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Sitting Murder: A Baffling Victorian Whodunit (A Lancashire Detective Mystery) by AJ Wright

March 25, 2019 - 8:08 pm No Comments

Sitting Murder: A Baffling Victorian Whodunit (A Lancashire Detective Mystery) by AJ Wright

Published by Endeavour Quill on 1st March 2018

282 pages

Whilst I have not read any of the other books in the series, I did not have to worry as it worked as a standalone.

Detective Sergeant Brennan had been asked to investigate who was behind a death threat sent to a young widow. What made her special was since her husband died, she had been communicating with the dead.

This was an enjoyable read which I read fairly quickly. Brennan being a Catholic was very sceptical about the paranormal link. However, after there was a murder, he put his own beliefs aside. Whilst there were quite a few characters, it was easy to keep track of what was going on. As more information was found out, not only did Brennan’s suspect list begin to grow, so did mine.  

The atmospheric description has you feeling that you are there, walking down the foggy street, looking for a murderer. As this is historical fiction, the case has to be solved by good old fashion police work and as lately I have read mainly modern stories. It was a refreshing change to read. There were plenty of twists and red herrings to keep me guessing and the unmasking of the murderer was unexpected. A good relaxing read.