Thanks for stopping by! I’m thrilled to be taking part in the blog tour for Murder in Tuscany by T. A. Williams today. With thanks to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for the invite to join the tour. Also thank you to the author and publisher for my copy via Netgalley. First things first let’s take a look at the description for the book…
A remote retreat…
Nestled high in the Tuscan hills lies Villa Volpone, home to renowned crime writer Jonah Moore and his creative writing course. It’s also the last place retired DCI Dan Armstrong expected to spend his retirement! Dan’s no writer, but maybe this break will help him to think about the next chapter in his own life story?
A gruesome murder…
But only days into the course, Jonah Moore is found stabbed to death with his award-winning silver dagger! And Dan finds himself pulled out of retirement with a killer to catch.
Eleven possible suspects.
The other guests all seem shocked by Jonah’s death, but Dan knows that one of them must be lying. And as he and Italian Commissario Virgilio Pisano begin to investigate it quickly becomes clear that everyone at Villa Volpone has secrets to hide…
But can Dan discover who the murderer is before they strike again?
Well, this book had a winning combination of a stunning setting, gorgeous food and an intriguing cosy mystery. I love how T. A. Williams always manages to transport me to the wonderful settings in his books and Murder in Tuscany was another great example of this. This is a different direction to T. A. Williams typical stories but I do love a cosy mystery/crime. So I was definitely intrigued to see where this story would go. Within a short space of time it felt as if I had taken a little break to Tuscany. Then as an added bonus I also found myself playing detective right along side Dan.
Dan was a really likeable main character, he was also at a kind of crossroads in his life. It was almost like he was trying to find a new normal. I really enjoyed getting to know him and wondering how everything would turn out. Not only in the case he found himself tangled up in but in his private life too. There were quite a few suspects to choose from which also kept things interesting. I have to admit for a while there I couldn’t quite make my mind up over who was guilty. I do have to give a special mention to Dan’s boisterous and loveable four legged friend, Oscar. He was such a fun and cute addition to the story!
Murder in Tuscany whisked me away to Italy with a dash of drama, an intriguing crime and a likeable main character. It was a wonderful escape!
T A Williams is the author of over twenty bestselling romances for HQ and Canelo and is now turning his hand to cosy crime, set in his beloved Italy, for Boldwood. The series will introduce us to retired DCI Armstrong and his Labrador Oscar and the first book, entitled Murder in Tuscany, will be published in October 2022. Trevor lives in Devon with his Italian wife.
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