July 13, 2024

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2024 Saturday Spotlight: The Expectant Detectives By Kat Ailes

2024 Saturday Spotlight: The Expectant Detectives By Kat Ailes

Before I put the spotlight on The Expectant Detectives By Kat Ailes, let me explain this new post. I thought it might be fun, every once in a while (now that were are in the second half of 2023), to spotlight a book releasing in 2024. Kind of a Can’t Wait Wednesday for 2024 and on Saturdays😏. I am going to provide a quote (on the featured image) Goodreads Summary/link, and the publication details. This is not a review but a post to wet everyone’s reading appetite for what is to come next year.

You will notice something with the first book I chose. According to Goodreads, it was published in 2023 by Zaffe. However, Minotaur has bought it and is releasing it in all formats (I believe Zaffe only released a Kindle Edition. This edition is not available to buy from Amazon. With that, here we go!

2024 Saturday Spotlight: The Expectant Detectives By Kat Ailes- Goodreads Summary

Motherland meets Midsomer Murders in this fresh and funny mystery about a group of soon-to-be mums who turn detective when there’s a murder at their antenatal class.


‘Cosy crime at its finest!’ JANICE HALLETT

‘A sharply witty debut’ SIMON BRETT

‘The epitome of fun and witty cozy crime’ iPAPER

For Alice and her partner Joe, moving to the sleepy Cotswold village of Penton is a chance to embrace country life and prepare for the birth of their unexpected first child. He can take up woodwork; maybe she’ll learn to make jam. But the rural idyll they’d hoped for doesn’t quite pan out when a dead body is discovered at their local antenatal class, and they find themselves suspects in a murder investigation.

With a cloud of suspicion hanging over the heads of the whole group, Alice sets out to solve the mystery and clear her name with the help of her troublesome dog, Helen. However, there are more secrets and tensions in the heart of Penton than first meets the eye. Between the discovery of a shady commune up in the woods, the unearthing of a mysterious death years earlier, and the near-tragic poisoning of Helen, Alice is soon in way over her head.


The Expectant Detectives By Kat Ailes-Quote

Kat Ailes Summary

Thank You To Minotaur Books for an advance copy of The Expectant Detectives, which releases on January 8, 2024.

Genre: Mystery, Humor, Cozy Mystery

Publication Date: January 8th, 2024

Publisher: Minotaur Books

What do you think of this new type of post? Please let me know! How does The Expectant Detectives sound to you? I think if you liked the Finlay Donovan Series, you’ll love this 2024 release!

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