No Sign of a Damp Squib Under Cloudy Tuscan Skies

‘Murder in Florence’ by TA Williams

Also on the tour today, Being Anne and Chick Lit Central

A brand-new cozy crime series set in gorgeous Tuscany…It’s murder in paradise!

A glamourous film star…

Life as a private investigator in the suburbs of Florence isn’t always as glamourous as Dan Armstrong imagined it to be, until he is asked to investigate a recent spate of violent attacks on a Hollywood movie set in Florence. The star of the show, movie-star royalty Selena Gardner, fears her life is in imminent danger…

Foul play on set…

As Dan investigates, he discovers secrets and scandals are rife within the cast and crew. But with no actual murder, Dan believes these attacks could simply be warnings to someone…until the first body is found.

A dangerous killer on the loose.

Now Dan and his trusty sidekick Oscar are in a race against time to catch the murderer. But the more Dan uncovers, the more the killer strikes and Dan finds himself caught in the line of fire too! Is this one case Dan and Oscar will regret?

A gripping new murder mystery series by bestselling author T.A. Williams, perfect for fans of Lee Strauss and Beth Byers.

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I previously wrote in positive terms about the first in this series of books featuring Armstrong and Oscar, Murder in Tuscany.

If, like me, you like Italy and dogs – especially Labradors – then TA Williams has certainly hit upon a winning formula. As it happens, I do like both of these things so colour me delighted.

This is further accentuated if you happen to enjoy narrators with wry, lightly humorous voices, which Mr Williams again delivers on. What’s not to like from a protagonist who observes, “I’m sure Philip Marlowe never had water soaking his underpants.”

This neatly encapsulates what is so strong about Williams’ work – the characters are grounded and real in the ways they interact with the world while the metanarrative is in dialogue with the influences of the author, so Raymond Chandler meets Donna Leon who interacts with Agatha Christie and Michael Dibden.

Spring is definitely springing as I write this and, of course, poor Armstrong begins the novel exposed to the less picture postcard aspects of Tuscan weather, but this is a novel which will hold off even the heaviest April shower and spread some good cheer.


Author Bio –

T A Williams is the author of over twenty bestselling romances for HQ and Canelo and is now turning his hand to cosy crime, set in his beloved Italy, for Boldwood. The series will introduce us to retired DCI Armstrong and his labrador Oscar and the first book, entitled ‘Murder in Tuscany’, was published in October 2022. Trevor lives in Devon with his Italian wife.

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