I love this quote re those antagonistic to genre fiction;
Author Jaci Burton tweeted, eminently wisely: “You know what’s wonderful about genre fiction? Something for everyone
to love. Also, never yuck on someone else’s yum.”
CAPABLE OF MURDER. Five Stars. ***** Cosy village mystery 28 Mar 2013 By chubbagrubb Format:Kindle Edition| Amazon Verified
Purchase I am always looking for new murder mystery authors to read, and Brian Kavanagh did not disappoint. Belinda is interesting,
intelligent and likeable as a main character and the narrative is full of twists and turns that keep you racing towards the
end. It may not have the gruesome `scare' factor - don't expect gory detailed descriptions of dead bodies, but it plays on
the genre of `village' mysteries - a cosy little town plagued by a sudden spate of killings. This is a well-crafted read perfect
for fans of Midsummer Murders and Miss Marple.
"Kavanagh managed to do what MC Beaton, does so well, incorporate humor within the confines of a credible mystery." - Mary
Lynn, author of 'Dear Cari' MyShelf.com
GOODREAD: 'Just before I started reading this book I was reading the book written by JK Rowling, The Cuckoo's Calling which
is also a crime fiction book. I have got to say Brian Kavanagh's book is so much better, well written, interesting, can't
help loving the 2 main characters, Belinda and her friend Hazel.'
Time to discover the six Cozy Plus, amateur sleuth Belinda Lawrence mysteries. Plot and character driven, cozy with an edge,
witty, amusing, exciting, each mystery centres around an historical event or item.
"I adore Belinda. She is a strong and independent character - in total control of herself."
Paperback and eBook.
Enjoy the video.
To know more about my books, this interview gives a background.
'It takes a dedicated writer to pull their series characters through each story without a formula developing. A formula which
can then become an anticipated pattern. Don't get me wrong, I do like my pattern favourites...Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys,
along with The Famous Five books come to mind. However, I do appreciate an author who knows how and when to grow their characters.
What pace the story being told requires...and listens to the story's demands for that pace.
Having been a fan of Belinda's since book one, closing "A Wicked Design" I feel there's a whole new chapter
opening up for her. A new path she's going to travel down and I'm curious to know what that brings her. What decisions she
Way to go, Brian. I'm forgetting she's a fictional character and you're her creator. I do hope you keep an ear open and
a blank screen ready for what Belinda wants next.'
ChrisChat Reviews - Mystery
REVIEWS & EXTRACTS ON EACH BOOK PAGE
There's nothing like a real book...
BELINDA LAWRENCE MYSTERIES.
"Another aspect of Mr. Kavanaghs writing is the historical knowledge he peppers throughout the story. Never does
this information dampen the telling, it only enhances the thrill of the solving." THE MUSE REVIEW OF THE EMBROIDERED
**** Gripping, suspenseful and beautifully written!, 1 April 2013
By ramblingsofanelfpire - Amazon Verified Purchase.
'The writing style was what made this for me; the way that the author created the atmosphere and suspense was artistic and
beautiful, yet did not distract from the plot at all.'
'There's nothing like a good old fashioned English cottage owned by a reclusive woman to arouse the interest of the reader.
Add a few British rainstorms, a mysterious and handsome neighbor with something to hide, a few real estate agents and lawyers
with ulterior motives and it all wraps up into a perfectly packaged mystery that makes the reader shiver with delight. Hopefully
this Belinda Lawrence mystery is the first of a series, and that Brian Kavanagh's first foray into mystery writing produces
a good many more books.'
Shelley Glodowski Senior Reviewer By Midwest Book Review (Oregon, WI USA)