BOOK ONE IN THE SHIRES MYSTERIES – A TWISTY NEW WHODUNNIT.
When Sam Dee moves to the beautiful Wiltshire village of Bishops Well, he expects a quiet life of country walks and pub lunches.
OK, so his new neighbour, Maggie Kaye, is a little peculiar, but she’s very nice – and his old pal Richard Ruta lives just down the road.
But when Richard throws one of his famous parties, things take a sinister turn. Sam, Maggie and the rest of the guests are dumbfounded when Richard falls down dead. A horrible tragedy – or a cunningly planned murder?
With a village full of suspects – and plenty of dark secrets – just who exactly would want to bump off their host? Is there a connection to another mysterious death, nearly twenty years before?
Armed with her local knowledge, Maggie – with Sam’s reluctant but indispensable help – is soon on the case. But when the body count starts to rise, will sleepy Bishops Well ever be the same again?
A GRIPPING NEW COSY CRIME MYSTERY, FOR FANS OF BETTY ROWLANDS, FAITH MARTIN AND JOY ELLIS.
Lots of Twists and Turns!
No shortage of suspects in this murder mystery!
Sam Dee moves to a beautiful Wiltshire village anticipating a quiet life; how wrong could he be? Making the acquaintance of his neighbour Maggie – referred to locally as Mystic Maggie – Sam gets an invitation to a party thrown by his old friend, Richard Ruta, who lives locally. Richard’s parties are well known and Sam invites Maggie along, although neither of them expected the host to drop down dead in front of everyone!
This is a good mystery in a village setting which, as we all know from watching Midsomer Murders, is a hotbed of gossip and goings-on! With a good cast of characters and plenty of twists and turns, this is one book which will keep you mystified until the very end. I have read Anna Legat’s work before and thoroughly enjoyed it but I has issues with this novel. There are multiple narrators which change chapter by chapter with no indication of who is in charge. I’m sure I missed some pertinent points as I struggled to work out who was talking each time. I’ve read this author previously and expected to be more entertained, but this definitely spoiled my enjoyment. Still a good read, but could be even better with just a little attention. 4* from me.
My thanks to the publisher for my copy via NetGalley and to Rachel Gilbey for my spot on this tour; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: murder mystery
- Format: ebook, paperback
- Size: 240 pages
- Publisher: Headline Accent
- Publication Date: 26 August 2021
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Anna Legat is a Wiltshire-based author, best known for her DI Gillian Marsh murder mystery series. Murder isn’t the only thing on her mind. She dabbles in a wide variety of genres, ranging from dark humorous comedy, through magic realism to dystopian. A globe-trotter and Jack-of-all-trades, Anna has been an attorney, legal adviser, a silver-service waitress, a school teacher and a librarian. She has lived in far-flung places all over the world where she delighted in people-watching and collecting precious life experiences for her stories. Anna writes, reads, lives and breathes books and can no longer tell the difference between fact and fiction.
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