Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The Norfolk Mystery On Tour and Giveaway

I’m delighted to be participating in author Ian Sansom’s Partners in Crime Virtual Blog Tour for his release, THE NORFOLK MYSTERY.

As a stop on the tour, I have the pleasure of telling you a bit about the author and sharing my thoughts on this tantalizing story. The author is also offering a giveaway on his tour (more on that at the end of the post). In addition, you can visit Sansom’s blog tour page to read an excerpt from THE NORFOLK MYSTERY.


Ian Sansom is the author of the popular Mobile Library Mystery Series. He is also a frequent contributor and critic for The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The London Review of Books, and The Spectator

He is a regular broadcaster on BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4.

For more on Sansom and his writing, visit his website and connect with him on Twitter.

THE NORFOLK MYSTERY, listed under the mystery/detective genre, is published by Witness Impulse. It’s 237 pages long and can be found on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Goodreads.


Norfolk_Mystery_Ian_Sansom_cover9dcd5b.JPEGTHE NORFOLK MYSTERY will take you back in time to a bygone England while entertaining you with an intriguing plot.

It’s 1937 and disillusioned Spanish Civil War veteran Stephen Sefton is broke. A mysterious ‘intelligence is essential’ advertisement grabs his attention and leads to his encounter with Professor Swanton Morley, an omnivorous intellect. 

Morley wants to do a history of traditional England including a guide to every county. Their first stop is in Norfolk. However, things don’t go as planned when the vicar of Blakeney is found hanging from his church’s bell rope. Did he take his own life or is there something more fiendish at hand? Morley and Sefton can’t leave until the death is settled, but some of the townspeople can’t wait for them to be gone.

Author Ian Sansom has a unique way of drawing the reader in. His writing is smooth and moves at a steady pace holding the reader’s attention until the end.

The characters are well-developed, eccentric and likeable. Sansom’s vivid descriptions enhances the story of a quaint England countryside with unusual locals and a suspicious suicide. The journey to find the answers is enjoyable making THE NORFOLK MYSTERY hard to put down. 

If you enjoy murder, mystery and mayhem with a hint of Agatha Christie, this is definitely a book for you.

The Norfolk Mystery by Ian Sansom, Witness Impulse, @2013, ASIN: B00E7RX68A, e-Book, 237 Pages 

FTC Full Disclosure – A digital copy of this book was sent to me as part of the author’s blog tour in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.


The publisher is giving away 5 eBooks for use in the BlueFire Reader App.  

Click here to enter the Rafflecopter form. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today. What are your thoughts on stories set in pre-World War II England?


  1. Thanks for sharing your review of this first in series mystery. The time between the wars is an interesting setting for crime novels, especially those that take place in Europe. Glad to see an author creating a compelling premise for traveling about England and solving murders along the way!

  2. Mason - Thanks for sharing this. This is an absolutely great series that I recommend. The setting, the context, the whole thing is terrific.


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