I am thrilled to be taking part in this blog tour. ‘Late Whitsun’ was published on the 13th October 2016 and it is the first book in the Charlie Woolf series. Read on for my review.
This story is set in Brighton, 1938. Charlie ‘Big Bad’ Woolf thought the errand he was being sent on would be simple enough, plus it would earn him some decent money. He’d also be doing his old partner, Alan O’Connor a favour. So off he goes to London to hand over the envelope he’s been given. But curiosity gets the better of Woolf and he can’t resist taking a look at the contents of the envelope. What he sees is quite shocking. It looks like a case of blackmail. Woolf can’t wait to get rid of the envelope.
When he arrives home he gets a very nasty surprise. O’Connor is dead and it seems that Woolf is the main suspect. Things are about to get very complicated indeed. Who really killed O’Connor?
I really like the way the story opened and I had the feeling that this would be a good read. In the first chapter the reader is introduced to Charlie Woolf, a private investigator who isn’t getting very much in the way of work. I enjoyed reading about his drawings. He certainly was artistic and his talent came in very useful during the investigation into O’Connor’s murder.
Charlie was very smart and I liked him from the start. It took me a bit of time to work out how his mind ticked. I would never have guessed who the murderer was and I was a bit shocked. Things really weren’t as simple as they seemed and that’s what made ‘Late Whitsun’ so good. There were a number of characters, some of them very unsavoury.
I am so happy to have had the opportunity to discover yet another author. I really like reading books set in the past, plus I like reading about places. I’ve never been to Brighton so learning a bit about it was interesting.
The next two books in the series sound just as good. I am looking forward to following Charlie and his future investigations.
I give this book 4 out of 5.
About Jasper Kent
Jasper Kent was born in Worcestershire in 1968, studied Natural Sciences at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and now lives in Hove. TWELVE, the opening book of his historical horror series THE DANILOV QUINTET was one of the bestselling debuts of the year. As well as writing novels, Jasper works as a freelance software consultant. He has also written several plays and musicals.
In addition to other projects, Jasper is planning two more Charlie Woolf novels: THE STALACTITE MAN and TO MUDDY DEATH.
To find out more, visit www.jasperkent.com.
‘Late Whitsun’ is available to buy from Amazon UK:-