Thank you to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for giving me the chance to review A Brush with Death by Fiona Leitch
When a body turned up at her last catering gig it certainly put people off the hor d’oeuvres. So with a reputation to salvage, Jodie’s determined that her next job for the village’s festival will go without a hitch.But when chaos breaks out, Jodie Parker somehow always finds herself in the picture.The body of a writer from the festival is discovered at the bottom of a cliff, and the prime suspect is the guest of honour, the esteemed painter Duncan Stovall. With her background in the Met police, Jodie has got solving cases down to a fine art and she knows things are rarely as they seem.Can she find the killer before the village faces another brush with death?
So good to be back with Jodie, she’s an absolutely cracking character. As with the previous, it can be read as a standalone. I was gripped from the start. I enjoyed seeing what Jodie, her friends and family got up to.
I am absolutely loving this series, the books are incredibly cosy to read. They have plenty of mystery mixed with humour and love. There is something for everyone.
Fiona Leitch is a writer with a chequered past. She’s written for football and motoring magazines, DJ’ed at illegal raves and is a stalwart of the low budget TV commercial, even appearing as the Australasian face of a cleaning product called ‘Sod Off’. After living in London and Cornwall she’s finally settled in sunny New Zealand, where she enjoys scaring her cats by trying out dialogue on them. She spends her days dreaming of retiring to a crumbling Venetian palazzo, walking on the windswept beaches of West Auckland, and writing funny, flawed but awesome female characters.Her debut novel ‘Dead in Venice’ was published by Audible in 2018 as one of their Crime Grant finalists. Fiona also writes screenplays and was a finalist in the Athena Film Festival Writers Lab, co-run by Meryl Streep’s IRIS company.Fiona is represented by Lina Langlee at the North Literary Agency