For Richer, For Deader by Helen Golden


 Is the wedding between Sir Hewitt Willoughby-Franklin’s step-daughter and billionaire’s son off?

Rumours are that the recent death of Kelley Lindsell (29), the personal chef of tycoon Rudy (68) and  Sheri Trotman (65) at Sir Hewitt’s Fawstead Manor country estate in Fenshire, has spooked Sybil Bransgrove (36) so badly she’s considering cancelling her nuptials.

Meanwhile the bride and her mother, Lady Grace (61), are being supported by family friend Lady Beatrice (36), the Countess of Rossex, who, alongside her business partner Perry Juke, is currently managing the project to refurbish the Manor House and Lodge on the estate.

Not again! Now that Lady Grace has asked Lady Beatrice to liaise with the police during the investigation into Kelley’s death, she’ll have to cooperate with boorish Detective Chief Inspector Richard Fitzwilliam whether she likes it or not. Her only relief will be solving the murder with the help of her friends Perry and Simon and her dog Daisy to get rid of him faster.  But with so many wedding party guests staying on-site, any one of them could be the killer. Can they find out who it is before Sybil calls off the wedding…


My review

I’m delighted to be reviewing ‘For Richer, For Deader’ by this super author.

I like my mysteries cosy and light with plenty of touches of humour, larger-than-life characters, a few four-footed friends and a very clever plot. This book ticks all those boxes, and also creates an impressively aristocratic atmosphere for us at the country estate.

The action moves swiftly and keeps us on our toes as we’re really not sure what’s going to happen next. This author is adept at giving us unexpected twists and turns, and there’s certainly some of those in this book.

The synopsis above might suggest that there’s a slightly bewildering array of dramatis personae but that isn’t the case. They’re all so distinctive you very quickly suss out who’s who and how they all interact.

The cover is very catchy and classy.

In summary, this is immensely enjoyable escapism that whiles away an hour or two very, very agreeably.  A big thank you to the author.


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Author bio

Hello. I’m Helen Golden. I write British contemporary cozy whodunnits with a hint of humour. I live in small village in Lincolnshire in the UK with my husband, my step-daughter, her two cats, our two dogs, sometimes my step-son, and our tortoise.

I used to work in senior management, but after my recent job came to a natural end I had the opportunity to follow my dreams and start writing. It’s very early in my life as an author, but so far I’m loving it.

It’s crazy busy at our house, so when I’m writing I retreat to our caravan (an impulsive lockdown purchase) which is mostly parked on our drive. When I really need total peace and quiet, I take it to a lovely site about 15 minutes away and hide there until my family runs out of food or clean clothes

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