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Can the past really come back to haunt you? Cambridge, Christmas 1922Posie Parker has cleared a space in her hectic schedule to try to unravel a tragedy in her own family. But Posie’s past is hiding around every turn in the old University town, and she finds herself taking on a new case which is positively teeming with ghosts, shadows and secrets, where nothing is quite w Can the past really come back to haunt you? Cambridge, Christmas 1922Posie Parker has cleared a space in her hectic schedule to try to unravel a tragedy in her own family. But Posie’s past is hiding around every turn in the old University town, and she finds herself taking on a new case which is positively teeming with ghosts, shadows and secrets, where nothing is quite what it seems.In a quest to find out what happened to Dr William Winter, a brilliant Cambridge doctor who disappeared five years previously, Posie is forced to confront her own painful memories of the Great War.But just how safe is it really to go digging up the past?And will Posie get to spend Christmas this year with anything other than Mr Minks, the office cat and a lonely heart for company?This is a classic Golden Age of Crime mystery which will appeal to fans of Agatha Christie and Downton Abbey. 'The Vanishing of Dr Winter' is the fourth book in the delightfully classic Posie Parker Mystery Series, although the novel can be enjoyed as a stand-alone story in its own right. If you love an action-packed historical cozy crime with a feisty protagonist, download a sample or buy 'The Vanishing of Dr Winter' now.


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Can the past really come back to haunt you? Cambridge, Christmas 1922Posie Parker has cleared a space in her hectic schedule to try to unravel a tragedy in her own family. But Posie’s past is hiding around every turn in the old University town, and she finds herself taking on a new case which is positively teeming with ghosts, shadows and secrets, where nothing is quite w Can the past really come back to haunt you? Cambridge, Christmas 1922Posie Parker has cleared a space in her hectic schedule to try to unravel a tragedy in her own family. But Posie’s past is hiding around every turn in the old University town, and she finds herself taking on a new case which is positively teeming with ghosts, shadows and secrets, where nothing is quite what it seems.In a quest to find out what happened to Dr William Winter, a brilliant Cambridge doctor who disappeared five years previously, Posie is forced to confront her own painful memories of the Great War.But just how safe is it really to go digging up the past?And will Posie get to spend Christmas this year with anything other than Mr Minks, the office cat and a lonely heart for company?This is a classic Golden Age of Crime mystery which will appeal to fans of Agatha Christie and Downton Abbey. 'The Vanishing of Dr Winter' is the fourth book in the delightfully classic Posie Parker Mystery Series, although the novel can be enjoyed as a stand-alone story in its own right. If you love an action-packed historical cozy crime with a feisty protagonist, download a sample or buy 'The Vanishing of Dr Winter' now.

30 review for The Vanishing of Dr Winter

  1. 4 out of 5

    Belinda

    4 stars -English Ebook 🦋🦋🦋🦋 Mystery, murder, a female detective around World war I and the twenties. I liked it and want to read more by this author. 🦋🌷⭐️🌹

  2. 5 out of 5

    Voirrey

    Interesting to learn more of Posie's background and the plot was interesting. But oh how Ms Hathaway annoys me with her assumptions about life in the 1920s - in the first couple of pages we have Posie buying chocolates by the kilo - when the shift from pounds and ounces only began, slowly, in the 1970s and 1980s, and chocolates were still being sold by the ounce in many places until it became mandatory for it, along with other foodstuffs sold loose, to be sold in grams in 2000. Oh - and a ring wh Interesting to learn more of Posie's background and the plot was interesting. But oh how Ms Hathaway annoys me with her assumptions about life in the 1920s - in the first couple of pages we have Posie buying chocolates by the kilo - when the shift from pounds and ounces only began, slowly, in the 1970s and 1980s, and chocolates were still being sold by the ounce in many places until it became mandatory for it, along with other foodstuffs sold loose, to be sold in grams in 2000. Oh - and a ring where Posie describes the central sapphire as being the size of a penny - which in the 1920s, pre decimalisation, would have made it over an inch in diameter - actually 31mm, I know as I have just taken 30 seconds to look it up. And something tells me the writer was thinking of a current 1p piece - not even the first 1p piece which was between the two.... I don't think I can cope with any more of the series as the mistakes pull me out of the story over and over again.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Tanya Marlow

