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Blog Tour: A Beginner’s Guide to Murder – Rosalind Stopps*

Grace, Meg and Daphne, all in their seventies, are minding their own business while enjoying a cup of tea in a café, when seventeen-year-old Nina stumbles in. She’s clearly distraught and running from someone, so the three women think nothing of hiding her when a suspicious-looking man starts asking if they’ve seen her.

Once alone, Nina tells the women a little of what she’s running from. The need to protect her is immediate, and Grace, Meg and Daphne vow to do just this. But how? They soon realise there really is only one answer: murder.

And so begins the tale of the three most unlikely murderers-in-the-making, and may hell protect anyone who underestimates them.

My thoughts: this was very entertaining, as three old ladies decide to carry out a murder and rescue two young women in the process.

What’s happened to Nina and Ronnie is horrific, and gets very dark, so contrasting it with the humour of three women with no idea about the criminal underworld planning a hit helps. But Grace, Daphne and Meg have been through a lot in their 70 plus years, some of it dark too, and it has given them all a source of inner strength and determination to rescue Nina and Ronnie from their own nightmare.

*I was kindly gifted a copy of this book in exchange for taking part in the blog tour but all opinions remain my own.

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