The Body on the Doorstep by A.J. MacKenzie

Review published on November 16, 2016.

Romney Marsh, Kent, 1796, the peaceful little village of St Mary is shocked when a dying man is found on the doorstep of Reverend Hardcastle. With his dying breath, he utters the words “Tell Peter” and “Tell Peter…mark….trace..” Just who is Peter and what do the words “mark and trace” mean? Hardcastle embarks on a mission to solve this riddle, but not before news of another death rocks the village. This time it’s a customs man. Are the two deaths linked and does smuggling have anything to do with it? Hardcastle and the ingenious Mrs Chaytor (widowed) are ready to solve these crimes, but they won’t do that without putting their own lives in danger.

I was sent this to read and review, and I have to say, it is one of the best books I have reviewed. The details of the land and history that form the background of the story, along with the map at the front of the book, are excellent. I can’t wait for the next book in the series.

Angie Rhodes 5/5

The Body on the Doorstep by A.J. MacKenzie
Zaffre 9781785761201 pbk Aug 2016

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