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BELINDA SAYS, 'HELLO'.
HAZEL WHITBY TELLS YOU ALL !
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BELINDA LAWRENCE INTRODUCES 'BLOODY HAM'.

A NEW Belinda Lawrence mystery.

Belinda Lawrence returns to her home town of Melbourne, to discover a murder that's close to her heart.
 A murder which leads to the seat of political power, Parliament House.
 The various threads of deceit and intrigue are gradually unravelled and, with Hazel Whitby at her side, Belinda is confronted by warring political factions.
 The mystery deepens with the discovery of a priceless historical item, of value to both political powers, and which places Belinda's life in jeopardy.
 The gregarious Major;
 An enigmatic university Professor;
 Two colourful antique sellers;
 Eccentric retired music-hall entertainers;
 And Belinda's partner, Mark Sallinger...
 ...all immersed in the scheming and covert encounters besieging Belinda as she solves her most challenging mystery.
 Book Five in the Belinda Lawrence mystery series.

A WICKED DESIGN a Belinda Lawrence mystery. Book Five. from Brian Kavanagh on Vimeo.

REVIEW QUOTES


I was lucky enough to get a free copy of this book from the Author through Good Reads. I'm about half way through reading this book and I couldn't wait to leave a review. This is a great book hard to put down. 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. This book makes me more disappointed in the Cuckoos Calling which has returned to my bookshelf only half read. Instead I will now be buying all the other books in the Belinda Lawrence Mystery series. Thanks you Brian and please keep adding to this series. 

GOODREADS

'I think the author's decision to base this novel in his, and Belinda Lawrence's, home town of Melbourne is a very successful one, as is his basing one of the plot lines on a piece of Melbourne's colourful history. It also considers the ever present Republican debate, a very real Australian political divide.

A WICKED DESIGN is a well constructed cozy with a heroine who has grown in stature with every outing in this series. Belinda Lawrence and her antique dealer friend Hazel Whitby are very realistically drawn, as is Belinda's fiance Mark Sallinger.'

PARADISE MYSTERIES


***** A Wickedly Good Read, October 24, 2013 Amazon
By 
Marvin Allan Williams (Fayetteville, North Carolina) This review is from: A Wicked Design: A Belinda Lawrence Mystery (Kindle Edition)
This was the best of the Belinda Lawrence Mysteries so far. Historical treasure unearthed, relational intrigue, humor, and of course no mystery would be complete without a dead body or two.
P.S. I'm growing quite fond of Hazel.

Marvin Williams rated it 5 of 5 stars ***** Good Reads
Shelves: kindle
I absolutely love this series and A Wicked Design did not disappoint. The best so far. Character development is a plus. I'd share a few drinks with Hazel anytime.
http://cadogancainmysteries.wix.com/cain

***** Five Stars:  Each novel by Brian Kavanagh gets better and better, but A Wicked Design… is certainly the best of all his works.  Intense, complex plots with unpredictable characters interact so that the reader will have to read this novel in one or two sittings, as it’s very, very hard to put down once it’s started.  There’s also a nice touch of history and its symbolic value in government that’s informative and intriguing as well! All in all - very nicely done, Brian Kavanagh!  
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***** A Wicked Design by Brian Kavanagh, September 18, 2013 By Betty Sullivan La Pierre (Sunnyvale, CA United States)
This review is from: A Wicked Design (a Belinda Lawrence Mystery) (Paperback)
Brian Kavanagh has done it again. Another great mystery "A WICKED DESIGN" starring Belinda Lawrence and Hazel Whitby. After learning of the death of a very dear friend and ex-boyfriend of Belinda, the two women set a goal to find out why he was murdered and by whom.

**** History, Mystery and a Tour of Melbourne, October 22, 2013
By 
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This review is from: A Wicked Design: A Belinda Lawrence Mystery (Kindle Edition)
 ‘A precious trophy from the 19th century, used by the Parliament, is found, then lost, then found again. Meanwhile bodies fall to left and right, and the dauntless female detectives are hot on the trail of the criminals. Hazel Whitby and Belinda Lawrence are nicely juxtaposed as characters (Hazel with her fondness for gin and younger escorts; Belinda a thoroughly nice young thing.) I'm not a great detective myself, but I have enjoyed Brian Kavanagh's books as a relaxing and at times very amusing read. A dry sense of humour is frequently evident, keeping the book out of the gruesome category. I will be reading the next book by this author.’

**** Wonderful story in delightful setting, October 21, 2013
By 
Mary R. Fairchild "Mare F" (Winsted, CT) - See all my reviews
 This review is from: A Wicked Design: A Belinda Lawrence Mystery (Kindle Edition)
The fifth adventure with Belinda Lawrence was well worth the wait. This story takes place in Australia and brings with it a sense of adventure and suspense. From the insidious hook at the beginning to the solution of the mystery one is treated to a rare visit to Melbourne and some of its most interesting sites. A delightful tale with a vacation into the mix. I sincerely recommend this book for anyone who would like to spend some time following a bit of history in a fresh arena.

***** Exciting Murder In Delightful Melbourne, September 27, 2013
By 
L. Rigod "avid mystery reader" (Nice, CA USA) - See all my reviews
This review is from: A Wicked Design (a Belinda Lawrence Mystery) (Paperback)
‘Trying to make contact with the victim's family, Belinda is immersed into the new civil war between the Roundheads and Cavaliers. What has a proposed Dome being added to the House of Parliament have to do with the victim? Who are the strange mourners at the funeral and what are their connection to the deceased? Encountering retired music hall entertainers, colourful antique dealers, a gregarious Major, and more has Belinda and Hazel twirling. The most alarming? What is Belinda's fiancÚ, Mark Sallinger involvement? This novel's storyline was complex and filled with surprises for the reader.’

Sally906's review Nov 20, 13
**** 4 of 5 stars
bookshelves: mystery, australian-author 
Read from October 28 to November 09, 2013.
'I enjoy Brian Kavanagh’s books – each one is well-written with believable plots, historical facts, suspense and humour. In fact Brian’s talent is being able to skilfully weave true history, legend and fiction into one story. In A WICKED DESIGN the elements of the English Civil War between the Roundheads and Cavaliers has been brought to Australia. Trouble is how does it connect to Brad’s murder? And will being a suspect affect the relationship between Belinda and Mark? And will the wonderfully uninhibited Hazel ever settle down – and do we want her too? More murders occur before all is eventually revealed in an unexpectedly hot finale in a beautiful setting.'
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/751163700 

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