This is the first in a new series. But I had read the second book in this series, ‘Murder on Sea’ first.
An intriguing debut mystery novel combining seafood, murder and a multitasking heroine in a gorgeous seaside location!
Pearl Nolan always wanted to be a detective but life, and a teenage pregnancy, got in the way of a police career and instead she built up a successful seafood restaurant in her coastal home town of Whitstable – famous for its native oysters.
Now, at 39, and with son Charlie away at university, Pearl finds herself suffering from empty nest syndrome . . . until she discovers the drowned body of local oyster fisherman Vinnie Rowe, weighted down with an anchor chain, on the eve of Whitstable’s annual oyster festival.
Is it a tragic accident, suicide – or murder?
Like I said on my review of ‘Murder on Sea’, the author has created a nice well rounded set of characters in Pearl, Dolly and McGuire, in a well plotted and written mystery.