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Murder Undeniable

(Kat and Mouse Mysteries #1)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  1,157 ratings  ·  85 reviews
Katerina Rowe, a Deacon at the church in the sleepy village of Eyam, has a fulfilled life. She is happily married to Leon and her work is rewarding. But everything changes when she discovers the body of a man and a badly beaten woman, Beth, in the alleyway behind her husband’s pharmacy.

Drawn to the young woman she saved, Kat finds herself embroiled in a baffling mystery.

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Published December 10th 2018 by Bloodhound Books
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Bill Kupersmith
Mar 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Murder Undeniable: A Gripping Murder Mystery almost lives up to its subtitle: It held my attention throughout, it featured a remarkably high body count for a ‘cozy’, but it is not really a mystery. From the outset we know that Katerina Rowe’s husband Leon is a principal villain. (He is also black, though race plays no role in the story.) Artistically the book should be a failure. Plot is both simple-minded and implausible, and the characters – especially the threesome who constitute the amateur ...more
Nov 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
This is the first book in a series to feature Kat and Beth (mainly known as Mouse). I love the concept behind Kat and Mouse. Such a great idea and I literally can not wait for more after reading this one.

It's good to see more women in roles such as Deacon's. Being one that is usually dominated by men, I enjoyed seeing a female in this role. Kat definitely has a way of putting people at ease and you can see how much she cares. I loved the relationship between her and Leon and everything is pretty
Feb 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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MURDER UNDENIABLE (Kat and Mouse Mysteries #1) by Anita Waller is the first book in a contemporary cozy mystery trilogy. This author has written three main characters that are as intelligent and realistic as they are entertaining. The start was a little slow, but it was setting up a crime in the past witnessed by a group of friends which ties into the current murders. The suspense and mystery builds after this scene though at a
Mark Tilbury
Kat believes her husband Leon is a reputable businessman. It's not until she meets Mouse (Beth) and Nan (Doris) that she begins to find out her husband isn't what he seems.

I really enjoyed this story. Although it does contain numerous murders, it seemed lighter in tone than Waller's previous work. I liked the three main female characters, but especially Doris. She made me laugh more than once.

The plot is quite complex with current murder and attempted murder cases linking back to unsolved cold
While reading this book I was thinking that it would make a good and almost a cozy mystery series. And sure enough, when I reached the end, it is going to be a trilogy. A few swear words but nothing that made me uncomfortable. I enjoyed the three main characters and they do make a good team of "detectives." Do love the "nan" of this group - a very cool lady. It was an easy read and not a lot of twists and turns to figure out as it's pretty straight forward. I'll probably read the rest in this ...more
Owen Mullen
Dec 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Was saving this book for after Christmas... but I couldn't resist! Waller has taken me out of my preferred genre and I loved it! Pace, setting, characters and plot are all dead on. Well done.
Paula Stammers
Nov 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle-read
I have read and loved all of Anita Waller’s books and hoped that this would be just as good as the others. I am pleased to say that this book did not disappoint and it is bound to be a bestseller.

It all begins in 2002 when a group of teenagers overhear a killing when they are hanging around by the river. Fast forward to 2017 and local Deacon, Kat and her husband, Leon, discover the body of a young man and a badly beaten young woman in the alley behind Leon’s pharmaceutical shop. Kat feels
Dec 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What do you get when you add wonderful characters, gripping suspense, and a mystery that will knock your socks off? MURDER UNDENIABLE by Anita Waller, that's what!

Nothing much happens in the historic little village of Eyam and nobody knows that better than Kat, the Deacon. But all that is about to change when Kat discovers a man's body and a badly beaten woman. Feeling some sort of connection with the young woman, Kat stays by her side as she recovers and is determined to uncover just who did
Cheryl (Collier)
Whole new meaning to a game of Kat and Mouse and held my interest until the end thus the 5 stars. It does not have to be classic literature to always rate five stars for me. (I give very few five star ratings.) It just needs a good plot, really interesting and well developed characters, and that wee bit of a twist to make me want to keep reading and, if not always leave me guessing as to whodunnit, let me wonder about the how and why of it and how it affects those still around at the end. This ...more
J.A. Baker
May 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a wonderful cosy crime book with murder and subtle humour throughout. The author has captured the feel of the village pefectly and the characters really shine out with their idiosyncratic ways and pragmatic views on life. The character of Nan is a work of genius! Well done to Anita Waller for writing such a clever and well thought out book.
Donna Maguire

This is a brilliant start to a new series from one of my favourite authors!

