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