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Death Awaits in Durham

Death Awaits in Durham

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2000s: Dastardly deeds in Durham

  • ISBN: B083ZSNNW5
  • Genre: Cosy crime

What you need to know before your trail

When librarian and budding private investigator Kitt Hartley visits her ex-assistant Grace Edwards in Durham, she soon learns of an unsolved murder.

A year ago Jodie Perkins, a Mechanics student, disappeared after her student-radio broadcast was cut short with a deafening scream. The police suspect Jodie was murdered although her body was never found.

Keen to be on the front line of one of Kitt’s investigations, Grace convinces Kit to use her recent private investigator training to solve the mystery. Can Kitt and Grace uncover the truth?

Travel Guide

Durham bound with The BookTrail

The Novel is largely set in Durham but there’s a nice time to be had in York too!


Life centres around the university and the library which is a nice place to be. An old city, with plenty of history and more. A city which feels lonely, as anywhere would, if you are away from home:

“Life in Durham had felt more isolated than expected. She felt isolated from her friends in York and Leeds….”

” The fact that Durham was essentially its own little peninsula cut off by the River Wear didn’t help with the sense of separation.”


There is mention of York and a nice sounding hotel – the Ryedale hotel. The iconic street of Walmgate also gets a nice mention.


BookTrail Boarding Pass: Death Awaits in Durham

Destination/location: Durham, York  Author/guide: Helen Cox Departure Time: 2000s

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