    I’m a huge fan of this cosy crime series, set in the 1920s. This one was a little different to the others -a missing person rather than a murder, and lots of flashbacks to the First World War. For me it was really interesting to think about how the First World War would have impacted the mood of the 1920s, and it was another great Posie Parker story, this time set in Cambridge. I love love love this series – check them all out – they’re so reasonably priced.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Leslie

    While I enjoyed the mystery and the historical fiction, once again Hathaway put my back up with the introduction of a touch of the supernatural.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Zama

    The Vanishing of Dr Winter by L.B. Hathaway is the fourth instalment in the Posie Parker mystery series but it works perfectly also on its own. There is a sense of a bigger picture, since the cast of clearly recurring characters all have a history, which is moving and will probably bring some development in future instalments. Posie herself has an ongoing search for the truth about the mysterious sadness of her brother Richard before he left Cambringe for WWI. But all in all this one instalment The Vanishing of Dr Winter by L.B. Hathaway is the fourth instalment in the Posie Parker mystery series but it works perfectly also on its own. There is a sense of a bigger picture, since the cast of clearly recurring characters all have a history, which is moving and will probably bring some development in future instalments. Posie herself has an ongoing search for the truth about the mysterious sadness of her brother Richard before he left Cambringe for WWI. But all in all this one instalment dealing with Posie’s past on the French front sustains itself perfectly. The story follows two different plots, the one about this one novel, regarding the disappearance of dr Winter during the war, and a separate one regarding Richard’s mysterious last years in Cambridge before he too left for war, where he lost his life. These are both interesting plots, though I think that Richard’s is a bit more involving, maybe because it’s more personal to Posie. Dr Winter’s plot is straightforward enough and it presents a couple of repeated ideas that made the events a bit more predictable. But I still enjoyed both threads. Richard’s thread then offers a supernatural twist at the end that I really never saw coming in a story that – though starting with discussion of ghosts – never seemed to go down that way. Still it didn’t jerk me because the overall atmosphere of the story was very ethereal, with a great working into the mood of that particular British winter atmosphere of rain and darkness and mist. I really like that, and I think it set out the possibility of a supernatural twist even if the story was not supernatural at all. Overall, it was a very nice Christmas read. I found the recurring cast endearing. I think I’ll read more if I’ll have the chance.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Leslie

    This is another series that I am reading out of order but I did learn I already own book 1 so there is hope for me yet. This is simply a fabulous book, not necessarily because of the mystery but because of the history. Set 4 years after the end of the "Great War" Posie Parker (Rosemary) is a PI working in London. When she travels to Oxford for a memorial service she encounters a woman who she served with at a casualty station in France in December of 1917. The woman has a case, and perhaps a ghos This is another series that I am reading out of order but I did learn I already own book 1 so there is hope for me yet. This is simply a fabulous book, not necessarily because of the mystery but because of the history. Set 4 years after the end of the "Great War" Posie Parker (Rosemary) is a PI working in London. When she travels to Oxford for a memorial service she encounters a woman who she served with at a casualty station in France in December of 1917. The woman has a case, and perhaps a ghost. Posie reluctantly accepts the case and starts investigating. The book contains flash backs to life during wartime. It also slaps you in the face with the reality of the massive number of war dead and the ramifications of their deaths. In hind sight the amount of familial reaction seems excessive but it could be realistic. Posie lost her brother in the war and her father never recovered from the shock. This was wonderful and the author shares her research in the appendix.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Richard

    Posie is a delightful character and I love the series both for her and the settings, 1920s London. This one takes place near Christmas 1922, and has flashbacks to the great War during which the story has roots.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Jodi Kauble

