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May Day Murder

By Julie Wassmer

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The third novel in the Pearl Nolan trilogy, centered around the May Day festivities in Whitstable.

It's springtime and Whitstable is emerging from hibernation.

While neither the restaurant nor detective agency is too busy, Pearl resolves to spend some time at the family allotment. But her best friend, Nathan, has persuaded one of his favourite actresses to open the May Day festivities at Whitstable Castle and involves Pearl in his plans.

Like Pearl, Faye Marlowe is a Whitstable native, but having left the town more than two decades ago, the star has been living in the South of France since her agent's phone stopped ringing. Charming but 'sensitive', she arrives with a small entourage and though her presence in the town causes a stir Pearl's mother Dolly remains unimpressed, choosing to remember Faye Marlow when she was plain old Frankie Murray, the daughter of a local whelk merchant.

Nathan soon realises he has made a mistake with this invitation and his doubts are confirmed when Faye is nowhere to be found on the morning of May Day. And as 'Jack in the Green' puts on his impressive costume to lead the parade, the actress's dead body is discovered - tethered to the maypole on the Castle grounds . . . and so it's left to Pearl and DCI Mike McGuire to unravel the mystery of the May Day murder.

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  • ISBN: 9781472118950
  • Publication date: 07 Apr 2016
  • Page count: 288
  • Imprint: Constable
While Oxford had Morse, Whitstable, famous for its oysters, has Pearl . . . True to the tradition of classic crime, [Julie Wassmer] weaves a strong story into a setting that has more to offer than murder and mayhem — Daily Mail
If you enjoy cosy crime fiction and you still haven't picked this series, then you are missing out — Alba in Bookland
This is just straightforwardly excellent cosy crime ... Julie Wassmer really knows how to tell a story — Victoria Best, Shiny New Books on Murder-On-Sea
If you enjoy cosy mystery stories and good, solid whodunits, without gruesome details or gratuitous violence, Murder on Sea may be just your cup of tea — Bec Stafford
If you like the TV series 'Midsomer Murders', then May Day Murder should be right up your alley — The Crime Warp
While Oxford had Morse, Whitstable, famous for its oysters, has Pearl . . . True to the tradition of classic crime, [Julie Wassmer] weaves a strong story into a setting that has more to offer than murder and mayhem
If you enjoy cosy crime fiction and you still haven't picked this series, then you are missing out
This is just straightforwardly excellent cosy crime ... Julie Wassmer really knows how to tell a story
If you enjoy cosy mystery stories and good, solid whodunits, without gruesome details or gratuitous violence, Murder on Sea may be just your cup of tea
If you like the TV series 'Midsomer Murders', then May Day Murder should be right up your alley
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