Today I am thrilled to sharing my review on its publication day for Death on Coffin Lane by Jo Allen published by Aria Fiction.
DCI Jude Satterthwaite doesn’t get off to a great start with resentful Cody Wilder, who’s visiting Grasmere to present her latest research on Wordsworth. With some of the villagers unhappy about her visit, it’s up to DCI Satterthwaite to protect her – especially when her assistant is found hanging in the kitchen of their shared cottage.
With a constant flock of tourists and the local hippies welcoming in all who cross their paths, Jude’s home in the Lake District isn’t short of strangers. But with the ability to make enemies wherever she goes, the violence that follows in Cody’s wake leads DCI Satterthwaite’s investigation down the hidden paths of those he knows, and those he never knew even existed.
A third mystery for DCI Jude Satterthwaite to solve, in this gripping novel by best-seller Jo Allen.
As I settled in to read the third instalment in the DCI Jude Satterthwaite series, I was overcome with a feeling of calm as I was transported back to the beautiful and picturesque setting of the Lake District. But that feeling was about to be shattered and it was just the calm before the storm…
When Cody Wilder comes to Grasmere, she brings with her a hostility like no other. A controversial American academic, Cody is there to present her research and new findings into William Wordsworth, while Jude and his team are called upon to be her security. When a member of Cody team is murdered, it becomes crystal clear the wherever Cody goes violence follows and Jude will have his work cut out for him in keeping her safe while dealing with the crimes that follows in her wake.
Jude as always is a delight to read, but the standout for me was definitely Cody. A complex and unashamedly outspoken character, that is in equal parts frustrating and fabulous, she really does steal the show. Jo really has done a brilliant job with her and it shows through her depiction that she had a great time creating her.
I throughly enjoy this series, which is still fresh and exciting after three books and with Jude being such a strong character that carries each story well on his shoulders, I hope there will be many more in the series to come.
All up Death on Coffin Lane is a great and entertaining read that with keep you enthralled from beginning to end. With its strong plot, stunning setting, unique and intriguing characters that all come together through Jo’s writing that is very engaging, you can’t go wrong with this book. It was my absolute pleasure to be able to read and review Death on Coffin Lane which I highly recommend.
Thank you to NetGalley, Aria Fiction and Jo Allen for allowing me to read an advanced copy of Death On Coffin Lane which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
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Let’s Get to Know Jo
Jo Allen was born in Wolverhampton and is a graduate of Edinburgh, Strathclyde and the Open University. After a career in economic consultancy she took up writing and was first published under the name Jennifer Young in genres of short stories, romance andromantic suspense.
In 2017 she took the plunge and began writing the genre she most likes to read –crime. Now living in Edinburgh, she spends as much time as possible in the English Lakes. In common with all her favourite characters, she loves football (she’s a season ticket holder with her beloved Wolverhampton Wanderers) and cats.
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