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“A DCI Jude Satterthwaite Mystery”
‘Death At Eden’s End’
by Jo Allen
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Jude’s sergeant arrived first, pulling up outside Becca’s cottage and sitting waiting, as if she were too scared to approach the front door on her own. Hearing the car, Becca tweaked the curtains, only to let them fall when she saw the woman’s blonde head, her face lit by the screen of her phone as she checked messages in the fading winter light, casting a furtive glance over her shoulder like someone afraid of being followed.

Becca was a gregarious soul, but it had been a tough few days, made tougher by the need to catch up on the time Violet’s death had cost her. The last thing she wanted was to make polite conversation with a stranger when she’d barely had time to take off her work clothes and slip on a more comfortable pair of shoes. Letting the curtain drop, she turned her attention to setting a match to the kindling in the open fireplace. If Jude was determined to come along and make her uncomfortable, then at least she could take the chill off the cottage before he got there.

That done, she went to put the kettle on. The kitchen was at the back of the house, but the road through the village was quiet and she recognised the low rumble of Jude’s Mercedes. It came to a stop outside, followed by the opening and closing of car doors and the sound of voices as Jude and his sergeant came up the path.

Nevertheless, she waited until they rang the doorbell before she moved to answer it, revealing the two of them standing there, with the woman on the step and Jude a little further back, scanning the lengthening shadows as they encroached on the path. She knew what he was looking for – any sign of her cat, Holmes. The man and the animal shared a deep understanding that excluded her, and she resented it, but this time Jude  was doomed to disappointment. Holmes was asleep on her bed and unlikely to stir.

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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.

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 Jude 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…

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Author JO ALLEN

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Yvonne

I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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  • This excerpt sound really good, Yvonne! I’m thinking I might have put the first in this series on my wish list. I can’t remember… have you read and reviewed it?

    • Hi Kelly,

      (Clearing throat quietly!) I do have the first book in the series ‘Death By Dark Waters’ on my TBR list, and in all fairness I did take part in the Blog Tour, featuring a lovely guest post by author Jo Allen.

      However, this, the second book in the series, arrived on my desk so quickly, that I found myself committing to a review in December, as my spot on its Blog Tour, so it really needed to jump the queue and be read in a hurry!

      To be honest, although I know that you like to read a series in chronological order, ‘Death At Eden’s End’, is so packed full of retrospective detail and narrative, that it is working fantastically well as a stand alone story and I don’t feel that I have missed out on any of the back-story at all.

      This is a good, traditional crime / thriller, firmly grounded as a police procedural study and I am thoroughly enjoying it so far. Too many suspects to call out the murderer just yet though 🙂

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