A Witch Hunt in Whitby
by Helen Cox
Published April 15th 2021
THE LATEST KITT HARTLEY MYSTERY, SET IN THE HEART OF YORKSHIRE
A serial killer is loose in Yorkshire, and has claimed three victims in three months. Eleven days before each murder, a large purple V is painted on the front door of the victim's house. The victims, all of whom have some association with the occult, are found drained of blood with two red marks on their neck.
When RUBY BARNETT comes home one evening to find a large purple V on her front door, it becomes clear she is the so-called Vampire Killer's next victim. Private Investigators KITT HARTLEY and GRACE EDWARDS have just eleven days to solve the mystery and save Ruby's life. The clock is ticking .
This is the fifth book in the Kitt Hartley mystery series by Helen Cox.
I have read three books in this series now and discovered that I somehow missed where Kitt became a P.I. That is a new and interesting twist I wasn’t expecting. I totally enjoyed the first book in the series where I got to meet D.I. Mal Halloran. Definitely a favorite character for me. I wish he had the same spark and passion as in book one. I loved how he was depicted in that one. It is almost like he has decided to just let Kitt do what she wants even though it might get him in trouble with his superiors for having such a nosey girlfriend. I think maybe the conflict in this area was what made the paring of Kitt and Mal so good in the beginning.
For me this was less about the mystery and more about the characters. I find them to be the major focus and love learning about all of their lives. The mystery was thrilling and captivating, don’t get me wrong. There are just some books you just want to walk into and see how your friends are doing before even touching the mystery of the thing.
Overall it is a great read. And a wonderful series!
Loved so much about it. If you like cozy mysteries, definitely check this one out. You won’t be disappointed.
I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) in return for an honest review. I thank NetGalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this title. Opinions are completely my own.