Reviews

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The Lost Brother

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “LOVED this book as I have the whole series.” Elaine N.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A superb character along with equally superb story lines and an additional cast. Highly recommended.” Iain M.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Ty is a great protagonist who leaps from the page. . . I thoroughly enjoyed this.” Tracy W.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I found it insidiously addictive.” Elaine T.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “An excellent, gripping and well-plotted mystery.” Anna M.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Another Gretta Mulrooney masterpiece.” Michelle D.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A mind-blowing, gripping and completely engrossing mystery.” The Book Decoder

Death at the Dolphin

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A cleverly constructed Christie style mystery . . . If, like me, you love Golden Age crime fiction, you must read this book.” Amanda P.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I enjoyed this wonderfully satisfying murder mystery. The characters are likeable, intriguing and interesting and so believable that I felt I could engage with them.” Carol S.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “The atmosphere of the book, the characters and the two cats made for a great read, it reminded me if Agatha Christie and I loved it. Highly recommended!” Hannelore C.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A wonderful British mystery that kept me guessing who was the murderer in this post World War II novel.” Libby R.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Thoroughly enjoyed this book and have my fingers crossed it will be an ongoing series . . . I enjoyed how the setting and dialogue suited post WWII England.” Carol B.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “The best I’ve read in a very long timeDeath at the Dolphin was fun with great characters!”

⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Twisty and complex combination of mystery and character study that has enough secrets and red herrings to keep you up through the night to finish. An eclectic and offbeat cast of characters definitely round out the fun.” Bonita S.

Murder by the Shore

“Another great read featuring Detective Siv Drummond and her team. A grandfather and his granddaughter are murdered as they prepare for her fourth birthday party and there seems no clear reason why. Siv knows the childs mother is hiding something but can it have any bearing on the deaths? I was gripped by this book and I did not see the end coming!” Barb Dee

“I’ve read all the DI Siv Drummond books so far and the latest serving Murder By The Shore was, like the previous three books a brilliant read. How I love Siv and her team. Can’t wait for the next one, many thanks.” Jean Watson

“I enjoyed this book from beginning to end. The story was completely different than any thing I have ever read. There were so many things going on at the same time . I would have liked to know what happened to some of the characters but it really wouldn’t change anything. I’d recommend this book to every one who loves mysteries.” Linda

Death by the Thames

“Your wedding day is supposed to be the happiest of your life but for Tyrone Swift’s new client it became her worst nightmare. Now, after the police have decided that the cause of death in his new case was suicide, Ty has to face a wall of disapproval and silence as he tries to prove the almost bridegroom hadn’t had a relationship with a very unsuitable young woman and could have been murdered. In this ninth Tyrone Swift novel he is once again investigating on behalf of those left unsatisfied by the results achieved so far. As in previous books the characterisation is what makes this shine. Ty is a great protagonist who leaps from the page, the dialogue is never forced or unrealistic and he is someone you want to succeed. In some ways this is a whodunit only at the end because each discovery and new fact Ty unearths are shown in such a way that you, as the reader, are investigating right along with him. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and recommended it unreservedly.” T Wood

“I have been jaded lately with detective\thriller novels, but have thoroughly enjoyed this series. I like the character development which runs throughout the series but I do wish the hero would finally fall in love again and find happiness. Enough of the breast beating! I do hope there is a tenth book or I will have to write a very stern letter to the author!😂” Verasity.

“It took me next to no time to get into ‘Death By The Thames’. In fact by the time I got to the end of the first page, I knew that I wasn’t going to be doing much else for the rest of the day apart from reading. I picked the book up only intending to read a chapter or two but I became so wrapped up in the story that I was still sat there several chapters and an hour later. I had my own theories as to what was going to happen and I had to keep reading to see if I was anywhere near the truth or if I had wandered down the wrong path entirely. I found ‘Death By The Thames’ to be a addictive, unputdownable page turner of a read. I was gripped by the story from start to finish and the story certainly kept me guessing and on the edge of my seat throughout.” Ginger Book Geek.

