Book Tour| A portrait of death


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Today I am excited to be part of the book tour for A Portrait Of Death by Rhen Garland.

Rhen Garland lives in Somerset, England with her music writing, folk-singing husband, approximately 4000 books, an equal number of ancient movies, and a large collection of passive-aggressive Tomtes.

She enjoys the countryside, peace, and Prosecco, and the works of Ngaio Marsh, Glady Mitchell, John Dickson Carr/Carter Dickson, Agatha Christie and Terry Pratchett.




In the quiet English village of Marmis Parva, a weekend house party is organised by a society hostess and all the top names are invited.

But this is no ordinary party.

Two men are savagely murdered during the course of the first evening and a young man, presumed dead, returns home after two years imprisonment in South Africa bringing with him proof of treason.

Detective Chief Inspector Elliott Caine’s long-awaited holiday in the Lake District is cancelled as he is brought in to investigate the peculiar nature of the murders. More bodies are discovered and Elliott has to manoeuvre between high society, Government protocols, and the heinous nature of the crimes if he and his old friend Detective Sergeant Abernathy Thorne, are to catch the sadistic killer, and the traitor lurking amongst them.

When Caine’s past comes back to haunt him, will his judgement be too clouded to focus on solving the crime?

Will the Boer spy’s identity be uncovered before they can flee?





Potential Trigger Warnings: There’s an attempted sexual assault. There is also threat, and fear, but none of the killings go into excruciating detail.

I loved this murder mystery and was full on gripped from the start right til the end. I'm excited for the other books in the series to be released. 

A Portrait Of Death is a murder mystery set in the Victorian era. There are lots of plot twists and Rhen has such beautifully descriptive passages within this book she is certainly a writer to watch out for as this was an amazing written debut novel.

You can purchase A Portrait Of Death over on Amazon.