    3.5 stars

  9. 5 out of 5

    Ann Morrill

    Good but odd jarring notes I have read and enjoyed the first four books in this series and overall I have found them to be interesting and factually correct, however there are these little jarring notes that jump out and grate. I was always brought up with the saying ' as sure as eggs is eggs' and have never heard 'as sure as bread was bread' in any context before - perhaps it's an obscure regional thing. Other things that jarred was a character buying half a kilo of sweets which would never have Good but odd jarring notes I have read and enjoyed the first four books in this series and overall I have found them to be interesting and factually correct, however there are these little jarring notes that jump out and grate. I was always brought up with the saying ' as sure as eggs is eggs' and have never heard 'as sure as bread was bread' in any context before - perhaps it's an obscure regional thing. Other things that jarred was a character buying half a kilo of sweets which would never have happened in 1921 /22, and neither would anyone have mused that something was worth 62 pence they would have said 12 shillings and sixpence or possibly 5 shillings and tuppence if they meant old pennies. It's just seems like carelessness and spoils the flow of the story. I do like the explanations of places and values at the end which add to the story and puts it in context with the history of the time.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Linda hindle

    Frustration Read 4 books now . Won't be reading any more. Why posie has to keep saying " sure as bread is bread " at least once a chapter. Very irritating. Also why she calls everybody 'sir' Even the baddies. Why do the stories always seem to be set in winter. Very disappointing Frustration Read 4 books now . Won't be reading any more. Why posie has to keep saying " sure as bread is bread " at least once a chapter. Very irritating. Also why she calls everybody 'sir' Even the baddies. Why do the stories always seem to be set in winter. Very disappointing

  11. 5 out of 5

    Sheila

    Four and a half stars. I really enjoyed this view into Posie Parkers past. The interplay between the Great War and its survivors and its victims, and the aftermath of the war was well done. Looking forward to the next in the series!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Debbie

    Excellent addition to the Posie Parker series! A lot of background information we didn't have before, including Posie's war years, and many twists and turns! Highly recommend! Excellent addition to the Posie Parker series! A lot of background information we didn't have before, including Posie's war years, and many twists and turns! Highly recommend!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews

    This historical mystery is a well-written story with delightful characters. Posie Parker is a nurse during World War I. While on duty in Europe, she meets an interesting group of co-workers, including Dr Winter who is engaged to a nice girl. Suddenly, the doctor breaks off his engagement and rushes into marriage with a stunning nurse, Felicity, working with him. There is an explosion, killing almost the entire medical team, but Posie is safe. She finds herself in the 1920s working now as a privat This historical mystery is a well-written story with delightful characters. Posie Parker is a nurse during World War I. While on duty in Europe, she meets an interesting group of co-workers, including Dr Winter who is engaged to a nice girl. Suddenly, the doctor breaks off his engagement and rushes into marriage with a stunning nurse, Felicity, working with him. There is an explosion, killing almost the entire medical team, but Posie is safe. She finds herself in the 1920s working now as a private detective. Felicity surprises her and hires her. Supposedly, Dr Winter was killed in the explosion, but Felicity swears she saw him recently. Also, she’s being blackmailed. She wants Posie to look into the supposed death of the doctor and to find out who is demanding money from her. This sets the clever Posie on the trail. She doesn’t particularly like Felicity, and she wasn’t crazy about the doctor, but she’s a professional and gets to work. Her adventures in England have Posie asking many questions as confusion builds, but her encounters are enlightening. At times, her life is in grave danger, and readers will wonder how she will get out of certain situations. Characters are easy to like or dislike in this tale, and details of place and time add much to the story. This is a good story with surprises that will keep a reader guessing.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Virginia Tican

