Fowl Murder: A Cozy Murder Mystery with a Silver-Haired Amateur Sleuth

· Kanga Press
3 reviews

About this ebook

A secret on the savannah. A bewildering death. Can a silver-haired sleuth solve a mystery before the sun sets?

Community vet “Mama Rose” Hardie just want to enjoy her golden years in Kenya, taking care of local animals, and supporting her disabled husband.

But her tranquil life is blown apart when a forgotten confidant returns and stirs up a hornet’s nest. When a long-forgotten tragedy is dragged out into the open, she barely catches her breath before her childhood friend falls prey to a wily predator.

With the police warned off, this incorruptible woman agrees to help the victim’s son hunt down the cunning killer. But the lead suspect is killed, and Rose’s plans for a peaceful life end up dead and buried…

As old wounds are opened, and past and present collide, will Mama Rose’s pursuit of justice lead to her own extinction?

Fowl Murder is the first book in the compelling Kenya Kanga Mystery series. If you like determined heroines, unpredictable twists and turns, and vivid African settings, then you’ll love Victoria Tait’s captivating tale.

Buy Fowl Murder to solve a searing whodunit today!

“I really loved this book. It grabbed me and did not let go.” Goodread Member’s Review ⭐

“A must read for Christie fans!” Goodread Member’s Review ⭐

“Absolutely loved it. If you enjoy Alexander McCall’s number one ladies detective series or a good dose of Miss Marple then you really need to read this.” Goodread Member’s Review ⭐

“An exotic setting, unusual characters, and a mystery with… enough twists to keep you thinking.” Amazon Review 

“Ms. Tait has taken us to Kenya and creates wonderful imagery with her words. I could easily envision every place the characters went... Victoria Tait is an author to watch.” Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book

“Excellent storytelling, likable and well-portrayed characters, a murder mystery that keeps one guessing until the end and a marvelous setting make Fowl Murder one of the must-read books of this year.” The Book Decoder

“I loved Victoria Tait’s “Fowl Murder” (and the prequel, “Grevy Danger” a free novella on her website) . . . As a lover of all things Africa, I enjoyed the well drawn setting, the local words and ways of doing things.” Here’s How it Happened

“I really enjoyed the Kenya location as it is a bit different than a typical cozy mystery. The author painted a vivid picture and made me feel like I was actually there.” Socrates’ Book Reviews

3 reviews
ambica gulati
April 16, 2021
Victoria's writing style moves the reader between the Kenyan landscape and the myriad emotions that make up human life. A multitude of emotions play out such as hostility, love, greed, guilt, trust, loyalty, whispers from the past and more. Interstingly, her detective is your regular homemaker and community member--there are no frills here. I enjoyed the chapters where Mama Rose, the vet, drives to help with a sick horse or puts light on the poaching in the area. Moreover, the conversations are sprinkled with native Kiswahili words, which makes it more pleasurable. The book is simply writtern, easy to read and is a good blend of the real and the imaginative.
Heather W
August 21, 2020
Fowl Murder is the first book in the Kenya Kanga Mystery series and is a fantastic start to this new series. I loved this book and the descriptions of Kenya that bring the book to life. The characters are realistic, relatable, eccentric, and likable. The storyline is well crafted and captured my interest from start to finish with mystery, murder, motives, danger, and intrigue. I am looking forward to reading more books about Rose Hardie in the Kenya Kanga Mystery series. I read and reviewed this book with no obligation.
Janice Tangen
February 6, 2022
Kenya, veterinarian, murder, murder-investigation, amateur-sleuth, family, family-dynamics, friendship, rural***** The people were the best part of the story (to me), then the descriptions of attire/places. But overall is the well-done whodunit with just the right amount of twists and red herrings. I really enjoyed this trip to another country and its people!

About the author

Hello, I am new author launching my Kenya Kanga Mystery series. I've drawn on 8 years living in rural Kenya with my family to transport my readers to a world of curiosity, community and conspiracy. The Kenya Kanga Mystery series brings to life the beauty of the Kenyan landscape, the magic of its wildlife and the warmth of its people.

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