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Sunny Sundays at Primrose Hall by Jill Steeples #Review

  I am delighted to be on the tour to celebrate a return to Primrose Hall. Sunny Sundays at Primrose Hall by Jill Steeple was published by Boldwood Books on April 15th.   Primrose Hall is more than Jackson Moody and his fiancée Pia’s home – it’s the heart of the community. The Sunday craft fairs in the renovated stables are a popular draw for the locals and tourists alike, enticed by the beautiful surroundings of Primrose Woods as well as the irresistible goodies on display. But for Sophie Wright they’re a chance to forge a new life and a new business. After leaving behind a turbulent relationship, Sophie is starting again – and romance is the last thing on her mind. Drop dead gorgeous Tom Moody, Lord of the Manor Jackson’s newly-discovered older brother, is loving being a member of the Primrose Hall community. Content to muck in where he can be helpful, he’s just happy to be part of the family. But when tragedy strikes, Pia needs Tom more than he ever expected. And when Tom ne

Death comes to Bishops Wells by Anna Legat #Review

 

For those of you who enjoy a cosy mystery, I have just the thing today. Death Comes to Bishops Well is the first in the Shires Mystery series by Anna Legat. It was published on August 26th by Headline Accent.


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?


 My Thoughts

If ever there was a story with lots of twists and turns, this is it. It has all the hall marks of a cosy mystery, starting with the idyllic rural village setting and then the introduction of a raft of characters and therefore possible suspects. The two amateur detectives play their part and there is plenty of gentle humour to carry the story on.

    The two main characters are more mature which is a refreshing change and have plenty of life experience to draw on. Sam, recently widowed, has moved to the village and finds himself living next door to Maggie. What he does not realise is that she can see ghosts. They add a certain whimsy to the story! What they both share is an insatiable sense of curiosity which leads them into quite an investigation. There is plenty of potential in this series for the characters to grow and I shall be interested to see if they feature in Book 2 of this new series.

In short: murder and intrigue abound

About the Author


 

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.

 
Anna's News, Rumours and Scandalous Revelations at https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/j6b7k1 

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Book links:  Amazon UK  |  Amazon US

Thanks to Anna Legat, Headline Accent and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for a copy of the book and a place on the tour.

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