    Set in 1922, but for Posie Parker the case she was investigating plus other sundry connected events of personal nature, were rooted in the past... vital events and people she encountered during the Great War in Arras, France when (for a few eventful harrowing traumatic and tragic months in the midst of a war) she was a volunteer Red Cross ambulance driver. This had something to do with the proper identification of the casualties of war... lost or even forged records and 'mis~identities' (if ther Set in 1922, but for Posie Parker the case she was investigating plus other sundry connected events of personal nature, were rooted in the past... vital events and people she encountered during the Great War in Arras, France when (for a few eventful harrowing traumatic and tragic months in the midst of a war) she was a volunteer Red Cross ambulance driver. This had something to do with the proper identification of the casualties of war... lost or even forged records and 'mis~identities' (if there is even such a word) for those who wanted to disappear and/or start anew elsewhere incognito vis~á~vis the emotional trauma and lack of closure of loved ones who were looking for them. Written in last century's language as well as being Contemporary in some contexts for readability (as stated in her Author's Note) ergo, I can not complain, it was a fast interesting and engrossing read... even poignantly heart~warming as in the case of Harry Eden... I would read her books given the chance BUT I prefer stories set during the 18th century and/or those set in medieval times. P.S. ~ Rosemary 'Posie' Parker is one relatable, endearing, smart and strong character... I Congratulate the author for bringing her into the world of Cozy Mysteries.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Amanda Jane

    This is better but.. .. the irritation is still there because once again historical facts are being moved to suit the author.. they actually don't have any impact on the story so it appears that it's some kind of inbuilt issue she has with sticking to the facts. Unfortunately this then causes misinformation within the general public who will state it as fact because "I read it somewhere." As a living historian I spend much of my time trying to unpick these false beliefs.. there were no dogs on am This is better but.. .. the irritation is still there because once again historical facts are being moved to suit the author.. they actually don't have any impact on the story so it appears that it's some kind of inbuilt issue she has with sticking to the facts. Unfortunately this then causes misinformation within the general public who will state it as fact because "I read it somewhere." As a living historian I spend much of my time trying to unpick these false beliefs.. there were no dogs on ambulance crews in the great war.. they started during WWII. It gives nothing to the story to include it, it takes nothing away to miss it out.. in fact it ads to a novel when an era is captured accurately. So far every book has had issues like this and it doesn't significantly affect any of the stories.. so it appears to be a willful ignorance of the effects of misrepresenting an era. It's not the made up ship, it's not the made up restaurant or hostel it's the altering the dates of significant events or actions.. she might as well have written a Tudor mystery with fingerprint evidence..

  16. 5 out of 5

    Deb

    As this tale of World War I tragedy and stolen identities plays out, Posie finds herself being required to play judge and jury for several people from her own past. During the war, Posie worked for some months as a Red Cross ambulance driver attached to a mobile field hospital near Arras. By the time the hostel is hit by a shell, however, she is home nursing her own father, who is crushed by the death of her brother Richard, his only son. So when Posie's colleagues are all presumably killed in t As this tale of World War I tragedy and stolen identities plays out, Posie finds herself being required to play judge and jury for several people from her own past. During the war, Posie worked for some months as a Red Cross ambulance driver attached to a mobile field hospital near Arras. By the time the hostel is hit by a shell, however, she is home nursing her own father, who is crushed by the death of her brother Richard, his only son. So when Posie's colleagues are all presumably killed in the bombing, she mourns, but does not question the reports. Now, five years later, three people from that past reappear. One is a blackmailer and two are living under false identities. Two are drawing War Department survivors' checks. When one of the three hires Posie to discover if her husband is actually still alive, Posie must decide what to tell her client and how to untangle the web of misunderstandings and desperation caused by the circumstances of war and its aftermath. Cambridge and its environs are the setting for much of this tale.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Cathy G

    What the heck is going on, I loved this book. Posie is wondering what is going on with her relationship with Aleric. She is out doing some Christmas shopping when a face from the past is back to haunt her, and not in a happy way. A past acquaintance needs her help and is not very nice about it. Felicity Fyne was the head sister when Posie was driving ambulance during the Great War. Felicity believes she has seen a ghost, to be exact the ghost of her dead husband. Now she is being blackmailed for What the heck is going on, I loved this book. Posie is wondering what is going on with her relationship with Aleric. She is out doing some Christmas shopping when a face from the past is back to haunt her, and not in a happy way. A past acquaintance needs her help and is not very nice about it. Felicity Fyne was the head sister when Posie was driving ambulance during the Great War. Felicity believes she has seen a ghost, to be exact the ghost of her dead husband. Now she is being blackmailed for taking a widows pension because this person said Dr. Winter is still alive. She wants Posie to find him. It is believed the Dr. William Winter was killed in a bombing during the war, was he really? Although Posie did not like Felicity or the Dr, her curiosity is on high alert. Along with this issue, she also got a letter saying her brother Richard left something behind before he was killed in the war too. Now she has two puzzles to solve. One will be a real eye opener and quite sad at the same time. Regarding the other issue well there will many revelations.

