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Betty Church and the Suffolk Vampire Download á eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ã Brilliant new series from the author of The Mangle Street Murders perfect for readers of Agatha Christie Jasper Fforde and MC Beaton September 1939 A new day dawns in Sackwater not that this sleepy backwater is taking much notice InsLled to the train station to investigate a missing bench But though there's no bench there is a body A smartly dressed man murdered in broad daylight with two distinctive puncture wounds in his throat While the locals gossip about the Suffolk Vampire Betty Church readies herself to hunt a dangerous kill. This was my first time reading anything by MRC Kasasian so I wasn't sure what to expect from this mystery but it charmed me from the very first page and as all excellent novels should left me wanting so I really hope there are adventures in store for Betty Church and her colleaguesIt is 1939 and when Betty Church loses part of her arm in the line of duty she finds herself relegated back to her uiet hometown of Sackwater albeit with a promotion to soften the blow Betty understands that petty crime will be the order of the day but being in uniform as a female officer is everything she has ever wanted and she is determined to give her all to every case But it isn't long before her job becomes a lot interesting when two murders occur in uick succession and there are rumours of a vampire on the loose Add in the tension from a country on the brink of war some uirky and crazy characters that would test anyone's patience and a dangerous killer and BETTY CHURCH AND THE SUFFOLK VAMPIRE by MRC Kasasian is everything I wanted from a mystery and The characters and setting in this story really come alive and Betty is the best of them all strong capable feisty intelligent and determined she has all of the traits that make a reader really connect with a character and she is witty too I laughed many times while reading this story when you get to know Constable Dodo you will see why and the drama and intrigue of the plot kept me hooked from start to finish ​This is an old fashioned whodunnit with refreshing and energetic characters and plenty of surprises along the way I really hope there will be from Betty Church and in the meantime I will treat myself to MRC Kasasian's backlist I voluntarily reviewed this book from the Publisher

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Has arrived from London to fill a vacancy at Sackwater police station But Betty isn't new here This is the place she grew up The place she thought she'd left behind for good Time ticks slowly in Sackwater and crime is of a decidedly lighter shade Having solved the case of the missing buttons Betty's ca. Well I don’t know about any of her police colleagues but it didn’t take melong to have complete confidence that Inspector Betty Church could solve the mystery – or anything else she put her mind to come to that   After all her godmother is the redoubtable March Middleton from the author’s The Gower Street Detective series who learned a thing or two about detection from guardian and mentor Sidney Grice    And Betty’s had to overcome the loss of her arm in an accident making her a sort of female euivalent of J K Rowling’s Cormoran StrikeIt’s no coincidence that Sackwater rhymes with ‘backwater’  As Betty observes ‘Nothing much had changed but nothing ever did in the slow death that passed for life in Sackwater’ With its main street of small shops and tea rooms it put me in mind of Walmington on Sea the fictional seaside town in the BBC TV series Dad’s Army Betty needs all her wits about her because the rest of the police officers at Sackwater Central are not so much Dad’s Army as Keystones Cops    By turn hopeless cowardly incompetent and intellectually challenged the best of them is probably WPC Dodo Chivers  And that’s not saying much because she is a bit dotty and I’m afraid to this reader slightly irritating However that didn’t stop some of Dodo’s ditsy comments making me laugh out loud  “I had an aunt who was deaf It made it very difficult for her to hear”   Betty is independent minded courageous and resourceful and has a nice line in putdowns and one liners    She’s a woman determined to succeed in what is for the time being a man’s world  In fact she’s confident she can succeed where her male counterparts will fail  “When policemen tremble we stand firm” she confidently states   Betty’s certainly going to need to stand firm because pretty soon the bodies start to pile up in increasingly gruesome fashion and rumours start to fly around Sackwater  As that illustrious organ the East Anglian Chronicle reports ‘Suffolk Gripped in Vampire Terror’  ‘And I had thought we only had the Nazis to worry about’ observes Betty ruefullyI’ll confess I did find myself wishing that Betty could find herself at least one capable sidekick to help in her investigations  The nearest she gets to anyone genuinely helpful  is the editor of the local newspaper Tobias Gregson with his ‘cobalt blue eyes’ and ‘winning smile’  Hmm romance in the air possiblyThe book has all of the trademark humour that fans of the author’s previous series have grown to love  At one point Betty recalls ‘I used to go out with a musician – a pianist – until it became obvious I wasn’t the only piece in his repertoire’  I did rather miss the random allusions to Sherlock Holmes stories from The Gower Street Detective series but for the observant reader there is consolation in the form of a reference to Ian Fleming’s most famous creation and the precursor of a scene from a well known film starring Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson  And probably a few that I missedAlthough nearly five hundred pages the book‘s short chapters help to create an impression of pace  The author has some fun with the chapter titles  I particularly liked ‘The Mangled Sheep Murder‘ which I fancied was a play on the title of the first book in The Gower Street Detective series The Mangle Street MurdersBetty Church and the Suffolk Vampire is a lively fun and spirited read with a great protagonist and enlivened by the author’s zesty humour  I received a review copy courtesy of publishers Head of Zeus in return for an honest and unbiased review

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Betty Church and the Suffolk VampireBrilliant new series from the author of The Mangle Street Murders perfect for readers of Agatha Christie Jasper Fforde and MC Beaton September 1939 A new day dawns in Sackwater not that this sleepy backwater is taking much notice Inspector Betty Church – one of the few female officers on the force –. 4☆ A Fun Crime MysteryBetty Church and the Suffolk Vampire is the first book in what I have a feeling is going to be a great seriesI am a big fan of vampire books and reading Betty Church and the Suffolk Vampire was a refreshing change Normally it's manipulation sex lust power murder with vamp booksBut this book had a uniue feel It's of a crime caper mystery with some comedy moments mishapsFirst of all Betty Church isn't your average police women She has an amputee from part of her arm Which makes her incredibly brave strong fearless and determinedShe has been moved to become an inspector at Sackwater her hometownBetty is set to investigate a series of murders all with one thing in common puncture wounds fang marks So exciting A Vampire on the LoseBut can Betty and her uirky team catch The Suffolk Vampire before it's too lateThe characters are uirky a tad eccentric but Betty is the gel that holds them together I really liked her characterThe length is a little on the long side which can come across as a lil off putting but there is enough going on to keep the reader entertained Although personally I would of preferred it a lil shorterThis is definitely a series I'm looking forward to discovering what is next in store for Betty Church and her eccentric teamThank you to Head of Zeus for this copy which I reviewed honestly and voluntarilyMy Review is also on my Blog Website