MURDER BY THE BOTTLE BY ED WHITFIELD
PAPERBACK PUBLISHED BY RED DOOR PRESS 17TH JUNE 2021
Keir Rothwell is an angry young man.
Spurned by his lover and mentor and removed from his art school for an inappropriate installation at the end of the year show, he is determined this will not be the end of his artistic endeavours.
A new job in his local wine shop gives Keir a creative out-let a chance to turn shop floor drudgery into an original work of art. But his wine critiques mock the shop’s clientele and tension builds on both sides of the counter.
When his new project is threatened, conflict becomes murder and along buried secrets threaten to destroy the artists. But Keir Rothwell will not be undone.
Murder by the Bottle is Tautly written and threaded with dark humour, it is a compelling study in character, criminally and truth.
I loved reading this thriller book with a young man that I had begun to like, but little did I know he was going to cause a lot of grief.
Artists Keir Rothwell never signed his letters using his own name, but with sincerely New Shockley Artist. His ambition was writing, but the thing is, he never had a story that he could tell. For a twenty year old he was a smart guy with an intelligent brain that most twenty years old don’t have.
Keir got a very good job working in a wine shop, but he flips and kills a married woman, who run the wine shop. To make things even worse for him after killing Petra he tried to kill a man. On both occasions of him committing murder he covers his tracks. With his high IQ he works out his alibi for the murder of Petra, and the man he thinks he has left for dead.
Keir has a run in with Petra’s husband when he questioned Keir as to where his wife is. When a Detective Inspector asks Keir some questions relating to Petra’s husband who has reported his wife missing, I give it to Keir, he was good actor, answering the detective, with what he thinks are the perfect answers.
I loved reading the exciting dialogue from Keir, as I never thought he could answer the police with lies so calmly as he did.
I have to declare that Keir Rothwell is every parents nightmare. If I had been his mother, I would have screamed at him why? Why do such a horrible thing. I didn’t bring you up like this. Why on earth did you do it?
While I was reading each chapter, I could picture everything that happened like it was film, which now after reading Murder by the Bottle I know it should be made into a thriller film.
The author has the power, giving readers a page turning story with plenty of moments to wonder why didn’t I see that coming!
Utterly thrilling. All thriller fans if I have to sum this thriller up in three words, I have to say A Must Buy! I cross my heart, you won’t regret buying this novel Murder by the Bottle.
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About author Ed Whitfield
Ed Whitfield is a film and theatre critic, who occasionally blogs on his popular culture. To pose as a novelist he undertook as MLitt in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow, and Faber’s Writing a Novel Programme. He enjoys long walks, dining, dining on ashes and faux self-deprecation. He splits his time between London and Cornwall, but has heard great things the rest of the world and hopes to see it one someday ( provided there’s a good bus service ). Murder by the Bottle is his debut novel.
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