The Mantle of God: Dottie Manderson mysteries book 2

The Mantle of God: Dottie Manderson mysteries: Book 2.

Reviewers said:

“Five stars! Delightfully entertaining, rich characters, suspenseful, charming all in one; anxiously awaiting the next one!”

“a fascinating tale set in England in the 1930s. This ‘cosy crime’ novel, with its measure of burgeoning romance, is a good read; something to entertain and satisfy in front of a burning log fire in the dark days of winter. The settings and period detail are excellent…The denouement is swift, tense and satisfying…”

“I received this on a Friday and could not put it down – goodbye housework – not for too long though as I was so enthralled I finished it Saturday evening.”

“I was worried to read this as I didn’t think it would be as good as the Criss Cross series… but I needn’t have fussed as it was again simply brilliant.”

“Dottie Manderson is a gorgeous character…A great read and I’m looking forward to catching up with more of Dottie.”

The Mantle of God: a Dottie Manderson mystery

Can a tiny piece of faded cloth really be worth killing for? Is the past ever truly forgotten? A friend asks Dottie Manderson to find out more about a scrap of fabric found in a dead man’s pocket. But as soon as she starts to ask questions, things begin to happen. It’s not long before someone dies, and Dottie wonders if she may be next. Can the insignificant scrap really be a clue to a bloody time of religious hatred and murder?

Join Dottie as she works to uncover the truth of a distant past, whilst uncovering secrets held by her own closest friends and family. Can Inspector Hardy put the murderer behind bars before it’s too late? Setting aside his own personal tragedy, Hardy has to get behind the polite façade of 1930s London society to find a killer.

Introducing a new 1930s female sleuth in a traditional, cozy mystery series set in Britain between the two World Wars, from Caron Allan, the writer of Criss Cross, Cross Check, and Check Mate, the murderous Friendship Can Be Murder contemporary trilogy.


Also available in Paperback from Amazon.

If you’re interested, you can read a sneak-peek of chapter one here: 

And if you’re really bored interested, you can read a deleted scene by clicking this!





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