Death on Cromer Beach: Another crime series from bestseller Ross Greenwood for 2023 (The Norfolk Murders Book 1)

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Death on Cromer Beach: Another crime series from bestseller Ross Greenwood for 2023 (The Norfolk Murders Book 1)

Death on Cromer Beach: Another crime series from bestseller Ross Greenwood for 2023 (The Norfolk Murders Book 1)

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Greenwood blends solid storytelling with an in-depth exploration of human emotions and the consequences of our choices. As mentioned previously I love the seascape and the backdrop of the events, the addition of folklore and sea shanties associated with the environment also make for a very enjoyable well rounded tale with it’s touch of the mysterious. I like Ross Greenwood's description of Death on Cromer Beach, which allowed me to imagine being part of the book's plot. Do not expect erotica and do not expect sailor's profanity - the focus is on the crime, the suspects and the solutions.

Whilst undoubtedly missing the fun, safe and riveting tapestry that comes with DI Barton and his Peterborough crew, Knight is a very engaging protagonist, that’s motivated by a difficult career where she has seen her share of horror, working against a backdrop of pain, fear and heartache which she must put aside to weave through a complex maze that is well-crafted, linking back to one historic event that changed the lives of seven young residents many years earlier, putting them all at risk, and making one of them a killer. The murder plot was well handled and engaging and kept me guessing to the end, which is how I like a crime novel to be and I was invested in the plot throughout the book. There was also one throwaway line which, as a lawyer, I didn’t believe was accurate which niggled a bit but I doubt anyone without a legal background would think anything of it, so I’m being a little pedantic here and I know sometimes I have to let things go for the sake of poetic licence! As the plot unfolds, the intricate relationships them, the town and the past, all becoming central to the mystery, adding layers of complexity that keep readers eagerly turning the pages. Dora Thorne and her chihuahua Happy are having their regular walk along the beach when they stumble across something unexpected… Well, it was definitely an interesting start to the story, as it makes you want to read on and find out what has happened.There was too much unnecessary description of each of the characters, houses, and scenery, very little of which added to the plot. I was born in 1973 in Peterborough and lived there until I was 20, attending The King's School in the city. There’s always a lot to do in a new series, location to establish, characters to introduce and establishing at what level of the gritty and gruesome the series is going to be pitched at. With a well-crafted plot and strong characterization, this book should appeal to many fans of the genre. It is my pleasure to be taking my turn on the blog tour for Death on Cromer Beach by Ross Greenwood.

Also, the readers of Death On Cromer Beach will understand the importance of supporting mental health. What he has written here is a fast-paced, action-filled puzzle with believable characters that's spiced with a lot of humour.

I am not a good critic and in reviews just share my overall impression - I leave the gory details to those of you with those skills. There are twists and misdirections and an overall sense of danger and of something lurking and waiting.

The setting, the Cromer Beach area in Norfolk, England was well depicted and the early spring chill caused the narrative to be quite atmospheric. As more bodies emerge on the beachfront, DS Knight and her team must locate a killer and stop the slayings. This is a fabulous first book in the series and I do hope that Hector is not fast-tracked out too soon as I do kind of like him. This entry was posted in 1st in series, Blog Tour, Boldwood Books, Book Reviews, Mystery fiction, NetGalley, Rachel's Random Resources and tagged crime fiction, England, police procedurals, recommended reading. edited* ever so slightly (15 words or less) due to it being slightly rushed and rambunctious, can’t have that now that I know the great man himself has read it, can I?

This is for those of us that enjoy good mysteries (I am terrible at guessing who done it) and above all solid police procedurals and teamwork. The twists and turns the author lead us through made for a fascinating story which kept me hooked until the last page was turned.

The protagonist here is Detective Sergeant Ashley Knight, of a Wymondham based Norfolk Major Investigative Team: when two bodies are discovered on a Norfolk Beach (one decapitated, one buried in the sand and left to drown), the Cromer based Knight is the obvious person to act as a day to day lead on the investigation. Fifty Years of Fear book was started a long time ago but parenthood and then after working in sales management all my life, i randomly spent four years as a prison officer. It would seem that there is significant organisation to the crimes and as more bodies appear, DS Knight can only wonder who is planning these killings and for what reason. I love Ross Greenwood's portrayal of his characters and the way they interact with each other throughout this book. I thought the friction and developing relationship (professional, not romantic) between the two was an interesting dynamic in the novel.

Ross indicates this is the first of a new series, so it is a good starting point if you are interested.

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