Death Stalks Kettle Street



Some accidents are no accident…

An Amazon US/UK Top 100 Bestseller.

Someone is murdering Greg Unsworth’s neighbours and staging the deaths to look like accidents.

Greg knows the truth, but when he’s grappling with OCD and simply closing his front door and crossing the road are a battle, how is he supposed to catch a serial killer?

From the internationally bestselling author of Where the Dead Walk, Vessel and Cold Sweats & Vignettes comes a cosy murder mystery with a difference…

Meet Greg Unsworth, afflicted with OCD, who begins to realize that a series of fatal accidents on his street are in fact a series of murders. After encountering Beth Grue at the scene of one such crime, the two bond over their shared fears and suspicions, and struggles: Beth has cerebral palsy. When the police repeatedly dismiss their concerns, they take matters into their own hands and attempt to discover the killer’s identity and expose him…

What Amazon reviewers are saying –

– Death Stalks Kettle Street is so much more than your average whodunit.

– completely unputdownable! Not your traditional who-dun-it, Death Stalks Kettle Street is a character fueled murder mystery, cleverly written, shining a comedic insight into the quintessential English street.

– I could not put this down. And when you think you know who did it, you will most likely be wrong. Loved it.

– Wow! I absolutely LOVED this book! I’m always looking to be surprised by the books that I read, I like something a little different-a twist on the norm. And this book had it all for me! It’s probably best described as a cosy mystery but don’t be afraid if that’s not your normal cup of tea as is SO much more than that!

– Brilliant, quirky and charming, I could go on and on. John Bowen has written and absolute corker of a book which I struggled to put down.

– Beth has cerebral palsy and Greg OCD, however, they complement each other and add that much more heart to the story. I myself have been diagnosed with OCD and found that the subject is very accurately described and given the respect the subject deserves.

– A gripping ‘cosy’ murder mystery, one of the best I’ve read in a long time. An absolute must for the fans of Agatha Christie. Well written, intelligent, with wonderful, original characters and unpredictable, suspenseful storyline.

– What a gem of a book! I loved the characters, the plot, the beautiful prose – just everything!

– A thoroughly enjoyable read, with many jaw dropping moments.

– I love both quirky reads and old fashioned ‘cosy crime’ novels; this is a brilliant combining of the two to give a modern challenging ‘whodunnit’ puzzle with some fabulous lead characters. It has some great twists and turns, enough convincing ‘suspects’ for you to consider but I think Greg and Beth are the real stars of this book.

– So much more than just a murder/mystery book. Full of wonderful characters!

– a brilliant murder mystery that keeps you guessing right until the end. With lots of twists and wonderful character moments throughout this is a book I won’t easily forget.

– If you are a sucker for a great ‘who dunnit’ that keeps you guessing right until the end then this is definitely one for you -BUT this book is so much more than that!! It is beautifully written and has the most wonderful lead characters.

– There’s a month still to go, but for me, best book of 2016 is already closed and Death Stalks Kettle Street is walking away with the prize.


3 thoughts on “Death Stalks Kettle Street

  1. Brilliantly written. So refreshing to read this genre written with such style and turn of phrase. I enjoyed reading it for the linguistic excellence alone but the story was so clever and the book a real page turner. I was congratulating myself on solving it but was wrong!!

    Just one thing, redback spiders in Australia don’t kill people. There hasn’t been a death from a bite for eons. A normal adult would just feel a bit poorly, a child more so. The deaths had underlying circumstances. Should have chosen a funnel web or something and researched a bit more.

    Brilliant book though.


    1. Hi Pauline.

      Thank you so much for that deliriously lovely praise. It honestly is fantastic when someone tells me they enjoyed the book.

      I’m sure that’s absolutely true about the redback, and the dangers of not researching, and… I’ve really no excuse since my sister lives in Australia (although we could consider blaming her for not catching it?).

      Ultimately, though, I’m going to pull out the good old ‘get out of jail free’, ‘artistic licence’ card. 🙂

      While I have you, I wondered, could I be just a little cheeky and maybe beg an Amazon review for the book?

      They really are a huge help to indie authors like me, and really encourage other people to give the book a chance.

      If you’re already ahead of me and left one, brilliant. Thanks!

      All the best



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