PUBLISHED BY CONSTABLE ON THE 25th AUGUST 2022
What a wonderful setting for this murder, with many lovely descriptions of the gardens and the house you almost forget why you are here and then bang he is dead! With them all under suspicion it is down to Pearl to do the digging and piece this together, it seems unobtainable as everyone seems to be at another location. I did think a wedding was not a place to have a murder but it all works so well with the characters blending right in with the setting. Pearl loves a good murder or does she love working with DCI Mike McGuire? Who is now her fiance but is she ready for all that marriage brings to her lifestyle? All these questions and more are answered in this superb read, just right for your Christmas list.
Another best seller for Julie Wassmer and of course the TV series Whistable Pearl on Acorn tv which has just filmed the second series in Whitstable, a lovely coastal town not far from where I live. It never loses its appeal to read and watch a story set in a place you know. I’m looking forward to having a look around Mount Ephraim in the near future as it sounds idyllic.
Julie Wassmer is a UK TV drama writer who wrote the BBC series EastEnders for almost 20 years until becoming an author of the popular Whitstable Pearl Mystery crime novels – now a major new TV series, Whitstable Pearl, starring Kerry Godliman, Howard Charles and Frances Barber.
In 2010, Julie’s memoir, More Than Just Coincidence, entered the Sunday Times Best Selling Non-Fiction Top 20 and became Mumsnet Book of the Year. Her debut novel, The Whitstable Pearl Mystery, followed in 2015, published by the award-winning Little, Brown Book Group.
Seven other books in the Whitstable Pearl Mystery series have since followed, with more on the way – including Murder at Mount Ephraim due out in August 2022. The second season of the TV series Whitstable Pearl is being filmed for screening later in 2022. Julie is an executive producer of the series which is made by Buccaneer – the production company behind Marcella – for the streaming service Acorn TV.
Julie lives on the coast in Whitstable where she shares a home with her husband, Kas, and cats, Maisie and Lily. She also spends a great deal of time campaigning on local and environmental issues.