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The Whitstable Pearl Mystery
The Whitstable Pearl Mystery | Julie Wassmer
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'What Colin Dexter did for Oxford, Julie Wassmer is intent on doing for Whitstable' Daily Mail 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? Pearl seizes the opportunity to prove her detection skills and discover the truth but she soon finds herself in conflict with Canterbury city police detective, Chief Inspector Mike McGuire. Then another body is discovered - and Pearl finds herself trawling the past for clues, triggering memories of another emotional summer more than twenty years ago . . .
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I binge-listened to the first three of these, great stuff. What some people now are calling ‘cosy crime‘ though I gather a lot of authors classed that way don‘t like the term. The setting‘s a character in itself; very tv friendly. Not convinced a restaurant owner would really manage to also run a detective agency, but never mind! Good cast of characters, stories flow well.