The Bingo Hall Detectives by Jonathan Whitelaw has been on my radar a year so it gives me enormous pleasure finally to read it for my latest My Weekly online review.
Published by Harper Collins’ imprint Harper North. The Bingo Hall Detectives is available for purchase through the links here.
If you pick up a physical copy of this week’s My Weekly you’ll find a short story by J.D. Whitelaw there too!
The Bingo Hall Detectives
Jason Brazel is an out of work journalist who lives in Penrith with his family and mother-in-law, Amita. She knows everyone and everything that’s going on in this corner of the Lakes.
So when it’s discovered that Madeline Forbisher, one of Amita’s fellow regulars at the bingo club has died, found by the postman outside her crumbling country home close to Ullswater Lake, she senses immediately this is no accident. The trouble is, no one else seems to take her suspicions seriously.
That is, until she enlists the help of her friends at the Penrith Bingo Club. Dismissed by many as eccentric, over the hill or out of touch, it turns out that it’s unlucky for some that these amateur sleuths are on the case…
My Review of The Bingo Hall Detectives
My full review of The Bingo Hall Detectives can be found on the My Weekly website here.
However, I can say that The Bingo Hall Detectives is enormous fun with a cracking plot and some serious underpinning themes that I thoroughly enjoyed.
Do visit My Weekly to read more of my review here.
About Jonathan Whitelaw
Jonathan Whitelaw is a writer, award-winning journalist and broadcaster. After working on the frontline of Scottish politics, he moved into journalism, covering everything from sports to music to radioactive waste – and everything in between. He’s also a regular reviewer, panellist and commentator.
For further information, follow Jonathan on Twitter @JDWhitelaw13 and on Instagram.