Murder in Mallow Cottage

⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A good read which kept me guessing. Looking forward to the next one. ” Barbara

⭐⭐⭐⭐ “An enjoyable book . . . Colourful cast of characters and an unusual setting.” Paul

“This storyline has a very complicated plot featuring many characters and it kept me guessing until the very end. Superbly written book as usual from one of my favourite authors.” Greta

⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I thoroughly enjoyed Murder in Mallow Cottage, which is an absorbing read with several twists and turns . . . I’m already looking forward to the next novel.” Elaine T.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Murder In Mallow Cottage is book three in the Siv Drummond series and hopefully there will be many more, as the host of characters keep the book chugging along at an ideal pace and it is one of those books that you don’t like to put down.” Iain

Murder in Pembrokeshire

“Tyrone Swift, private investigator, is a delightful character with an interesting private life. I have read the entire series. This is book eight and Gretta Mulrooney at her best. She writes with such compassion, I really feel sympathy for Tyrone’s sad life and I also enjoyed the descriptive idyllic scenes of rural Pembrokeshire.
Tyrone has gone for a break in Wales to visit his friend Afan, who has got something troubling him. Afan lives in a community setting – a cooperative which claims to be self sufficient, living off the land.
I found it engrossing and the reader is quickly immersed into the story when Tyrone arrives and finds that Afan has disappeared! Later Tyrone discovers his body and becomes a murder suspect! What was troubling Afan, and what has made him give up a luxury lifestyle in France to a life of austerity in Wales?
Tyrone is on the case and so many twists, turns and possibilities as Tyrone gets to know the community and their secrets. I thoroughly enjoyed it and didn’t predict the outcome. One of those books whereupon completion I went straight back to the beginning and reread the prologue!” Carol Stone, Amazon.

“Although book 8 in the series, this reads well as a standalone too. Ty Swift, ex Met and Interpol, and currently a private investigator, is invited by an old friend to visit him at his home in rural Wales in a commune like village with no wi-fi, tv and one landline. Initially it sounds idyllic until Ty arrives to find that his friend is dead and the neighbours all seem to be hiding something.
If you have read all or any of the other books in the series, then what I did like is that this story focuses a lot more on just Ty and not all the family issues (although they are mentioned) which sometimes detract from the story. Also the fact that there was very little internet and phone connectivity around, highlights just how much we have become reliant on it especially in a crisis. I enjoyed this book the best so far in the series.” Ruth Matheson, Amazon.

Never Came Home

“This is a riveting and gritty police procedural with enough mystery, intrigue and interesting developments to keep you rapidly turning the pages. It is certainly in the same vein as Mulrooney’s other books with writing that just flows beautifully and a plot that is well constructed and thought out. This is a tough case, like most cold cases, as people have short memories making it difficult to gain any accurate detail due to the passage of time but dogged investigator Siv isn’t about to give up now. ” The Book Doctor.

“The second outing of DI Siv Drummond and her close-knit team disappoints in no way at all. Once again, Mulrooney tackles a number of ‘taboo’ subject in an empathetic yet practical way, from the loneliness of widowhood to the sex drives of a young, wheelchair-bound man. I especially like that she has (in her Tyrone Swift books too), a fairly small cast of main characters, which enables the reader to get rally involved with their back stones, as they unfold and develop from book to book. Siv’s ghastly mother moves to be more central in this book and I look forward to the next one to see where she goes from here. As with her PI, Tyrone Swift, I find that I have come to care about Siv, Ali, Patrick and Noah and look forward to following their adventures in the rest of this series. I did not guess the perpetrator, which is always a good result for a mystery book, and the twists and turns of the plot really keep the pages turning. The overlap of people and lives in a small town are well and accurately portrayed.”

Her Lost Sister

“My first book by author Gretta Mulrooney, a smooth slow burner of a suspense where each reveal of the investigation brought its own subplot. The writing had depth and built up the suspense with a surety. Suspects were many who wanted the sisters dead, the author’s broad strokes showed the deeper links to them. They were quite complex, and I was left guessing.”

“Read almost the entire series. Loved everyone of them. English mysteries are my favorite. Characters are good. They are really puzzles not gory mysteries. This is a great series.”

“5 Stars – Brilliant.”

“A really page-turning book.”

