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The Bingo Hall Detectives

The Bingo Hall Detectives

Why a Booktrail?

2022: There’s a killer on the loose in the Lake District, and the members of the Penrith Bingo Club have decided they’re the ones to catch the culprit…

  • ISBN: B09G91BGHD
  • Genre: Cosy crime

What you need to know before your trail

Jason Brazel is an out of work journalist who lives in Penrith with his family and mother-in-law, Amita. She knows everyone and everything that’s going on in this corner of the Lakes.

So when it’s discovered that Madeline Forbisher, one of Amita’s fellow regulars at the bingo club has died, found by the postman outside her crumbling country home close to Ullswater Lake, she senses immediately this is no accident. The trouble is, no one else seems to take her suspicions seriously.

That is, until she enlists the help of her friends at the Penrith Bingo Club. Dismissed by many as eccentric, over the hill or out of touch, it turns out that it’s unlucky for some that these amateur sleuths are on the case…

Travel Guide

Penrith in the Lake District

Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, about 3 miles (5 km) outside the Lake District National Park. Ruins of Penrith Castle can be seen from the  railway station.

The main church is St Andrew’s which has ancient crosses and hogback tombstones known as the Giant’s Grave  and Giant’s Thumb.

Penrith has many wells where so-called ‘Well-dressing ceremonies’ would take place on days in May.

Just north of the town is a wooded signal-beacon hill named Beacon Hill, which was involved in the war against Napoleon. Traditionally, Beacon Pike warned of danger from Scotland. …….

BookTrail Boarding Pass: The Bingo Hall Detectives

Destination:  Penrith, The Lake District  Author/guide: Jonathan Whitelaw Departure Time: 2022

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