At Death’s Door by Anna Legat #BookReview #BlogTour #ShiresMysteries2 #HeadlineAccent #Rachel’sRandomResources #NetGalley #4*


When Maggie Kaye and Sam Dee join the Bishops Well archaeological dig, they are as surprised as everyone else to unearth a body that was buried there less than fifty years ago. 

It can’t possibly be the remains of an ancient Celt.

Maggie, with her usual flair – and psychic intuition – is convinced that there is more to this discovery than meets the eye. And some Bishops residents seem to know a lot more about the case than they are willing to let on.

But nobody is as shocked as Maggie when a face from the past – a face she thought she’d never see again – appears in the village, and long-hidden secrets begin to surface.

With danger at her door, and Sam by her side, can Maggie uncover the truth before it’s too late?


The Shires Mysteries series

  1. Death Comes to Bishops Well
  2. At Death’s Door

Too Confusing!

The second tale in this series, and one which will keep you guessing!

Carrying on from the first book, we find ourselves back in Bishops Well; this time round Maggie and Sam have joined the local archaeological dig but when a body is discovered it’s not as ancient as expected. With Maggie’s psychic intuition and a visit from someone who disappeared long ago, this is a mystery with an awful lot going on!

There are many threads to this tale and, normally I wouldn’t have any problem unravelling them but the waters are muddied by multiple narrators, all talking in the first person, and I spent far too much time working out when changes occurred. I like the cast of characters and the idea of these mysteries but, sadly, I don’t think I’ll continue with this series as I find it incredibly annoying when the narrator changes without warning and I struggle to work out what’s happening – and to whom. The idea of this series is terrific and with a little attention it would be much more enjoyable. As it is, 4* from me.

My thanks to the publisher for my copy and to Rachel Gilbey for my spot on this tour; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.

Tags: murder mystery

Author Details

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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