Blog Tour: Dead Pretty by Candy Denman

“She’d be dead pretty, he giggled to himself..”

Can we just say CREEPY! Hello and welcome to the RandomThingsTours Blog Tour for Dead Pretty by Candy Denman, many thanks to Anne and Crime Scene Books for having me on this tour.

dead pretty

  • Paperback: 328 pages
  • Publisher: Crime Scene Books (24 July 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 099338157X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0993381577

About The Book

“The first in a series featuring Dr Jocasta Hughes, part-time GP and on call Forensic Medical Practitioner in the small English seaside town of Hastings. Intelligent, witty, well-plotted crime-fiction. More cosy than not.”

About The Author

Candy Denman Author Pic

Candy Denman is a Crime and TV script writer of programmes such as The Bill, Heartbeat and Doctors. Author of the Dr Jocasta Hughes crime series set in Hastings.

Twitter: @CrimeCandy

What I Thought

There’s a gritty air about this book which is at odds with our Dr. Jocasta Hughes who is very well-kept, always dressed well and cursing hurts her ears. It doesn’t stop her from getting down in the dirt with the rest of them though, as the local Forensic Medical Practitioner she has to attend crime scenes and see to those detained at the police station, if anything she seems to thrive on it! One might think Jocasta would be better suited to her part-time job as a GP but she revels in the police work and if the circumstances were right she would rather go full-time with it. Jocasta can’t help but feel frustrated though as she gets herself involved in an investigation and the DI doesn’t appear to take her very seriously, but Jocasta might be more involved than even she realises!

This is the first book in the new Jocasta Hughes series and its off to a good start. It’s a good crime drama told from the perspective of the Medical Practitioner rather than the detectives. I don’t think Jocasta gave Detective Millar much credit, it was interesting to see how little information is shared between them and shows how close Detectives hold their cards to their chest. She was constantly at logger heads with him but I think that was less to do with his work and more down to the fact that she very obviously if unwillingly found him attractive. I honestly would really like to see what direction this series will take, like I said it’s off to a good start but after the events that have taken place I wonder will it put Jocasta off being involved with the Police or will it make her more determined?

Just fyi this book contains necrophilia and some other graphic scenes.. perfect reading for some but others may appreciate knowing in advance.

Again many thanks to Anne and Crime Scene Books for having me on this tour, all opinions are my own and I am not paid to give them.

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