I loved the pace in this book, it was spot on for me and kept me fully engaged from the start right to the end and I love that cover!

The characters were great and I loved Kat and Mouse and thought that they worked really well together and it was lovely to put them together as they have quite different personalities but they match really well.

I thought that the setting for the book
Lady Delacour
Nice start to a new series.
Looking forward to more.
Listened with TTS.
Clean with some
Mild Foul Language.
Nov 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another amazing book from one of my favourite authors and a new series to boot.
Welcome to Eyam the plague village. Her description of this village is idyllic. I want to live there. You are also introduced to Kat and Mouse. The most unlikely of pairings but it works and we must not forget Doris a septigenarium who knows her own mind and does not suffer fools gladly. Once i started reading I could not put it down. I love the main characters. This book is a little gem and this author just keeps on
Shervin Jamali
Nov 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I've come to expect Waller to deliver thrills, violent murders and the like. This is not one of those books. I'd categorize it as a cozy mystery. What I did get from Waller, that I have come to expect, is character development; she excels at this. Kat, Mouse and Doris are some of the most enjoyable characters I have read. Their relationships, camaraderie, dialogue and banter are delightful. I could visualize them in my mind as I read. The reader pretty much knows from the start who the bad guys ...more Sylvia Kerslake PA
Dec 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow, Anita never ceases to amaze me, yet again she has written a great book.

There are twists and turns throughout, you will not want to put it down, not even when you have finished reading.

The question was asked, can Kat and Beth solve the mystery and walk away unscathed? I’m afraid you will have to read for yourself.

I am looking forward to reading book 2 in the series.
Patricia Dixon
Dec 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Murder Undeniable ticks all the boxes.

Great storyline, fast paced and gripping
Interesting, well rounded characters
Suspenseful finale
Great setting
No loose ends
The promise of more in the Kat and Mouse series
Five stars
Dec 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When a village deacon called Kat, an escort girl called Mouse and a seventy-year-old called Doris team up as amateur sleuths, they are a force to be reckoned with. Throw into the pot a historic village called Eyam in Derbyshire and you have a book called Murder Undeniable that follows the true tradition of crime fiction that has made the genre the most popular form of fiction. It has terror, suspense, mystery and above all else sheer entertainment.

Seven fifteen to sixteen year olds are on one
Dec 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have a bit of an embarrassing confession to make. Although I have a couple of Anita’s books in my ever increasing ‘to be read’ pile I haven’t read one before now. After reading ‘Murder Undeniable’ I am left asking myself ‘why the hell have I not read one of her books before now?’ I thoroughly enjoyed reading ‘Murder Undeniable’ but more about that in a bit.
I loved the range of characters in this book. I found Katerina Rowe interesting to say the least. She is the deacon of the local church and
David Liscio
Dec 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Can a beautiful prostitute, a naive church deaconess and a wily grandmother join forces to solve a string of murders in the once plague-ridden English village of Eyam?
You bet they can.
Without getting into spoilers, here’s the plot in a nutshell: A group of teenagers sitting around smoking reefer and sipping beer overhear what is a murder about to unfold. Sheltered by a stone wall, the teens can’t see any faces on the other side but they recognize at least one of the angry voices. There’s a
Nicola Smith
Dec 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Anita Waller is a Sheffield writer and, as a Sheffielder myself, I was ashamed to say I hadn't read any of her books before. I knew I had to rectify that when Murder Undeniable was published. In fact, this book is primarily set in the Derbyshire plague village of Eyam, but Sheffield still features quite strongly.

Reverend Katerina Rowe, known as Kat, is a deacon at Eyam parish church. Married to pharmacist, Leon, all seems good in her life. Until they discover a dead man and an almost dead woman
Misfits farm
Nov 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Leon is married to Katerina who is Deacon of the church in Eyam Derbyshire. Leon runs a chain of pharmacies. His other business is far from legit and his wife would be horrified to know anything about it and what he and some of his colleagues get up to. The book begins by taking us back to an event several years before- enough to know that something is amiss but not quite what. Beth is a student who supplements her income by being an escort. One night she escorts a businessman, Anthony, to a ...more
Sue Lloyd
Jan 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book I've read by author Anita Waller - It won't be the last.

