Hattie Goes to Hollywood by Caroline James

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A Cumbrian Village…
Three suicides…
A red-hot summer…

Join super-sleuth Hattie as tempers and temperatures rise in the Cumbrian village of Hollywood. With mischief and shenanigans aplenty, will Hattie discover the truth?

A funny and intriguing mystery – the first in a new series by Caroline James

When recently bereaved Hattie Mulberry inherits her aunt’s dilapidated cottage in the village of Hollywood in Cumbria, she envisages a quiet life. But retired hotelier Hattie is bored and when her neighbour asks her to investigate a suspicious suicide, Hattie’s career takes a new direction and H&H Investigations is born. During the hottest summer for years, Hattie discovers there have been three recent suicides in Hollywood and she determines to find out why. Temperatures rise as she throws herself into village life and, with mischief and shenanigans aplenty, Hattie has her work cut out. But will she establish the truth?


I’m not going to lie, I really struggled to get into this book, however once I got into it I was hooked
The characters are well thought out and appeal as people, being set in a village there are the usual crowd of eccentric people, each with their own secrets 
Hattie’s decision to become a private investigator was interesting and following her around uncovering clues and facts made it a story that you had to know the ending of. It felt like she earned the title the villagers gave her as Miss Marple and she found out some crazy things and some that had me a bit shocked!
I loved the fact that a duck from the village pond adopts Hattie as his human and almost becomes like a pet, with a pond built in Hattie’s garden from him, she is definitely not the kind of character who would have a regular pet like a cat or dog! 
I would be interested to read further stories in the Hattie series as her investigation business grows and she starts to travel, although I hope she keeps her base in Hollywood so I can keep up to date on the characters there, including Drake (the duck) 
I would recommend this book to those who enjoy a detective story with a twist! 
AM 🐾 x

Purchase Links:

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hattie-Goes-Hollywood-Shenanigans-intrigue-ebook/dp/B083V16G5D/

US – https://www.amazon.com/Hattie-Goes-Hollywood-Shenanigans-intrigue-ebook/dp/B083V16G5D/

Author Bio –

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Best-selling author of women’s fiction, Caroline James has owned and run businesses encompassing all aspects of the hospitality industry, a subject that often features in her novels. She is based in the UK but has a great fondness for travel and escapes whenever she can. A public speaker, which includes talks and lectures on cruise ships world-wide, Caroline is also a consultant and food writer. She is a member of the Romantic Novelist’s Association, the Society of Women’s Writer’s & Journalists and the Society of Authors and writes articles and short stories, contributing to many publications. In her spare time, Caroline can be found trekking up a mountain or relaxing with her head in a book and hand in a box of chocolates.

Books by Caroline James:

Coffee Tea the Gypsy & Me

Coffee Tea the Chef & Me

Coffee Tea the Caribbean & Me

Jungle Rock

The Best Boomerville Hotel

Hattie Goes to Hollywood

Social Media Links –

Website: www.carolinejamesauthor.co.uk

Twitter: @CarolineJames12

Facebook: Caroline James Author

Amazon Author Page

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One response to “Hattie Goes to Hollywood by Caroline James

  1. Thanks so much for your lovely review Anna – I am thrilled that you enjoyed Hattie Goes To Hollywood. Wishing you and your followers many happy reading hours, warmest wishes, Caroline xx

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