Blurb: After a stressful week, TV reporter Cora Baxter is ready for a quiet weekend. But what she hadn’t counted on was witnessing the shocking death of a young woman on her way home. She discovers seventeen-year-old Leanne had been protesting against a new housing development, angering the powerful establishment. Leanne’s death is ruled a suicide, but when puzzling information comes to light, Cora decides to investigate further.
She doesn’t know what an unscrupulous businessman, a suspended police officer and hate-mail sending neighbours have to do with the case – but she knows there is a news story there.
With her eccentric camera crew on hand to help, can Cora tie the strands of Leanne’s case together – or will other forces interfere?
The Development is the third in the Cora Baxter Mysteries series.
It seems that Cora is at it again. Into all sorts of things she shouldn’t be. But this time a body falling from a bridge onto her car really isn’t her fault right!? Don’t forget pissing off the entire police force. What’s a girl to do right? Poor Cora. She really was ready to hang in the towel there for a moment.
This is a cozy little mystery that is full of laughs and good banter amongst friends. This book is steady paced and never rushed. This action packed read that will have you guessing till the end.
This is the first book I have read by this author. I enjoyed the fact that the author uses her experience as a reporter and journalist to make her book seem real and authentic. The plot was well written and the characters were fun and engaging. This is not the first book in the series, but I did not feel lost reading it. But I am sure if I read the other book first then it would have only gave me more depth to the characters than I already had. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good mystery with an amateur sleuth.
Author bio: Jackie Kabler is a journalist, TV presenter and author. She spent twenty years as a TV news reporter for GMTV, ITV and BBC news, and now works as a presenter for shopping channel QVC and is author of the Cora Baxter Mysteries, a series of murder mysteries set in a television newsroom. The Development is her third novel. Jackie lives in Gloucestershire with her husband, who is a GP.
The Development Giveaway
This giveaway is International and is for a signed bundle of Jackie Kabler’s entire Cora Baxter series of books – yay!