Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Hattie Goes To Hollywood, courtesy of Rachel’s Random Resources.
Hattie Goes To Hollywood features one of my favourite characters from a couple of Caroline James’ previous books, although it’s not necessary to have read those to enjoy this one.
Recently bereaved, Hattie Mulberry has inherited her aunt’s cottage in the small fictional village of Hollywood, set in the picturesque Cumbrian countryside, and complete with pub, village green and local shop.
Hattie’s newly acquired cottage is quite dilapidated and although she is in the process of renovating with lots of help from her neighbour, Marjorie and also Alf, an old friend/handyman, she is bored. Used to a busy life, when Marjorie asks Hattie to look into the apparent suicide of her husband, she jumps at the chance and her newly formulated plan, H&H Investigations, becomes a serious venture. She can always rely on the help of her dear friend, policeman Harry the Helmet if necessary.
Hattie is as full of life and engaging as I remember, always ready for what she calls a ‘livener’ and seems to have found a new best friend…Drake the duck takes up residence in her back garden. A new relationsip of the human variety also seems on the cards.
With a wonderful cast of well developed characters and lots of humorous quips, particularly from Alf, there’s never a dull moment in Hollywood. Hattie has integrated well into village life. Finding out there has been more than one suicide is a shock and Hattie is determined to find out what’s been going on.
Hattie Goes to Hollywood is a well written and fun cosy mystery, well plotted with a larger than life leading lady.
About the Book
Join super-sleuth Hattie as tempers and temperatures rise in the Cumbrian village of Hollywood. With mischief and shenanigans aplenty, will Hattie discover the truth?
A funny and intriguing mystery – the first in a new series by Caroline James
When recently bereaved Hattie Mulberry inherits her aunt’s dilapidated cottage in the village of Hollywood in Cumbria, she envisages a quiet life. But retired hotelier Hattie is bored and when her neighbour asks her to investigate a suspicious suicide, Hattie’s career takes a new direction and H&H Investigations is born. During the hottest summer for years, Hattie discovers there have been three recent suicides in Hollywood and she determines to find out why. Temperatures rise as she throws herself into village life and, with mischief and shenanigans aplenty, Hattie has her work cut out. But will she establish the truth?
About the Author
Best-selling author of women’s fiction, Caroline James has owned and run businesses encompassing all aspects of the hospitality industry, a subject that often features in her novels. She is based in the UK but has a great fondness for travel and escapes whenever she can. A public speaker, which includes talks and lectures on cruise ships world-wide, Caroline is also a consultant and food writer. She is a member of the Romantic Novelist’s Association, the Society of Women’s Writer’s & Journalists and the Society of Authors and writes articles and short stories, contributing to many publications. In her spare time, Caroline can be found trekking up a mountain or relaxing with her head in a book and hand in a box of chocolates.
Books by Caroline James:
- Coffee Tea the Gypsy & Me,
- Coffee Tea the Chef & Me
- Coffee Tea the Caribbean & Me
- Jungle Rock
- The Best Boomerville Hotel
- Hattie Goes to Hollywood
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