BOOK TWO IN THE SHIRES MYSTERIES – A GRIPPING NEW COSY CRIME MYSTERY.
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?
A TWISTY NEW WHODUNNIT, FOR FANS OF BETTY ROWLANDS, FAITH MARTIN AND JOY ELLIS.
The Shires Mysteries series
- Death Comes to Bishops Well
- At Death’s Door
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
- Format: ebook, paperback
- Size: 284 pages
- Publisher: Headline Accent
- Publication Date: 13 January 2022
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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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