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Murder Unearthed

(Kat and Mouse Mysteries #3)

4.56  ·  Rating details ·  318 ratings  ·  33 reviews

Kat and Mouse are back in the latest instalment of the bestselling Kat and Mouse Murder Mystery Series!

When DI Tessa Marsden is called to a road traffic accident, she is disturbed by the crime scene she must investigate. She now has a double murder to contend with; two dead girls from the same village.

Realising the murders aren’t linked, Marsden summons the help of the

Kindle Edition, 276 pages
Published July 2nd 2019 by Bloodhound Books
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Jul 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Murder Unearthed seemed to start like any other thriller but boy did it have a special something about that's rather elusive in the novel world let alone the mystery/thriller world. After the introduction to the story and characters it quickly morphs into a story I genuinely couldn't put down and enjoyed from start to finish in a couple of hours. The tale has something incredibly addictive about it and is beautifully crafted and written with some of the most in-depth and fascinating characterisa ...more
Jul 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
The third book in the Kat and Mouse crime series and another belter of a read!

I am absolutely loving this series. It’s a bit of a cross between a cosy mystery/crime thriller. The cosiness comes in the form of three wonderful characters, Kat, Mouse (Beth) and Doris. Although after reading this one, I am in awe of Doris as for someone approaching seventy, she shows she is not to be messed with!

It’s like catching up with old friends picking up a book in this series. I love the village feel that we
Mark Tilbury
Each time I read a new book in this series I smile. You can't help but like Doris (and in this story feel quite protective of her,) plus Kat and Mouse.

With Connection beginning to search for a son a father wants to find, and police trying to solve the murders of two teenage girls, there's a lot going on in this story. Waller keeps all the threads untangled, and the reader wondering who has done what.

A series really has to hold my interest and keep me entertained. This series has being doing both
Lel Budge
Jul 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is Book #3 in the Kat and Mouse series by Anita Waller, it can be read as a stand-alone, but you will miss out a little on the back stories and just the joy of reading books 1 and 2.

Doris (Nan) has now moved out of Kat’s into a cottage of her own, but they are still together most of the time and their Private Detective agency, Connection is thriving.

The story revolves around two missing girls, a man who had crashed and died with a shovel, mud and a single women’s boot in his car……two bodies
Rubina Gomes
4.5 stars

Kat, Mouse and Doris are back in town and I absolutely enjoyed my time with them.

The book starts right off the bat with the hiding of a murder. With the first sentence of the chapter, I was drawn into the mystery of the story. The way the book starts gave me the feel that I’m in the right place with the right read.

Like the previous two installments of the Kat and Mouse series, Murder Unearthed, too, has the countryside, Agatha Christie feel I always love. Two girls dead on the same nigh
Valerie Campbell Ackroyd
Slightly different from the usual murder mystery

I haven’t read any of the other mysteries in this series so it took me awhile to sort out who the “usual” characters were. And I didn’t know anything about their occupations either so the first part of the book had me sighing “and who is THIS now?”

The murders of two young women shakes a small town in the Peak District, just outside of Manchester. One of the murders is solved less than a quarter of the way into the book, but the other isn’t until t
Jun 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've now read the third Kat & Mouse book in the 'trilogy' which I understand is going to go on to become a quadrilogy with a fourth due for release in October.
A driver runs off the road and dies, and DI Tess Marsden suspects that the crash victim may have buried a body of a woman, due to mud on his clothing, on a shovel in the car, and the discovery of one female shoe. Two murder victims are found in seperate locations but are they connected by the same killer?
Tess turns to Connection, the pri
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To say I was impatient waiting for book 3 to be sent, is an understatement. I am a big fan of Anita Waller and so thankful to have her books on my Kindle.

I love the chemistry between Kat, Mouse and Doris, and just when I thought this book series couldn't get any better, book 3 hits my kindle and I love it.

Murder Unearthed is full of twists and turns and there was no way I knew who the culprit was and I loved it.

If you like good 'whodunit' stories, then you need the books by Anita Waller.

This is
Dee Howard
Jul 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow, the third book in this series was just as good as the first two. So many characters to choose from it was a real who-done-it, that had me thinking myself to sleep. I couldn't put it down. I'm on book four now, the last in the series, but hope Anita Waller changes her mind. I want to see this series grow and grow.
mrs. S Howson-Green
Jul 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another enjoyable read

From the beginning of this book to the end I was totally hooked. I feel like I have become part of the team, even trying to solve the crime before they do. As an 80 year old it’s much more fun than pressing buttons on the iPad. More books please.
Mr Kenneth L Mullen
Jan 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another great story

Another great story in the May and Mouse series. Plenty of action with lots of invests intertwining and some good funny bits. I will certainly be reading more of these books.
Paula Stammers
Jun 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-read
Anita Waller does it again !!!! Another great book, with this being the third in the Kat and Mouse series. If you haven’t read the previous books in the series then this could be read as a stand-alone but I would definitely recommend reading the previous books as you will be missing out on the history of the characters and obviously some brilliant books.