These Little Lies

“The plot was great and kept me guessing all the way through to the end, which was not overly frantic, but a solid piecing together of all the evidence to an ending I did not expect” – The Word is Out

“I seemed to race through this book but that was due in part to the fantastic storylines, the interesting characters and above all to Gretta’s fabulous writing.” – Ginger Book Geek

“The first book in the D.I. Siv Drummond series and what a cracking read. Matis Rimas comes to England for a better life but it’s short lived.  While out fishing he finds a dead woman, takes out his phone,  feels a sharp stabbing pain and knows no more. It’s Monday morning, and Siv sets off for her first day at work with her new partner D.S. Ali Carlin, a man who never stops talking. Both are assigned to work on the murders. Lots of suspects to question to keep you guessing. A great start to a new series that you want to carry on reading, finding out more about all the characters’ lives. An ending that will shock you. This was a great read.” – Booklover Bev.

Your Last Lie

“I had plenty of guesses, all of them wrong so the novel held my attention throughout. The pacing is excellent.” E Tomasso

“I’m a seasoned crime reader, reading up to 500 books per year, and even I didn’t figure out what was going on.” Lou

“A great story, held my interest throughout, well interwoven with Swift’s complex private life. Surprised me at the end. I have just bought the first three books in the series.” BB

Low Lake

‘The book moves along at a steady pace and gains momentum as it progresses. There are many twists and turns along the way as the reader is caught up in the intrigue and suspense towards a real jaw dropping shocker of an ending nobody will see coming.’ BOOKS n ALLWatching You

‘This book is very well written and plotted. It builds suspense immediately. The reader is entranced from the beginning on hearing Thomas’ story.’

‘A thoroughly enjoyable read and extremely well thought out. Had me puzzled as an avid crime reader.’

‘A fascinating read with many twists and turns that keeps you guessing to the end. A must read.’

Two Lovers, Six Deaths

‘I love Swift, he is a very sympathetic character, a good man who is undergoing some private pain and therefore sees the pain in others…Can’t wait for no.4 in the series and would love if it they made a TV series.’ GOODREADS

Kristin H.5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning

“I am a mystery addict, and Two Lovers, Six Deaths satisfied my need for a great yarn! This is the first Gretta Mulrooney novel I have read. Her character’s are delightfully written and pull you into their lives so well that you empathize with their successes and failures! This novel was a quick read and left me hungry for more of Mulrooney’s work!”

Blood Secrets

‘It was a gripping thriller and good read till the last page….packed full of suspense…I love it…’ GOODREADS

Emma Louise Boisvert5.0 out of 5 stars WOW!!

“Absolutely loved this book! Extremely well written with believable characters and lots of twists! Highly recommend this book! Looking forward to reading more from this author! Well done Gretta”

The Lady Vanished

‘Beautifully written with psychological depth. This is a high-class private detective mystery which you won’t want to put down. There’s drama, conflict, and a family with some very nasty skeletons in the closet’ – Ann Abrams

‘This is a slow burn mystery, well written. Swift is a good character, suitable for people who like PD James. The story is believable and comes together well”

‘Excellent read, couldn’t put the book down. Hoping there will be more work for this new private detective.”

Araby

‘Rewarding each successive re-reading with deeper harmonies of emotion’ – The Guardian

‘A pleasure to read, this unsentimental London-Irish novel bristles with uncomfortable moments between mother and son.’ – The Independent

‘Araby is a beautifully written book, a magnificent read.’ – Big Issue

‘A tenderly funny and genuinely moving piece’ – Time Out

‘Short, sharp, beautifully written’ – The Bookseller

Marble Heart

‘A psychological tale echoing Barbara Vine’ -The Bookseller

‘A memorable tale with a shocking denouement’ – Time Out

‘Sharply, wickedly amusing’ -The Times

‘Mulrooney’s novel features characters who are so strong and language so vivid that readers will be riveted to her storytelling’ – Publisher’s Weekly

Out of the Blue

‘Loved this gripping book. Well-written and the characters are very real. What happens when you return to your first love? You’ll enjoy finding out in this page-turning women’s fiction.’ – Beth Boyd

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