The Postscript Murders
PS: thanks for the murders.
The death of a ninety-year-old woman with a heart condition should absolutely not be suspicious. DS Harbinder Kaur certainly sees nothing to concern her in carer Natalka's account of Peggy Smith's death.
But when Natalka reveals that Peggy lied about her heart condition and that she had been sure someone was following her...
And that Peggy Smi
The Postscript Murders gives us a cozy murder mystery, in the style of Agatha Christie. No in your face blood and guts, just a 90 year old woman who is such an expert on how to kill people that authors use her as their "murder consultant". But when Peggy dies, one of her caretakers, Natalka, gets suspicious for a number of reasons. Natalka had seen Peggy that morning and she was just fine, so Natalka, Benedict, the local coffee shack guy, and Edwin, Peggy ...more
“If I’m ever killed, my TBR pile will be the murder weapon.”
The Postscript Murders is a tautly written murder mystery centered around the death of a 90-year-old woman who happens to have been a murder consultant.
When Peggy Smith, a 90-year-old woman, is found dead, no one believes foul play had a role in her death….that is no one but her Ukrainian carer, Natalka. Upon the discovery that Peggy served as a murder consultant, thinking up unique ways for characters to die, for popular a ...more
The Postscript Murders is a murder mystery but it tends strongly towards cosy with several of the characters acting as amateur detectives and getting themselves into all kinds of difficulties. Luckily the police are involved and do actually maintain control of the investigations most of the time.
This is a book about books and their authors, publishers and literary agents. There are also retired wartime spies spending the ...more
Who has ever heard of a “murder consultant”?? Well in this book you will hear all about Peggy, a lovely woman who was considered just that. She helped authors find unique ways of “killing off their characters” and she was well known among murder mystery writers.
The book opens with her ...more
Griffiths’ sense of humor is still intact. When Natalka and Benedict, coffee shop owner and ex-monk, decide to investigate, they are confronted by a gun wielding masked man. “But he can’t den ...more
This was just a 3⭐️ read for me!
I loved “The Stranger Diaries”...the story within the book, the suspense, the hint of the Supernatural...
So, I was excited to receive approval to read an ARC of “The Postscript Murders”!
The death of 90 year old, Peggy Smith, reveals that she has been a “Murder Consultant” for several best-selling crime fiction authors! Her name appears in dedications and the acknowledgement pages of several books-apparently she was great at plotting and ...more
In this 2nd book in the Harbinder Kaur series, the police detective investigates several suspicious deaths. The book works fine as a standalone.
Ninety-year-old Peggy Smith lives in Seaview Court, a seaside block of retirement flats in Shoreham, England. Peggy's a nosy-parker who likes to sit in her bay window and make notes about the people she sees outside.
Shortly after Peggy observes two suspicious men sitting in a car she's found dead in her apartment, a death that's ascribed to ...more
Author Griffiths told NPR that she was inspired by her own Aunt Marge, who provides Griffiths ideas and plots for murders. Griffiths wondered if there was such a thing as a murder consultant; if so, her aunt would be the perfect murder consultant.
Plus, Griffiths admits there is nothing cozy about murder, but there are avid readers who find comfort in a great murder mystery, sans blood and guts. Mys ...more
In this second episode, the mystery is kicked off with the unexpected death of ninety year old, Peggy Smith, a woman with an interesting past and a self proclaimed Murder Consulatant who helps aut ...more
This, I imagine, is what is referred to as a cosy mystery and not a genre that I would normally gravitate towards. But much to my surprise, and pleasure, I found it to be a highly entertaining and enjoyable read.
What made it so entertaining was the eclectic cast of characters, the evolving mystery and the subtle but ever present humour.
The characters include.
1. DS Harbinder Kaur, a female detective in a male dominated work place. She is also gay ...more
“You’re right. You can travel the world in books.”
“The postcript murders” was so much fun! After a couple of disappointments on my recent reads I knew this was gonna be a winner for me from page one.
Murder mystery set in the literary world + eclectic and charming cast of characters = 5⭐️
In this second instalment in the DS Harbinder Kaur series, our favorite Sikh gay detective makes a come back with a trio of am ...more
I felt like this book was written by another author, it was a totally different type of story. I remember liking the characters and the writing style in The Stranger Diaries, but I didn't feel this way with The Postcript Murders. I read the first one in English and this one in French... Could it be the reason?! H ...more
Ninety-year-old Peggy has died and her caretaker, Natalka, believ ...more
These books have a modern Christie feel, and I can definitely see the comparison to the clever Anthony Horowitz as well. The Postscript Murders is about a 90 year old female murder consultant. Yes, my friends. She’s an expert on how to kill people, and authors hire her when writing their books. Peggy ends up dead ...more
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Now most people would think that a ninety year old did her daily routine for entertainment and to pass away the hours. But for Peggy it was more than that. The time finally came when Peggy sat facing the shore with sightless eyes. Her caregiver, Natalka, came ...more
It all kicks off with the death of Peggy Smith, a 90 year old woman living in quaint-sounding Shoreham-by-Sea. She’s found by her care giver Natalka, sitting in ...more
My favorite part of this book is the scenery – I so want to visit Shoreham and Edinburgh after reading this book. Maybe I could hire a driver though to take me on the route?
This book marks the return of DS Harbinder Kaur who is on the job investigating a possibly suspicious death followed by a string of murders! Kaur first appeared in “Stranger Diaries” which I really liked!
Peggy Smith, a 90-year-old, has died and her home aide/carer Natalka is concerned that it might be suspicious ...more
Peggy Smith loved to gaze out her window and people watch. She was ninety years old and her mind was as sharp as ever. She loved taking notes and creating murder plots. But the morning Natalka, Peggy’s carer, arrived and discovered Peggy had passed away, still sitting in her chair at the window, would be the beginning of an intriguing and complex mystery.
DS Harbinder Kaur was interested in what Natalka had to tell her, though also decidedly skeptical. Peggy had been classed as a “murder co ...more
90-year-old Peggy Smith’s death appears to have been of natural causes. But her carer, Natalka, thinks otherwise. When she voices her suspicions, two acquaintances — Benedict, a former monk who now runs a coffee kiosk, and Edwin, a friend of Peggy’s and Benedict’s — also become curious. More surprising is that DS Harbinder Kaur of the local police agrees to look into the potential for foul play.I grabbed this off the New Fiction shelf at my library because I recognized DS Kaur from The Stra ...more
From the upper floor window of her flat in Seaview Court, 90-year-old Peggy Smith spies on the people below, and records everything in her Investigation Book.
When Natalka Kolisnyk from Care4You discovers Peggy dead in her armchair, there is nothing to suggest that the elderly woman died from anything other than natural causes. But while packing up Peggy's crime novels Natalka notices they are all either dedicated or include an acknowledgement to the 90-year ...more
This is a difficult review to write because I loved every part of the book except one. I’ll explain further but first the positives:
Unique characters, many types not often written about.
Lovely English countryside, colloquialisms, and manners. I love reading about the UK!
The heart beats around Mystery and Thriller authors and their writing process, book tours, interaction with other authors, publicists, etc. I found this fascinating.
Intricate mystery with clues dropped in ...more
Elly Griffith’s The Stranger Diaries was one of my favorite books in 2019 and the author has brilliantly followed it up with an exciting and thrilling sequel The Postscript Murders.
Harbinder Kaur returns as the much-loved DS of West Sussex CID along with Neil in this murder mystery which is more of cozy fiction than a police procedural. Harbinder’s self-depre ...more
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