The Purgatory Poisoning

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Pub Date 2 Mar 2023 | Archive Date 23 Mar 2023


‘A fabulously funny celestial crime caper, full of wit, warmth and heart.’ Helen Lederer

How do you solve your own murder when you’re already dead?

Purgatory (noun):
1. Where the dead are sent to atone.
2. A place of suffering or torment.
3. A youth hostel where the occupants play Scrabble and the mattresses are paper thin.

When Dave wakes up in his own personal purgatory (St Ives Youth Hostel circa 1992), he’s shocked to discover he’s dead. And worse – he was murdered.

Heaven doesn’t know who did it so with the help of two rogue angels, Dave must uncover the truth.

As divine forces from both sides start to play the game, can Dave get out of this alive? Or at the very least, with his soul intact?

An utterly gripping and page-turning mystery for fans of Murder Before Evensong and The Appeal from the winner of the Comedy Women in Print Unpublished Prize!.

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‘The author’s imagination is truly something different and one to keep an eye out for in future’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘A fabulously funny celestial crime caper, full of wit, warmth and heart.’ Helen Lederer

How do you solve your own murder when you’re already dead?...

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The Purgatory Poisoning by Rebecca Rogers

David is dead, there is no nice way of putting it.. he is dead and stuck in own personal purgatory in a hotel that he and his family stayed in when he was 10… and how can he leave this personal hell he has found himself in.. well he just needs to solve his own murder… and to help him.. a couple of angels..

This book was a little gem.. its well written, a good story that keeps you interested and it is really funny.. it has an unusual premise but after a while you are so sucked in that you are cheering angels on and commiserating with a murderer….

There is an angel that looks like Michael Palin (but it is not a look alike as Michael Palin was based on this angels looks) , there is a Angel called Arial who likes to watch police dramas and likes to repeat phrases from them.. it’s a fun book which had me chortling out loud…

I loved this book and I am sad it ended.. I want more from this author and more of the angels.. I loved them, totally well rounded characters who were both believable and funny and sweet and please do not let anything bad happen to them!

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