Wednesday, November 17, 2021

The Custard Corpses by M.J. Porter REVIEW

The Custard Corpses
by M.J. Porter


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Synopsis

The Custard Corpses, a delicious 1940s mystery.

Birmingham, England, 1943.

While the whine of the air raid sirens might no longer be rousing him from bed every night, a two-decade-old unsolved murder case will ensure that Chief Inspector Mason of Erdington Police Station is about to suffer more sleepless nights.

Young Robert McFarlane’s body was found outside the local church hall on 30th September 1923. But, his cause of death was drowning, and he’d been missing for three days before his body was found. No one was ever arrested for the crime. No answers could ever be given to the grieving family. The unsolved case has haunted Mason ever since.

But, the chance discovery of another victim, with worrying parallels, sets Mason, and his constable, O’Rourke, on a journey that will take them back over twenty-five years, the chance to finally solve the case, while all around them the uncertainty of war continues, impossible to ignore.

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Review

Thank you to the author and Rachel's Random Resources for having me on this blog tour. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are my own.

In The Custard Corpses, Chief Inspector Mason investigates an old homicide case that was never solved. While investigating this case one thing leads to another and soon more cold cases are being connected to this one. Things continue to get stranger until certain connections are made that take these cases to a whole new level.

I enjoyed this book quite a bit. The concept is interesting. The twists and reveals were clever. The writing is well done. It's wrapped up very nicely. It really was a juicy mystery just waiting to tickle your tastebuds.

If you're looking for a historical mystery dripped in dessert than this may be the book you're looking for.

As a warning I will say the victims in this book are children however nothing violent happens in the book. When the story opens the victims are already deceased and the case has been marked cold for years.

Author Bio

I'm an author of historical fiction (Early English, Vikings and the British Isles as a whole before the Norman Conquest) and fantasy (Viking age/dragon-themed). I’ve recently written a relatively modern mystery novel set in 1943. I was born in the old Mercian kingdom at some point since 1066. Raised in the shadow of a strange little building, told from a very young age that it housed the bones of long-dead Kings of Mercia and that our garden was littered with old pieces of pottery from a long-ago battle, it's little wonder that my curiosity in Early England ran riot. I can only blame my parents!

I write A LOT. You've been warned!

Find me at www.mjporterauthor.com and @coloursofunison on twitter.


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