  18. 4 out of 5

    William LaFond

    This is the second Posie Parker book I've read, and I plan on reading them all. This is a good story and a good mystery. I've seen L.B. Hathaway compared to Agatha Christie, and I can see why, although that's a lot to live up to for Ms. Hathaway. Of the two books I've read so far, I would say the mystery is not quite as tight and devious as Christie, but the characters are more real and personable, and the stories are more comfortable to spend time in. This is a cozy mystery, yes, but I would als This is the second Posie Parker book I've read, and I plan on reading them all. This is a good story and a good mystery. I've seen L.B. Hathaway compared to Agatha Christie, and I can see why, although that's a lot to live up to for Ms. Hathaway. Of the two books I've read so far, I would say the mystery is not quite as tight and devious as Christie, but the characters are more real and personable, and the stories are more comfortable to spend time in. This is a cozy mystery, yes, but I would also consider it historical fiction, and very well done historical fiction. Historical fiction has been my favorite genre over the decades. Ms. Hathaway can hold her own with the best of the historical fiction authors, and I've read them all. Okay, I'm off to spend some more time with Posie.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Gail Gassen

    A great but sad read.. This was another wonderful book, but without so much action as the previous one. There allot of what went on in the Great War, meaning, WWl. As Posie sets off to find Dr. Winter her past is revisited when she drove an ambulance during the war. Also allot co es out about her brother, Richard, who was killed in that same war. So much sadness, but also so much disguises of people that thought had died but had come home, but changed their whole identity. I can't imagine how the A great but sad read.. This was another wonderful book, but without so much action as the previous one. There allot of what went on in the Great War, meaning, WWl. As Posie sets off to find Dr. Winter her past is revisited when she drove an ambulance during the war. Also allot co es out about her brother, Richard, who was killed in that same war. So much sadness, but also so much disguises of people that thought had died but had come home, but changed their whole identity. I can't imagine how they could do it I guess..?? Very lovely & entertaining. Also Posie is still with Alerac!

  20. 4 out of 5

    Peter

    A good story, with a well-handled narrative. But dear, oh dear! The novel is full of clichés, or meaningless phrases that have not been thought about at all. It's hard to take an author seriously, when they write, "Her brain was racing ten to the dozen." The novel needs a kindly editor or proof-reader to pick out these infelicities. I'm sure the author can find decent alternatives, but I suspect she hasn't bothered, and the novel is dashed off as quickly as possible. It shows! So it could have b A good story, with a well-handled narrative. But dear, oh dear! The novel is full of clichés, or meaningless phrases that have not been thought about at all. It's hard to take an author seriously, when they write, "Her brain was racing ten to the dozen." The novel needs a kindly editor or proof-reader to pick out these infelicities. I'm sure the author can find decent alternatives, but I suspect she hasn't bothered, and the novel is dashed off as quickly as possible. It shows! So it could have been much better. Nonetheless, if another novel in this series were offered free, I'd read it, so it's not all bad by any means.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Mary

    This was an entertaining read. I am torn between just liked it and really liked it. Since I finished it in record time, I would lean toward really liked it. It is the first Posie Parker I have read. I had to search on line to figure out who Alarik was, father or boyfriend or husband about half way through (the answer was later revealed). The relationship was so cool and tangential, it was basically irrelevant. I was also disappointed with the ending, letting all villains off with their word they This was an entertaining read. I am torn between just liked it and really liked it. Since I finished it in record time, I would lean toward really liked it. It is the first Posie Parker I have read. I had to search on line to figure out who Alarik was, father or boyfriend or husband about half way through (the answer was later revealed). The relationship was so cool and tangential, it was basically irrelevant. I was also disappointed with the ending, letting all villains off with their word they would be nicer in the future. Some language seemed out of the time period, but hey! It's a cozy not great literature. So, bottom line, I will read more. It was light and fun!

