The Royal Baths Murder

The Royal Baths Murder

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A murdered crime writer. An idyllic Yorkshire town. Can DCI Oldroyd separate fact from fiction?

A famous writer is found murdered at the Victorian baths in the Yorkshire town of Harrogate. In a crime worthy of one of his novels, Damian Penrose, who was appearing at the town’s crime writing festival, has been ruthlessly strangled. But with no trace of the murderer and no apparent means of escape, how did the killer simply vanish from the scene of the crime?

There’s only one mind capable of unlocking this mystery: DCI Jim Oldroyd. But as he and his team quickly discover, while Penrose was popular with the reading public, he had made plenty of enemies. Feuds over money, accusations of plagiarism, a string of affairs…His route to the top left a trail of embittered rivals—and suspects. But which of them was willing to commit murder?

When Penrose’s shocking death proves to be just the first of many, it becomes clear to Oldroyd that he is dealing with a calculating criminal hell-bent on revenge. He must find and bring them to justice. Before the truth becomes more chilling than fiction…

Title:The Royal Baths Murder
Edition Language:English
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    The Royal Baths Murder Reviews

  • The Cats? Mother

    This book is the fourth in the Yorkshire Murder Mystery series about the delightfully diligent DCI Oldroyd and his team solving a series a locked-room conundrums (conundra surely?) in the fictional We...

  • Jannelies

    It is not often that I don't finish a book. I am in fact curious as to how the murder was committed, but I am not willing to work my way through a book that reads as it is the first try of a budding a...

  • Sarah

    The fourth book in J.R. Ellis's Yorkshire Murder Mysteries (DCI Jim Oldroyd series), this was another solid instalment in the traditional mystery mould.Rather than the Yorkshire Dales, like the other ...

  • Alissa

    All this book did unlike the others in the series was manage to piss me off. ...

  • Arybo ?

    This was fun!🔪Yes, yes, YES. Give me all the Ellis books!I really savoured this novel, even if I never read a book from the series before. I truly enjoyed the continuous connections with Agatha Chi...

  • Stina

    The fourth book in the Yorkshire Murder Mysteries series, THE ROYAL BATHS MURDER was my first read by J.R. Ellis and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. I wouldn't call it a cosy mystery but it ...

  • Elaine Tomasso

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Amazon Publishing UK for an advance copy of The Royal Baths Murder, the fourth novel to feature DCI Oldroyd of the Harrogate Police.When Damian Penrose is found mur...

  • S J HUSSAIN

    I love crime books but this was pants! The only parts that held my interest were when areas of Harrogate were mentioned ( I live in Harrogate). To be honest I skipped from 50% of book to 90% and just ...

  • Catherine

    Boring book. The most boring book I’ve ever read. Skimmed the last 50% not fast moving enough and didn’t like the style of writing . Sorry not a GoodRead. ...

  • M

    Could not suspend disbelief due to illogical situations. There are SPOILERS in this review. I expected a contemporary police procedural but got a démodé mystery reminiscent of my favorite vintage au...