This book centres around two missing girls from the same area and we see the return of DI Tessa Marsden who is in charge of the investigations.
J Fearnley
Jul 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the third book in the series which has at its heart a friendship between Kat, Beth (aka mouse) and Doris. They are not only friends but also have a PI agency.
D I Tessa Marsden has become another strong character in the books and someone who the friends have come to respect, support and enjoy the company of and this works both ways.
There are two investigations – the two murders under investigation by D I Marsden and that of a man, Ewan Barker, who asks the Agency to find his long lost son
Alyson Read
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of my absolute favourite crime solving combinations are back in their third story! Two girls go missing from the same village on the same night. It's hard for investigating officer DI Tessa Marsden to believe that it is coincidence but that's what it is when all the evidence points to two unrelated murders. Both girls appear to be well loved with no enemies but then a shocking discovery about one of the girls changes the course of the investigation completely. Meanwhile Nan (Doris) is settli ...more
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Jun 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Two young women have gone missing simultaneously from a small sleepy Derbyshire village. A young man has been found killed having crashes his car whilst covered in mud. An older gentleman is looking for his son whom he has never met as his mother disappeared a couple of months before the birth. Kat, Mouse (beth) and Doris have a good relationship with the local police force and occasionally are brought in to cases having come across a clue or oddity by accident. The missing son is more the bread ...more
Jun 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thank you Bloodhound Books for an ARC of this outstanding read from Anita Waller.

This is the third in the Kat, Mouse & Doris "Murder" series and is just as enjoyable as the previous two.
This series is set in breathtakingly beautiful Derbyshire and is a delightful comfortable read.

DI Tessa Marsden and her team investigate and solve the murder of two Castleton girls, unlinked,
two separate deaths, whilst Connection, based in the beautiful plague village of Eyam continue their business as Private In
Dee Groocock
Jun 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
2 girls go missing on the same night and are subsequently found dead.
Were Orla French and Mandy Williamson killed by the same person? Tessa and Hannah need to find out what has happened to the girls for the sake of the families.
Kat and Mouse are helping Doris to move into her new home, Little Mouse Cottage. They are approached by Ewan Barker to search for his son, is all as it seems? Has Doris found love?
Plenty of questions to be answered in this latest book in the series. I love how there ar
Abbi Beattie
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thoroughly enjoyable.

I've read all three with pleasure. Each was pretty compulsive as you discovered more about the key characters and became embroiled in the various storylines.
This third book kept me glued. I enjoy the interweaving of storylines
The geographical background is powerful and recognisable.
The development of the three main characters continues to be amusing, warm and credible.
I must admit to recognising the murderer from the beginning but that was possibly luck and in no way spoilt
Patricia Dixon
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hooked from the very first chapter.

Once again, in the first few pages, this very talented author transported me to a rain soaked Yorkshire in the dead of night and had me well and truly hooked by the end of the first chapter.
There’s just something about these books that draws the reader in, you feel comfortable with the characters, like they are family, and then the plot takes hold so you become lost in their world.
The author has woven a very clever tale of human frailty and the intricacies o
Chris Nolan
Jun 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This series is getting better all the time; Anita Waller is a tremendous writer and her portrayal of both location and character is excellent. We learn more about the personal lives of the principals, and they are all put under pressure in this instalment in their pursuit of missing persons. The connection to police investigations is strengthened here and this enables the storylines to be even more engrossing. A superb read!
Jul 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Anita Waller has long been an author to watch but with the characters of Kat, Mouse and Nan she has really hit the jackpot in creating relatable characters that just cant wait for the next instalment from. I know one more is planned but I think this is a series that I would read for a long time to come. 5* from me
Wendy Monk
Aug 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Couldn't read this trilogy fast enough

Couldn't read this trilogy fast enough. As soon as I finished the first i started straight on to the next. Looking forward to the last Kat, Mouse and Doris escapades. Can't wait.
Will also be on the look out for more Anita Walker books to keep me entertained, great writing.
Christine Rennie
Nov 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle-unlimited
This is Book 3 in the Kat and Mouse series by Anita Waller and they have all been a really good read. Murder Unearthed is the story of two young women who died on the same evening and both have been murdered
The series gets better the more you read of the series and it helps when you know of the areas in the Peak District that are mentioned in the books.
Highly recommended.
Jun 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the 3rd outing for Kat, Mouse and Doris. These characters are so well written and come across as very believable, likeable people. This has everything you could want from a murder/mystery storyline. Plenty twists and turns along the way and an ending you will not expect. An easy 5 stars.
Lesley Hewitt
Jul 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved it

I love these books, the characters seem so real, the author makes you feel like you are there watching everything happen. A bloody good read, can't wait to read the next book.
mrs d j sanger
Oct 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Yet another great book, never want to put it down, twists and turns, keeps you guessing, have all Anita Walker books just about to start the next new one. Keep doing what you are doing.☺
Craig Gillan
Jul 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great book from this author, I love the characters and how they interact with each other, great storylines as well
Jul 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
another great episode with kat and mouse and feisty grandma doris xxxx had me engrossed within first few pages .... thankyou anita
Michelle Debnam
Jul 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Highly recommended
Jul 25, 2019 added it
Twists and turns

No matter my guesses I just couldn't grasp who the real criminal was. Yet again another fantastic read. Can't wait for the next to be released!
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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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