Thursday, January 10, 2019

The Convalescent Corpse by Nicola Slade

A story of Family, Rationing and Inconvenient Corpses.
Life in 1918 has brought loss and grief and hardship to the three Fyttleton sisters. Helped only by their grandmother (a failed society belle and expert poacher) and hindered by a difficult suffragette mother, as well as an unruly chicken-stealing dog and a house full of paying-guests, they now have to deal with the worrying news that their late – and unlamented – father may not be dead after all.  And on top of that, there’s a body in the ha-ha.

‘I love it. A delightfully unusual mystery with wonderful characterisation and historical detail.’ - LESLEY COOKMAN BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF

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 5 stars!
Delightful world building and fun, unusual characters populate this interesting historical novel.
If you enjoyed Downton Abbey, especially the years when their home was used for medical recovery purposes, you will appreciate this book. 
Mystery, romance, and plucky, strong female characters are all part of the appeal.
The Fyttleton family is full of surprises, even to each other.

Author Bio – Nicola Slade lives in Hampshire where she writes historical and contemporary mysteries and women’s fiction. While her three children were growing up she wrote stories for children and for women’s magazines before her first novel, Scuba Dancing, was published in 2005. Among other jobs, Nicola has been an antiques dealer and a Brown Owl! She loves travelling and at one time, lived in Egypt for a year. The Convalescent Corpse is Nicola's 9th novel. Nicola is also a member of a crime writers’ panel, The Deadly Dames
Twitter: @nicolasladeuk


  1. Downton Abbey! Wow, thank you so much, Laura. I'm so glad you enjoyed reading my book.

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