  22. 5 out of 5

    J.L. Rallios

    A fun cozy mystery in which Posie Parker helps a WWI acquaintance in finding out if her husband, a surgeon on the same unit in which they worked, was indeed killed during a bombing raid. The mystery was good, but the resolution of the added mystery of a blackmailing scheme behind all of this stretched my credibility too far. There were some grammatical errors, but nothing truly horrible. I liked the characters overall. The settings, although detailed, did not jump out at me. I seldom felt I was A fun cozy mystery in which Posie Parker helps a WWI acquaintance in finding out if her husband, a surgeon on the same unit in which they worked, was indeed killed during a bombing raid. The mystery was good, but the resolution of the added mystery of a blackmailing scheme behind all of this stretched my credibility too far. There were some grammatical errors, but nothing truly horrible. I liked the characters overall. The settings, although detailed, did not jump out at me. I seldom felt I was "there." Still, an enjoyable read, and I would not be adverse in the least to read more from this author.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Sheri Dumire-Hamilton

    An entertaining mystery in a series that I enjoy. The protagonist, Posie Parker, is not your typical 1920's woman. She is independent, runs her own business, and doesn't define herself in terms of her male partner. This story, with its flashback to Posie's experiences during WWI, provides more insight into Posie as a character. The primary mystery, who is blackmailing an individual that Posie knows from the war, is intriguing. The secondary story, which is related to Posie's brother (killed in th An entertaining mystery in a series that I enjoy. The protagonist, Posie Parker, is not your typical 1920's woman. She is independent, runs her own business, and doesn't define herself in terms of her male partner. This story, with its flashback to Posie's experiences during WWI, provides more insight into Posie as a character. The primary mystery, who is blackmailing an individual that Posie knows from the war, is intriguing. The secondary story, which is related to Posie's brother (killed in the war), is very touching. I noted that some reviewers complained about certain discrepancies in the timeline, etc. but I am not as knowledgeable about the period so I did not notice them. Although this is the 4th in a series, it could be read as a standalone story.

  24. 5 out of 5

    MR PAUL FOSS

    A good story and generally very readable but I do wish Ms Hathaway's research stretched to slang. It is quite alarming to be presented suddenly with 21st century slang in a book set in a period nearly a hundred years ago. For example the slang usage of 'gutted' had a totally different meaning then - it meant you had no money. The are several such inconsistencies. No-one would send telegrams written as literature - they were expensive so any word not absolutely essential would be deleted. See teleg A good story and generally very readable but I do wish Ms Hathaway's research stretched to slang. It is quite alarming to be presented suddenly with 21st century slang in a book set in a period nearly a hundred years ago. For example the slang usage of 'gutted' had a totally different meaning then - it meant you had no money. The are several such inconsistencies. No-one would send telegrams written as literature - they were expensive so any word not absolutely essential would be deleted. See telegraphese or telegramese Classes of post - first and second - didn't arrive until late twentieth century. Until then it was all first class.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Angela Bray

    Worth the wait!! Wow this installment in the series was the best! I had almost given up on these mysteries. The previous books were uneven raging from somewhat boring to somewhat exciting. I was ready to move on but decided to finish this book as I am incapable of leaving a book unread once I started lol. So glad I did. I don't want to give anything away and ruin it for others. But I can say the wait was worth it. I was totally surprised, did not see it coming! Wow persevere and read it but pleas Worth the wait!! Wow this installment in the series was the best! I had almost given up on these mysteries. The previous books were uneven raging from somewhat boring to somewhat exciting. I was ready to move on but decided to finish this book as I am incapable of leaving a book unread once I started lol. So glad I did. I don't want to give anything away and ruin it for others. But I can say the wait was worth it. I was totally surprised, did not see it coming! Wow persevere and read it but please start with book one in order to get the full effect. The author outdid herself on this one.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Phil B

