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December 12, 2014

Review: Murder Most Deadly by Simon Okill (@SimonOKill)

by Claire Rees

Murder Most Deadly

She gave Jethro a thoughtful look, wondering if Joey or Topsy had let slip what they had been doing in the back garden. No, surely they wouldn’t have been that stupid as to say they had been looking for smugglers loot or worse still mentioned they were un -planting bods. Just wait till she got home, she’d give them what for with a kick up their backsides.......

The Review

Come along on a most fascinating journey to Cornwall, England to meet the famous author Bianca Penhale. She has become famous by writing a biography about her aunt Isobel who was a well known, famous medium. Now we meet Bianca’s cousin and last living relative Hugh and his girlfriend when they come to visit Bianca looking to get some money off her, but when Hugh’s girlfriend discovers some family truths Bianca feels forced to take some drastic measures in order to keep the family name well respected.  Soon Bianca, Hugh and Bianca’s two workers are caught in a game of murder and lies and with Bianca sleeping with the town police officer things start to get tricky when things come back to haunt her. She tries to escape this horrible life by going to stay with an old lover in Wales hoping that the bad luck would not follow her, but it does in the form of her other ex lover Maldini.

I would class Murder Most Deadly by Simon Okill as a dark comedy. I like murder mysteries and comedies and this book has both. It had me chuckling out loud on many occasions and gasping in shock at other places. For me the ending was the best bit and I certainly did not see it coming.

The writing is clever and will keep you interested all the way through. I got through this book very quickly as I was so excited and could not wait to see what naughty things Bianca would get up to next. I would recommend this to all who love a good bit of dark humour, with ghosts, werewolves and vampires.

Buy Murder Most Deadly at Amazon

Available formats: ebook & paperback (264 pages)
Published: December 2014
ISBN13: 978-1505315004
Genres:  dark fantasy
Target audience: Adult
Read: December 2014

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  1. That's a great teaser for the book. Looks great!

  2. I had decided that this book wasn't for me ... until I read your comments. Now I think it would be fun to read! Dark humor and murder mystery can make for a good combination.
    My Friday post features THE TIGER QUEENS.

  3. You had me with that cover, but then the 56 just sold it for me. I like badass protagonists!
    Great review!
    Happy weekend!