Deadly Darkness

Deadly Darkness: A World War II Mystery (Deadly Series) by Kate Parker

About Deadly Darkness


  Deadly Darkness: A World War II Mystery (Deadly Series) 

  Historical Cozy Mystery 

  6th in Series 

  Publisher: JDP Press (February 26, 2021) 

  310 Pages 

  Digital ASIN: B08P58VKPY

As Britain prepares for an imminent invasion, the murder of a celebrated Arctic explorer leads to the discovery of a web of Nazi spies on the south coast.


July, 1939. Newlywed Olivia Denis Redmond plans to spend a peaceful honeymoon in the country before war rips her soldier husband away. But when she finds a dead body in the midst of a blackout, Olivia is drawn into the investigation.


Since the police inspector isn’t interested in clues pointing to espionage and blackmail, Olivia must unlock secrets hidden for years in this idyllic village and face the wrath of an unseen enemy.


As danger stalks her, can Olivia expose a cunning killer before she becomes the next victim?


Deadly Darkness, the sixth book in the Deadly Series, is for fans of World War II era spy thrillers and classic cozy mysteries, of intrepid lady sleuths with spunk and smarts. No explicit cursing, sex, or violence.


Start exploring this journey or mystery and intrigue today as Britain and Germany draw dangerously close to war.

Historical fiction readers as well as mystery lovers will appreciate this incredible series.
This book stands alone but will entice you to go back and read the series from the start.
The characters are very likable, except for the ones you are supposed to hate. Their evil is clear and deep.
I felt no remorse as a major demon died.
Another person, late in the book, portrayed as evil, and treated as such, has redeeming qualities and the author does a wonderful job of portraying things as not stark black and white.

Tragic events, as WII is beginning and people have not forgotten the horrors of previous wars, including the Great War. The British countryside knows they are not safe even if London is a major target.
Olivia "Livvy" Redmond wants to be enjoying her honeymoon. Her new husband, a Captain, will soon enough be called up to serve.  
Just being allowed to marry at this time was a struggle. 
One person in particular contributed to that difficulty.
When his granddaughter disappears the very next day, the Redmonds are called into service to solve several mysteries and murders.  It seems Sir Rupert's family will not cooperate in any matters that will discolor the family reputation.

This is a book about relationships, impending war, and topic of the times.
People take sides and opinions run strong. Secrets are hidden everywhere.
Prepare to sit a spell because you will be drawn in with danger on every page.

About Kate Parker

Kate Parker caught the reading bug early, and the writing bug soon followed. She’s always lived in a house surrounded by books and dust bunnies. After spending a dozen years in North Carolina, she moved to Colorado. The Rocky Mountains are beautiful, but she’d developed a love of wide rivers, warmer and wetter weather, and fast-growing greenery that sent her hurrying back to North Carolina.

Deadly Travel is the fifth book in the Deadly Series, and Kate’s plan is to follow it quickly with Deadly Darkness, both set in 1939 in the days leading up to war. There are at least three more of the Deadly Series coming that will bring the beginning of the war to Olivia’s doorstep. Kate reports that she is having fun creating new stories to entertain readers and chaos to challenge her characters.

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  1. Sounds like a great read. Looking forward to reading the book.


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