The Custard Corpses: A delicious 1940s mystery

The Custard Corpses: A delicious 1940s mystery

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A delicious 1940s mystery.

Birmingham, England, UK, 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 is uncertainty, impossible to ignore.

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    The Custard Corpses: A delicious 1940s mystery Reviews

  • Lady Clementina ffinch-ffarowmore

    My thanks to Books Go Social and NetGalley for a review copy of this one.The Custard Corpses is a historical mystery/police procedural set in the 1940s and involving a cold case. Our story opens with ...

  • Stacy Townend

    Great little read. I have had the pleasure to read other books of MJ Porter. This is beyond her normal Genre and way outside her normal historical timeline. But after saying that I feel compelled to s...

  • Abhilasha Rajendran

    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. ...

  • Mystica

    Described as a historical mystery, it has a good deal of police procedural work involved and would interest readers of that genre as well. Set in the 1943 period the story involves a decades old unsol...

  • Annie

    Originally posted on my blog: Nonstop Reader.The Custard Corpses is a well written WW2 police procedural set in England and written by M.J. Porter. Released 25th March 2021 it's 225 pages and is avail...

  • Helen Howerton

    Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher, MJ Publishing for this Advanced Reader Copy and the opportunity to review The Custard Corpses. All opinions are my own.Chief Inspector Sam Mason from the Er...

  • Brenda

    You know when you get so immersed in a book you don't want it to end yet are itching to get to the end to see what happens? This book fits into that category. Suspenseful and twisty, the story is set ...

  • Tammy

    "Sam took hold of the book, surprised by its heft, only to realize it was the knowledge inside that weighed him and not the book at all." This quote from The Custard Corpses reflects how this book is ...

  • Jen

    I chose this one largely based on the strange title. Birmingham, England, UK, 1943.A cold case that has bothered Sam Mason for years comes to the forefront again when Robert McFarlane's sister comes ...

  • Amy  McElroy

    The story begins with Mason receiving a newspaper which could shed some light on the cold case that has tormented him for many years. Armed with new information Mason finds himself on the trail of a p...