute must for the fans of Agatha Christie. Well written, intelligent, with wonderful, original characters and unpredictable, suspenseful storyline.

– If you are a sucker for a great ‘who dunnit’ that keeps you guessing right until the end then this is definitely one for you – BUT this book is so much more than that!!

Comments

Anonymous says:

A highly original, thoroughly enjoyable, thought-provoking yarn! I would certainly recommend ‘Death Stalks Kettle Street’. John Bowen has taken an idea for a murder mystery, paced it well and come up with some excellent prose. He has developed well-drawn and diverse suspects, interesting potential motives, engaging twists and turns and thrown in a generous smattering of observational social commentary to create a fine example of the genre. He has then elevated the book further with an interesting meta-cognitive exercise developing a murder mystery story…

Anonymous says:

Very enjoyable and unpredictable murder mystery This book has brought back my mojo for reading..I don’t have a lot of spare time but after it found its way onto my Facebook news feed and I read the synopsis, decided I had to buy it straight away. I liked Greg immediately, I could really empathize with his issues and anxiety. I thoroughly enjoyed the anticipation of each little clue that landed on Greg’s doormat and got a real kick out of trying to guess what the next murder would entail due to said clue.I liked the gradual build…

Anonymous says:

Good Read with a couple of intriguing Investigators This is a pairing of two amateur sleuths- Beth, who has mild cerebral palsy and Greg, who has chronic OCD. The pairing is very unusual and certainly gives an insight into the debilitating illness of OCD. It’s awful, particularly for the sufferer.The pair get together after the death of a lady in the street where Greg lives- Kettle Street. Greg knows her as a neighbour and Beth knows her through the library she works at. Seemingly, a number of deaths that occur in succession in Kettle…

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