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Dear friends and readers,
Enjoy Frances Evesham’s fourth story in the Exham on Sea series!

Frances Evesham Mystery Writer

Murder at the Cathedral


The respectable ladies of the Knitters’ Guild plan a surprise for the cathedral city. The surprise isn’t meant to include murder…

Besides, the last thing Libby Forest needs is another murder inquiry. She’s already struggling with the demands of her cake and chocolate business and trying to understand Mandy the Goth’s strange behaviour. Max urges her to make a difficult decision and Bear, the enormous sheepdog, causes havoc in the gentle surroundings of the beautiful, tiny cathedral city.

Libby vows to resist the temptation to investigate a sudden death in the cathedral, until her friend Angela falls under suspicion…


Love murder mysteries, cosy crime, dogs, crafts and chocolate? You’ll enjoy this instalment in a fun series of mysteries, set in a small English seaside town in Somerset, full of quirky charm and eccentric inhabitants, with a female protagonist torn between her independence and a…

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Who Killed Vivien Morse (DCI Hatherall, #4) by Diana J. Febry



The author sent me an ARC of this book (mobi format) in exchange for an honest review.

My rating:  ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

(by Goodreads)

Vivien Morse, a young social worker is discovered battered to death in Silver Lady Woods. Everyone assumes she was attacked by her estranged husband until her supervisor disappears. The connection appears to be Vivien’s last client. A damaged and disturbed girl who believes a bundle of rags is her lost baby and never leaves the family farm while she awaits the return of her lover.

The matter is confused by the arrival of a stranger to the area clearly searching for something or someone and an escaped convict with connections to the area.

DCI Hatherall has to separate fact from fantasy to discover who did kill Vivien Morse.

Genre(s): Mystery
Series: DCI Hatherall, #4
Length: 185 pages
Release date: 2016-08-01


Peter tapped his lips with his index finger deep in thought. “An odd place for someone dressed for the office to be wandering about, especially considering the wet weather last night. Although if I remember right, it did clear up for a few hours about tea time.”

My Opinion

This book reunites the readers with DCI Hatherall and DI Fiona Wiliams as they try to solve the murder of a social worker.

With Who Killed Vivien Morse, Diana J. Febry has once again created a thrilling British mystery with expertly woven plot lines. It is a compelling read, drawing you close to DCI Hatherall and DI Wiliams as they proceed with their investigation. Diana J. Febry paints a clear picture of the main characters’ mindsets while the story evolves. I was drawn close to Peter and Fiona and – enjoyed deeper insights in some bizarre characters. They are of sufficient depth, believable with their flaws and virtues. The story is a very nicely woven combination of British mystery and human behaviour, and has a wonderful flow; it was easy to get hooked.

This is a book for you if you like (British) mysteries with thorough investigation, calm and impressive storytelling, as well as complex and believable characters.

The excellent fourth book in the DCI Hatherall series!

Highly recommended!

In brief:

Cover ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Writing ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Plot ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Characters ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Mood Suspenseful
Pace Steady
POV Third person – past tense
Language :mrgreen:
Violence 😳
Sexual content :mrgreen:


About the author

Diana lives in Great Britain and calls herself “An accidental writer.”

Connect with the author:

Amazon:  Diana J. Febry

Please take a look at my statement on reading in My train of thoughts on …reading.  Now I am asking you.  🙂

My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you?  What did you think about Who Killed Vivien Morse?  Or – if you did not yet read Who Killed Vivien Morse – are you now interested in reading it yourself?

I am looking forward to reading your comments.  🙂

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