    Welcome to Posie Parker After a disappointing book 3, it was great to read this mystery, where Posie returns to the character from the first two books. it is just before Christmas when Posie is approached by a nurse she knew during the war. The odd thing was that their casualty center was blown up leaving no survivors. But then one survivor show up, claiming to have seen another survivor—her husband. And so Posie’s search for the truth, with amazing discoveries, begins. This is a fine little myste Welcome to Posie Parker After a disappointing book 3, it was great to read this mystery, where Posie returns to the character from the first two books. it is just before Christmas when Posie is approached by a nurse she knew during the war. The odd thing was that their casualty center was blown up leaving no survivors. But then one survivor show up, claiming to have seen another survivor—her husband. And so Posie’s search for the truth, with amazing discoveries, begins. This is a fine little mystery. Enjoy it!

  27. 4 out of 5

    Nichole Carrier

    Fantastic book. Who is really dead? Who's alive? What did her brother leave behind?! I could not put down this 4th novel and finished it in two nights. Posie Parker is tasked with finding out if someone she worked with during the great war is truly dead or alive. This brings forward many memories and feelings that Posie has suppressed since the war ended. It was such an interesting novel. My only issue is that I really wish her relationship with Alaric wasn't so wishy washy. Hopefully that'll im Fantastic book. Who is really dead? Who's alive? What did her brother leave behind?! I could not put down this 4th novel and finished it in two nights. Posie Parker is tasked with finding out if someone she worked with during the great war is truly dead or alive. This brings forward many memories and feelings that Posie has suppressed since the war ended. It was such an interesting novel. My only issue is that I really wish her relationship with Alaric wasn't so wishy washy. Hopefully that'll improve in the next couple of novels.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Catherine Mustread

    Blackmail and false identity in an Agatha Christie type cozy mystery Vanishing of Dr. Winter #4 in Posie Parker mystery series Set in 1924 England, two of the major characters were presumed dead during WW1, yet live on having assumed alternate identities. The connections with The Great War, the setting and the mystery combine into a fascinating story right down my alley. Fourth in the series (but the first I’ve read) about Posie Parker, private detective, I look forward to reading more Posie books Blackmail and false identity in an Agatha Christie type cozy mystery Vanishing of Dr. Winter #4 in Posie Parker mystery series Set in 1924 England, two of the major characters were presumed dead during WW1, yet live on having assumed alternate identities. The connections with The Great War, the setting and the mystery combine into a fascinating story right down my alley. Fourth in the series (but the first I’ve read) about Posie Parker, private detective, I look forward to reading more Posie books.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

    After all the non-fiction I've been reading lately, this was a break for me. I haven't read a mystery in a long time. The story takes place during and after WWI into the "Roaring 20's" in jolly ol' England. I'm not sure how to describe a mystery without having spoilers, so I won't. It was a likeable story and interesting. I found the English colloquialism fun. What was interesting was that after this war, so many people who were MIA or presumed Dead, actually were not. It was like a group of los After all the non-fiction I've been reading lately, this was a break for me. I haven't read a mystery in a long time. The story takes place during and after WWI into the "Roaring 20's" in jolly ol' England. I'm not sure how to describe a mystery without having spoilers, so I won't. It was a likeable story and interesting. I found the English colloquialism fun. What was interesting was that after this war, so many people who were MIA or presumed Dead, actually were not. It was like a group of lost souls. I may tackle another by this author later. Thanks

  30. 5 out of 5

    Megan

    There's something about these books that I just can't put them down! I love the characters and the plot twists. It's never what you think it is! The *only* criticism I have, is that I'd like to see a little more character development. Especially from the support characters. Dolly hasn't made much of an appearance since the first book, even though she's mentioned many times. I'm hoping the next books will have more character support to the story. This one just felt a little...lonely. But maybe th There's something about these books that I just can't put them down! I love the characters and the plot twists. It's never what you think it is! The *only* criticism I have, is that I'd like to see a little more character development. Especially from the support characters. Dolly hasn't made much of an appearance since the first book, even though she's mentioned many times. I'm hoping the next books will have more character support to the story. This one just felt a little...lonely. But maybe that was the point of this one? Not that Posie can't hold her own, but I feel that developing out the other characters adds to the lushness of the story - such as in book 3.

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