Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Bells on Her Toes by Diana J. Febry

Bells On Her Toes
by Diana J. Febry

My rating: 5 stars

Publisher: Wings ePress
Publication Date: September 1, 2014
Genre: Crime Fiction | Murder Mystery
Print Length: 439 pages
Available from: Amazon
DCI Peter Hatherall is called in to investigate a shooting on the Earl of Ditchburn’s country estate. The Earl’s activities have angered animal rights and environmental groups but subsequent deaths suggest Elmsgrove Racehorse Yard is the target. There is more at stake than a horse race and time is running out for Hatherall to solve the case before the culprit kills again.

 Bells on Her Toes by Diana J. Febry

Bells On Her ToesBells on Her Toes by Diana Febry is an English murder mystery at its best! This novel is dark and edgy, full of unexpected twists with unusual characters that all could be called suspects. It is up to DCI Peter Hatherall and DI Fiona Williams to investigate, eliminate and finally catch the culprit in the murder at a prominent Earl’s country estate. Follow the detectives as they sort the clues, discover who was killed and get to the bottom of a long string of instances, all revolving around the training of race horses and the Elmsgrove Racehorse yard.

Being a licensed trainer is the difference between a paycheck and an empty wallet. Someone is out to make sure no one has a license. When one of the possible suspects ends up dead, too, they can rule out head trainer Ben Halloway. Could this be the clue that will lead the killer? How many dead end leads will they run into until the path to justice is revealed? Was it the newly widowed and very loopy Gladys Halloway? Did she have a connection to the first victim, too or is that just a small world coincidence? Only good detective teamwork and a bit of luck will lead to the murderer…

Diana J. Febry knows her mysteries as she builds her world, brings in the players and leaves just enough unsaid that the “AHA” moment is not one easily found. Her pacing is spot on, never too fast, never dragging, as she has hit on the perfect speed to settle in and become part of the story.

If you like the feel of a gritty mystery, with a detective team that works well in both a professional and personal capacity, suspects galore in a setting that should be peaceful and serene from a glance, you’ll love getting lost in the churning tale that lies below the surface. Excellent reading!

I received this copy from Diana J. Febry in exchange for my honest review.


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