Posted in Cozy, Monday, mystery on December 1, 2014

In July, I was lucky enough to read and review L. B. Hathaway’s first book in a new cozy series, Murder Offstage.  This was such a fun book and I can’t wait to get to this book sometime in the future (and if you saw my stack of books you would understand!)  I also want to let you know that her first book is FREE from December 1st through the 5th.  So pick it up now!  You can find it on Amazon and Amazon UK

Tomb of the Honey Bee Cover


From acclaimed British author L. B. Hathaway comes this exciting new cozy murder mystery featuring the redoubtable Private Detective, Posie Parker.

This is the second book in the Posie Parker mystery series, although it can be enjoyed as a stand-alone story. Set across a number of exotic locations in the summer of 1921, ‘The Tomb of the Honey Bee’ is a mystery as sweet as honey, but with a distinct sting in the tail. A classic murder mystery which will appeal to fans of Agatha Christie and Downton Abbey.

When Posie is asked to find a world-famous explorer who has gone missing, she finds herself in murky waters yet again: an aristocratic family torn apart by hatred, a bizarre murder at an English country house, and a cryptic clue left behind by the explorer which is sweeter than honey, but deadlier than poison.

In a case where simply everyone has a motive for wanting the explorer dead, Posie’s investigation starts off in the English Cotswolds, takes her through the glamorous South of France, on to the mysterious island of Ortigia in Italy, and then into the Tombs of the Pharaohs in Egypt.

But is she being followed by a cold-blooded killer? And if so, why? And where has Len, her almost-boyfriend, disappeared to?


About the Author

Lily Author ShotCambridge-educated, British-born L.B. Hathaway writes historical fiction and contributes to a number of popular history magazines and websites. She worked as a lawyer at Lincoln’s Inn in London for almost a decade before becoming a full-time writer. She brings her love of detective novels set in the Golden Age of Crime and an obsession with English history to her own writing.

The Posie Parker series of cozy crime novels span the 1920s. They each combine a core central mystery, an exploration of the reckless glamour of the age and a feisty protagonist who you would love to have as your best friend.

Her other interests, in no particular order, are: very fast downhill skiing, theatre-going, drinking strong tea, Tudor history, exploring castles and generally trying to cram as much into life as possible. She lives in London and Switzerland with her husband and young family.

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