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The Art of Murder is going on tour with Rachel's Random Resources, if you wish to participate please contact me on with your name, blog name, preferred post type and availability. 

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The Art of Murder by Fiona Walker

Genre: Cozy Crime

Tour Dates: 20th - 26th May 2024

Publication Date: 20th May 2024

Publisher: Boldwood Books

Standalone First Book in the Village Detectives series

Formats available: Netgalley Widget

Types of post available: Review Only

Welcome to the beautiful English village of Inkbury. Tucked deep in the North Wessex Downs, its only claim to fame is the picturesque riverside that once appeared in a Richard Curtis movie. That is, until the murder…

Former stand-up comic Juno Mulligan has been suffering a serious sense-of-humour failure. Not only has she lost the love of her life, but she’s having to relocate to the (admittedly idyllic) village of Inkbury to watch out for her elderly mother, who she’s genuinely worried might be marrying a wife-killer.

She hopes that her old friend, disgraced-journalist-turned-novelist Phoebe Fredericks can help her crack the case of whether her mother’s perma-tanned, iceberg-smiled, three-times-a-widower fiancé is hiding a murderous past.

But before they have a chance, the local art dealer washes up distinctly dead in the village’s famous river. His lover is in the frame, but Juno and Phoebe suspect that there is a deeper secret… One that relates to Phoebe’s own past and Juno’s present.

Will the unofficial Village Detective Agency solve the mystery before the killer strikes again? In sleepy Inkbury, as they soon discover, living one’s best midlife can be murder.

About Fiona Walker

Fiona Walker is the million copy bestselling author of joyously funny romantic comedies. Most recently published by Head of Zeus, she will be turning to cozy crime for Boldwood. The first in her new Village Detectives series, The Art of Murder, will be published in May 2024.

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Blog Tour Schedule

Maximum 3 stops per day.  Confirmed blogs will appear here. 

20th May

  1. Jane Hunt Writer (jolliffe01)

  2. Bookshine and Readbows

  3. @teaandbooks90

21st May

  1. Ginger Book Geek

  2. Novel Kicks

  3. @reading.with.amie

22nd May

  1. @candygirl73reads

  2. Nerd Girl Loves Books

23rd May

  1. loopyloulaura

  2. Bookish Jottings

  3. The Word Is Out - Alyson's Reviews

24th May

  1. Bookworm86

  2. The BookBloggingBureau

  3. ReadandRated

25th May

  1. Scrapping&Playing

  2. Roberta Reads

  3. Let us talk of many things...

26th May

  1. Scotsbookworm

  2. @mrsbookburnee

  3. Sharon Beyond The Books

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