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Mystery at Seagrave Hall: A totally addictive cozy mystery novel (An Eve Mallow Mystery Book 3) Kindle Edition
It’s Eve Mallow’s first visit to the fair at Seagrave Hall. But amidst the booths, stalls, tables and tents lurks something darker… A mysterious fall means a new case for amateur detective Eve!
The charity fair at Seagrave Hall is a key date in the Saxford St Peter calendar – a chance for the villagers to nose around the house and grounds and cross paths with the rich and famous.
New resident Eve Mallow is particularly excited by this year’s special guest: the explorer Verity Nye, engaged to the heir to the Hall. Eve loves Verity’s determination, and she can’t wait to meet her.
But when they talk, Verity hints that she has something troubling on her mind. So after the festive mood is tragically interrupted by Verity’s fall from a third-floor window, Eve can’t be sure that it’s an appalling accident. Especially when one small boy claims he saw someone behind her…
Soon Eve finds herself tasked with writing Verity’s obituary. As she dusts off her notebook and begins her interviews alongside her trusted dachshund sidekick Gus she realises she has a fine array of suspects before her. Could it be a corrupt charity manager, the distraught fiancé, or jealous cousin Cora? And can Eve find out before her questions cause the killer to turn on her?
A charming and gripping page-turner, perfect for fans of Faith Martin, Agatha Christie and Betty Rowlands.
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- ASIN : B085RVFR29
- Publisher : Bookouture (11 June 2020)
- Language : English
- File size : 2527 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 286 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1838885293
- Best Sellers Rank: 7,365 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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For the third instalment, Clare takes the reader off to the fair at Seagrave Hall, which promises a day full of fun. But before it even begins, tragedy strikes and the fiancé of the heir to Seagrave Hall, plunges to her death from a third story window, which has amateur sleuth and obituary writer Eve Mallow on the case to help solve this latest murder.
Eve just keeps getting better and better with each story. I really do love her character, which is a such credit to Clare’s writing and development of her. Being the fanatical dog lover I am, it also goes without saying that Gus is also a favourite who has captured my heart (please don’t let anything ever happen to him Clare). As for its secondary and supporting characters, each are written extremely well and are brought to life beautifully.
Clare as always held and kept my attention and had me feeling I was in the story experiencing it all. I really do enjoy Clare’s writing which at times is also as quirky as its characters. Peppered throughout, are humorous lines that just makes for more of an entertaining and enjoyable experience when reading the book and has Clare right up at the top of my list as one of my favourite cozy mystery authors.
I absolutely adore this series and Mystery at Seagrave Hall is a perfect addition it. A cozy mystery series that just keeps going from strength to strength, I hope there will be many books to come. It was my absolute pleasure to be given the opportunity to read and review Mystery at Seagrave Hall which I highly recommend.
Thank you to NetGalley, Bookouture and Clare Chase for allowing me to read an advanced copy of Mystery at Seagrave Hall which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
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The pleasant, relaxed atmosphere changes just a few hours later when Verity inexplicably falls from a third floor window to her death. Having seen the tragedy from a distance and been horrified when a little boy says someone pushed the lady, Eve offers her services to write the explorer's obituary knowing she will be able to do some clandestine investigating alongside her main work. When another body is found and secrets exposed, danger is never far away and once again Eve finds herself front and centre when the killer begins to cover their tracks.
This is book three in a wonderful series and definitely the best yet. Eve is a worthy protagonist, written as a conscientious, friendly woman who wants to see the best in everyone but can't help investigating when the situation arises. Having moved from police procedural novels to this more cosy series of books Clare Chase is quickly becoming one of the best writers of this genre and I can't wait to read more.
I also enjoy the more everyday moments in these books including Eve's dachshund, Gus, the beautiful properties on the front cover and, of course, Eve's friend, Viv. Who can fail to love a woman who dyes her hair the same colour as this season's tablecloths in her teashop? Viv is just great!
I was able to read an advanced copy of this book thanks to NetGalley and the publishers in exchange for an unbiased review. I would recommend it to lovers of this series or anyone who enjoys a less frenetic approach to the murder mystery genre.