Today I’m also bringing you a review of Book 2 in the Sam Applewhite series, Doggerland by Heide Goody and Iain Grant – another fabulously funny , amateur sleuth mystery with a brilliant cast of characters……

ABOUT doggerland

Title: Doggerland
Author: Heide Goody & Iain Grant
Genre: Comedy Crime Mystery with a female sleuth
Series/Standalone:Standalone Book 2 of Sam Applewhite Series
Estimated page count: 344
Formats available: Paperback, Audiobook and eBook.  Available on Kindle Unlimited
Tour organised by: Rachel’s Random Resources

There’s something very wrong at the Otterside care home.

When Sam Applewhite tries to help a friend who’s lost a beloved pet she  finds that it’s just the first in a series of seemingly unconnected deaths. Is it her imagination, or do all of them somehow point back to the same residential home for seniors?

Sam’s skills are in demand elsewhere however, as she must orchestrate a safety drill with animal actors, cook dinner on an abandoned oil rig and keep an eye on those vikings who are building a longship.

When the police don’t see the pattern, it’s all down to Sam, and the closer she gets to uncovering what’s going on at Otterside, the more danger she’s in.


We’re back with Sam as she’s tasked with some crazy assignments through work (an ice age underwater zoo evacuation?!), asked to investigate the murder of a turkey, looks into a seniors retirement home with some wayward residents and spends Christmas in the most unexpected of places eating the most bizarre of Christmas dinners!  As some of the puzzle pieces come together, and Sam is the only person to see the pattern, she knows she must uncover what’s going on but the more she delves the deeper in danger she becomes……

Yet again Heide and Iain bring us a fantastic and funny story with some absolutely bonkers things going on! I laughed the whole way through this; and the comedy and mystery within will make you want to keep reading.  How they come up with these crazy storylines I have no idea but I love them! There are a few things going on in this book to keep you occupied, and I found it easy to follow and keep up with.

Sam is her fantastic self and I actually found she has a much better sense of humour in this book – her escapades on the oil rig had me shocked but laughing at the same time!  I love that Marvin gets a bigger part in this and gets to come back as Mr Marvellous so we can see him at his finest! I also absolutely love the cast of characters in Otterside – a brilliant bunch that you will love and find hilarious but who will also deliver some jaw dropping moments for you!

The main plot and sub-plots are all brilliant – each one as gripping as the next.  The writing style is fun, easy to follow and read and thoroughly enjoyable.

So if you’re looking for a fantastic comedy mystery with a brilliant amateur sleuth, some unbelievably bonkers moments and some fantastic characters, you should check this out.  This can be read as a standalone, but book 1 is also fab so if you’re thinking about reading this, check out both!  You can check out my review of Book 1: Sealfinger here.


You can check out my Meet the Author interview with Heide and Iain here.

Where to find them online: Heide Twitter | @HeideGoody ~ Iain Twitter | @IainMGrant


Thanks to Rachel for inviting me on to the tour and to Heide and Iain for my copy of the book.  All views and opinions are my own.

I’ll be back tomorrow with my review of book 3 so make sure you come back!

Chelle x

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