Murder at Home is book 6 in the DI Hillary Greene series by Faith Martin, it was first published as “With A Narrow Blade”.
I love everything about this series, I am totally hooked. When I have finished a book I am eagerly awaiting the next release. There is something about the characters and setting that really draws me in, when I settle down to read one of the books in this series it feels comfortable like meeting with old friends.
Ok so you know I was excited to read this one, it didn’t disappoint. I really feel like each book in the series gets better and better. This was an intriguing case. Who would murder an old lady who is dying of a terminal illness? Who indeed! Hillary and her team are on the case and it’s not long until the clues start rolling in. It was a really enjoyable story with a great ending that I didn’t see coming, I wouldn’t have guessed this one in a million years.
Not only does Hillary have to deal with a murder but someone close by is stalking her DS Janine which is a bit worrying so she has this on her mind to solve and deal with as well. Janine is due to marry Mel in a couple of days so doesn’t need the stress and aggravation of a stalker.
I really enjoyed this book and read it in super quick time as I found it really hard to put down. The story was captivating, I just love the characters and it was very cleverly written. Faith Martin is fast becoming one of my favourite authors.
This was a brilliant book, Faith Martins best one to date, it was a cracking read. I am giving it a gigantic 5 stars.
Looking for a brilliant best-selling murder mystery with a feisty female detective?
Then meet DI HILLARY GREENE, a policewoman struggling to save her career and catch criminals.
Flo Jenkins is found murdered in her armchair, a paperknife sticking out of her chest. The old woman was well liked and nothing seems to have been stolen from her home. And it was common knowledge that she only had weeks to live.
Why kill a dying woman? This is going to be one of the toughest cases yet for Hillary to solve.
Hillary also has to deal with a new colleague who has a terrible temper and a rocky past.
With no forensics, no leads, and only a drug-addict nephew as a suspect, will this be Hillary’s first failure to solve a murder?
This is a crime mystery full of well-observed characters, which will have you gripped from start to finish.
MURDER AT HOME is the sixth in a series of page-turning crime thrillers set in Oxfordshire.
Set in the town of Bicester. England is famous for its picturesque and unique market towns, many of which date back to the Middle Ages, or even further. Traditionally, they were places where farmers met to trade livestock, buy supplies and sell their arable goods. Nowadays, modern markets are often still held in the streets, and in Bicester, where this novel is set, a ‘street market’ happens every Friday. The main street is in fact called Sheep Street, and a modern sculpture of a cluster of sheep pays tribute to the town’s history. Often these old market towns are lined with architecture that spans the centuries — from timber-framed Elizabeth houses, through to the classical lines beloved of the Georgians, to the more ornate houses favoured by the Victorians. Quiet, attractive and often full of character, these old market towns are very desirable places to live.
DI Hillary Greene
An attractive woman in her forties, Hillary Greene is a police officer of many years’ experience, and came up through the ranks. Consequently, she knows how the system works, and is fiercely loyal to the force without being blinkered to its faults. She is a long-standing friend of her immediate superior officer, ‘Mellow’ Mallow and enjoys a rather enigmatic relationship with the steely Superintendent Marcus Donleavy. Popular with the rank and file for her no-nonsense attitude and competence.
DCI Philip ‘Mellow’ Mallow
Mel appreciates Hillary’s first-rate ability to solve her cases, and isn’t happy about her harassment by the officers from York. Known for his sartorial elegance and laid-back manners, he has a sharp mind, and an eye for the ladies. A good friend and ally for Hillary in her recent tribulations, he’s determined to keep his best investigator focused on the problems at hand.
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A REVISED EDITION OF A BOOK FIRST PUBLISHED AS “WITH A NARROW BLADE.”
DI HILLARY GREENE SERIES
BOOK 1: MURDER ON THE OXFORD CANAL
BOOK 2: MURDER AT THE UNIVERSITY
BOOK 3: MURDER OF THE BRIDE
BOOK 4: MURDER IN THE VILLAGE
BOOK 5: MURDER IN THE FAMILY
BOOK 6: MURDER AT HOME