In Cases of Murder by Jan Edwards #NewRelease #TuesdayBookBlog #RBRT

When the body of Laura Jarman is discovered crammed into a steamer trunk and dumped on a Brighton railway platform, members of her wealthy industrialist family are shouting for answers, but their reluctance to co-operate with the investigation arouses suspicion from all sides.

What could possibly link Laura to private gentlemen’s parties on the edge of sleepy Wyncombe village, and what are her family so desperate to conceal?

When Laura’s London flatmate is murdered in an almost identical style, Bunch Courtney and DCI William Wright find themselves racing along a convoluted trail through munitions factories and London clubs to a final shocking end.

My Review

Following on from a distressing experience in Book 3, one would expect Bunch Courtney to be reluctant to continue with her investigations as a civilian police consultant, but she is an intrepid heroine determined to be an active part of DCI Wright’s new murder case. Ignoring the misgivings of her family, she insists on going to the mortuary to find out more about the death of Laura Jarman, whose body has been found in a trunk on a station platform. William Wright has asked for her assistance because Laura had connections to Bunch’s family and had visited a lonely cottage in the village shortly before her death.

William Wright remains enigmatic, ignoring Bunch for weeks on end, then treating her as an equal in their investigations. He knows that she is determined to participate in all aspects regardless of the danger, but her personal life is complex at present. Bunch’s mother is very sick and though they have never been close, she begins to realise how much her mother understands her.

Another murder victim is found and Laura’s father is put under the spotlight. Both Bunch and William find clues but the difficulties of wartime life are also an important aspect of the storyline. The settings in Sussex and London and the accurate details of life for those in southern England, wondering if they are soon to be invaded, adds intensity to their actions and feelings.

I very much enjoy this series and am glad to hear that two more volumes are currently in progress. Highly recommended.

In Cases of Murder on Amazon UK

My Review of In Her Defence Book 2 of The Bunch Courtney Investigations


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Love history, reading, researching and writing. Articles published in My Family History and other genealogy magazines.

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