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May Day Murder

(2016)
(The third book in the Whitstable Pearl Mystery series)
A novel by

 
 
It's springtime and Whitstable is emerging from hibernation.

While neither the restaurant nor detective agency is too busy, Pearl resolves to spend some time at the family allotment. But her best friend, Nathan, has persuaded one of his favourite actresses to open the May Day festivities at Whitstable Castle and involves Pearl in his plans.

Like Pearl, Faye Marlowe is a Whitstable native, but having left the town more than two decades ago, the star has been living in the South of France since her agent's phone stopped ringing. Charming but 'sensitive', she arrives with a small entourage and though her presence in the town causes a stir Pearl's mother Dolly remains unimpressed, choosing to remember Faye Marlow when she was plain old Frankie Murray, the daughter of a local whelk merchant.

Nathan soon realises he has made a mistake with this invitation and his doubts are confirmed when Faye is nowhere to be found on the morning of May Day. And as 'Jack in the Green' puts on his impressive costume to lead the parade, the actress's dead body is discovered - tethered to the maypole on the Castle grounds . . . and so it's left to Pearl and DCI Mike McGuire to unravel the mystery of the May Day murder.

Praise for Julie Wassmer's Whistable Pearl Mysteries:

'A tried-and-tested crime recipe with Whitstable flavours that makes for a Michelin-starred read' Daily Mail

'My new favourite author in the genre' George Galloway

'Thoroughly enjoyable with a host of wonderful characters - I adore Dolly! - and evocative descriptions of Whitstable. Perfect for foodies too. Pearl is great and the ongoing will they/won't they love story with McGuire is compelling. Comforting, cosy and entertaining with excellent Agatha Christie-style reveals. I love these books!' Jane Wenham-Jones, author of Mum in the Middle

Genre: Cozy Mystery

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Used availability for Julie Wassmer's May Day Murder

Hardback Editions

April 2016 : UK Hardback
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Title: May Day Murder (Whitstable Pearl Mysteries)
Author(s): Julie Wassmer
ISBN: 1-4721-1895-2 / 978-1-4721-1895-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


April 2017 : UK Hardback

Title: May Day Murder
Author(s): Julie Wassmer
ISBN: 0-7505-4397-3 / 978-0-7505-4397-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


Paperback Editions

September 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: May Day Murder (Whitstable Pearl Mysteries)
Author(s): Julie Wassmer
ISBN: 1-4721-1644-5 / 978-1-4721-1644-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


April 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: May Day Murder (Whitstable Pearl Mysteries)
Author(s): Julie Wassmer
ISBN: 1-4721-2264-X / 978-1-4721-2264-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable
Availability: Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

January 2018 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: May Day Murder: 3
Author(s): Julie Wassmer
ISBN: 1-4894-2140-8 / 978-1-4894-2140-1 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Audible audio
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


January 2018 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: May Day Murder: 3 (Pearl Nolan)
Author(s): Julie Wassmer
ISBN: 1-4894-2139-4 / 978-1-4894-2139-5 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Audible audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


July 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: May Day Murder: Pearl Nolan, Book 3
Author(s): Julie Wassmer
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


July 2016 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: May Day Murder: Pearl Nolan, Book 3
Author(s): Julie Wassmer
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon AU   


July 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: May Day Murder: Pearl Nolan, Book 3
Author(s): Julie Wassmer
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2016 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: May Day Murder
Author(s): Julie Wassmer
Publisher: Constable
Availability: Amazon CA   


April 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: May Day Murder (Whitstable Pearl Mysteries)
Author(s): Julie Wassmer
Publisher: Constable
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU