To Catch a Creeper

Crouch End Confidential, #2

"To Catch a Creeper” by Ellie Campbell is a very interesting mystery that will definitely keep you on the edge of your seat and turning page after page till the end. I couldn't stop reading this one!

This novel starts out with Cathy having a new job in a London advertising agency. She is having problems getting it together, but with the aid of her friend Rosa... she is surviving. Then this story will take off with so many twists and turns it will almost leave you breathless just taking it all in. I don't want to leave out the laughing out loud that I did all the way through this entire read. How Cathy could get into so many situations, that only this author could showcase best, gives the reader an off the chart amazing well written read. We go from bad things happening at Cathy's job to her wanting to help a friend’s hubby by catching the 'Crouch End Creeper.' Now before this will happen many other things will happen. Cathy’s friend Rosa has pregnancy problems. Cathy loses her job, her husband quits his job, next door neighbor (Mrs. Baker) has problems, then her WOW (Wednesday Once Weekly) group ...where a friend's husband who is a transvestite needs her help and this will lead the reader to just what this 'Neighborhood Watch' will do in order to catch this creep. Readers will be questioning all that will happen as this group becomes involved. Will there be a manslaughter, murder, assault and/or burglary in this mystery read? Now, I will say I was a little taken back how secrets were so well kept especially for Cathy, which you will be able to see as you read "To Catch a Creeper."

I found these characters were all simply well developed, well portrayed, colorful and even some were down right funny from the main and secondary ones. Starting with Cathy, Declan, Hugh, Josh, Sophie, Rosa, Alec, Henrietta, Neil, Rosa, Mrs. Baker, Pimple, Isobel, Larry, Janet, Shilpa, Peter, Vet, Hank (Henry), Turk, Vivien, Honour, Alice to a few others only giving this novel one amazing and humorous read.

By the end of this novel will Cathy finally get what she wants to do with her life? Will it be working again for Turk at the agency? What was up with the special ____ that Cathy received and why was that? Will Mrs. Baker be Cathy's first case in this HPWWOVCS? Well, this is where I say to truly understand it all and you must pick up "To Catch a Creeper" to find out the answers to these questions and even much more. By the end you will see how this author brings out that these 'Couchenders' were truly a close knit family. Would I recommend this read? YES, you will find this novel one delightful good humorous mystery read.

Book Blurb for To Catch a Creeper

Cathy is riding high in her brand-new job at a (surprisingly bitchy) top London advertising agency working with best friend Rosa. But when Rosa’s pregnancy goes amiss and enemies sabotage her new career, she finds herself leading a chaotic double life of lies and deception, hiding a shameful secret from all, especially husband Declan who appears in the throes of a nervous breakdown. Meanwhile she’s agreed to unmask the notorious Crouch End Creeper, a burglar terrorizing their neighbourhood. Little does she know that her meddling, assisted by fellow mothers (the Wednesday Once Weeklies) and the Neighbourhood Watch, will lead their dangerous opponent to murder. And that it's not only the tall elegant transvestite who is placing herself at risk...

Night Owl Reviews Mar, 2014 5.00