Murder at Mountjoy Manor by Elizabeth Ducie
Meet Charlie Jones and Annie McLeod. They’ve given up chasing villains and moved to Coombesford in Devon for a quiet life. But there are villains in Devon too. When Charlie Jones finds a body at the bottom of the waterfall in the garden of her English village pub, she assumes it’s a case for the local police. But when suspicion falls on young chef, Iris Murphy, Charlie and Annie are pulled into the investigation. Simon Mountjoy was the local boy made good. Returning to Coombesford after making his fortune in London, he spent thirteen years renovating his family home. While he brought employment and prosperity to the village, his talent for upsetting people meant plenty had reason to hate him. But who hated him enough to kill him? Charlie and Annie recruit former cop turned private detective, Rohan Banerjee, to help with the investigation. Can the trio find the true culprit before their friend is imprisoned? And is the killer about to strike again? Fans of Lisa Cutts, Frances Evesham or Midsomer Murders? Then the Coombesford Chronicles series will be right up your street. Readers love Murder at Mountjoy Manor: The author did a great job creating the overall setting and I was able to visualize this quaint village and the restaurant run by Charlie and Annie… Any one of them could have committed the murder and the author keeps us guessing… Bravo! Goodreads reviewer ★★★★★ A thoroughly enjoyable cosy mystery, which moves at a good pace… I shall certainly be looking forward to more in the series. Goodreads reviewer ★★★★★ Well, if all cosy mysteries are as engaging as this one, maybe I should read them more often – I read it in a single sitting, and enjoyed every moment. beinganne.com ★★★★★ An easy read with lots of interesting characters… It's a who-dunnit, without making it too easy to spot who did do it. Goodreads reveiwer ★★★★★ If you like cosy mysteries, you will fall in love with this one. It’s a great story where we are invited to travel to Coombesford and meet the villagers with the typical atmosphere a small village has. Friendship, gossip, but unfortunately this time also a murder. bforbookreview.wordpress.com ★★★★★ I was keen to get back to it each night as it was my bedtime read, although the plot is fast moving and there's much to keep you guessing, so I was often turning the light out later than usual. Highly recommended. Goodreads reviewer ★★★★★ Elizabeth Ducie writes a classic cozy mystery with a twist of diversity… Grab a hot tea and settle down for a great afternoon read! Goodreads reviewer ★★★★★ A cross between Mis Marple and Richard Osman. All Coombesford’s characters come to life with every page and I read the whole book in one sitting. Amazon reviewer ★★★★ I was hooked from the beginning and drawn into this small-town world of characters I could relate to and some I felt I knew. A very entertaining read, and I am looking forward to the next one in the series. Goodreads reviewer ★★★★★ This is cosy crime done to a tee!
Book Length: Novel - 150-320 Pages