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Five Wakes And A Wedding by Karen Ross

Genre: Romanic Comedy Noir

Tour Dates: 9th - 18th February 2020

Publication Date: July 2019

Publisher: Avon / One More Chapter

Formats available: Netgalley Widget

Estimated Page Count - 348

Standalone Novel

Types of post available: Reviews, guest posts, extracts or Q&As

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Undertaker Nina Sherwood is your average Millennial with a steady job, a nice home – and dead bodies in her basement.

But when Nina opens her brand new shop in celebrity-studded Primrose Hill, corpses are hard to come by.  ‘We don’t do death in this part of London,’ she’s told.  ‘Such a shame you didn’t think to open a vegan cupcake shop instead.’

Banned by the Traders Association, bleeding start-up capital faster than anyone can complain, ‘Your ghastly shop is bringing down property prices!’, and bothered every day by a neighbour who hands her an enormous bill for roof repairs, it looks as if Nina’s made a huge mistake.  And when her ‘big break’ funeral turns out to be a hoax, it seems like Nina’s business and her reputation are dead and buried.

Enter Barclay Banks – part kidult part corporate lawyer – who takes Nina on a helicopter date to Paris and offers to invest in her business. 

But why would he do that? 

Why is he so keen for the shop to relocate to a different part of London? 

And above all else, can he really be trusted?  

A funny, darker take on the traditional romcom - perfect for your blog on and around Valentine’s Day!

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About Karen Ross

As a former journalist, broadcaster and advertising copywriter, Karen Ross has followed a fairly traditional path into writing fiction.   Five Wakes and a Wedding is her fourth book, and like its predecessors, the novel has two common threads:  the setting is London’s Primrose Hill – Karen’s own neighbourhood – and one of the characters is a dog . . . this time he’s called Chopper and he’s almost the same size as a Shetland Pony


Karen has been self-employed for many years, and continues to work as a marketing consultant, in the absence of an offer to manage Tottenham Hotspur.  By way of credentials, her other ‘job’ is trading profitably on the world’s first football stockmarket, a platform called Football Index, where you buy and sell players with real money.

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