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“Small Town, Sinister Crime”
‘Death At Eden’s End’
by Jo Allen
Mailbox Monday

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I am introducing this book as part of the Mailbox Monday meme, where we share new books to arrive in our mailbox during the week. Whilst this book was approved by Aria Fiction, with the download being facilitated by NetGalley in the usual way, as preparation for an upcoming Blog Tour, my blog spot post for Death At Eden’s End, is going to break with my personal tradition in that I have agreed to meet a review deadline, something I never normally do!

Now all I need to do is knuckle down and get the reading time scheduled!!

DEATH AT EDEN’S END – (DCI Jude Satterthwaite – book #2)

Cover Image of the book 'death At Eden's End' by author Jo AllenWhen one-hundred-year-old Violet Ross is found dead at Eden’s End, a luxury care home hidden in a secluded nook of the Lake District’s Eden Valley it’s tragic, of course, but not unexpected and would certainly have been attributed to old age.

Except for the instantly recognisable look in her lifeless eyes… that of pure terror.

Becca Reid reports her suspicions to her old flame, DCI Jude Satterthwaite, and the resultant post mortem shows that Louisa Ross was smothered in her chair.

DCI Satterthwaite heads up the investigation, but as the deaths start to mount up it’s clear that he, and DS Ashleigh O’Halloran need to uncover a long-buried secret before the killer strikes again…


Image of author Jo AllenJo was born in Wolverhampton, UK, and is a graduate of Edinburgh, Strathclyde and the Open University.

After a year in economic consultancy she took up writing and was first published under the name Jennifer Young, in the genres of short stories, romance, and romantic suspense. In 2017, Jo took the plunge and began writing in the genre she most likes to read – crime.

Now living in Edinburgh, she spends as much time as possible in the English Lake District. In common with all her favorite characters, she loves football and cats.

You can keep up with all Jo’s latest news at her website

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Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share links to the books that came into their house during the last week. This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well, after all you never know where that next “must read” book will come from.

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  • Looking back, I now remember your guest author post with Jo Allen during the launch of her first novel in this series. I still think that one sounds good, but this one sounds a little tougher if they’re killing off folks in a nursing home! I’ll have to learn more about it in future posts!

    • Hi Kelly,

      I know that I am on quite a tight timetable to read this book, however I am sorely tempted to go back and read the debut book in this series, just so that I can get a better picture of both the landscape of the area and the personality of Jude Satterthwaite.

      By its very nature the landscape in the part of the country Jo writes about, is rugged and unforgiving to the unprepared. The people have a reputation for being rather dour and standoffish, so it will be interesting to see if, with his typically northern name, DCI Jude Satterthwaite has been conditioned to conform to the norm, or if he is going to buck the trend!

      I hope that any future posts may make you decide that this series might be one for you 🙂

    • I know! There certainly aren’t too many luxury care homes about in the UK these days and I’m wondering just how good this one is, if a resident can be murdered in their chair!

      Is the murderer another disgruntled resident, has she done something to anger a member of staff, or is it a visitor who seems genuine and innocuous but who obviously isn’t!

      Quite a worrying scenario, whichever it turns out to be!

      Thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment, I appreciate your support 🙂

    • Hi Martha,

      You can’t beat a good crime thriller, although it does make me chuckle that just about all the police characters who are created by so many talented authors in the genre, all seem to come with ‘baggage’, which at times threatens to overshadow the crimes and the criminals they are investigating! – although it does make for a good multi-layered storyline!

      Thanks for visiting today and enjoy the rest of your week 🙂

    • Hi Mary,

      I do enjoy a good crime thriller and I am hoping to have time to go back and check out the first book in the ‘Jude Satterthwaite’ series, so that I can get to know the character from the beginning.

      I really do need to take speed reading classes, but then, I ask myself, would it be as enjoyable and relaxing a pastime?

      Thanks for taking the time to comment, it is always good to hear from you 🙂

    • Hi Kathy,

      Yes! I am excited about reading this book and series, however this was not strictly a self-imposed deadline!

      I have taken part in so many Blog Tours with the lovely folk at Aria Fiction and I don’t generally tend to request review spots, as my reading is notoriously slow.

      However, that really isn’t fair on the many other Blog Tour participants who then have to cover review spots all the time, so it is definitely only fair that I step up and take my turn. Who knows, it may even help my reading schedule to become a bit more disciplined!

      Either way, this is definitely my kind of storyline and I thank you for taking the time to comment this week 🙂

    • Hi Naida,

      Some good reading time – Now that would be a novelty!!

      We are already fast approaching ‘silly season’ in the retail world, so I can foresee plenty of extra hours beckoning! – Where is the time flying by to?

      I can always make time to squeeze in a good crime thriller somehow though, it’s all in the planning 🙂

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