BRIAN KAVANAGH'S COZY MYSTERIES. Amateur sleuth Belinda Lawrence

BLOODY HAM Book Three

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Lights! Camera! Action!... Murder!
A rollicking puzzle and a turmoil of personal
relationships, some happy, some doomed,
some downright evil.

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***** A darned good yarn, March 17, 2012
This review is from: Bloody Ham (BELINDA LAWRENCE MURDER MYSTERY) (Kindle Edition)
Kavanagh at his best, this yarn takes the reader into the plastic world of film, with bloody murder along for the ride.

The two girls are back, Belinda - with a choice to make about marriage to Mark, while her old boyfriend Brad muddies the waters - and Hazel, who is at her rampant best with Tim, a young Australian editor. The plot moves at a good pace, and almost every question is answered. Brad is a bit of a twit, showing his hand at the end when confronted by - but I don't do spoilers!
I thoroughly enjoyed this mystery of two murders and plenty of suspects. As to the question of who Belinda chooses - Kavanagh had better be in the throes of writing the next novel in this series, or woe betide him...
Review by author Diana Hockley.
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Brian Kavanagh continues to be a master of a quick-paced but interesting plot that tenaciously holds the reader's interest to the very taut but satisfying end. Bloody Ham is definitely the best of the whole series he has written.
Well done, indeed, Brian Kavanagh!!!
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Reviewed by Viviane Crystal on November 11, 2007

****   An Interesting Setting with Entertaining Characters. Recommended.  For those who like an old-fashioned British mystery, rife with night scenes on the Thames, a Jacobean mansion, quirky, entertaining characters and a cutting wit, Bloody Ham is for you.
Kavanagh uses his insider knowledge of the film industry to bring Hollywood to London, with all the big screen politics, film star egos, sexual affairs and (literally) back-stabbing during the creation of an English period piece.
Review by Douglas Quinn, Author of Blue Heron Marsh, etal. www.douglasquinn.com

The third in the Belinda Lawrence series is as tight and well paced as the first two. The friendship between Hazel and Belinda is very believable and one that grows ever forward. Stories and legends about Ham House are deftly woven into the mystery and very enjoyable. I recommend this book for a great visit to an interesting place with fascinating characters and a dash of mayhem on the side.
Mary Fairchild
MYSTERY LOVERS CORNER

This is Kavanagh's BEST so far. Mystery readers will enjoy it to the last word on the last page. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
Reviewed by Nancy Madison, author of Whispers, a tale of suspense and her new historical novel, World Enough and Time others. (Cambridge Books) 
 
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 ***** Compulsive Page Turner, September 14, 2007
By Cyril Thomas (Dundee, Scotland)
After "The Embroidered Corpse" and "Capable of Murder" Brian Kavanagh just cooked Bloody Ham and it is delicious for the voracious reader. For the fans of Belinda and Hazel this delightful book is something to cherish. Kavanagh is a master of ingenuity and cerebral humour. The characters in Bloody Ham, are dexterously delineated and the book is a scream from beginning to end. A great murder mystery and drama with a touch of humour. Just go out and get the book...
 

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 With a realistic look at how filming is done and a cast of characters whose antics will have you smiling at times or wondering just how dangerous some of them might be, this is a story you will enjoy. Talented author Brian Kavanagh keeps us on our toes as the plot quickens and thickens with personal agendas and motives for murder are acted out against a setting you can see. You'll wish you could be there.
  This is a book I'm happy to recommend as a fun read to any mystery buff or reader who enjoys a great tale. Enjoy. I sure did.
Review by Anne K. Edwards Mystery Fiction 11/08/07

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“Brian Kavanagh's superb job of juggling the clues and keeping the mystery a mystery until the very end has produced another great story.”
“He is truly an author to watch.”
Lucille P Robinson Alternative-Read.com

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Author Brian Kavanagh doesn’t dwell on the relationship issues of the two women. The issues are there, but the emphasis is on solving the mystery. In this wonderful story twists, turns, suspects, ghosts, romance, and red herrings abound before a satisfactory conclusion.”
“Kavanagh knows the film industry, and BLOODY HAM is an authoritive, and humorous, peep behind the scenes.”
S.Roddom Reviewers Choice Oct 07

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“One particularly impressive thing was Kavanagh’s use of setting – both the crazy Hollywood set as well as the actual location of Ham House. The two are at odds with each other and yet Kavanagh blends them together seamlessly and manages to use both to commit and solve the crimes. It adds flavor to the story that would be lacking if either element were removed.”
“Armchair Interviews says: Bloody Ham is a fun, unique read and we look forward to more of Belinda and Hazel in the future.”

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Drama on film and in life, leads to more drama. While trying to solve not one, but two murders to save her own skin, Belinda has a personal drama.  She has to make a decision about the men in her life.
A well written tale that comes at you from several different levels.
Review by Wanda C. Keesey (author of Lost In The Mist release date May 2008) www.wandakeeey.com

REVIEW BY WANDA C. KEESEY

There is plenty of action in Bloody Ham as well as some interesting history. Bloody Ham is the third book in the Belinda Lawrence series and by far the best yet in this reviewers opinion. The characters are interesting and fun and the story line is good. Pat Reid - RAM Books 'n' Bytes

In all this tumult, Belinda finds herself torn between her long-time English lover, Mark and the energetic and exuberant Australian, Brad she met again on a trip to Australia.
Title: Bloody Ham
Author: Brian Kavanagh

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