Murder Undeniable, set in the picturesque plague village of Eyam in Derbyshire, arrested me. I became drawn straight into the story of Kat and Mouse.

Kat, a Deacon in her local church is married to a drop dead gorgeous man, Leon - a man who has a dark history. Unawares to Kat, Leon's been leading a double life and leaving a deadly trail due to his involvement in his sideline of illegal activity.

Kat strikes up a
Nicki Southwell
Nov 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a different sort of fiction from the great Anita Waller. I wasn't sure about the change, but really enjoyed it.

7 teenagers meet by the river, to celebrate one of their birthdays. This is a tried and tested place for them to meet. On this occasion they overhear three men who are passing. They recognise them. There is a shout and the sound of a gun going off. That was in 2002.

Fast forward to 2017 and Katerina Rowe could not be happier. She is celebrating her wedding anniversary with
Jul 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Omg I loved this.

Can only start off by saying I fell in love with the 3 women that came together through the oddest circumstances, but it works.

A reverend or whatever the official term is, married to her dream man, writes sermons and visits her parishioners in what is known as the Plague village. Then an escort that narrowly escaped being murdered, a black belt in marshal arts, heading into the final year of her degree and her feisty grandma who happens to be a brown belt in martial arts (not
Alyson Read
Dec 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Beth, otherwise known as Mouse to those who love her, has been working as an escort and saving money whilst studying for her degree at university. Kat is living a blissful life with her vocation as Church Deacon whilst married for the last four years to her husband Leon, a very successful businessman. One night whilst taking a taxi to back to his home with her gentleman client, Kat and the man are hijacked by the driver, thrown out into a back alley and shot. The man dies and the gunman flees, ...more
marjorie hall-venmore
Not bad

I enjoyed the book to a degree, the back story of drugs, murders was brilliant. However I could not really get my head around Kat, Beth, and Doris playing amiture detectives. One being a deacon. One being a student/ escort/ last but not least, a retired elderly lady Beth's nan Doris. More or less solving the crime before the police. It just was not credible or even believable at all. Hence the 3 stars. Every time they found a bit more new evedience I must admit I just sighed. Saying to
Dec 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing

If I have to write a one line review for this book I’ll say it’s a breath of fresh air in the present gloomy, mundane crime fiction weather. After so long I read a mystery novel of sleuth sub-genre, and that too such an pleasurable read. Within a couple of chapters, we enter into the world of Katerina Rowe, aka Kat, a Deacon in her tiny village of Eyam, Derbyshire, and Beth Walters, aka Mouse, a young girl doing escort jobs to raise money to travel the world.
Pam Robertson
Dec 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a very promising start to a new series which I thoroughly enjoyed. The three main characters who emerge, Kat, Beth (Mouse) and Doris are all well-defined and have their own individuality. The story line is well paced with some quite shocking developments and there is a real feeling of jeopardy in the novel. It has the feeling of a cosy crime, a genre I enjoy, but nevertheless, some of the subject matter has a gritty edge.

The three women who drive the story emerge as intelligent and
Feb 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is in some ways a quirky story but the murders are not quite so quirky and there are several of them. The quirkiness comes in the shape of the unlikely investigators who always seem to be several steps ahead of the police. Amongst the murders are several attempted murders, mostly of the same person but this killer doesn't care if other people get killed or injured in his attempts.
Kat & Mouse have most of the mystery figured out before a chance glimpse of a profile gives them the last
S.K. Smith
A New Riveting British Mystery

This is a fantastic 1st book in a new trilogy - “Kat & Mouse Murder Mystery” series
It opens with a suspenseful event 15 years prior. Fast forward to modern-day and you are introduced to Katerina (Kat) Rowe, a deacon at the village church, who is happily married to handsome Leon. Her idyllic life quickly changes when they chance upon a murder scene. It is here where Kat meets a badly beaten woman named Beth (nicknamed Mouse.) Kat, Beth, and Beth’s nan Doris are
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I live in Sheffield, UK. I am retired and have recently fulfilled my lifelong ambition of becoming a published author with Bloodhound Books.
I am married (almost 50 years to Dave) with three children and seven grandchildren.
I am a patchwork and quilting tutor as well as a writer.
My first book was Beautiful and my second, a sequel to Beautiful, is called Angel.

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