The Postscript Murders (Harbinder Kaur #2) by Elly Griffiths @ellygriffiths @QuercusBooks #Thriller #BookReview #NetGalley #ThePostscriptMurders


The ultimate gripping murder mystery from the bestselling author of The Stranger Diaries and the Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries

PS: Thanks for the murders.

The death of a ninety-year-old woman with a heart condition should absolutely not be suspicious. DS Harbinder Kaur certainly sees nothing to concern her in carer Natalka’s account of Peggy Smith’s death.

But when Natalka reveals that Peggy lied about her heart condition and that she had been sure someone was following her…

And that Peggy Smith had been a ‘murder consultant’ who plotted deaths for authors, and knew more about murder than anyone has any right to…

And when clearing out Peggy’s flat ends in Natalka being held at gunpoint by a masked figure…

Well then DS Harbinder Kaur thinks that maybe there is no such thing as an unsuspicious death after all.

From the sleepy seaside town of Shoreham to the granite streets of Aberdeen, The Postscript Murders is a literary mystery for fans of Anthony Horowitz, Agatha Christie and anyone who’s ever wondered just how authors think up such realistic crimes…

PS: Trust no one


The Postscript Murders


What a brilliant read this is. It is a rather gentle murder mystery to solve with a band of wannabe super sleuths who are entertaining in their own right. When 90-year-old Peggy is found dead by her carer it seems that the old lady had just simply come to the end of her life but something just doesn’t feel right about it all, especially when a postcard is found.

I was in my element reading this story as it revolved around the world of authors, book signings and crime festivals, as well as solving the crime of course. Peggy has quite a collection of books that have some rather unusual dedications in them to her. It is Peggy’s carer that feels there is something more to her death.

This is the second book in the DS Harbinder Kaur series, who is a 36-year-old gay Sikh who lives with her parents. They don’t know that she is gay and it isn’t something she feels she can talk to them about. She is more than happy to come home to still be pampered, she is definitely not someone that likes cleaning or cooking.

The motley crew of carer, ex-monk and elderly resident that lives in the same sheltered accommodation and was a good friend of Peggy’s, take a trip northwards to do a little more digging. Much to the horror of DS Harbinder, it isn’t long before the murders grow in number, with the same peoples’ names entwining time and time again as well as an identical postcard that they have all received.

Brilliant characters, great storyline and a joy to read.

I wish to thank NetGalley and the publisher for an e-copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly.


Elly Griffiths

Thank you for visiting my Amazon author page! I’m the author of two crime series, the Dr Ruth Galloway books and the Brighton Mysteries. Last year I also published a stand-alone, The Stranger Diaries, and a children’s book, A Girl Called Justice. I have previously written books under my real name, Domenica de Rosa (I know it sounds made up).

The Ruth books are set in Norfolk, a place I know well from childhood. It was a chance remark of my husband’s that gave me the idea for the first in the series, The Crossing Places. We were crossing Titchwell Marsh in North Norfolk when Andy (an archaeologist) mentioned that prehistoric people thought that marshland was sacred ground. Because it’s neither land nor sea, but something in-between, they saw it as a bridge to the afterlife; neither land nor sea, neither life nor death. In that moment, I saw Dr Ruth Galloway walking towards me out of the mist…

I live near Brighton with Andy. We have two grown-up children. I write in a garden shed accompanied by my cat, Gus.

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