Alice Castle: The Slayings Of Sydenham

Today I’m delighted to be part of the blog tour for The Slayings Of Sydenham. My review is written with thanks to Rachel Gilbey at Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me on the tour and for my copy of the book via the publisher.


A dangerous move…

Single mum and super sleuth, Beth Haldane, has been set her most daunting task yet by handsome cop boyfriend Inspector Harry York. He wants her to find them a new home – outside Dulwich! Beth can hardly bear the idea, so when a young estate agent turns up dead, she diverts her energies to nailing the killer instead.

As it turns out, more or less everyone in Dulwich who has ever moved house may have a motive. But do some of the richest residents have an even stronger reason to murder the agent than others? What on earth is up with Dr Grover, head of prestigious private school, Wyatt’s? Does Beth’s uber-mummy nemesis, Belinda MacKenzie, have more reason than usual to be swaggering about the village? And who is sending Beth sinister text messages?

Join Beth for her seventh thrilling adventure amid the mean streets of south London, in The Slayings in Sydenham!


The London Murder Mysteries series is another series which seems to be flying by! I can’t believe we’re at Book Seven. I still look forward to each one and Castle never disappoints! I loved being back with Beth, Harry and Ben and immersing myself in the very competitive world in which Beth lives. They now feel like family and I enjoyed catching up with them. There is a gentle humour in this novel, which I felt came through more strongly in this instalment, giving the characters an extra layer and even more depth.

With the mums of Dulwich very keen to keep up appearances, what better setting for a murder than the housing market! The mystery is laid out for the reader in the very first chapter and this grabbed my interest straight away. From there, everyone is talking about what happened and I couldn’t wait to find out if Beth could come up with the answers.

I did not guess who the perpetrator was and I remained on edge until the very last page.

I can’t wait to see what Beth does next!

The Slayings Of Sydenham is available from Amazon.

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