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The Whitstable Pearl Mystery

The Whitstable Pearl Mystery

‘What Colin Dexter did for Oxford, Julie Wassmer is intent on doing for Whitstable’ Daily Mail

Pearl Nolan always wanted to be a detective but life, and a teenage pregnancy, got in the way of a police career and instead she built up a successful seafood restaurant in her coastal home town of Whitstable – famous for its native oysters.

Now, at 39, and with son Charlie away at university, Pearl finds herself suffering from empty nest syndrome . . . until she discovers the drowned body of local oyster fisherman Vinnie Rowe, weighted down with an anchor chain, on the eve of Whitstable’s annual oyster festival.

Is it a tragic accident, suicide – or murder?

Pearl seizes the opportunity to prove her detection skills and discover the truth but she soon finds herself in conflict with Canterbury city police detective, Chief Inspector Mike McGuire. Then another body is discovered – and Pearl finds herself trawling the past for clues, triggering memories of another emotional summer more than twenty years ago . . .
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 5th March 2015

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781472116499

Reviews

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
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 like the TV series 'Midsomer Murders', then May Day Murder should be right up your alley
The Crime Warp on May Day Murder
If you enjoy cosy crime fiction and you still haven't picked this series, then you are missing out
Alba in Bookland

Whitstable Pearl Mysteries