Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Murder at the Village Fete by Catherine Coles

I enjoyed this cozy mystery novella. Tommy and Evelyn are a charming couple and I like the relationship they have. Even though they are living into their new titles of Lord and Lady, he still goes out to help the estate manager and she still loves to bake. Their characters are refreshing in the otherwise stilted social atmosphere of the English countryside in the 1920s.

The mystery was done pretty well. The murder relates to previous accusations of crimes. Now there are new accusations and a threat of blackmail. I did not read the previous book in this series so I do not know if the previous novel contains details of the earlier incidents but this novel has enough back story that it reads well on its own.

This is a fun novella for readers who enjoy a cozy mystery set in an entertaining location and era and includes a couple of delightful amateur sleuths.

My rating: 4/5 stars.

Catherine Coles has been a legal secretary, a night carer, in a bar while completing a law degree, a family law practitioner, a childminder, a foster carer, a home carer, a receptionist, facilitating car deliveries for online customers, and a PA/HR Manager. Now she writes full time and lives in the north east of England. You can find out more at https://catherinecoles.com/.

Independently Published, 169 pages.

I received a complimentary digital copy of this book through Book Sirens. My comments are an independent and honest review.

(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)

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