The Bingo Hall Detectives
by Jonathan Whitelaw
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Pub Date 14 Apr 2022 | Archive Date 23 May 2022
Eyes down to find a killer who’s playing to win…
An irresistible slice of murder and mystery – there’s a killer on the loose in the Lake District, and the members of the Penrith Bingo Club have decided they’re the ones to catch the culprit…
Jason Brazel is an out of work journalist who lives in Penrith with his family and mother-in-law, Amita. She knows everyone and everything that’s going on in this corner of the Lakes.
So when it’s discovered that Madeline Forbisher, one of Amita’s fellow regulars at the bingo club has died, found by the postman outside her crumbling country home close to Ullswater Lake, she senses immediately this is no accident. The trouble is, no one else seems to take her suspicions seriously.
That is, until she enlists the help of her friends at the Penrith Bingo Club. Dismissed by many as eccentric, over the hill or out of touch, it turns out that it’s unlucky for some that these amateur sleuths are on the case…
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Jason and his mother-in-law make an unlikely detective duo. With Jason's background in journalism and Amita's local community knowledge, it's not long before they're questioning the untimely death of fellow bingo lover Madeline.
Featuring a supporting cast of OAPs, dodgy businessmen and ageing security guards, The Bingo Hall Detectives is a great cosy crime novel. It has got real substance to it though, and you can't help but get caught up in the real lives of Jason and Amita. For them, it's not just about getting their Poirot thinking caps on. For Jason it's about finding life after leaving his beloved local paper. And for Amita it's about finding her place amongst her friends, and family.
An irresistible slice of murder and mystery – there’s a killer on the loose in the Lake District, and the members of the Penrith Bingo Club have decided they’re the ones to catch the culprit… The characters are well-drawn and believable. The plot is perfectly paced, holds your interest, and keeps you guessing.
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