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Thursday, March 17, 2022

Book Review and Giveaway - Deadly Broadcast: A World War II Mystery (Deadly Series) by Kate Parker Hosted by Great Escapes

The Eighth Deadly Mystery 

 Deadly Broadcast: A World War II Mystery (Deadly Series) by Kate Parker

About Deadly Broadcast

Deadly Broadcast: A World War II Mystery (Deadly Series)
Historical Cozy Mystery 8th in Series
Setting – London, from just after Christmas, 1939 until mid-January, 1940
JDP Press (March 8, 2022)
Number of Pages ~320

The phony war has dragged out past Christmas into a dark and dreary New Year, 1940.

In the blackout, someone murdered BBC engineer Frank Kennedy, making him more popular dead than alive. A blackmailer and bully, he sold out his friends, assaulted his Broadcasting House colleagues, and sabotaged his employer.

Kennedy was also a government informant against the IRA. Despite arrests of members, the IRA is still planning more attacks against British civilians. Attacks Frank Kennedy might have been involved in.

Britain’s counterintelligence spymaster orders newspaper reporter Olivia Redmond to find Kennedy’s killer and learn which of the many motives led to his murder. Olivia quickly learns how vicious Frank Kennedy was and halfway hopes his killer escapes hanging.

Until his killer strikes again…

A clean read. No blatant sex, violence, or bad language.

About Kate Parker


Since she was unable to build a time machine in her backyard, Kate Parker immerses herself in research and then creates the world that lives inside each book that she writes. Her favorite place is London and her time travel destination is anywhere from the late Victorian era through World War II. Since she lives in the Carolinas with her daughter and a 95-pound puppy, the practical side of her is thankful for air conditioning and all the modern comforts of life. Comforts she will take with her if she ever figures out how to build her time machine.  

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My Thoughts

Deadly Broadcast is book 8 in the Deadly Series. This is the first book that I have read by this author. The book is 320 pages and is a page turning read. Someone murdered BBC engineer Frank Kennedy. Kennedy had his own secrets and was a government informant against the IRA. I was not familiar with this part of history, so I did my own research and realized the author did a good job presenting it. England has been involved in WWII for about four months. The war is still early and has not been as devastation as we know it is about to be. 

Britain’s counterintelligence spymaster orders newspaper reporter Olivia  to find Kennedy’s killer. She quickly learns there was so much more to Kennedy then met the eye. She starts to investigate and then the killer strikes again. 

This was a page turner. It kept me reading later into the night then I should have. It can be read as a stand alone - but I will be going back and finding more books in the series to tie it all together. I enjoyed the investigation part - who wanted Kennedy dead? There seemed to be an overwhelming list. I also enjoyed reading the historical aspects of the book. The blackouts in London, early WWII bits and pieces. 

Thank you to the author, publisher and Great Escapes for allowing me to read a copy of  this book -- all thoughts are my own. 


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  1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the book. It sounds great.

  2. Thanks for the review! Now I have to go read this one! Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!

  3. Deadly Broadcast sounds like an excellent mystery and I am going to have to check out the series! Thanks for sharing it with me! Thanks, Connie, for sharing your thoughts! Have a great day!

  4. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on Deadly Broadcast, this sounds like a thrilling read and I am looking forward to it

  5. Thank you for sharing, this sounds very good