Murder Unexpected by Anita Waller @Bloodhoundbook @anitamayw

Book Description:

Kat and Mouse are back.

Church Deacon Kat and her friend Beth, known as Mouse, have started a private investigation business in the sleepy village of Eyam.

Kat, whose estranged criminal husband, Leon, is on the run, has a lot on her plate running the new business whilst heavily pregnant.

When a widow asks the sleuths for help, Kat and Mouse find themselves searching for the birth mother of the widow’s husband. But when it becomes clear that the widow isn’t telling the whole truth, Kat and Mouse are drawn into a deadly chase where nothing is what it seems.

Meanwhile, Kat’s husband has come back to Eyam and has Kat in his sights.

Can Kat and Mouse solve the case and escape the dangerous Leon?

This time they might just be out of their depth…

My Thoughts:

Murder Unexpected is the second book in the Kat and Mouse murder mystery trilogy. I would recommend reading the books in order as this one pretty much follows on from where the last one ends.

I absolutely loved the first book, Murder Undeniable, and couldn’t wait to read the next book. It didn’t disappoint and has been well worth the wait. I love Kat, Mouse and Doris, as they are such down to earth and lovable characters.

Whilst part of the story is to do with Leon, the majority of it is to do with the women’s new business and their new client. Both make for riveting and at times emotional reading. It is very much a female character driven story which is so refreshing and makes a nice change in this genre.

Murder Unexpected was another riveting and highly enjoyable novel. Even though this authors books all contain crimes and murder, I find them such easy reads. It’s like an old friend or your favourite pair of jeans, as soon as I pick one of Anita Waller’s books up, I know I am guaranteed a great reading experience as she has never let me down. Kat, Mouse and Doris really are the icing on the cake when it comes to this series. It’s down to them, as well as the authors talented writing skills of course, that it is a certainty to make them a big hit with readers.

My thanks to Emma Welton and Bloodhound Books for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.

Murder Undeniable is available to purchase from Amazon. (Please note that link used is an affiliate link).

About the Author:

Anita Waller was born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire in 1946. She married Dave in 1967 and they have three adult children.


She has written and taught creative writing for most of her life, and at the age of sixty nine sent a manuscript to Bloodhound Books which was immediately accepted.

In total she has written seven psychological thrillers and one supernatural novel, and uses the areas of South Yorkshire and Derbyshire as her preferred locations in her books. Sheffield features prominently.

And now Anita is working on her first series, the Kat and Mouse trilogy, set in the beautiful Derbyshire village of Eyam. The first in the series, Murder Undeniable, launched 10 December 2018, and the second in the series, Murder Unexpected, launches 11 February 2019.

The trilogy has now been promoted to a quartet following the success of the first book; she is currently working on book three, Murder Unearthed. Book four doesn’t have a title, a plot, a first sentence… but she remains convinced it will have!

She is now seventy-three years of age, happily writing most days and would dearly love to plan a novel, but has accepted that isn’t the way of her mind. Every novel starts with a sentence and she waits to see where that sentence will take her, and her characters.


In her life away from the computer in the corner of her kitchen, she is a Sheffield Wednesday supporter with blue blood in her veins! The club was particularly helpful during the writing of 34 Days, as a couple of matches feature in the novel, along with Ross Wallace. Information was needed, and they provided it.

Her genre is murder – necessary murder.

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