A joke? A prank? Or something more sinister?
When the Exham-on-Sea residents are targeted by anonymous emails containing apparently harmless nursery rhymes, no one knows whether to laugh or shudder until an unexplained death touches the town.
Libby Forest, baker, chocolatier and Exham’s very own resident private investigator, alongside her partner Max Ramshore, set out to solve the puzzle before more people die. But when Max’s ex-wife arrives on the scene, ahead of Max and Libby’s long-awaited nuptials, things go from bad to worse.
With the town and their relationship under threat, Max and Libby need the help of the Exham History Society if they’re going to find the nursery rhyme killer in time.
Murder at the Gorge is the seventh in a series of Exham-on-Sea Murder Mysteries set at the small English seaside town full of quirky characters, sea air, and gossip.
If you love Agatha Christie-style mysteries, cosy crime, clever dogs and cake, then you’ll love these intriguing whodunnits.
The Exham-on-Sea Murder Mysteries series
Book 1 – Murder at the Lighthouse
Book 2 – Murder on the Levels
Book 3 – Murder on the Tor:
Book 4 – Murder at the Cathedral
Book 5 – Murder at the Bridge
Book 6 – Murder at the Castle
Book 7 – Murder at the Gorge
A Thoroughly Good Read!
Packed with everything that makes a good murder mystery!
When several locals receive emails containing nursery rhymes everyone assumes it’s a joke, but when one of the recipients is found dead it takes on a more sinister slant. Libby and Max are called upon to find out what it’s all about but, with their wedding drawing ever closer, they could have done without the re-appearance of Max’s ex-wife. With things becoming fraught between them, the pair of investigators need to get to the bottom of things and quickly – can the local history society point them in the right direction?
This is my first novel in this series, and it certainly won’t be the last as this kind of mystery is right up my street. A wide range of characters and plentiful suspects, it takes a bit of brain work to uncover the guilty. Along with the investigation, there is lots of other stuff going on and it all adds up to a very enjoyable read. The author has the balance just right with the range of residents of all differing personalities and – it won’t surprise anyone to know – I adored the animals too. As with all the best enigmas, it’s all plausible which just adds to the story. A thoroughly good novel, recommended to lovers of a good murder mystery and one I’m happy to give 4.5*.
My thanks to the publisher for my copy and to Rachel’s Random Resources for my spot on this tour; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: murder mystery
- Format: ebook, paperback
- Size: 247 pages
- Publisher: Boldwood Books
- Publication Date: 17 November 2020
- Links: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53874256
Frances Evesham is the author of the hugely successful Exham-on-Sea Murder Mysteries set in her home county of Somerset. In her spare time, she collects poison recipes and other ways of dispatching her unfortunate victims. She likes to cook with a glass of wine in one hand and a bunch of chillies in the other, her head full of murder―fictional only.
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