Afternoon my lovelies. Hope you’re all looking forward to the match later…..COME ON ENGLAND!! Over the next three days I’m reviewing three books in the Sam Applewhite Series – starting with book one, Sealfinger by Heide Goody and Iain Grant….a fun and completely bonkers mystery!
Author: Heide Goody & Iain Grant
Genre:Comedy Crime Mystery with a female sleuth
Series/Standalone:Standalone Book 1 of Sam Applewhite Series
Estimated page count: 468
Formats available: Paperback, Audiobook and eBook. Available on Kindle Unlimited
Publisher: Pigeon Park Press (26 Jun. 2021)
Tour organised by: Rachel’s Random Resources
Some bodies just won’t stay buried.
When a client tells Sam Applewhite she’s seen ghosts in the nearby graveyard, Sam dismisses it as the ramblings of an old woman. She’s got bigger things to worry about — Keeping on top of her job at DefCon4 Security Services isn’t easy – particularly since her manager is a cactus and no one will tell her what her job actually is.
But when the ghost-spotting client goes missing and only Sam suspects foul play, she is compelled to dig deeper.
Aided by her retired stage magician father and the owner of the most outlandish junk shop on the sea front, Sam dives into a mystery involving psychotic seals, unexploded air force munitions, DIY foot surgery and a corpse that just won’t quit.
Sam has varied job at DefCon4 – supposedly a little bit of everything. One of which is delivering meals of wheels, where one of her clients tells her she’s seen ghosts up to no good in the graveyard. Sam thinks nothing of it until the lady goes missing…..
She also has a call at as part of her security work to Seal Land….where an alligator is found with someone’s trainer. But are the two incidents linked? Sam feels that she has to dig deeper to find out what happened to the client and what took place at Seal Land. But the more she digs, the more in danger she is putting herself. With the help of her ex-magician Dad and her new friend, Delia, will she be able to solve the mystery before the perpetrators catch up with her?
This is a funny and completely bonkers story with crazy seals, chaotic turkey chicks, a seemingly invincible guy, slutty barbies and more! Some of the things that happen in this will have you gobsmacked and laughing out loud all at the same time!
Sam is a brilliant character. Inquisitive and not in the least bit worried about what she might find. The way she deals with things is fantastic – especially the crazy seal! I love Delia; she’s such a brilliant, quirky characters who would make a fantastic, upbeat and eccentric friend. Sam’s Dad, Marvin, is another that you will love. Other characters in this are questionable, but what I will say is that Wayne is extraordinary! When you read this you will understand why!
Set in Skegness, it definitely doesn’t sell the town! Never having been there I can imagine it is quite a run down, deprived area, but it is near the seaside!
The plot is fantastic, crazy and unbelievable; the perfect book to lose yourself in if you want a good mystery and some bonkers fun! I thoroughly enjoyed it and am looking forward to book 2. Keep an eye out for my review of it tomorrow!
about the authors
You can check out my Meet the Author interview with Heide and Iain here.
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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.
Enjoy the football tonight my lovelies, and don’t forget to come back tomorrow for my review of book 2.