I really loved ‘Death Is Only The Beginning’ by JM Dragon as it is a wonderful mixture of mystery, humour and romance. Millicent Parker is a code breaker during WW2 and spends her weeks in London and her weekends with her lover Charlie in the country. When she dies in an accident and finds herself bound to Violet Reed, the driver of the car, things start to get very interesting. Was it really an accident? As the pair begin to investigate they realise that they must deal with Charlie and private investigator Pru who are also looking into the mystery. Charlie was my favourite character as she was caring, strong and so loveable and I wanted her to find happiness. The bickering between Milly and Violet was laced with a fair amount of sexual tension – but would they ever admit to that? The story was a very unusual scenario and full of surprises. It was also set in an English village which, in my mind, is the perfect place for a mystery. I want more of these characters and can see this becoming a well-loved series of books. Highly recommended.
I was given this ARC by Affinity Rainbow Publications in return for an honest review.