The Room of the Dead

The Room of the Dead

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December, 1939.

Having solved the case of the Suffolk Vampire, Inspector Betty Church and her colleagues at Sackwater Police Station have settled back down to business. There's the elderly Mr Fern who keeps losing his slippers, Sylvia Satin's thirteenth birthday party to attend and the scintillating case of the missing bookmark to solve.

Though peace and quiet are all well and good, Betty soon finds herself longing for some cold-blooded murder.

When a bomb is dropped on a residential street, both peace and quiet are broken and it seems the war has finally reached Sackwater. But Betty cannot stop the Hun, however hard she tries. So when the body of one of the bomb victims is found stretched out like an angel on Sackwater's beach, Betty concentrates on finding the enemy much closer to home...

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    The Room of the Dead Reviews

  • Elaine Tomasso

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Head of Zeus for an advance copy of The Room of the Dead, the second novel set in wartime Suffolk to feature DI Betty Church.After the Suffolk Vampire it’s all qu...

  • Shelly Lincoln

    I liked this better than the first in the series - the characters do grow on you. And the whodunit was well crafted. Happily March Middleton makes an appearance, adding to the eccentric and unconventi...

  • Helen

    Inspector Betty Church has a lot on her hands -- well one hand -- in The Room of the Dead, the second in this WWII police series. There's a little girl that's lost her family in a Nazi bombing, a stab...

  • Connie

    I enjoyed The Room of the Dead - book 2 in the Betty Church series.It's a great series, with quirky characters, plenty of humour, and clever plot twists.I found this book a bit darker than the first, ...

  • Susan

    While I did not care for Kasasian's earlier series--and a character from those books makes an appearance here, as well--I really liked this. Betty Church is back as a police inspector in her dingy hom...

  • Gayle Noble

    This second book in the series sees Inspector Betty Church investigate a series of strange disappearances and the odd dead body which begin to crop up. Sackwater is usually a boring place but in Decem...

  • Angela

    This was heaps better than the first Betty Church mystery, The Suffolk Vampire. The annoying characters were a lot less so or got satisfyingly told off and the mysteries were much juicier and more bel...

  • Mark Harrison

    Very decent murder mystery. Mercifully free of the juvenile language of previous books it is a great story, sees a great cameo from the previous series and has an unexpected and somewhat creepy twist....

  • Elaine Aldred

    After the excitement of the Suffolk vampire, life in sleepy Sackwater has settled once again into its usual mundane monotony for Inspector Betty Church and her colleagues. The highlight of the day bei...

  • Amanda Pope

    Betty is unfortunately just not a match for Sidney Grice. The plot is just as intriguing but the characters are basically annoying. I found this book a struggle whereas I thoroughly enjoyed the Gower ...